Oral Roberts Golden Eagles Men's Basketball
The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles Basketball team is the basketball team that represent Oral Roberts University (ORU) in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The school's team currently competes in the Southland Conference. The team earned an automatic berth in the 2008 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. It was their third consecutive NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament appearance. The Golden Eagles are currently coached by Scott Sutton. The Golden Eagles and Tulsa Golden Hurricane exchange a traveling trophy, the Mayor's Cup, in the two team's crosstown rivalry.
Before the 1993-94 season, ORU was known as the Titans.
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—W.H. (Wystan Hugh)
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—Mary Roberts Rinehart (18761958)
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—Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (18321898)
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—Harper Lee (b. 1926)
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—Stephen Dunn (b. 1939)