Southwestern Christian University, along with sixteen other higher learning institutions from the state of Oklahoma, has recently signed on to compete in KSBI TV’s new academic challenge called Mind Games.
The challenge will be similar to the GE College Bowl that began airing on NBC in the early 1950s in which academic teams from colleges all over the United States were pitted against one another in a buzzer-type format, challenging the contestants’ knowledge and wit in a highly competitive academic trivia.
KSBI will mimic the College Bowl, pairing teams from Oklahoma colleges and universities against one another each week in what KSBI calls a “battle of the brains.” The weekly competition will continue for two seasons - Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 - in which the winner of the Fall and the winner of the Spring will battle it out for the title of Grand Champion. Students will also have the chance to win scholarship awards that total $200,000 throughout the course of the Fall and Spring semesters.
Teams in the Mind Games will consist of three members and teams can carry up to three alternates who can take another team member’s place at the buzzer at any time during the games.
Five students will represent Southwestern Christian University in this competition: Crystal Houchins, Ami Hutson, Lyndsay Light, Isaac Roman, and Duncan Wade. The team will be coached by Chet Horn, History Professor and General Education Coordinator at SCU, and Harve Griffin, Sport Management Professor at SCU.
Mind Games will air in Oklahoma on KSBI 52 (Cox Channel 7, HD 707) every Wednesday at 8pm and 8:30pm beginning September 28th and lasting through November 16th.
Posted on Wed, September 21, 2011
by Kasey Gardner