Though April brings track and field events to Drake Stadium that become many Bulldogs’ fondest memories, winter means college basketball at The Knapp Center. And while many of us remember the men’s 2008 trip to the NCAA Tournament, it wasn’t the team’s first time in the national spotlight. In 1969, the men’s basketball team, led [...]Read more
Join alumni from across the nation to cheer the Drake men’s basketball team to victory during a Drake National Game Watch on Sunday, Jan. 22. The Bulldogs take on the University of Northern Iowa Panthers in an away game that will air nationally on ESPNU at 7 p.m., Central Standard Time. Wherever you choose to [...]Read more
When Drake basketball standout Klayton Korver, BS’08, graduated he considered pursuing a career in pro ball like his brother, Kyle, a guard for the Chicago Bulls. Instead, he put his Drake marketing degree to use fulfilling a Korver family tradition that runs even deeper than basketball — community outreach.
The Korver boys got their start in giving back to the community when their father, Kevin, led a civic restoration program through the California church he pastored until 1993, when the family moved to Pella, IA.
“When we started, Paramount, CA was ranked one of the top 10 worst cities to live in,” says Klayton. “We would pick up trash and paint over graffiti. It was kind of cool to watch people start to care about their yards and houses, and before long the gangs moved out.”Read more