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Oracle Male Athlete of the Week

Junior midfielder Santiago Riveros is the Oracle’s inaugural Male Athlete of the Week.

The Armenia, Colombia native assisted Baptiste Vandeputte’s game-winning overtime goal against Houston Baptist on Sept. 11 and scored the Golden Eagles’ lone goal in a 1-1 draw against Missouri State on Sept. 17.

Riveros leads the team with nine points on the season to go along with two goals and five assists. The men’s soccer team takes on Eastern Illinois tomorrow night at 7 p.m.


Oracle Female Athlete of the Week

Junior midfielder Lexi Jones is the Oracle’s inaugural Female Athlete of the Week.

Jones scored a pair of goals against Texas Southern, including the game-winner, as the Golden Eagles routed the Tigers 7-0 on Sept. 18. The two goal performance was the first of her career.

The Oklahoma City native has already set a new career-high in goals with four and leads the team with nine points.

The women’s soccer team is back on the road as they take on Kansas State tonight at 7 p.m.


Nike basketball clinic returns to ORU

ORU will host the Nike Championship Basketball Clinic for the second consecutive year and hold its first practice during the event.

It runs from Sept. 30-Oct. 2 and will feature basketball coaches from around the country. Oklahoma coaches Lon Kruger and Sherri Coale, Baylor’s Scott Drew and ORU Head Men’s Basketball Coach Scott Sutton are among the top coaches scheduled to speak.

College, junior college and high school players, coaches and basketball enthusiasts are welcome to attend. Register online at