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The 2019 ETBU Debate Team celebrates with their Coach, Dr. Cole Franklin. He received the International Public Debate Association (IPDA) 2019 Bennett Strange Coach of the Year Award at the IPDA National Championship Tournament and Convention.

April 24, 2019

ETBU Professor Cole Franklin receives IPDA Coach of the Year Award

Dr. Cole Franklin received the International Public Debate Association (IPDA) 2019 Bennett Strange Coach of the Year Award at the IPDA National Championship Tournament and Convention on Tuesday, April 17 in Shreveport, Louisiana. Determined by a vote of all university programs attending the national tournament, the Coach of the Year award is presented to a debate director annually and honors the coach for his or her dedication to students, mentoring, debate education and pedagogy, and service to the association and debate community.

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October 27, 2017

ETBU Debate wins fourth place at the Louisiana Tech tournament

The East Texas Baptist University Debate Team competed at the Louisiana Tech University Hot and Spicy Debate Tournament on Saturday, October 14 through Sunday, October 15 in Ruston, LA. The team advanced competitors in each of the four debate divisions and finished in fourth place in the 11-team field, only coming in behind LSU-Shreveport, Bossier Parish Community College, and the University of Tennessee. 

February 13, 2017

ETBU Debate wins 2 championships at LSU

East Texas Baptist University's Debate Team participated at the 2017 Louisiana State University Mardi Gras Swing Debate Tournament in Baton Rouge, Louisiana February 3-4. Two ETBU team members won championships at the competition.
 
ETBU senior Tele'Ma Blackman and junior Harleigh Parrish both competed in the Junior Varsity Division for ETBU. Blackman won the JV Tournament Championship and Parrish won the JV Speaking Championship.
 

September 26, 2016

ETBU places 5th at Southern Miss Tournament

The East Texas Baptist University Debate Team competed in the Hub City Swing Debate Tournament September 23-24 in Hattiesburg, MS. The team returned home with a fifth place team finish, as well as numerous individual honors. 

In the Novice division, Carrie Sparks posted a 4-1 preliminary round record and advanced to octofinals and quarterfinals before falling in the semifinal round. Markevia Holmes, competing in her second debate tournament ever, earned a 3-2 preliminary record, advancing to the elimination round of 16.

September 21, 2016

ETBU Debater Reaches Finals; Team Wins 3rd Place in Opening Tournament

MARSHALL, Texas-The East Texas Baptist University Debate Team competed in the Lee College Mendoza Debate Tournament September 17-18 in Baytown, Texas. The team returned home with a third place team finish, ahead of eight other programs in the 11-program field. 

ETBU finished ahead of Stephen F. Austin State University, Southern Methodist University, and Northwestern State University. This was the first debate tournament experience for four of ETBU's seven competitors at the event.