Drake Bulldogs

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The Drake Bulldogs are the intercollegiate athletics teams of Drake University located in Des Moines, Iowa, United States.wikipedia
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Missouri Valley Conference

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The Bulldogs' athletic program is a member of the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) and competes at the NCAA Division I level.

Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

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Drake also sponsors teams in the Pioneer Football League, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, and Summit League.

Summit League

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Drake also sponsors teams in the Pioneer Football League, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, and Summit League.
Drake and Illinois State became associate members in men's tennis starting in 2017–18, and former full member Valparaiso rejoined for men's swimming and men's tennis at the same time.

Johnny Bright incident

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On October 20, 1951, Drake's black football star Johnny Bright was assaulted in a game at Oklahoma A&M (now known as Oklahoma State).
The game was significant in itself as it marked the first time that an African-American athlete with a national profile and of critical importance to the success of his team, the Drake Bulldogs, had played against Oklahoma A&M College (now Oklahoma State University) at Oklahoma A&M's Lewis Field.

Des Moines, Iowa

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The Drake Bulldogs are the intercollegiate athletics teams of Drake University located in Des Moines, Iowa, United States.
Des Moines is also home to the Drake University Bulldogs, an NCAA Division I member of the Missouri Valley Conference, primarily playing northwest of downtown at the on-campus Drake Stadium and Knapp Center.

Drake University

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The Drake Bulldogs are the intercollegiate athletics teams of Drake University located in Des Moines, Iowa, United States.

Pioneer Football League

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Drake also sponsors teams in the Pioneer Football League, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, and Summit League.

Dolph Pulliam

Legend Dolph Pulliam becomes the first athlete to be selected in both the NBA and NFL drafts.
He previously served as color analyst alongside Larry Cotlar on KRNT radio, the home of Drake Bulldogs basketball, and as Director of Community Outreach and Development at Drake University.

John L. Griffith

The teams were known as "The Drakes" until 1908, when John L. Griffith, the newly appointed football coach, brought English Bulldogs to the sidelines of games, prompting Des Moines Register sports editor Art Gordon to dub the teams "the Bulldogs".

Wanda Ford

Wanda Ford (born c. 1964) is a former American basketball player for the Drake Bulldogs.

Iowa

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In NCAA FCS, the University of Northern Iowa Panthers play at the Missouri Valley Conference and Missouri Valley Football Conference (despite the similar names, the conferences are administratively separate), whereas the Drake University Bulldogs play at the Missouri Valley Conference in most sports and Pioneer League for football.

Drake Relays

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and since 1910, the school has been home to and sponsor of what has become one of the world's premier collegiate athletic events, the annual Drake Relays track and field meet held in April.

Bulldog

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The teams were known as "The Drakes" until 1908, when John L. Griffith, the newly appointed football coach, brought English Bulldogs to the sidelines of games, prompting Des Moines Register sports editor Art Gordon to dub the teams "the Bulldogs". Drake's live bulldog mascot is Griff, a retired show dog; the costumed mascot is Spike; and the school colors are blue and white.

The Des Moines Register

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The teams were known as "The Drakes" until 1908, when John L. Griffith, the newly appointed football coach, brought English Bulldogs to the sidelines of games, prompting Des Moines Register sports editor Art Gordon to dub the teams "the Bulldogs".

Drake Stadium (Drake University)

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The Relays moved to Drake Stadium when it opened in 1925.

Soldier Field

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Drake played the first-ever night game at Soldier Field in 1930, falling to Oregon 14-7.

Oregon Ducks football

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Drake played the first-ever night game at Soldier Field in 1930, falling to Oregon 14-7.

African Americans

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On October 20, 1951, Drake's black football star Johnny Bright was assaulted in a game at Oklahoma A&M (now known as Oklahoma State).

Johnny Bright

On October 20, 1951, Drake's black football star Johnny Bright was assaulted in a game at Oklahoma A&M (now known as Oklahoma State).