Southern Nazarene to Compete on KSBI-TV "Mind Games"

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK  - KSBI TV began broadcasting season two of its locally produced academic game show “Mind Games” on January 16th 2012.  “Mind Games”, quiz show format puts Oklahoma Colleges in a battle of the brains every Wednesday at 8pm. Spring games have teams from eighteen Oklahoma colleges competing for more than $70,000 in scholarships during the program’s second season. “Mind Games” awarded $78,000 in scholarships during the fall games that included a 3 game Bedlam series between OU and OSU as well as 16 games between more than 20 two-and four-year Oklahoma colleges. The UCO Bronze Team won the fall competition.

Student teams from two and four year colleges across the state have registered to compete in the Wednesday evening prime time program, including Southern Nazarene University.  “Southern Nazarene University is honored to be included in the roster of the Oklahoma colleges and universities participating in 'Mind Games' on KSBI Channel 52,” says Dr. Loren Gresham, President of Southern Nazarene University. “I wish our team and all the others the best of success in this competitive endeavor. It's a great thing to highlight our youthful scholars. Thanks to KSBI management and the sponsors of the series." 

The winner of the Spring games will compete against the UCO Bronze Team for the Grand Championship.

The overall response from Oklahoma Colleges and their students has been overwhelmingly positive. "Mind Games” was a great experience all around. Our students were able to win a substantial amount of scholarship money and it was a great academic showcase for Oklahoma's two and four year colleges," stated Dr. Larry Devane, Redlands Community College President. “It’s great to see exciting intercollegiate competition in something other than sports.  KSBI, The Chickasaw Nation, the OERB, and The Stafford Museum all took a risk with this show, and I think it paid off by making the pursuit of knowledge something that young people want to engage in.” stated Kevin Collins, Southwestern Oklahoma State University Mind Game Coach.

Mind Games is underwritten by the Chickasaw Nation, with additional support provided by the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board and private individuals.

KSBI TV is carried on Channel 52, COX Channel 7 and 707 HD, 52 on Dish and Direct TV.  For additional information visit

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