By Special Contributor Jeremiah Lane
Oklahoma State University, Mass and Strategic Communications student
STILLWATER, Okla. – The next step forward in Graham Faulkner’s life would end his basketball career.
The Drovers were playing at Lubbock Christian in late February. With both teams battling for the fourth position in the conference standings, the game was intense and competitive. This was the turning...
CHICKASHA – The Drover men’s basketball team had a great season with an NAIA National Tournament trip to top it off, something assistant coach Vinson Metcalf said the team sets out to do each season.
“It’s the same as it’s always been. USAO, since I’ve been here, we have been to the national tournament six of the last 12 years,” he said. “Just making it to the national tournament is a great feat in itself.”
CHICKASHA – Averaging nearly 16 points a game, senior Norris Rumph’s performance on the court this season earned him NAIA All-America Second Team honors, the NAIA released Wednesday.
“I think it’s a tribute to him. He put the time in to make himself better, and he was the leader of our team,” said Brisco McPherson, head men’s basketball coach. “I’m happy that he was able to accomplish that. He worked at it.”
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Character, heart and a team-centric attitude are the qualities simply dripping from USAO senior Graham Faulkner, who was named an NAIA Champion of Character at the 2013 Buffalo Funds- NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship.
Faulkner was one of 32 players nationwide to earn the prestigious honor. Players are chosen who best exemplify the five core values of the NAIA: Integrity, Respect,...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Playing in the first game of the 2013 Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship on Wednesday morning, the Drovers started off strong, but ultimately couldn’t overcome the No. 6 Southwestern Assemblies of God in the end.
“I’m proud of the way we played,” Head Coach Brisco McPherson said. “It’s not because they didn’t want to win. That team is just so scrappy. I’m just proud of our guys. They...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – After days of agony awaiting to hear if they qualified for the 2013 Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship, the Drovers could be heard around campus yelling in joy when the coveted opportunity to play became a reality.
Less than a week and 400 miles later, the Drovers are set to compete in the first round of the tournament.
CHICKASHA – The USAO men’s basketball team will be returning to Kansas City for the first time since 2009 after qualifying for the 2013 Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship tournament on Wednesday.
The Drovers (17-9) will actually kick off the tournament, playing in the first game at 9 a.m. Wednesday against Southwestern Assemblies of God (29-4). SAGU will become a regular opponent as they join the...
SHAWNEE, Okla. – In a nail biter in the Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament, the fourth-seeded Drovers came out on top of fifth-seeded Lubbock Christian 66-63 at Oklahoma Baptist’s Noble Complex in Shawnee.
“It was a good win. I knew it would be a tough game,” Head Coach Brisco McPherson said. “We did enough to pull it out, and we’ll play tomorrow and see how that goes.”