Drake Bulldogs Basketball Tickets

Drake Bulldogs tickets

Drake Bulldogs Basketball Schedule

Each year when the college basketball season gets underway there is arguably no better place to be than in the Drake Knapp Center, the Des Moines, Iowa home of the Drake Bulldogs. As the Bulldogs enter Missouri Valley Conference play they will be looking to score some big time upsets as they try to reestablish themselves as a major factor in the conference en route to an appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Replete with impressive passing, dunking, shooting, and lock down defense, the Drake Bulldogs always bring the excitement. The Bulldogs had their share of struggles last season, finishing 15-16 and tied for 8th place in the Missouri Valley Conference, but they have a strong core of returning players who are determined to turn things around.

The Drake Bulldogs will once again be going up against all of the toughest teams in the Missouri Valley Conference including the Bradley Braves, the Evansville Purple Aces, the Illinois State Redbirds, the Indiana State Sycamores, the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers, the Missouri State Bears, the Northern Iowa Panthers, the Southern Illinois Salukis, and the defending Missouri Valley Conference champions the Wichita State Shockers. Navigating through the difficult Missouri Valley Conference regular season schedule is a daunting task but this year's Bulldogs team seems to have the talent to make some real noise in the conference as they attempt to climb up the standings and score some big wins on their way to an NCAA Tournament berth. The Bulldogs will need all the help they can get from their dedicated fan base when they take on tough teams at the Drake Knapp Center so be sure to get your tickets to support the Drake Bulldogs from StubHub as soon as possible.


Drake Bulldogs Basketball History

The Drake Bulldogs basketball program has been the talk of Des Moines, Iowa since it first began back in 1906. They enjoyed a period of dominance in the 1930's and again in the late Sixties and early Seventies. The past few seasons have been rough for the Bulldogs as they have struggled to make their way back to the Tournament following their most recent conference tournament win in 2008. Things are on an upswing for the Bulldogs under head coach Ray Giacoletti and they appear poised to make a big move up the Missouri Valley Conference standings in the 2014-2015 season.


Drake Bulldogs Basketball Conference

The Missouri Valley Conference may often be called a "mid-major" by sports pundits but this Division I conference is not one to be overlooked. Founded in 1907, the Missouri Valley conference is the second oldest athletic conference in the United States and younger than only the Big Ten. There are currently ten schools who make up the Missouri Valley Conference: Drake, Bradley, University of Evansville, Indiana State, Illinois State, Loyola-Chicago, University of Northern Iowa,Missouri State University, Wichita State, and Southern Illinois University. Every year the members of the Missouri Valley Conference play each another in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament which is held in St. Louis, Missouri and has earned the nickname Arch Madness, with the winner earning an automatic bid in the NCAA Tournament. In the past few seasons Wichita State has dominated the conference in basketball and made a name for itself in the national rankings, reaching number 2 in the 2013-2014 season as it went 34-0 before entering the Big Dance and making it to the Final Four at the end of the 2012-2013 season before losing a close game to eventual champions Louisville.


The Experience

Attending a top college basketball game is one of the best experiences to be found in sports. Many of the best student athletes in the world take the court in college basketball, when this is combined with some of the most passionate fans in all of sports there is an atmosphere in the arena that cannot be found anywhere else. When you set foot in the Drake Knapp Center for a Drake Bulldogs home basketball game this will all be clear. As the teams set up for opening jump ball the fans get on their feet and loudly cheer for their alma mater and hometown favorites. The game continues full of end to end action, big time shots, and clutch defensive stops. All of a sudden the clock is winding down in the second half and the two sides are wrapped up in yet another tight contest. Your palms get sweaty with each trip down the floor and each time a player from your favorite team lets loose a shot you hold your breath until the ball tickles the twine. This continues until the final buzzer when the Bulldogs' side erupts after another big win and their fans exit of the arena in jubilation. The moment you leave the Drake Knapp Center you will want to immediately start planning your next trip to the venue to cheer on the Bulldogs.


Trivia

The Drake Bulldogs have earned an NCAA Tournament berth four times, most recently in 2008. The program is perhaps most famous for its 1969 team which made it all the way to the Final Four.

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31 Dec
Dec 31, 2014 5:05 PM
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Des Moines, IA
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