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Jump Start Your Sports Broadcasting Career

Oglethorpe’s Athletics department is looking for sports enthusiasts to join the Petrel Sports Network team. The Network has openings to call the play-by-play or provide color commentary for home soccer, volleyball, basketball, baseball and lacrosse events.  Both athlete and non-athlete students are welcome and—good news for those students who are looking to build their resumes—no experience is necessary. […]

Oglethorpe’s New Athletic Conference to be Named Southern Athletic Association

With the new academic year, starting in less than a week, comes the announcement of the name of Oglethorpe’s new athletic conference that will launch in 2012-13: the Southern Athletic Association (SAA). The new conference is truly southern, in that all eight member schools represent six southern states, its territory reaching from Georgia and Alabama over to colleges in Kentucky and […]

Former OU Star to Play in PGA Tournament This Weekend

Former Oglethorpe golfing great Olafur Loftsson, who guided the Stormy Petrels to their first ever NCAA Championship in May 2009, earned an invitation to compete in the PGA Tour Wyndham Championship held this weekend at the Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. Loftsson, who now plays under scholarship as a senior for UNC-Charlotte, will compete […]

OU Senior Helps the Atlanta Track Club Run Smoothly

Most people could only dream of having a job that is the perfect blend of business and pleasure, but this summer rising senior Beth Cleary ’12 got to experience just that. Beth just finished a one-of-a-kind internship with the Atlanta Track Club, a job that seemed made for her. An avid distance runner, Beth worked at the […]

Former Summer Camper Returns as OU Student

Every summer Oglethorpe hosts hundreds of kid campers who are practicing their sport, perfecting their craft, or honing their music skills.  But, it’s not every day that one of those campers becomes an OU student. Ben Hirsch attended the Peter Howell Tennis Camp when he was just 12 years old—and this fall the rising freshman art major will return to Oglethorpe in his new role. Initially, Ben didn’t expect Coach Howell, […]

Pugh Goes Pro: OU Golf Standout Sets Next Course

In the world of golf, there are three major levels of play:  junior, amateur, and pro.  Only a select few college athletes who have both the talent and resources go pro—and Scott Pugh ’11 wants to join that club. A four-time all conference player, Scott is one of three Petrels to become two-time All-Americans in the history of OU’s golf […]

CBS Visits Oglethorpe, Asks “Tough Questions” About the Summer Heat

The summer heat was intense this afternoon—and Atlanta’s CBS affiliate WGCL 46 wanted to know how kids at summer camps are keeping cool.  What better place to find campers than at Oglethorpe, where hundreds of budding athletes train for their favorite sports, including soccer, lacrosse, basketball, and tennis. The CBS news team caught up with the kids at the Peter Howell Tennis Camp, coached by […]