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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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NOTEWORTHY COLLEGE BASKETBALL AND HOCKEY RESULTS FROM JANUARY 12TH, 2013

Highland Cavaliers logo NUMBER ONE TAKES A FALL – The NAIA’s top-ranked UNIVERSITY OF THE CUMBERLANDS PATRIOTS were upset on the road by the UVA-WISE HIGHLAND CAVALIERS (logo at left). The Highland Cavs won by a respectable score of 69-54 so this was no last-minute fluke with a half-court three or any other freak event.  

Rocky Mountain College logoOTHER TOP 25 UPSETS – A day after trouncing Montana Tech the ROCKY MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BATTLIN’ BEARS held serve as well and brought down the number 3 LEWIS-CLARK STATE WARRIORS in an 89-80 affair that was LCSC’s 1st loss of the season   ###   The (18) WESTMINSTER (UT) GRIFFINS dismembered the 10th ranked MONTANA STATE-NORTHERN LIGHTS by a rollicking 82-50   ###   The HOPE INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY ROYALS entered the Century Club on the same day they upset the 15th ranked CONCORDIA (CA) EAGLES in a 101-91 game that left the Royals fans feeling regal satisfaction   ###   At 19 the ROGERS STATE UNIVERSITY HILLCATS lost an 81-80 heartbreaker at the (25) JOHN BROWN GOLDEN EAGLES   ###   … And the (22) OKLAHOMA CITY UNIVERSITY STARS joined the other ranked teams losing on the road, falling to the WAYLAND BAPTIST PIONEERS in a tight 70-68 matchup. 

St Thomas (Fl) Bobcats logoTOP 25 UPSETS – NAIA DIVISION 2 – The (17) ST THOMAS (FL) BOBCATS took it on the road and brought down the number 2 EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY EAGLES in an 81-78 Instant Classic   ###   The 3rd ranked NORTHWOOD (FL) SEAHAWKS, who recently added ice hockey to their athletics department, fell in Overtime on the road to the WEBBER INTERNATIONAL WARRIORS by a score of 93-88   ###   The number 12 GRACE LANCERS were upset by the ST FRANCIS (IN) COUGARS in a thrilling 74-69 affair   ###   The 14th ranked SOUTHERN OREGON RAIDERS lost at home to the (22) NORTHWEST (WA) EAGLES by a score of 82-73   ###   … And at number 19 the AVE MARIA UNIVERSITY GYRENES suffered a 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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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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DROVERS TOP THE SOONER ATHLETIC CONFERENCE SOCCER POLL

 The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma Drovers men’s soccer team is tied for first place in the Sooner Athletic Conference preseason poll. The Oklahoma Baptist University Bison are the team tied at the top with the Drovers. Fresh off their stellar 2010 campaign which saw the team ranked throughout the Continue reading

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