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CHICKASHA– The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma men’s soccer team gets a unique opportunity this preseason to travel to Tulsa to take on NCAA Division I Oral Roberts University.

The exhibition will take place at 5:45 p.m. Friday at the Case Soccer Complex on the campus of ORU. It is the first time the Drovers take on the Golden Eagles.

This is the second preseason match for both teams having each previously taken on...

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CHICKASHA– With the men’s soccer team making the NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championship tournament five seasons straight, the Drovers starting goalkeeper, senior Bryan Byars, gets a jump start on the sidelines as he takes his first head coaching position.

Byars was hired to replace former Drover player Scott Parkinson as head coach of the Chickasha Chicks boy’s soccer team. Parkinson accepted an assistant coach position at...

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CHICKASHA – For the fifth year in a row, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma Drovers are picked to take the Sooner Athletic Conference title, according to the SAC Preseason Coaches Poll released this week.

“We are honored that the USAO men were picked pre-season No. 1,” Head Coach Jimmy Hampton said. “We have a chance to be better than the 2013 team when it’s all...

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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 – For its 12th year in a row, Drover soccer will be hosting the USAO Soccer Camp, a co-ed residential camp designed to provide intensive soccer training for overall player development.

The camp, set this year from July 13-15, will take place at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. As in years past, campers will stay on campus in dorm rooms under 24-hour adult supervision for the three-day camp and will train...

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CHICKASHA – Student-athletes at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma understand that the student-first aspect of their role as a student-athlete, which is why each commencement ceremony sees Drover athletes graduate on to bigger and better things.

In all, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma conferred 116 degrees in Friday’s two graduation ceremonies. Seventeen of those graduates have ties with Drover...

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CHICKASHA – The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma men’s and women’s soccer teams will be well represented in this summer’s National Premier Soccer League and Women’s Premier Soccer League Oklahoma City FC teams.

Both teams will be led by Drover coaches. Jimmy Hampton will coach the men’s team for the second year in a row while Alexis Vizarelis will coach the women.

Hampton said he thinks playing in the league is a great...

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CHICKASHA – Four men’s soccer players from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma were named All-Southwest Region by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

Goalkeeper Bryan Byars, defender Scott Parkinson, midfielder Kalokwera Okot and forward Nicolas Alberto earned the honor. USAO was the only school with a player in each of the positions among all the regions.

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CHICKASHA – One of the big milestones of a college athlete’s career is to win a championship in their sports, but the more important milestone is graduating with a degree.

All-in-all the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma has 22 athletes who will be finishing up their collegiate career with a degree in their respective fields.

USAO conferred 72 degrees in Friday evening’s fall 2013 ceremony, one-third of which were...

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CHICKASHA – Some players experience what is called the “sophomore slump,” a sluggish second year for a player competing college athletics. Liam Madden, however, did the exact opposite.

Madden, a sophomore on the men’s soccer team at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, had a breakout year — complete with an NAIA All-America Honorable Mention accolade.

“I am proud of the year Liam had,” USAO head coach Jimmy...