Cooper calls time at WBU ‘a real blessing’

Rick Cooper reflects on his tenure as the athletics director at Wayland Baptist University.
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Four basketball players up for academic honor

Four Wayland Baptist basketball players have been nominated for Academic All-District honors, a program sponsored by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
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THE IDLE AMERICAN, Steady in the Boat

Danny and the former Carolyn Fuson are both graduates of Plainview High School and attended Wayland Baptist University – he graduating in 1972 and she collecting three semesters before going...
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Edgemon becomes 3-time NAIA All-American

Kaylee Edgemon has been named NAIA All-American for the third time, becoming the fourth player in Wayland Baptist Flying Queens history to earn that distinction. After receiving honorable mention all-American honors...
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Neal: Why coach Harley Redin will always be a winner

Even now, decades later, I can almost replay that whole game and how it felt when we lost. My most vivid memory was what our coach, Harley Redin, said after...
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(UPDATED) Flying Queens knocked off in opening round championship, 77-74

The Wayland Baptist Flying Queens ran into an inspired buzzsaw and watched their national title dreams fade away here Saturday night.
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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.