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Drake University to search for live bulldog mascot

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) The Drake Bulldogs will soon be represented by a real bulldog. The school announced Friday that it will begin searching for an English bulldog to represent Drake at live sporting events, much like Georgia and Butler do. Officials say they were inspired to adopt a live mascot after seeing Porterhouse, the 2009 winner of their tongue-in-cheek ''Beautiful Bulldog...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Men's Golf Falls to Drake By One Stroke

The Creighton men's golf team fell to the Drake Bulldogs 310-311 in a dual at the Wakonda Country Club in Des Moines, Iowa on Monday.

Drake suspends two seniors for accepting improper benefits

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Drake seniors Gary Ricks, Jr. and Karl Madison have each been suspended for three games by the school for accepting improper benefits. The school says Ricks and Madison received the benefits in 2012-13, when they played under former coach Mark Phelps. They'll miss Drake's first three games, starting with Friday's opener against Bowling Green. Athletic director...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Loyola’s Road Struggles Continue at Drake

Photo: Loyola Athletics Loyola Chicago (9-17, 4-10 MVC) fell to last place in the Missouri Valley on Saturday with a 70-62 loss at Drake (13-13, 4-10). The Ramblers remain without a true road win. They are 0-12 on the road and 1-1 on neutral sites. Drake led nearly the entire way in Saturday’s matchup. After Loyola freshman Milton Doyle scored the game’s first three points, Drake...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Loyola Upends Drake, 70-60, To End Losing Slide

Photo: Loyola Athletics Loyola Chicago (7-10, 2-3 MVC) defeated Drake (10-7, 1-4 MVC) on Wednesday, 70-60, avoiding its third straight loss. The Ramblers trailed by six points in the second half, but they dominated the final 10 minutes. Sophomore Devon Turk started a 17-1 run with a layup. By the 5:37 mark, Loyola had built a 10-point lead. The Ramblers’ advantage grew to as...
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January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Loyola (Ill.) defeats Drake 70-60

Milton Doyle scored 28 points and Loyola (Ill.) defeated Drake 70-60 on Wednesday night. Devon Turk added 14 points and Christian Thomas and Jeff White 10 apiece for the Ramblers (7-10, 2-3 Missouri Valley), who snapped a two-game losing streak by shooting 50 percent from the floor. They also picked up 15 points off turnovers. The Bulldogs (10-7, 1-4), who lost their fourth in...
Via AP on Fox
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Loyola Tries To End Slide Against Drake Wednesday Night

Photo: Loyola Athletics Loyola (6-10, 1-3 MVC) will be back at Gentile Arena on Wednesday night to host Drake (10-6, 1-3). Though the Bulldogs sit tied with Loyola, Evansville, Bradley and Southern Illinois at the bottom of the Missouri Valley Conference, they have performed much better in the early part of the conference season. They lost by double digits to Bradley but nearly knocked...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Drake defeats Evansville 94-66

Jordan Daniels scored 28 points with three assists as Drake defeated Evansville 94-66 on Wednesday night. Richard Carter put up 19 points and grabbed four rebounds for the Bulldogs (10-3). Chris Caird had 10 points and Aaron Hawley came off the bench to score 12. Drake hit 61 percent from the field overall, 65.5 percent from the line and sank 65.5 percent from 3-point range. A...
Via AP on Fox
January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Drake holds early lead, defeats Albany (NY) 71-63

Richard Carter made two clutch buckets and five free throws for 9 of his 26 points in the final two minutes as Drake answered Albany's late-game push for a 71-63 victory on Monday. Albany scored the first points, but Drake (8-3) raced away on long-range shooting with a pair of 3-pointers from Jordan Daniels and three from Carter. The Bulldogs hit 10 of 19 from 3-point range. The...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss
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