Collaborating to preserve a summer tradition

By: Ryan Epley Center Director – Guthrie YMCA Shortly after World War II, 1947 to be exact, the community of Guthrie, OK was blessed with a municipal pool. Over the past 65 summers, multiple generations of Guthrie Citizens have had the enjoyment of cooling off, playing, learning how to swim, and celebrating birthdays and special […]

Former USC Star Garrett Named as Next Athletic Director

Langston, Okla. – A former Heisman Trophy running back and athletic director for the University of Southern California (USC) Trojans will be announced as the next director of athletics at Langston University during a press conference slated for Thursday, June 7th at 10 a.m. in the C. F. Gayles Atrium on the university’s main campus in […]

Langston University Names Interim Athletic Director

By Michael Stewart Langston Sports Information Director Langston, Okla. –  Langston University Interim President Henry Ponder named Rozalyn Luster-Washington as Interim Director of Athletics, replacing Patric Simon who resigned to take the same position at Alcorn State University in Mississippi.  Washington will not seek the position permanently, but will hold the post over the next few months […]

Melissa Naylor throws first perfect game in Langston history

BY: Michael Stewart Sports Information Director Guthrie, Okla. – After suffering four consecutive losses during the toughest stretch of the season last weekend, the Langston University Softball team (15-13 overall; 12-9 in RRAC) responded with a three-game sweep of Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) rival Texas College. After taking an evening doubleheader from the Lady Steers […]

Langston’s Director of Athletics departing for Alcorn State

By: Michael Stewart, Sports Information Director, Langston University Langston, Okla. – One week ago last Friday, Alcorn State University (a member of the NCAA’s Southwestern Athletic Conference) reported on its’ athletic website ( that Langston University Director of Athletics Patric Simon was hired as the new Director of Athletics at the Division I HBCU located in Lorman, Miss.  […]

Lionesses regain first place with victory over Lady Pilots

  By: Michael Stewart, Sports Information Director, Langston University After dropping a home-and-home series against Texas Wesleyan near the end of January, the Langston Lionesses (ranked #9 in newest NAIA poll) have rattled off five consecutive wins, and are the only team in the Red River Athletic Conference that have earned more than 20 wins on […]

Lions drop seventh consecutive game vs. LSU-Shreveport

  By: Michael Stewart, Sports Information Director, Langston University  After enduring a five-game road trip to wrap up January, the Langston University Lions tried to put the longest road stretch of the season behind them as they entered Monday night’s game against LSU-Shreveport tied for ninth place in the Red River Athletic Conference.  Against the Pilots […]