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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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Queens head to Louisiana to open nationals

The second-ranked Flying Queens (13-0) – seeded fourth overall in the 48-team field –  are the top-seeded team in their three-team, opening round "pod," thus earning a first-round bye on March 12. Wayland will face the winner between host school LSU-Shreveport and Mt. Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) on March 13 at a time to be determined.
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Flying Queens hold off Langston to claim third straight SAC Tourney title

Wayland Baptist fought off a spirited charge by Langston (Okla.) as the second-ranked Flying Queens secured their third straight Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament championship on Monday night in Hutcherson Center with a hard-earned 71-63 victory.
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McGhee-Pleasant, Cooper pace No. 2 Queens past No. 23 OCU in SAC semis; red-hot Langston next

Tayjanna McGhee-Pleasant and Jenna Cooper both had double-doubles, and Payton Brown almost did as they led the second-ranked Wayland Baptist Flying Queens to a convincing victory, 88-63, over No. 23 Oklahoma City University in the semifinals of the Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament.
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Edgemon sisters, Ellis earn top SAC honors; Cooper, Brown, M.-Pleasant all-conference

Sisters Kaylee and Kaitlyn Edgemon were named Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year, respectively, as five Flying Queens and head coach Alesha Ellis were recognized on the All-Sooner Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Team.
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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 on Tuesday evening in Hutcherson Center.
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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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