CHICKASHA – Head Coach Jennifer Hayden is expecting big things out of her young team in her second season with the Drover women’s basketball team.

“We are looking forward to a good season. We have four returning seniors and several new faces,” Hayden said. “We want to be competitive and put ourselves in a position to win games.”...

CHICKASHA – In addition to its fair share on NAIA competitions, the USAO women’s basketball team will face a high-profile program — NCAA Division I Oral Roberts University.

The game will be an exhibition for the Drovers and will be their third contest of the season. Tip off is scheduled for noon Nov. 8 at ORU’s Mabee Center in Tulsa...

CHICKASHA – As the air grows colder in Chickasha, residents know fall means one thing: Drover basketball.
 
Each year, crowds flock to the USAO Fieldhouse for USAO’s annual basketball pep rally, Drover Madness. The event promises to give fans the opportunity to meet the basketball teams while enjoying one of the most popular campus...

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

“We are looking forward to the upcoming season,” Head Coach Jennifer Hayden said. “The SAC is one of the toughest conferences...

CHICKASHA – Home athletic events at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma will become more accessible to parents and out-of-town fans this year as the Drovers will host live stream video of home games, USAO sports information office and the athletic department announced Wednesday.

Games will have live video streaming in real...

CHICKASHA – For the 27th straight year, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma will be hosting a youth summer basketball camp aimed at local and area children ages 6-16.



Hosted and directed by Brisco McPherson, USAO head men’s basketball coach and athletic director, the camp helps attendees hone basketball...

CHICKASHA – A rigorous class schedule. Daily demands at practices. Regular out-of-town away game trips. Participation in campus activities and student life.

Sounds like a lot for one student, but two USAO athletes have figured it out.

Tashina Ototivo and Seth Sturgeon earned the Bill and Pat Smith Scholar-Athlete Award...

CHICKASHA – With equal dedication in the classroom as on the floor, two players on the USAO women’s basketball team earned national accolades as a student-athlete.



Senior Tashina Ototivo and junior Paige Pulliam were named Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes this week.



“We are very proud of them....

CHICKASHA – As the women’s basketball season at USAO winds down, the Drover coaches are looking heavily at recruits and focusing on off-season preparations, said assistant coach Leandra Johnson.

With seven seniors leaving, Johnson said they are directing their efforts on athletes coming out of two-year schools to bring in maturity.

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SHAWNEE, Okla. – Despite a season-high performance by one player and 22 points by another, the Drovers couldn’t overcome Mid-America Christian in the Sooner Athletic Conference tournament and fell 69-64.

“I thought our second half effort was much better. I thought we came out fairly sluggish in the first half,” Head Coach Jennifer Hayden...

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