Concordia Men's Basketball enters 2021-22 feeling like it "left some meat on the bone" last season when the program missed out on the national tournament. The Bulldogs return their top seven scorers, including three All-GPAC honorees.
Gage Smith made an head-turning transformation from sophomore to junior season while becoming an all-conference player. Even better things could be in store in 2021-22 for Gage, who now has his brother alongside him.
The memories remain vivid for brothers Darin and Derek Engelbart, both 1,000-point scorers for Concordia Men's Basketball. The bond over No. 22 symbolizes their relationship as brothers.
Highlights from the 2020-21 Concordia Men's Basketball season included a dominant run at home, a sweep of Northwestern and All-GPAC performances from Carter Kent, Gage Smith and Justin Wiersema.
Justin Wiersema is the guy who catches every coach’s attention. It’s not simply because he’s good – it’s also because his motor never stops and his energy level never slips.
Thought picked sixth in the GPAC preseason poll, the Bulldogs like what they have with a backcourt that features Carter Kent and Justin Wiersema. Concordia is coming off a 2020 GPAC tournament title.
Carter Kent finds team success to be "addicting." The Crete High School product plans to take on more a leadership role this coming season as he progresses through a unique offseason.
Originally from Scotia, Neb., Glen Snodgrass arrived for classes at Concordia University in the fall of 1994. He starred on the hardwood and gridiron before becoming a state championship coach.
Let's answer the question: who wore it better? We ran down the top Bulldog men's basketball performers at each jersey number during the 20 seasons of GPAC hoops.
As head coach Grant Schmidt put it, "when they strapped on their shoes, they didn't lose." The 2004-05 squad reached the national title game and stands out as one of the most competitive and fiery in school history.