Mind Games, featuring five Northwestern students, airs Wednesday

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Mind Games, featuring five Northwestern students, airs Wednesday

February 14, 2012 

Airing Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 8 p.m., five Northwestern Oklahoma State University students will demonstrate their collegiate knowledge and compete for $200,000 in scholarship awards by playing Mind Games against Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

Mind Games, an Oklahoma Academic Challenge, brings together teams of students from Oklahoma colleges and universities to compete in a weekly battle of the brains. This new prime time Oklahoma television program began airing on KSBI 52 in the fall.

Visit http://www.ksbitv.com/mind-games to watch Northwestern play Mind Games with Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 8 p.m. Mind Games also can be seen on Cox channel 7, or Cox HD channel 707, DirecTV and Dish channel 52 or on Suddenlink channel 12 in Alva.

Northwestern participants’ hometown, classification and major include:

Isaac Broce, Mooreland senior, natural sciences education; Lukas Dollarhide, Tonkawa junior, history; Lakpa Lama, Kathmandu, Nepal, freshman, nursing; Nathan Sacket, Aline sophomore, computer science; and Prashant Upadhyay, Kathmandu, Nepal, freshman, business administration.

The team is led by Kathleen O’Halleran, team coach and instructor of political science, sociology and geography.

The team that won the fall competition will compete against the team winning the spring competition for the title Grand Champion and honor of being the smartest school of the year.

The Chickasaw Nation has generously signed on as the title sponsor for the program. "Mind Games" was produced at the Oklahoma City studios of KSBI TV and airs in prime time each week.

All teams receive scholarship awards either as a consolation prize or as the week’s winning team. Teams are comprised of three players and up to three alternates who may be substituted in during the games.

The KSBI "Mind Games" utilizes the toss-up/bonus format. Questions are formatted from all topics of collegiate knowledge. The bulk of the questions come from the areas of science, history and literature. Fine arts and humanities will be the next emphasis area followed by geography, current events and pop culture.

Thanks to the support of the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board, there also will be bonus questions and scholarships on the energy industry. Each category has a full range of subcategories to assure the questions are varied and current.