Oral Roberts has been the biggest surprise of the tournament, becoming the first 15 seed to advance to the Sweet Sixteen since Florida Gulf Coast did it back in 2013. Let's take a look at some of the biggest names to emerge from the private evangelical university.
Kathie Lee Gifford
Kathie Lee Gifford, the esteemed television presenter and musician, is perhaps the most famous individual to emerge from the University, graduating in 1975. She went on to be the host of Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee, her talk show with Regis Philbin that ran for 15 years, as well as her 11 Daytime Emmy Awards.
Chi Chi Gonzalez
Chi Chi is a pitcher for the Colorado Rockies who played college ball for Oral Roberts from 2010-2012. He was drafted by the Orioles and had a stint with the Rangers before landing in Colorado in 2019, and his name is remarkably fun to say.
Scott Thompson Baker
Baker attended Oral Roberts back in the 80s, and is best known for his roles as Colton on General Hospital and Connor Davis on The Bold and the Beautiful, even winning a Soap Opera Digest Award in 1989.
Joel Osteen is a pastor, televangelist, and author whose televised sermons garner around 10 million viewers every Sunday. He's also written several bestselling books.
Andretti is an Olympic sprinter from the Bahamas who specializes in the 400 metres. He's in the Oral Roberts Athletic Hall of Fame, and earned himself a silver medal in Beijing.
Brian Nhira is a Zimbabwean singer who made his way to The Voice in season 10, making it all the way to the 15th episode of the competition before sadly being eliminated.