2014-2015 San Francisco Dons Men's Basketball Schedule
The USF Dons are set to begin another NCAA basketball season
and this could well be a big year in the Bay Area, as this is a team that can do a little bit of everything and is sure to
give the WCC a serious run for its money. With a talented team returning to WCC competition and the addition of a solid recruiting
class and transfers, the Dons are looking to make a big statement in the conference and a return to the NCAA Tournament come
March. When the Dons are playing some lock down defense and hitting big shot after big shot to secure a win you will definitely
want to be in the stands cheering them to victory.
And that's exactly why home games at War Memorial Gymnasium are sure
to be absolutely packed to the brim with the perfect atmosphere that is sure to give you plenty of reasons to be out of your
seat throughout the game. This is a sport that gets taken to a completely different level when you're there in the middle
of an exciting matchup that could go either way, particularly when it's a team like the Dons taking on another team in the
WCC. Once you're there watching two talented teams trading baskets, you'll definitely be glad that you're not anywhere else.
San Francisco Dons Basketball Team Info
The West Coast Conference always has top quality college basketball match
ups throughout the regular season and this year will certainly be no different. In addition to a quality preseason schedule,
USF will see in conference home games against rivals like Saint Mary's, University of San Diego, BYU, and the juggernaut that
is Gonzaga, among others. This is a great conference filled with superstar-level players looking to lead their teams to victory,
and the Dons are sure to be right in the thick of the action all season long. The Dons have had some legendary players come
through their roster over the years, and you never know when the next baller is going to arrive on the scene to tear up the
College Basketball Experience
College basketball is an experience like no other, but you're not really
going to figure that out sitting at home. Featuring some of the best student athletes in the world along with some of the
most passionate fans in all of sports, the games have an atmosphere that is unrivaled. When you set foot into War Memorial
Gymnasium for a San Francisco Dons' home basketball game this will all be clear. As the teams set up for opening tip-off the
fans stand up and vociferously cheer for their alma mater and hometown favorites. And when you get sucked into the action
and start inching closer to the edge of your seat, you'll never look at the home-viewing experience the same way ever again.
San Francisco Dons Basketball History
It is definitely enjoyable to watch the game at home, but the experience
just does not quite stack up to being inside Memorial Gym with thousands of other screaming Dons' fans when the game is on
the line. Be sure to check out the USF Dons basketball schedule up above to see what games you can attend, as this is a team
that has been around since 1910 (then as St. Ignatius College) and has built an incredible reputation with their fan base.
With 16 different NCAA Tournament appearances and players like Bill Russell, Quintin Dailey, K.C. Jones and others dominating
for the Dons before heading on to the pro level, this is a program that is never lacking in talent, giving them a chance every
time they head out to the hardwood.
San Francisco Dons Basketball Trivia
Did you know that Bill Russell
won 13 different championships between college and pro basketball?
Bill Russell wasn't just a regular season warrior,
as he was consistently at his best during the most important games of a season. After winning two titles for the Dons, Russell
would head on to win a ridiculous 11 more for the Boston Celtics, taking home five league MVPs on the pro level to go along
with his 1955 achievement of winning the 1955 NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player. Overall, it's hard to argue that anyone
has ever had a basketball career (college and pro) quite like Bill Russell.
San Francisco Dons Fans
Memorial Gymnasium, home court for the San Francisco Dons, is regularly packed with loyal Dons fans who know really how to
show their support for USF hoops, and this is one quality that you cannot fully appreciate by watching the game on television.
The talent heavy Dons are hoping to really turn some heads in the WCC and NCAA at large this year and you will want to be
there from the beginning as they have their hopes set on hoisting a West Coast Conference championship banner to the rafters
at Memorial Gym. When the fans are on their feet and the Dons are looking to bring home yet another big win, you'll definitely
be glad that you're not anywhere else.