A 2001 Concordia graduate, Derek Engelbart has come full circle. The institution's new Vice President of Institutional Advancement finds himself in a position to help enhance the student-athlete experience 20 years after wrapping up his own collegiate career.
Behind 22 points from Tristan Smith, Concordia won going away for the third-straight GPAC outing. On Wednesday (Dec. 6), the Bulldogs took control early on and cruised to an 82-54 victory at Mount Marty.
For the fourth time in his career, Noah Schutte has been honored as the GPAC Player of the Week. The Laurel, Neb., native totaled a combined 45 points and 29 rebounds last week as the Bulldogs defeated Midland and Jamestown.
It's a long road ahead for the Bulldogs (5-2, 2-2 GPAC), literally. Each of the next six outings will take place away from Friedrich Arena. That stretch begins this week with trips to Mount Marty and Briar Cliff.
A 21-0 run, spurred by Joel Baker, in the middle of the first half defined the day as the Bulldogs ran away from Jamestown, 99-78. Noah Schutte and Tristan Smith both recorded double-doubles as Concordia completed a 2-0 week of GPAC play.
After a long 11 days and a Thanksgiving break, the Bulldogs resumed action at Wikert Event Center, taking on Midland on Wednesday night (Nov. 29). Concordia seized the lead early and ran with it for the full 40 minutes, keeping the improved Warriors at bay in the 104-86 win.
An extended break in the schedule will end on Wednesday as the Bulldogs clash with Midland in Fremont. Concordia will then host its final pre-New Year's home game on Saturday as Jamestown makes a visit to Friedrich Arena.
A late 6-0 run got Concordia within a point in the final minute before a back-breaking trey by Northwestern. The Red Raiders staved off the Bulldogs, 78-74, despite 24 points from Tristan Smith and a 37-26 rebound disadvantage.
Stops were difficult to come by on a night when defending GPAC regular season champion Morningside outgunned the Bulldogs, 101-89. Both Noah Schutte and Tristan Smith hit the 20-point mark in Concordia's first defeat of 2023-24.
There will be no easy into conference play as the Bulldogs look forward to matchups this week with the top two teams in the GPAC preseason poll: Morningside and Northwestern. Concordia will host the Mustangs on Wednesday.
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.
A senior class led by Tanner Shuck and Brevin Sloup steadied the men's basketball program and led it to the national tournament for the first time since 2005. The highlight of the campaign was a GPAC tournament title.
At long last, the Bulldogs are headed back to the national tournament after a 15-year hiatus. The GPAC tournament champions earned a No. 7 seed and a matchup with No. 2 seed Ottawa.
Brevin Sloup doesn't have to hide the pride he has for his hometown Seward. It works both ways. Now starring as the Bulldog point guard, Sloup inspires plenty of pride from the Seward community.
Tanner Shuck and Brevin Sloup return to provide scoring punch for a new-look Bulldog men's basketball team in 2018-19. Head coach Ben Limback's squad will also be reliant on a large group of newcomers.
A new-look Bulldog men's basketball team opened official practice on Monday (Sept. 24). Junior Tanner Shuck says that the group of newcomers has brought a jolt to energy to the 2018-19 team.