COL BKB: Oral Roberts 75, New Mexico 66

TULSA, Okla., Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Kevin Ford's dunk with 2:23 to play Wednesday finished off a 10-point run that brought Oral Roberts a 75-66 upset win over No. 12 New Mexico.

COL BKB: N. Carolina 100, Oral Roberts 84

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Tyler Hansbrough had 26 points and nine rebounds Saturday to lead top-ranked North Carolina to a 100-84 win over Oral Roberts.

COL BKB: North Carolina 98, Mich. State 63

DETROIT, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- A 25-point, 11-rebound effort from Tyler Hansbrough Wednesday sent No. 1 North Carolina storming past 12th-rated Michigan State 98-63.

Sean Sutton out as Oklahoma State coach

STILLWATER, Okla., April 1 (UPI) -- Oklahoma State men's basketball coach Sean Sutton resigned Tuesday, ending a 17-season affiliation with the Cowboys' program.

COL BKB: Men's Tournament Roundup

WASHINGTON, March 20 (UPI) -- Thursday college basketball tournament games

COL BKB: Pittsburgh 82, Oral Roberts 63

DENVER, March 20 (UPI) -- Levance Field scored 23 points Thursday to lead Pittsburgh past Oral Roberts 82-63 in a first round NCAA Tournament contest in Denver.

Tournament Roundup

WASHINGTON, March 8 (UPI) -- Saturday College Basketball Tournament Roundup

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008.
By United Press International

Two depart from Oral Roberts board

TULSA, Okla., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Two televangelists resigned from the Oral Roberts University board of regents the same day one of the professors settled lawsuits with the Tulsa, Okla., school.

COL BKB: Texas 66, Oral Roberts 56

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- D.J. Augustin scored 24 points Tuesday to lift fifth-ranked Texas to a 66-56 victory over Oral Roberts.

Oral Roberts University president resigns

TULSA, Okla., Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Richard Roberts has resigned as president of Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla., as the school fights a lawsuit accusing him and his wife of misconduct.

COL BKB: Texas A&M 67, Oral Roberts 53

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Josh Carter, Joseph Jones and DeAndre Jordan combined for 40 points Tuesday as 15th-ranked Texas A&M ousted Oral Roberts 67-53 from the NIT Season Tip-Off.

Oral Roberts plaintiff frequent litigant

TULSA, Okla., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- A former professor who is suing Oral Roberts University in Oklahoma has a history of litigation and was investigated in a stock scheme, a report says.
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Oral Roberts
Saint Louis University's Tom Frericks (1) goes up and over Oral Roberts' Mickey Michalec for two of his 14 points in the first half at the Savvis Center in St. Louis on November 27, 2004. Oral Roberts defeated Saint Louis, 55-54. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

Granville Oral Roberts (January 24, 1918 – December 15, 2009) was an American Pentecostal televangelist and a Christian charismatic. He founded the Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association and Oral Roberts University.

As one of the most well-known and controversial religious leaders of the 20th century, Roberts' ministries reached millions of followers worldwide over six decades. His healing ministry and bringing American Pentecostalism into the mainstream had the most impact, but he also pioneered TV evangelism and laid the foundations of the prosperity gospel and abundant life teachings.

Roberts was born in Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, the fifth and youngest child of the Reverend Ellis Melvin Roberts and Claudius Priscilla Irwin (d. 1974). According to an interview on Larry King Live, Irwin was of Cherokee descent. Roberts was a card-carrying member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. Roberts began life in poverty and nearly died of tuberculosis at age 17. After finishing high school, Roberts studied for two years each at Oklahoma Baptist University and Phillips University. In 1938 he married a preacher's daughter, Evelyn Lutman Fahnestock.

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