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Bruins golf team tees up for hopeful spring season

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After a successful fall season, the Bruins golf team looks forward to the spring season. “In terms of wins and losses, we had probably what could be called ‘the most successful’ fall season since we began the program in the fall of 2013,” golf coach Dennis Scott said. The Bruins golf team finished the 2016

Golf coach Scott uses coaching as tool to disciple

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Coaching and preparing college students to serve Christ is something that BJU Bruins golf coach Dr. Dennis Scott is very passionate about. “It’s not about the wins and losses but discipling young [students] to be leaders,” Scott said. Before becoming a golf coach, Scott served as the head coach for Heritage Hall Christian School in

Brody and the Bruins: the making of BJU’s mascot

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Back in 2011 when BJU announced that the University would bring back its intercollegiate athletics program, the administration knew that BJU would need a mascot to represent the University. In order to find a mascot and to get the student body involved, then BJU President Stephen Jones asked students to send in their suggestions for

Bruins track and field teams train for successful season

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The Bob Jones University Bruins men’s and women’s track teams are gearing up for their second season this spring. In their opening season last year, the Bruins track teams had several members qualify for the national championship, and one athlete received the NCCAA’s Wheeler Award, a special individual award for excellence. “We had a positive,

Intramural basketball teams heat up spring semester

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The spring semester brings many new opportunities in intramural sports. While soccer and flag football are among the only intramural sports played during the fall semester, the spring semester offers many different sports including softball, volleyball, badminton and water polo. But of all the intramural sports played during the spring, none is bigger or has

Razorbacks, Seagulls triumph in 7v7 championships

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After several weeks of playoff games, the men’s and women’s intramural 7v7 soccer season concluded last week with their championship game Thursday night. The men’s 7v7 championship game featured Lanier Falcons (Black) vs. Alpha Theta Pi Razorbacks B-team, and the women’s featured the Phi Delta Chi Classics and the Zeta Tau Omega Seagulls. The Razorbacks

Basketball teams power through regular season play

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The BJU Bruins men’s and women’s basketball teams are a third of the way through their regular seasons. The Bruins men’s basketball team is currently 2-7 overall this season and 1-1 in NCCAA play. “Our record is indicative of our tough schedule,” Bruins men’s basketball head coach Neal Ring said. “We’ve played some quality teams

Razorbacks and Patriots to face off in 2016 Turkey Bowl

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Intramural sports have been a big part of the student experience here at Bob Jones University for several decades. Of all the intramural sports played between the societies, none is bigger than men’s 11v11 soccer. Every fall, each men’s 11v11 soccer team competes in a playoff hoping for a spot in the annual 11v11 championship—the

Dr. Wilkie brings diverse experience to shooting team

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One of the newest sports that Bob Jones University has added to its intercollegiate program is shooting. Dr. Mike Wilkie of BJU’s criminal justice faculty is the shooting team’s head coach. Prior to coming to BJU as a professor, Wilkie spent 25 years working in law enforcement. Wilkie started his career as a jailer and

Coach Denny continues to inspire Bruin athletes

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Just a few weeks ago, Bruins volleyball head coach Vickie Denny led BJU’s women’s volleyball team to a 3-0 win over Johnson University. The game turned into a milestone for Denny as the victory secured her 1,000th career coaching win. After attending a public high school, Denny spent her college years at BJU.  She soon

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