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The Student News Site of University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma

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The Student News Site of University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma

The Trend

Sophie Williams pitches her second perfect collegiate game against WBU in game one.

Drovers Sweep WBU in Home Opener

Gary Jackson and Jordan Prewitt February 26, 2024

USAO’s softball team (8-2, 4-0 SAC) began their home opener and first Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC) matchup against the Wayland Baptist University (WBU) Pioneers (2-14, 0-4 SAC) Friday, Feb. 23. They...

Cejay Mann snatches the ball from CCC and looks to make a fast break play with his team.

Efficiency was Key in Close Game Against CCC

Matthew Yokum, Senior Writer February 23, 2024

After their short trip to face the Stars of Oklahoma City University (OCU) (9-17, 7-13 SAC), in which USAO fell in a close game by eight points (80-72). USAO’s men’s basketball (18-8, 13-7 SAC) came...

Crystal Ortiz and Lainey Morrow cheer on their team during a big moment against CCC.

USAO Doubled CCC’s Score with Ease

Matthew Yokum, Senior Writer February 23, 2024

USAO women’s basketball (17-9, 13-7 SAC) traveled to Oklahoma City University (OCU) Saturday Feb. 17, where they left a huge gap in the scoreboard, defeating the Stars by 38 points (94-56). The Drovers...

As UFC 298 plays in the Lawson Clubhouse (from left) Gary Jackson, Riley ODell, Dae Huff, and Ryan Joseph cheer on their favored fighters.

Topuria Earned a KO in UFC 298

Austin Jackson, Contributing Writer February 22, 2024

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) held UFC 298 Saturday, Feb. 17 at the Honda Center located in Anaheim, California. This was the ninth time that a UFC event was held at the Honda Center and featured...

Tanner Showmaker and Conner Darnell help referees make a crucial decision with the new official review system during a game against MACU.

Official Review Cameras Added to the Fieldhouse

Gary Jackson, Sports Editor February 22, 2024

The day of official review is upon USAO at the NAIA level of competition as USAO’s athletic department installed a new camera system into the Drover Fieldhouse. The three-camera system was introduced...

Junior Ben Bach dives into third base during a home series against McPherson earlier this season.

Drovers Triumph Over #7 Bellevue with Series Win

Matthew Yokum, Senior Writer February 19, 2024

Following their matchup last week in the Cajun Collision tournament in Sterlington, LA, USAO’s baseball team (7-4) came back to Bill Smith Ballpark looking to win the series against #7 ranked Bellevue...

In a game last season, Malea McMurtrey throws her glove down in an attempt to tag out a MACU runner, while teammate Sierra Selfridge backs up the play.

Back-to-Back Losses Break Winning Streak

Jordan Prewitt, Contributing Writer February 18, 2024

The #6 NAIA-ranked USAO softball team (4-2, 0-0 SAC) made another trip to Texas to play a doubleheader against the #7 NAIA-ranked Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) Saints (10-1, 0-0 RRAC) Saturday,...

Logan Dolan celebrated after a crucial play against OCU earlier in the season.

Drovers Dominated JBU with a 23-Point Lead

Quentin Mantooth, Contributing Writer February 16, 2024

USAO’s men’s basketball team (18-7, 13-6 SAC) tipped-off against the John Brown University (JBU) Golden Eagles (13-11, 11-8 SAC) at the Drover Fieldhouse Thursday, Feb. 15. USAO suffered a tough loss...

Toni Fortune sees an open lane to drive towards the bucket in a home game against MACU earlier this month.

JBU Flies Higher to Extend Win Streak to 20

Gary Jackson, Sports Editor February 16, 2024

USAO women’s basketball team (16-9, 12-7 SAC) looked to break John Brown University’s (JBU) (22-3, 19-0 SAC) 19 game win streak.    The Drovers looked like they were shot out of a cannon starting...

BCM Director Joseph Quickle and his intern Noah Holden prepare the BCM for their annual Super Bowl party.

Super Bowl Sunday Predictions

Preston Palm, Senior Writer February 11, 2024

It all comes down to this, the final game of the season with the Kansas City Chiefs facing off against the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII. This is essentially a rematch of Super Bowl LIV in 2020...

Sophie Williams released the ball in a post-season game in May.

16 Innings, Two Wins, and a Broken Record

Jordan Prewitt, Contributing Writer February 10, 2024

Following a nine-month rest from another stellar season, USAO softball (2-0, 0-0 SAC) opened its 2024 campaign on a road trip to Mesquite, Tex. to play in the SCS NAIA Invitational, Friday, Feb. 9. Going...

Jaden Harrell shoots over the out-stretched hand of his defender.

Ten Drovers Earned a Three-Point Bucket Against MACU

Matthew Yokum, Senior Writer February 5, 2024

USAO men’s basketball team (16-6, 11-5 SAC) faced Mid-America Christian University (MACU) (16-6, 12-4 SAC) in a conference matchup that saw USAO hold homecourt advantage Saturday, Feb. 3. The Drovers...

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