April 20, 1991 |
Oral Roberts University will dip into its pockets and rejoin the NCAA, two years after a financial crisis relegated it to the NAIA. Richard Roberts, vice president of the university and son of evangelist Oral Roberts, said the school would seek to rejoin the NCAA as a Division I basketball team in 1993, the first year it would be eligible.
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June 7, 1987
Re your editorial urging the selection of an Irvine- university site for the proposed Reagan library (May 3): I submit that it should most appropriately be placed next to Liberty Baptist College in Virginia or, alternatively, next to Oral Roberts University in Oklahoma. This would avoid an insult to the intellect of such fine institutions of learning as Stanford and UC Irvine. JIM REDDON Laguna Beach
February 18, 2001 |
Gay alumni who kept their sexuality hidden in their years at Oral Roberts University plan a "coming out" at the small Christian school in Tulsa, Okla., during this weekend's homecoming celebrations. Steve Wilkins, spokesman for the gay alumni group ORU-OUT, said the university has extended a "cautiously cordial" invitation. The university does not recognize ORU-OUT as an official school organization, spokesman David Wagner said, but he added that members are welcome to attend.
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May 6, 2005 |
Evelyn Roberts, the wife of evangelist Oral Roberts and a trustee of the evangelic association named after her husband, has died. She was 88. Roberts, who had been in generally good health, died Wednesday at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach after suffering a head injury Tuesday. According to Jeremy Burton, a spokesman for Oral Roberts University, she fell in a parking lot and struck her head on the pavement. The fall caused massive internal bleeding.
May 15, 1986
Scott Holcomb, senior pitcher for El Dorado High School, has signed a national letter of intent to attend Oral Roberts University on a baseball scholarship. Holcomb, a left-hander, has a 10-0 record with a 1.75 earned-run average and 93 strikeouts. He also is hitting .349 with four homers and 20 RBIs for the Golden Hawks (19-6), who will play North Torrance Friday in the first round of the CIF Southern Section 4-A playoffs.
April 11, 1989 |
Evangelist Richard Roberts said today the small response to his father's plea for $11 million has left his stomach "tied up in knots." His father, Oral Roberts, said recently he needs $11 million by May 6 to prevent the financial collapse of his ministry, which includes Oral Roberts University and a hospital as well as television and mission programs. Richard Roberts said he is dismayed that the ministry's "prayer partners" responded with only about $1 million by last Friday. "My stomach is just tied up in knots over this," he said.