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ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (BP) -- This year's Ouachita Baptist University Tigers football team was the winningest in the school's history. And while college football is a big deal in the South, where many enjoy cheering on their favorite team regardless of the record, it is especially nice to cheer for a winner -- on and off the field.
The Tigers went undefeated in the Great American Conference -- winning the conference for the second year in a row -- and won their first contest during the NCAA Division II playoffs before losing in the quarterfinals to Ferris State University, a school with a student enrollment nearly 10 times that of Ouachita's.
While many small Baptist colleges and universities do not have football programs, Ouachita's dates back to the late 19th century. The first "Battle of the Ravine," the nickname for Ouachita's longstanding rivalry game with cross-highway rival Henderson State University, dates back to 1895. Read More