Articles by: AUSTIN CANNON

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 · 0 comments · 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 · 0 comments · 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 · 0 comments · 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 · 0 comments · 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 · 0 comments · 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 · 0 comments · 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 · 0 comments · 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

Drake women stay undefeated, survive North Dakota

After the Bulldogs slogged through the second and third quarters, they persevered in the final 10 minutes to go 3-0 on the young season, winning, 73-63.

by · November 22, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Sports

Football: Drake ends season on high note, beats undefeated Dayton

Saturday was the second time this season an undefeated PFL team visited Drake Stadium. For the second time, the unbeaten fell. The offense scored 21 unanswered points, John Hugunin set the Drake record for career tackles, and the Bulldogs held off the Flyers late for the 600th victory in program history, 27-17.

by · November 22, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Sports

Bulldogs survive Cyclones, win thrilling season-opener

Twice in the final 24 seconds of the game, guard Nicole Miller toed the charity stripe and hit a pair of free throws to keep the Iowa State Cyclones at bay. Those four points proved to be the difference, as Drake beat the Cyclones 74-70 to open the season.

by · November 15, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Sports

Women’s Basketball: Three things to look for in 2015-16

Drake Women’s Basketball won both of their exhibition games, and the season begins Sunday when the Bulldogs host the Iowa State Cyclones at the Knapp Center. Drake was projected to finish second in the Missouri Valley Conference, so here are three things to watch for as the season gets underway.

by · November 11, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Sports

Women’s Basketball: Drake finishes perfect exhibition season by burying Simpson

The Bulldogs won their second and final exhibition game Sunday at the Knapp Center, drubbing Simpson, 94-61. Drake also beat Grand View on Tuesday, cruising past the Vikings, 96-46.

by · November 8, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Sports

Football: Bulldogs eliminated from playoff contention

The Bulldogs will have to wait until the 2016 season for another chance to claim their first Pioneer Football League title since 2012.

by · November 7, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Sports

Morehead State outlasts Drake in 3-OT thriller; Bulldogs out of PFL race

In the third overtime, MSU had its best chance to put the game away after Drake had turned the ball over on its possession. A 23-yard field goal try from Shavi Bash was all it would take. And unlike in the first overtime period, he converted and the Eagles dealt Drake a crushing 38-35 defeat.

by · October 31, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Sports