Articles by: AUSTIN CANNON

Women’s basketball: Bulldogs disappointed with season’s end, set to improve next year

After year four of the Jennie Baranczyk era, the Drake women’s basketball team has established itself as a Valley contender.
This season’s 23-10 record — the best under Baranczyk — marked the Bulldogs’ second straight 20-win season, a feat they have not accomplished since 2002. Drake also finished in second place in the Missouri Valley Conference in back-to-back seasons.

by · March 30, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Sports

Drake, UNI seeding in WNIT raises questions

The end of the 2015-2016 Drake Women’s Basketball season had a familiar result: a loss to the Northern Iowa Panthers. But this particular defeat to the fellow Missouri Valley Conference team wasn’t in the league tournament. Instead, the two teams met in the second round of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament on Saturday, ending the Bulldogs’ season by a score of 64-58.

by · March 23, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Column, Sports

Bulldogs blowout Braves on Senior Day, Donahue receives heartfelt farewell

Going into the final week of the regular season with the Missouri Valley Conference tournament less than 20 days away, the Drake women’s basketball team has righted the ship.

The Bulldogs capped their regular-season home schedule with a 78-45 victory over the Bradley Braves to move into a tie for second place in the conference with Southern Illinois and Missouri State.

by · February 28, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Sports

Women’s basketball: Wendell’s big game helps Drake rebound from two-game skid

Junior Lizzy Wendell scored 27 points in 24 minutes to lead Drake to a 91-61 victory over the Loyola Ramblers Friday night at the Knapp Center, ending a two-game losing streak.

by · February 26, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Sports

Women’s basketball: UNI takes advantage of Drake’s slow start, Bulldogs now 2nd in MVC

Friday night in Cedar Falls, the Drake women’s basketball team had a chance to rebound from an unexpected loss to Indiana State on Sunday and reclaim first place in the Missouri Valley. But the Bulldogs couldn’t take advantage.

by · February 26, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Sports

UNI takes advantage of Drake’s slow start, drops Bulldogs to second place in MVC

Drake was doomed by a sluggish start and couldn’t recover in the second half before falling to the first-place UNI Panthers, 85-74. It marked the first time this season the Bulldogs have dropped two consecutive conference games.

by · February 19, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Sports

Subpar shooting leads to third MVC loss

Everything was clicking for the Drake Bulldogs. Going into Sunday they had won five straight games by an average 22.6 points and occupied the top spot in the Missouri Valley. But that all screeched to a halt Sunday at Indiana State.

by · February 18, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Sports

Women’s basketball: Drake in first place after burying Bears

The Knapp Center crowd watched the Bulldogs take over in the second quarter on their way to a 95-72 victory and the lone spot on top of the MVC standings.

by · February 7, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Sports

Bulldogs outclass Shockers, set up showdown with Bears

On Friday the talent discrepancy was on full display. The Bulldogs solved WSU’s defense easily, took advantage of Shocker turnovers and hit the open shot on their way to a leisurely 81-59 victory. It was the first time since 2009 that the Bulldogs swept the regular-season series with the Shockers.

by · February 5, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Sports

Bulldogs in good shape halfway through conference season

With nine conference games played and nine to go, the Bulldogs are tied for first in the MVC standings with Northern Iowa and Missouri State. Each team has a 7-2 conference record with Drake boasting the best overall mark at 14-6.

by · January 31, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Sports

Close loss to UNI knocks Bulldogs out of first place

The two teams entered Sunday tied for first in The Valley. UNI (11-7, 6-1) now occupies the top spot alone while the Bulldogs (12-6, 5-2), who saw their five-game winning streak snapped, will have to wait until Feb. 19 for a rematch in Cedar Falls.

by · January 24, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Sports

Women’s basketball: Drake tied atop MVC standings after dominating Illinois State

With a big second half, Drake bested Indiana State on Friday, 80-55. Sunday night the Bulldogs hosted Illinois State and outclassed the 3-13 Redbirds, 76-41. It was how a contender is supposed to play, never letting the Redbirds get close after the opening quarter.

by · January 17, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Sports

Drake women use huge second half to beat Indiana State

After struggling to get anything going offensively in the first half, the Drake women’s basketball team buried the Indiana State Sycamores in the final two quarters to with its fourth game in a row, 80-55.

by · January 15, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Sports

Women’s basketball: Bulldogs back on track

After dropping five of their previous six, the Bulldogs have won three straight and sit at the No. 2 spot in the Missouri Valley Conference standings with a 10-5 (3-1) record, half a game behind Loyola.

by · January 14, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Sports

No scholarships, no problem

Drake is a charter member of the Pioneer Football League, a college-football anomaly if there ever was one. The PFL is a football-only, non-scholarship conference that began play in 1993.

by · December 17, 2015 · 1 comment · Sports