The Times-Delphic

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Monday, February 26, 2007

Travel to St. Louis for $20

Drake is finally starting to get it. A winning basketball team needs a fan base.

This year the athletics department and Student Senate have ponied up some serious funds to allow students to travel to the men's Missouri Valley Conference tournament for $20.

Twenty bucks buys a bus ride, one or two tickets — depending on how Drake does — a stay in a hotel and breakfast. What a bargain.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Drake basketball on the plus side

Drake's 82-79 win over Evansville secured its winning season in 20 years. Right now the Bulldogs are 16-13.

Odds are against them at Missouri State on Saturday, so that'll put them at 16-14.

My estimations say Drake will play Illinois State in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament as a No. 8 or No. 9 seed. Tip-off is at 6:05 p.m. on Thursday, March 1. A win bumps the Bulldogs to 17-14 and gives them a date with Southern Illinois.

If Drake lost, it'd still be one game over .500, and it would be unlikely for them to receive an invitation to the NIT.

If the Bulldogs were invited, they'd be at least games over .500, and, well, you can only lose once.

No matter what happens, it's been a fun season. What was your favorite memory from the regular season? How do you think Drake will do in St. Louis?

Friday, February 09, 2007

State champs/Poll question ideas

Sorry I've neglected this blog for so long. Since I'm no longer enrolled in a blogging class, it's not a requirement that I make weekly posts on it.

Anyway, I happy to report those of you who voted in The Times-Delphic poll were right. Drake swept Northern Iowa on Thursday with a 62-57 win at the McLeod Center in Cedar Falls.

I'm going to leave the poll up for a little bit to let viewers know the voters were right.

Do you have any suggestions for the next poll question.