Keep winning and the outsiders will have no choice but to pay attention. Such is the case for the 2023-24 Concordia Men’s Basketball team, which has had to earn its way onto the national radar with its unique roster makeup.
The 1963-64 Bulldog men's basketball team made history by winning the program's first ever CIT championship. The '64 squad, led by CIT MVP Gordon Bredow, set the stage for future CIT success and added to the event's special nature.
The 71st Concordia Invitational Tournament will play out Jan. 26-27 in Mequon, home to Concordia University Wisconsin. Prior to the grand weekend event, the Bulldog basketball teams will host Mount Marty on Wednesday.
In late February of 1971, Tom Raabe accomplished something no other Concordia basketball player ever had: reach 2,000 career points. Raabe left a lasting legacy while starting all 101 games over his four-year career.
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.
A back-to-back national qualifier entering 2023-24, Concordia Men's Basketball will follow the lead of a star-studded frontcourt made up of stars Noah Schutte and Tristan Smith. The Bulldogs are challenging themselves to 'rise up' this winter.
Six years since his graduation, Chandler Folkerts can't escape The Chanimal nickname that became a signature of the dominance the Milford native displayed in the post. The humble Folkerts recently took his place in the Concordia Athletics HOF.
Named the 2003-04 GPAC Player of the Year, Rick Dietze used his patented 'old-man game' to score more points than any other GPAC player his senior season. The soft-spoken Dietze is headed to the Concordia Athletics Hall of Fame.
Following a five-year run in college basketball, Gage Smith continues to satisfy his appetite for competition thanks to the rebirth of SlamBall. New to the sport, Smith has earned a roster spot on the MOB and will appear on ESPN later in July.
The 2022-23 Bulldogs will be remembered for their ability to redefine themselves in the middle of the season and get on a roll that led into the national tournament. Noah Schutte and Gage Smith were the stars who guided Concordia through adversity.