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DROVERS MEN’S AND WOMEN’S SOCCER PICKED TO WIN THE CONFERENCE

usao_drovers_150px3The UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND ARTS OF OKLAHOMA DROVERS are picked to win the Sooner Athletic Conference title this year … and that applies to both the Men’s AND the Women’s teams.

The men and women are led by Coach Jimmy Hampton (previously profiled here at Balladeer’s Blog) and open their season with a road game on August 27th. They will face the Saints of Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio. The Drovers are hoping for a 7th straight trip to the NAIA National Tournament.

The full SAC Preseason Standings run like this:  

MEN: 1. USAO Drovers

2. Oklahoma City University Stars

3. Southwestern Christian University Eagles Continue reading

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FLORES OF THE DROVERS SIGNS WITH THE BREWERS

usao_drovers_150px31CHICKASHA – Another Drover is headed for his chance to make it in the pros after signing with the Mikwaukee Brewers franchise.

University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma pitcher Jose Flores followed the MLB Draft eagerly last week, waiting for a call that never came.

“I was getting nervous just watching the draft and talking to my agent,” Flores said.

Flores’ agent told him to keep his head high and assured him the right opportunity would come.

“Sure enough, a couple days later, I was just sitting here watching TV and I got a call from the Brewers,” Flores said. Continue reading

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FIVE WILD WEST-THEMED COLLEGE SPORTS TEAMS

 The Frontierado holiday is fast approaching! Friday, August 1st is the big day so Balladeer’s Blog is right here with another seasonal post.

This one will honor the Top 5 western-themed college sports teams from the divisions covered here. The award is named after the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma Drovers, the official college sports team of Frontierado every year.

You can soak in the grandeur of the USAO logo at left, then revel in this year’s standings for “The Drovey Award”.

5. YAVAPAI COLLEGE ROUGHRIDERS – Not just Teddy Roosevelt’s unit from the Spanish-American War but various outfits of Wild West outlaws and bounty hunters also went Continue reading

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THE TOP FIVE WILD WEST-THEMED COLLEGE SPORTS TEAMS

 The Frontierado holiday is fast approaching! Friday, August 3rd is the big day so Balladeer’s Blog is right here with another seasonal post.

This one will honor the Top 5 western-themed college sports teams from the divisions covered here. The award is named after the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma Drovers, the official college sports team of Frontierado every year.

You can soak in the grandeur of the USAO logo at left, then revel in this year’s standings for “The Drovey Award”.

5. YAVAPAI COLLEGE ROUGHRIDERS – Not just Teddy Roosevelt’s unit from the Spanish-American War but various outfits of Wild West outlaws and bounty hunters also went Continue reading

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NOTEWORTHY COLLEGE BASEBALL RESULTS FROM APRIL 7TH

 USAO TRIUMPHANT – The NAIA’s UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND ARTS OF OKLAHOMA DROVERS (logo at left) handily defeated the MIDAMERICA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY EVANGELS  in both games of yesterday’s doubleheader. The Drovers (love that name) crushed the Evangels in their own house by scores of 10-4 and 14-3. 

TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS – The LSU-SHREVEPORT PILOTS (as in riverboat pilots) are the number 1 team in the NAIA rankings and took 2 games from the HOUSTON-VICTORIA JAGUARS in a tight 3-1 contest followed by an 8-0 blowout. 

INSTANT CLASSICS – The 2nd-ranked OKLAHOMA CITY UNIVERSITY STARS won an epic duel with the ROGERS STATE UNIVERSITY HILLCATS. The Stars were on the road but prevailed 6-5 in the opening game of this SAC battle royal. The Hillcats defeated OCU 3-1 in an equally exciting game 2. 

NOT-SO-CLASSIC – The number 3 LEE FLAMES incinerated the (15) SOUTHERN POLYTECHNIC RUNNING HORNETS in a 7-0 yawner and the 4th-ranked EMBRY RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY EAGLES were routed at home by the ever-tough UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA BEAUFORT SAND SHARKS (love that name) by a score of 9-2.

MARATHON MEN – It took an astonishing SEVENTEEN INNINGS for a final result between the SIENA HEIGHTS SAINTS and the LOURDES UNIVERSITY GRAY WOLVES. The Saints at long last emerged with an 8-7 win in this rotation-killing ordeal. Meanwhile, the TRINITY CHRISTIAN TROLLS defeated the CARDINAL STRITCH WOLVES in 13 innings. The final score was Trolls 4 Wolves 3.   

THE SOUND AND THE FURY – The FAULKNER EAGLES, ranked at Continue reading

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DROVERS MEN AND WOMEN BOTH END SEASON RANKED

 The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma is not only a fine institution, but their sports teams have the incredibly cool nickname the Drovers. Balladeer’s Blog’s readers voted them the Coolest Named NAIA Sports Teams in 2010, and the Drovers often kick butt in soccer, basketball and baseball.

For the 2011 season the men’s soccer team finished ranked 8th in the nation and the women’s team finished Continue reading

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DROVERS SOCCER GEARING UP FOR THIS WEEKEND’S MATCHES

 This weekend could prove a great test for both USAO soccer teams, as the 2-0 women take on Texas Wesleyan, which defeated No. 13 Oklahoma City earlier this week.

The Drovers have home-field advantage in those Friday games. The women kick off at 1 p.m., with the men following at 3 p.m.

The following day, the No. 23 men turn around to play No. 21 Bethel College out of Continue reading

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