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Encyclopedia > Drake Bulldogs
Drake Bulldogs
University Drake University
Conference Missouri Valley Conference
NCAA Division I
Athletics director Sandy Hatfield Clubb
Location Des Moines, IA
Varsity Teams 17
Stadium Drake Stadium
Arena Knapp Center
Mascot Spike
Nickname Bulldogs
Fight Song
Colors Blue and White

              Image File history File links Drake_Bulldogs_new. ... Drake University is a private, co-educational university located in the city of Des Moines, Iowa. ... Former Missouri Valley Conference logo The Missouri Valley Conference (also called MVC or simply The Valley) is a college athletic conference whose members are located in the midwestern United States. ... This article is about the state capital of Iowa. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Drake Stadium is a stadium in Des Moines, Iowa. ... The Knapp Center is a 7,002 seat multi-purpose arena on the campus of Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. ... Blue (from Old High German blao shining) is one of the three primary additive colors; blue light has the shortest wavelength (about 470 nm) of the three primary colors. ... Alternate meanings: White (disambiguation) White is a color (more accurately it contains all the colors of the spectrum and is sometimes described as an achromatic color—black is the absence of color) that has high brightness but zero hue. ...

Homepage www.drakebulldogs.org
Drake Bulldogs logo from 1956-2005
Drake Bulldogs logo from 1956-2005

The Drake Bulldogs are the athletic teams of the Drake University. The university is a member of the Missouri Valley Conference and competes in NCAA Division I, they play in the Pioneer Football League (I-AA in football) fielding 14 varsity teams in 9 sports: Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Drake University is a private, co-educational university located in the city of Des Moines, Iowa. ... Former Missouri Valley Conference logo The Missouri Valley Conference (also called MVC or simply The Valley) is a college athletic conference whose members are located in the midwestern United States. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... The Pioneer Football League is a college athletic conference which operates literally from coast to coast in the United States It has member schools that range from North Carolina and Florida in the east to California in the west. ...

  • Women's sports
    • Basketball
    • Cross country
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Tennis
    • Track and field
    • Volleyball

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College basketball most often refers to the American basketball competitive governance structure established by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, or NCAA. // The game of basketball was invented by Dr. James Naismith in 1891. ... A college football game between Colorado State University and the Air Force Academy. ... College basketball most often refers to the American basketball competitive governance structure established by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, or NCAA. // The game of basketball was invented by Dr. James Naismith in 1891. ...

Football

Division History

Year Division
1937-1938 NCAA College Division (Small College)
1939-1958 NCAA University Division (Major College)
1959-1972 NCAA College Division (Small College)
1973-1977 NCAA Division I
1978-1980 NCAA Division I-A
1981-1985 NCAA Division I-AA
1986 Exhibition Only
1987-1992 NCAA Division III
1993-Present NCAA Division I-AA

Conferences

Year Conference
1893-1907 Independent
1908-1985 Missouri Valley Conference
1986 Independent
1987-1992 Division III Independent
1993-Present Pioneer Football League

Former Missouri Valley Conference logo The Missouri Valley Conference (also called MVC or simply The Valley) is a college athletic conference whose members are located in the midwestern United States. ... The Pioneer Football League is a college athletic conference which operates literally from coast to coast in the United States It has member schools that range from North Carolina and Florida in the east to California in the west. ...

Bowl History

Season Bowl Record Opponent Score Result
January 1, 1946 Raisin Bowl 5-4-1 Fresno State 13-12 Win
January 1, 1949 Salad Bowl 7-3 Arizona 14-13 Win
January 1, 1958 Sun Bowl 7-2 Louisville 34-20 Loss
December 13, 1969 Pecan Bowl 7-2-2 Arkansas State 29-21 Loss
December 10, 1972 Pioneer Bowl 7-5 Tennessee State 29-7 Loss

The Raisin Bowl was an annual series of five post-season American college football bowl games played in Fresno, California, from 1946 to 1949. ... The Salad Bowl was an annual post-season American college football bowl game played in Phoenix, Arizona, from 1948 to 1952. ... The Brut Sun Bowl is an annual college football bowl game that is played usually at the end of December in El Paso, Texas. ... Pecan Bowl, a postseason college football bowl game, was first played at Abilene, Texas, in December 1964, and was played there each year until 1968, when the location was moved to Arlington, Texas. ...

Men's Basketball

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Tournament History

Season Eliminated
Round
Teams Defeated Lost to
1969 Third Place Texas A&M
Colorado State
North Carolina
UCLA
1970 Elite Eight Houston New Mexico State
1971 Elite Eight Notre Dame Kansas

The 1969 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 25 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ... The 1970 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 25 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ... The 1971 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 25 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ...

National Invitational Tournament (NIT) History

Season Eliminated
Round
Teams Defeated Lost to
1964 2nd Round Pittsburgh New Mexico
1981 1st Round - Minnesota
1986 1st Round - Marquette

The National Invitation Tournament is an annual US basketball competition. ... The National Invitation Tournament is an annual US basketball competition. ... The National Invitation Tournament is an annual US basketball competition. ...

National Commissioners Invitational Tournament (NCIT) History

Season Eliminated
Round
Teams Defeated Lost to
1975 Champions Southern California
Bowling Green
Arizona
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The National Commissioners Invitational Tournament was an eight team postseason tournament run by the NCAA. It was introduced in 1974 as the Collegiate Commissioners Association Tournament. ...

Women's Basketball

NCAA Tournament History

Season Eliminated
Round
Teams Defeated Lost to
1982 Elite Eight Ohio State
Long Beach State
Maryland
1984 First Round - Texas
1986 Second Round Kentucky Mississippi
1995 Second Round Mississippi George Washington
1997 First Round - Illinois
1998 First Round - Colorado State
2000 First Round - Clemson
2001 First Round - Villanova
2002 Sweet Sixteen Syracuse
Baylor
South Carolina
2007 First Round - Tennessee

The 1982 NCAA Womens Division I Basketball Tournament was won by Louisiana Tech. ... The 1984 NCAA Womens Division I Basketball Tournament began on March 16th and ended on April 1st. ... The 1986 NCAA Womens Division I Basketball Tournament began on March 12th and ended on March 30th. ... The 1997 NCAA Womens Division I Basketball Tournament began on March 14, 1997 and concluded on March 30, 1997 when Tennessee won the national title. ... The 1998 NCAA Womens Division I Basketball Tournament began on March 13, 1998 and concluded on March 29, 1998 when Tennessee won the national title. ... The 2002 NCAA Womens Division I Basketball Tournament concluded on March 31, 2002 when Connecticut won the national title. ... The 2007 NCAA Womens Division I Basketball Championships will commence March 17, 2007 and conclude April 3 of that same year. ...

WNIT Tournament History

Season Eliminated
Round
Teams Defeated Lost to
1978  ? Fort Valley (GA)
Kansas
Long Beach State
1979 Second Place Utah
Northern Kentucky
South Carolina
1980 Third Place Clemson
Virginia
Oregon State
1981 Third Place Cincinnati
California
Arizona State
1985  ? West Texas State Florida
Texas Tech
1999 Forth Place Utah
Colorado
New Mexico
Arkansas
2004 First Round - Nebraska
2006 First Round - Nebraska

Notable Bulldogs

  • Johnny Bright - football player
  • Billy Cundiff - football player
  • Wanda Ford - women's basketball player
  • Zach Johnson - professional golfer
  • Kevin Little - track & field athlete
  • Lewis Lloyd - basketball player
  • Al McCoy - sports broadcaster
  • McCoy McLemore - basketball player
  • Bob Netolicky - basketball player
  • Dolph Pulliam - basketball player
  • Dani Tyler - women's softball player
  • Rick Wanamaker - basketball player, track and field athlete
  • Willie Wise - basketball player

Johnny D. Bright (born June 11, 1930, Fort Wayne, Indiana; died December 14, 1983, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) was a professional football player with the Canadian Football League (primarily with the Edmonton Eskimos) and an outstanding college football player at Drake University. ... Billy Cundiff (born March 30, 1980 in Valley Center, California) is a National Football League placekicker currently playing for the New Orleans Saints as a kickoff specialist. ... Zach Johnson (born February 24, 1976 in Iowa City, Iowa) is an American golfer. ... Al McCoy, The Voice Of The Suns, has been the radio broadcast announcer of Phoenix Suns NBA basketball games since 1972, nearly the entire length of the teams existence. ... McCoy McLemore Headline text Back in the 60s and 70s, he was a college and pro basketball star. ... Robert Netolicky (born August 2, 1942 in San Francisco, California) is a retired American basketball player. ... Willie M. Wise (born March 3, 1947 in San Francisco, California) is an American former professional basketball player. ...

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