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Athletics: There are always students involved in athletics at ORU, but not everyone gets involved. At most home games there is a lot of school spirit and fan support, as well as alumni support. ORU has made a name for themselves in certain sports and because of it, the popularity of the sport has grown on campus. We also have great sport facilities and are currently building more.

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Athletics: In the upcoming school year I believe student involvement with athletics will greatly increase due to plans that will hopefully be put into play by the next student body president. Currently attendance is average to low, with baseball, soccer, and men's basketball being the more popular sporting events to attend. The baseball and track teams in particular have had a phenomenal line up of athletes this year.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: They take great pride in athletics here at ORU!

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: Aside from the required courses that are implemented for students, I don't have a huge amount of experience involved with the athletics programs. However, the facility provided is maintained very well.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Everyone here is very fit because of our motto here.


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Oral Roberts University is Division I and plays in the Summit League against schools like Oakland University, IUPUI, and Western Illinois. Basketball is probably ORU’s most popular sport overall, and the men’s and women’s teams both have successful pasts. The women have made four NCAA tournament appearances, and the men’s team has three. One of the biggest games for the men’s team came in 2006 when the unranked Golden Eagles defeated the University of Kansas, which was ranked third in the nation at the time. Lots of students go to the basketball, baseball, and soccer games, but school spirit could definitely be better.

Many dorm wings participate in intramurals together at ORU, and some wings have a reputation for containing the most athletic individuals on campus. In fact, there are rumors that some wings even recruit individuals to move onto their floors so they can dominate the intramurals scene the next season.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
  • NAA
  • NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conferences
Football: N/A
Basketball: Southland Conference
School Colors
Gold and navy blue
School Nickname
Golden Eagles
Men Playing Varsity Sports
123 - 12%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
88 - 6%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
Recreation Club
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Chess
  • Dodgeball
  • Flag football
  • Football
  • Kickball
  • Racquetball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Weightlifting
  • Wiffleball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Cooper Aerobics Center
  • Golden Eagle Sports Complex
  • J.L. Johnson Stadium
  • The Mabee Center
  • ORU Soccer Complex
Most Popular Sports
Basketball, soccer, and baseball
Most Overlooked Teams
Cross country, tennis, and golf
School Spirit
A large amount of the student population attends the basketball games at the Mabee Center on campus. There is one wild group on campus known as the Mabee Maniacs. This group of students dresses up for the game's theme, such as gangster, white-out, etc. These students also pay a fee at the beginning of the year, which gets them Maniac t-shirts, pizza, and energy drinks before each game to get hyped up. In turn, this gets the rest of the student section hyped up.
Getting Tickets
Students get into all on-campus games for free with the swipe of their school ID card.
Best Place to Take a Walk
There is a new walking trail on campus that is constantly being improved. There are also several other paths and parks close to campus where students can jog or bike if desired.
Did You Know?
The Mabee Center is where home basketball games are played, but the arena also hosts concerts and speakers who come to Tulsa.

Student Polls

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 105 responses

  • 3% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
  • 49% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 47% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 2% No one pays attention to varsity sports.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 105 responses

  • 41% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).
  • 30% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 30% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 0% Almost no one participates in them.

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 104 responses

  • 12% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.
  • 71% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 8% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 10% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.


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