CHICKASHA – In the Saddle has evolved over the years to become a fun face of USAO sports and a way for the community members to get to know the Drover athletes and coaches.

While USAO sports information director Jessica Jackson hosts the show, she gives credit to USAO video producer and Captain Video, David Duncan.

CHICKASHA – Early in the season, the outlook for the Drover men’s basketball team is positive, especially in the eyes of junior Graham Faulkner.

“It’s been going well. We’ve been working hard ever since we’ve gotten here at school,” Faulkner said. “Also, just when you’ve got good guys with talent that work that hard, a lot of good things will happen.”

CHICKASHA – In a game filled with shots for the highlight reel, the Drover men defeated NCAA Division II No. 11 University of Central Oklahoma in USAO’s home opener Wednesday night.

The score was 6-5 when senior Kyle Hunt kick started the offense with a crowd-pleasing dunk off an assist by Phillip Harris. The Drovers dominated the first half from then on.

At halftime, USAO led 48-31. While UCO outscored the Drovers in...

CHICKASHA – The outlook is positive for Coach Brisco McPherson and the team he’s assembled for the 2011-12 season.

A strong core set of returners beefed up with what he describes as one of his better recruiting classes, McPherson is ready to see what the season has in store.

The Drovers have eight returners, including three major playmakers in Trell Porter, Phillip Harris and Graham Faulkner.

CHICKASHA – Basketball fans itching to see the start of the college season don’t have to wait long as the Drovers kick off basketball season on Tuesday night — as always with total Madness.

Drover Madness is USAO’s annual pep rally that serves as an unofficial start for the basketball season. This year, the fun-filled event will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in USAO Fieldhouse.

CHICKASHA – Back again for another year, the Drover Dancers are gearing up for what’s going to be an exciting season.

“We have a lot of talented, spirited girls this year,” Coach Emily Hector said.

Much like last season, the Drover Dancers plan to perform during halftimes and on the sidelines. This year, the Dancers also will have dances corresponding with some of the basketball game themes.

CHICKASHA – With the basketball season right around the corner, the Drover men are gearing up for a great season.

Head Coach Brisco McPherson said the group of men he’s assembled could be a winning combination this year.

“I think we all agree this might be one of the best recruiting classes we’ve had in a while, so we’re looking for these guys to step up and deliver this year,” McPherson said. “And then the guys we’ve...

CHICKASHA – The USAO basketball program came from humble beginnings as players donned another team’s uniforms in their first ever game, as Athletic Director and Head Coach Brisco McPherson remembers.

McPherson was a member of the first basketball team at USAO in 1973 and has been associated with the program ever since.

With the new school year beginning, seven new students will be joining the Drover ranks of the USAO men’s basketball team.

Assistant coach Vinson Metcalf said he thinks the crop of recruits immediately will contribute positively to the team.

“We are very excited about every one of them because we think they are going to come in and make a immediate impact on our program,” Metcalf said. “We have eight returning players, so to...

With the new school year beginning, seven new students will be joining the Drover ranks of the USAO men’s basketball team.