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Sigala signs LOI with Flying Queens

Embracing the home court advantage, Plainview High’s Emily Sigala signed her National Letter of Intent to play college basketball at Wayland Baptist University on Friday.
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Ellises heading to NCAA D-II Angelo State

After resigning as head coach of the Wayland Baptist Flying Queens to accept a similar position at Angelo State University, Alesha Ellis said leaving her hometown and the program she returned to being a national power in women's basketball won't be easy.
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Redin and Odom miss selection into Naismith’s 2021 class

I am disappointed to have to relate that the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame has released the names of its Class of 2021 and neither Coach Redin nor Lometa Odom were selected by the Women Veterans Committee for Enshrinement.
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Cooper, Adams together again at Texas Tech

Rick Cooper – the former WBU basketball player and coach who most recently served as the university's director of athletics – has been named chief of staff for the Texas Tech men's basketball program.
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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 to work to help the young couple “stay afloat.”
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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 the past two seasons, Edgemon today was named to the First Team.
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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 calling a timeout when it was evident we could not win the game. As we dejectedly huddled around him, he simply said, “Go out and...
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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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Flying Queens take 40-game streak into national tournament

WBU got their second straight SAC regular-season title and followed it up with their third straight conference tournament crown so far this year. That’s well and good, but the season will be considered a disappointment without the final trophy celebration they’ve been craving.
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Recap – Hutcherson Flying Queens Foundation Board Meeting, Feb. 25, 2021

The Hutcherson Flying Queens Foundation’s first board meeting for 2021 was also the first for the new officers. Here are some highlights from the meeting:
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