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CHICKASHA – Each year as Chickasha gets colder, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma begins to go mad in anticipation for Drover basketball season and the school’s annual pep rally, Drover Madness.

Always the week of the season opener, Madness is set for 6:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at the USAO Fieldhouse. The event is free and open to the public.

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CHICKASHA – The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma men’s basketball team was picked to come in ninth in the Sooner Athletic Conference, according to the preseason coaches’ poll released Monday.

“Given the fact that they lost so much offensive firepower out of last year’s team and what we look like on paper, that’s probably a fair assessment,” Drover Head Coach Doug Hall said.

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CHICKASHA – The first men’s basketball coach at and former Regent of the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, John Hudson, was named to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics 2015 Hall of Fame class this week.

The NAIA selected Hudson, current commissioner of the Sooner Athletic Conference, for the Meritorious Service category.

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CHICKASHA – NCAA Division I coach, Doug Hall, is set to begin his first season with the Drovers as the Head Men’s Basketball Coach at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.

“I’d like to thank the administration for having the confidence in me and the opportunity to lead the basketball program,” Hall said. “I feel like my background as a head coach at a similar school makes it a good fit.”

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CHICKASHA – USAO Drover Hall of Famer Randy Hughes, 37, died in his home state of Georgia on Tuesday, July 22.

Hughes was on the men’s basketball team from 2000-02, leading the Drovers to back-to-back trips to the NAIA Men’s Basketball National Championship and helping USAO take home the title in 2002.

Athletic Director Brisco McPherson, who was Hughes’ head coach during his time at the university, said he played a vital role on...

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CHICKASHA – A national search for a head men’s basketball coach at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma begins Monday after Vinson Metcalf resigned on Thursday afternoon citing personal and family reasons.

Assistant Coach Chris Francis will serve as interim head coach, mentored by former head coach and current athletic director, Brisco McPherson.

“I appreciate Coach Metcalf’s service to the university for...

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CHICKASHA – After 40 years dedicated to the university’s athletic programs and more than a decade as an athletic director, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma’s Brisco McPherson became the NAIA’s fourth member of the John McLendon Minority Athletics Administrators Hall of Fame.

The John McLendon Minority Scholarship Steering Committee unanimously selected McPherson as this year’s inductee, who was a long-time men’s...

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CHICKASHA – The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma will host the 2014 Vinson Metcalf Basketball Camp, a skills and fundamentals camp for athletes of nearly all ages, during two week-long periods in June.

“We are looking for some new and improved aspects to our camp,” said camp namesake Vinson Metcalf, USAO’s men’s basketball head coach. “My assistant, Chris Francis, has some new ideas for the camp this upcoming year. As...

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By Special Contributor Joshua Araiza

CHICKASHA – After a decade in a half in the wings, Vinson Metcalf stepped out into the spotlight this year as the head men’s basketball coach at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.

Between becoming a quick fan favorite and a decent first season at the helm, Metcalf reflects on his inaugural year and the journey he took from a 15-year assistant to head...

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CHICKASHA – USAO’s Jahseth Lloyd was named an NAIA All-America Honorable Mention this week after a strong season with the men’s basketball team at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.

Lloyd, a senior forward, is one of five players from an Oklahoma institution to appear on any of the four All-America lists — First Team, Second Team, Third Team, Honorable Mention — this year for men’s basketball.