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CHICKASHA – The Drovers grabbed another convincing win on Saturday afternoon as they defeated Langston University 81-63.

Struggling to really find their stride until the second half, the Drovers went into halftime 34-33, despite shooting more than 45 percent from the field.

But it was the strong second half that gave the Drovers the 18-point victory. Outscoring the Lions 47-30 in the final 20 minutes, USAO made more...

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CHICKASHA – The Drover men started off the season with a bang, easily running over NCAA Division II Northwestern Oklahoma State 70-42 in USAO’s homecoming game.

Striking first, the Drovers never lost the lead and were up by as much as 26 points by halftime. Staying strong in the second half, the Drovers secured the win.

Leading USAO was senior Brandon Cutler, who went six-for-seven from the field and scored 14 points...

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CHICKASHA – Coaching, Chicago and community. These three words represent the cornerstones of Robert Smith’s hugely successful career.
 
The 1996 USAO graduate achieved a milestone this past spring when he became the winningest high school coach in Illinois history, compiling a career record of 230-37 at Simeon High School in Chicago.

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CHICKASHA – With three key starters and two big scorers off the bench coming back for a senior year, the Drovers are in good shape for a strong 2012-13 season.

Head Coach Brisco McPherson said he thinks this year’s team will come in with strong athleticism, coupled with the benefit that there are seven seniors and five juniors bringing in a high level of play and experience.

McPherson said he was impressed with the...

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CHICKASHA – With basketball season right around the corner, Head Coach Brisco McPherson is looking forward to showing off his team and seeing just exactly what they’ve got for the 2012-13 season.

Much like last year, McPherson describes his players as true athletes, who just might be able to put on a show for Drover fans.

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CHICKASHA – As the leaves turn from a beautiful green to a crisp gold, Drover spirit takes over campus and, frankly, Madness sets in as fans prepare for the start of Drover basketball.

Drover Madness, USAO’s annual basketball pep rally, will open basketball season at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 30 in the USAO Fieldhouse.

“It’s a fun event that kicks off the basketball season,” said Coach Brisco McPherson, who first implemented...

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CHICKASHA – It’s been 40 years of blood, sweat and tears. Forty years of struggles and forty years of success. Forty years of Shining Moments.

USAO will celebrate its 40th Anniversary of Drover Athletics in first weekend of November. Registration, which is just $65 for a weekend full of events, is open currently, but prices will increase in less than two weeks. The deadline for early bird registration is Sept. 30.

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The In the Saddle crew bring on a very special guest in a short In the Saddle promo to show you what to expect out of Drover athletics this season! Meet Dusty the Drover and hear inside his head on this special show!

In the Saddle will begin its fall shows on Aug. 23 with Coach Jimmy Hampton with USAO Soccer.

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CHICKASHA – Richard Nixon was President of the United States. The Vietnam War was winding to a close. The Price is Right began challenging viewers name the price of regular household items. And Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” topped the charts.

It was 1972, and the Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts began entertaining Chickasha as college athletics found its way to the community.

CHICKASHA – Mike Williamson led the Drovers to win the 2002 NAIA Men’s Basketball Championship, and almost a decade later, he returned to USAO to finish his degree and again help lead the team.

“Those were some of the best days of my life. I had a blast. I met a lot of good people,” he said. “Those are the days that I can remember like yesterday, and I’ll never forget. Never forget.”

Williamson, who is the Drovers’...