No. 2 Flying Queens eliminate Panhandle State, 99-62, in SAC Tourney opener

Second-ranked Wayland Baptist exploded for 30 first-quarter points and went on to post a comfortable 99-62 win over Oklahoma-Panhandle State in the opening round of the Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament...
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Top-seeded Queens, 3rd-seeded Pioneers to host SAC Tourney opening games

Wayland Baptist's Flying Queens and Pioneers this week will host first-round games at 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, in the first round of the Sooner Athletic Conference basketball tournaments.
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More schedule adjustments caused by weather

The latest casualties are the final regular-season basketball games for the No. 2 Flying Queens after Saturday afternoon's doubleheader against Mid-America Christian was cancelled.
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Games cancelled due to weather

The threat of inclement weather has caused the cancellation of multiple Wayland Baptist University events in the coming days.
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Moment of silence observed for Redins

A moment of silence was held before Thursday night's Wayland Baptist women's basketball game for two legends in Flying Queens basketball, Wilda and Harley Redin, for whom the playing surface...
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Youngsters help No. 2 Queens to easy win

Young Flying Queens Tayjanna McGhee-Pleasant, Kaylee Rendon and Kylie Ellsworth all posted career scoring bests to lead No. 2 Wayland Baptist to a 95-46 romp over Texas Wesleyan in Sooner Athletic Conference women's basketball action...
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The Hutcherson Flying Queens Foundation was developed for the charitable and educational purpose of providing financial support and assistance to the “Flying Queens” women’s basketball program at Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, Texas, in accordance with the rules of any applicable intercollegiate athletic association and athletic conference regulating collegiate athletics. The Corporation’s primary intent is to assure young women play on a first-class basketball team with special experiences while attaining a college education. The Corporation also helps to preserve the unique history of the Flying Queens’ program, and works in various ways to help secure the future of the Wayland Baptist University Flying Queens.
  • Wayland gave women full basketball scholarships in the 1950s, 25 years before the Title IX was passed.
  • These women went on to be leaders in women’s sports when Title IX was implemented to setup women’s athletic programs across the nation.
  • Harley Redin was instrumental in getting colleges to allow women to play basketball before Title IX -- starting the NWIT in Amarillo Texas.
  • Harley Redin was also a leader in changing rules for women to play the 5 player full court game.
  • The Flying Queens are the ONLY team in collegiate basketball history (men or women) to record a 131 game consecutive winning streak (1953-58). In 2013 the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame honored this winning streak.
  • The Wayland Team is the winningest team in women's college basketball. In the 2017-18 season, the Flying Queens have posted over 1600 wins, around 300 more wins than the nearest competitors.
  • The Wayland Team has won 19 National Championships.
  • The Flying Queens' program has had eight individuals inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.
  • Members of the Wayland Hutcherson Flying Queens have received 197 All-American Awards.