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November 16, 2015

ETBU Hosts Annual Debate Tournament

MARSHALL NEWS MESSENGER (11/14/15) - East Texas Baptist University was a hive of activity on Friday as the fourth annual Tiger Invitational Debate Tournament kicked off.

ETBU Debate Coach Cole Franklin said about 96 students from 14 institutions and five states were on campus Friday preparing for the beginning of the tournament that will run through tonight.

ETBU sophomore Tele'ma Blackman was nervous as she prepared with her team Friday but said she thrives off of the anxiety.

November 14, 2015

ETBU in Marshall Takes Burdens to the Cross with New On-campus Prayer Ministry

MARSHALL NEWS MESSENGER (11/7/15) - East Texas Baptist University is taking everything to the foot of the Cross with its new on-campus intercessory prayer ministry.

"God answers prayer. When I first became president, I challenged the faculty, staff and trustees to join together in prayer," ETBU President Blair Blackburn said. "I invited them to begin praying for 40 days and we as a university family read Mark Batterson's book 'Draw the Circle, The 40 Day Prayer Challenge.'" 

Blackburn said the staff took the 40-day prayer journey together, running June 1 to July 10.

November 12, 2015

ETBU To Host Fourth Annual Tiger Invitational Debate Tournament

MARSHALL, Texas (11/11/15) - The East Texas Baptist University Debate Team will host the fourth annual Tiger Invitational Debate Tournament, Nov. 13-14. The team will welcome as many as 150 college debaters and their coaches to the campus for the weekend competition. Participants from colleges and universities in a six-state region will make up the field of competition, with the possibility of more. 

November 9, 2015

#TIGERSWIN: ASC Champions!!!

FOOTBALL: MARSHALL, Texas (11/7/15) - A championship chapter was written on Saturday in the Josh Eargle era as he coached the East Texas Baptist University football team to their first American Southwest Conference championship since 2003. With a 27-21 victory over #8 Hardin-Simmons University (8-1, 3-1), ETBU is now guaranteed a share of the ASC championship as they move to 7-2 overall and 4-0 in conference play.