Athletics News

  • Taylor and Frazier Record Double-Doubles in 69-65 Victory Over Tougaloo
    January 22, 2020
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – Seniors Autumn Taylor and My’Neka Frazier recorded double-doubles in the Owls 69-65 victory over in-state rival Tougaloo College on Wednesday night in Emma ‘Ody’ Pohl Gymnasium. Taylor, a guard from Newton, Miss., led The W in scoring with 17 points and 11 rebounds, while Frazier, a forward from McComb, Miss., led the Owls in rebounding with 14 boards and 16 points.
  • Track and Field Competes at the Emory Crossplex Showdown
    January 19, 2020
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Owls men’s and women’s track and field teams competed at the Emory Crossplex Showdown on Sunday, Jan. 19 at the Birmingham Crossplex in Birmingham, Ala. This was the Owls second competition of the inaugural season and there were improvements all around.
  • Women's Basketball Falls 70-52 at Oakwood
    January 19, 2020
    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Senior forward My’Neka Frazier recorded her ninth double-double of the season in the 70-52 loss at Oakwood University Sunday afternoon. The McComb, Miss. native tallied a team-high 18 points and a game-high 12 rebounds against the fellow USCAA-institution.
  • Jones Scores Career-High 32 Points in 99-86 Victory Over Campbellsville
    January 18, 2020
    SOMERSET, Ky. – The Owls men’s basketball team improves to 7-10 with a 99-86 victory over Campbellsville University – Somerset on Saturday afternoon. Tavonta Jones led The W offense with a career-high 32 points and 12 rebounds for a double-double.
  • Women's Basketball Readies for Oakwood MLK Classic
    January 18, 2020
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Owls women’s basketball team readies for the Oakwood University MLK Classic on Sunday, Jan. 19- Monday, Jan. 20. During the two-day event, The W will take on Washington Adventist University and the host school Oakwood University.
  • Owls Head to Campbellsville-Somerset for Road Competition
    January 17, 2020
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Owls men’s basketball team will compete in its first home game of 2020 when they travel to Somerset, Ky. to face fellow USCAA-institution Campbellsville University – Somerset on Saturday, Jan. 18. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m.
  • Frazier's 30-Point, 27-Rebound Double-Double Leads Owls in 62-43 Victory Over Judson
    January 14, 2020
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – Owls senior forward My’Neka Frazier had an incredible night to lead The W women’s basketball team to a 62-43 victory over fellow USCAA-institution Judson College Tuesday evening inside Emma ‘Ody’ Pohl Gymnasium. The McComb, Miss. native put up a career-high 30 points with a career-high 27 rebounds to lead the Owls in scoring and rebounding.
  • Women's Basketball Hosts Judson College
    January 13, 2020
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Owls women’s basketball team will bring the game home after a month on the road to face fellow USCAA institution Judson College on Tuesday, Jan. 14. The W (3-12) enters Tuesday’s competition after a week off, having lost its last game, 79-62, at Southern University – New Orleans. The Eagles (1-7) have not competed in over a month with the last game being on Dec. 3. Judson hosted Point University and fell 86-50 on its home court.
  • Owls Track and Field Starts Season at Vulcan Invite
    January 11, 2020
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The W kicked of its track and field programs in the 2019-20 season with the UAB Vulcan Invite indoor competition at the Birmingham Crossplex Arena on Saturday, Jan. 11.
  • Owls Extend Winning-Streak in 64-54 Victory Over Pensacola Christian
    January 10, 2020
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Owls men’s basketball team continues its four-game winning streak with a 64-54 victory over Pensacola Christian College inside Emma ‘Ody’ Pohl Gymnasium Friday evening. The 6-10 Owls were led by senior guard Tre Pinkston who picked up 18 points in Friday’s competition. He was assisted by Keith Harris and Carlos Wilkerson who picked up 13 and 12 points respectively.
  • Fall 2019 Athletic Director's List
    January 10, 2020
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – Director of Athletics Jason Trufant and the Owls athletic program would like to take the time to recognize the 111 student-athletes who received a GPA of 3.0 or better during the fall 2019 semester. Because of their academic efforts, the scholars have been named to the Fall 2019 Athletic Director's List. Among those student-athletes recognized, 38 Owls hold at least a 3.5 GPA and 20 finished with a 4.0.  
  • Track and Field Begins Inaugural Indoor Season at Vulcan Invite
    January 10, 2020
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – The first season of Owls track and field will kick-off this weekend when The W men’s and women’s track teams travel to Birmingham, Ala. to participate in the Vulcan Invite. The Owls first meet is hosted by the University of Alabama – Birmingham and will be held at the Birmingham Crossplex.
  • Owls Men's and Women's Basketball Rank 14th in USCAA Coaches Poll
    January 09, 2020
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – The W basketball programs are both ranked 14th in the fifth week of the USCAA Coaches Poll. 
  • Men's Basketball to Host Pensacola Christian
    January 09, 2020
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – The No. 14 Owls men’s basketball team will conclude its five-game home stretch Friday when it hosts Pensacola Christian College at 7 p.m. CT inside Emma ‘Ody’ Pohl Gymnasium.
  • Men's Basketball Pushes Pass Rhodes, 70-62
    January 07, 2020
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Owls men’s basketball team improves to 5-10 on the season after defeating Rhodes College, 70-62, Tuesday night inside of Emma ‘Ody’ Pohl Gymnasium.
  • Women's Basketball Comes Up Short at SUNO, 79-62
    January 06, 2020
    NEW ORLEANS, La. – My’Neka Frazier hit a career-high 25 points Monday night against Southern University – New Orleans in The W women’s basketball team’s second road game of 2020. Christianna Harris added 15 and Rachael McGrew added 13 but it was not enough to beat the Knights. The Owls fell 79-62 inside the Golden Dome.
  • Harris Named Renasant Athlete of the Month
    January 06, 2020
    Men’s basketball player Keith Harris has been selected as the first Renasant Bank Athlete of the month in the year 2020. The senior guard from Starkville, Miss. has been a huge asset during the 2019-20 season. A spirited competitor, Harris leads The W in scoring, averaging 20.8 points per game. He also adds 1.2 steals per game, 5.8 rebounds, and 1.0 assists.
  • Men's Basketball Outpaces SUNO, 73-62
    January 04, 2020
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Owls men’s basketball team outpaced the Knights of Southern University - New Orleans to get its fourth victory of the season. Saturday evening, The W defeated SUNO 73-62 inside of Emma ‘Ody’ Pohl Gymnasium.
  • Women's Basketball Suffers Devastating Defeat at LSU - Shreveport, 80-29
    January 04, 2020
    SHREVEPORT, La. – The Owls women’s basketball team dropped its first game of 2020, 80-29, at LSU-Shreveport Saturday afternoon. With the loss, The W moves to 3-11 on the season.
  • Men's Basketball Defeats Lyon College in Last Game of 2019, 66-61
    December 30, 2019
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – The W men’s basketball team ended 2019 on a high note with a 66-61 victory over Lyon College Monday evening. The Owls played well in its first game in over a week to improve to 3-10 on the season.
  • Men's Basketball Close 2019 Against Lyon College
    December 29, 2019
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Owls men’s basketball team prepares to close 2019 in a matchup against Lyon College on Monday, Dec. 30. The two teams are set to face off at 6 p.m. CT inside of Emma ‘Ody’ Pohl Gymnasium.
  • Men's Basketball Upended by Blue Mountain, 74-61
    December 19, 2019
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – Keith Harris scored 23 points and Carlos Wilkerson had 17 points and 11 rebounds against Blue Mountain College Thursday evening. The Owls grabbed an early lead but struggled to remain on top to fall 74-61 inside Emma ‘Ody’ Pohl Gymnasium.
  • Taylor Drops 36 in 80-60 Loss Versus Blue Mountain
    December 19, 2019
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – Autumn Taylor had a career-making night, raining down 36 points with 10 rebounds to lead the Owl women’s basketball team in its effort against Blue Mountain College Thursday night. My’Neka Frazier also had a great night with 11 points and 11 rebounds for her fifth double-double of the season. Despite the great showing by two of the Owls senior players, it was not enough to defeat the Toppers. The W fell 80-60 inside of Emma ‘Ody’ Pohl Gymnasium.
  • Owls Drop Road Game at Berry, 55-30
    December 17, 2019
    ROME, Ga. – Autumn Taylor and My’Neka Frazier scored 10 points each at Berry College Tuesday afternoon but it was not enough as the Owls women’s basketball team fell 55-30 against the Vikings.
  • Men's Basketball Stumbles at SUNO
    December 14, 2019
    NEW ORLEANS, La. – Tavonta Jones hit 19 points, Tyler Jackson scored 11, and Tre Pinkston added 10 but it was not enough to defeat Southern University of New Orleans Saturday evening. The Owls fell 61-59 on the road.
  • Women's Basketball Gets Third Victory of the Season at Centenary
    December 14, 2019
    SHREVEPORT, La. – Briona Green hits 24 points and Kyla Temple scores 23 to lead the Owls women’s basketball team in a 61-50 victory over Centenary College of Louisiana on Saturday afternoon.
  • Men's Basketball Readies for Match-up at SUNO
    December 13, 2019
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Owls men’s basketball team will be back on the road on Saturday, Dec. 14 when they travel to New Orleans, La. to take on the Knights of Southern University of New Orleans at 4 PM CT.
  • Women's Basketball Prepares for Road Trip to Centenary
    December 13, 2019
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – After a long week of competition, the Owls women’s basketball team continues its week-long stretch as it returns to the road to face Centenary College of Louisiana on Saturday, Dec. 14 inside the Gold Dome at 1 p.m. CT.
  • SUNO Stuns Women's Basketball, 82-62
    December 12, 2019
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – Kyla Temple scored 16 points and Autumn Taylor had 15 points and a team-high seven rebounds but it was not enough to take down the Knights of Southern University at New Orleans Thursday night inside Emma ‘Ody’ Pohl Gymnasium.
  • Women's Basketball Takes on MC in Exhibition Play
    December 11, 2019
    CLINTON, Miss. – Autumn Taylor scored 10 points but it was not enough as the Owls women’s basketball team fell 84-38 to Mississippi College on Wednesday night at the A.E. Coliseum in exhibition play.
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