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Volleyballers exceeded everyone’s expectations

Posted Monday, December 16th, 2013

Jim Giacomazzi likes to dream big, but even he didn’t imagine the incredible things the Wayland Baptist Pioneer volleyball team accomplished this season.
“In my wildest dreams I didn’t envision what we did there at nationals,” Giacomazzi said. “I didn’t dream big enough.”
What the Pioneers did – after barely making it into the 36-team NAIA National [...]

After 71 Years, West Baptist University to Get Back Football Team

Posted Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

After 71 Years, West Baptist University to Get Back Football Team
At long last football has been brought back to Wayland Baptist University, known for their online degree programs. It’s been 71 years but the wait is finally over.
The school announced on Thursday that there will be football at WBU starting in the fall of 2012. [...]

Henderson Introduced As New Head Football Coach

Posted Thursday, May 5th, 2011

One of the most respected high school football coaches in the Texas Panhandle has agreed to become the new head football coach at Wayland Baptist University. Butch Henderson was introduced at a press conference held this morning in the lobby of the Pete and Nelda Laney Student Activities Center.
According to Dr. Greg Feris, WBU Director [...]

Wayland Baptist’s Caleb McLean Receives NAIA’s Dr. LeRoy Walker Award

Posted Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced today that Caleb McLean, a national champion in track and field and music major at Wayland Baptist (Texas) University, has been selected to receive the 2011 NAIA Dr. LeRoy Walker Champions of Character Award. The award is named after Dr. Walker, President emeritus [...]

WBU Defeats WTAM 14-11

Posted Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

PLAINVIEW, Texas — Wayland Baptist scored ten runs in its final two at bats to come from behind and defeat West Texas A&M 14-11 in nonconference baseball action Tuesday afternoon at Wilder Field.
Sophomore Chris Lee came off the bench to go two-for-two with five RBI, including a grand slam in the bottom of the eighth [...]

Women Golfers Place Second

Posted Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — The Wayland women’s golf team took second place at the 2011 Quail Creek Classic held Monday and Tuesday at Quail Creek Golf and Country Club. The Pioneers finished behind only second-ranked Oklahoma City, which made up 19 strokes in the final round to wrap up the team title with a 663 [...]

Pigskin Preview Weekends

Posted Friday, February 4th, 2011

The Pioneers open practice the Fall of 2011.  Join the team and be a part of something historic.
Plan now to attend one of  Wayland’s Pigskin Preview Days.
February 12, 2011
March 5, 2011
Big Weeken – March 25-26, 2011
For details and registration information, click here.

Inaugural Football Recruiting Class Signed

Posted Friday, February 4th, 2011

New Wayland Baptist University football coach Jeff Lynn has only officially been on the job less than a month, but he has already made good strides in recruiting the first class of football players at WBU in over 70 years.
“We’ve had a good first three weeks,” said Lynn who left New Mexico Military Institute to [...]