With inclement weather postponing the Dordt matchup until Monday (Feb. 5), Concordia has a massive three-game stretch upcoming in seven days. After the No. 1 Defenders, the Bulldogs will stay in Seward for College of Saint Mary two days later, then travel to Dakota Wesleyan on Super Bowl Sunday.
With the standoff versus the No. 1 team in the country looming, Concordia hosted Northwestern on Saturday (Feb. 3) afternoon. After the Red Raiders cut the Bulldog lead to seven and forced a Head Coach Olson timeout, the home team answered the bell with a 14-2 run.
A 19-0 run in the second quarter gave the sixth-ranked Bulldogs control of Wednesday (Jan. 31)'s GPAC clash with Morningside. Concordia came away with a 79-67 win while finishing off a perfect 9-0 month of January.
After winning their ninth consecutive Concordia Invitational Tournament (CIT), the Bulldogs will be back on the road towards Sioux City, Iowa to face Morningside on Wednesday (Jan. 31).
Behind CIT MVP Kendal Brigham, the Bulldogs reigned supreme at the Concordia Invitational Tournament once again. CUNE improved to 17-2 overall while routing Concordia Wisconsin, 78-48, in Mequon on Saturday (Jan. 27).
The Bulldogs weathered a flurry of Cardinal 3-pointers and rallied back from a 16-point deficit to defeat Concordia Ann Arbor, 73-64, on day one of CIT. Five CUNE players reached double figures in scoring as the CIT win streak continued.
The eighth-ranked Bulldogs overcame a poor shooting performance while forcing 32 turnovers in a 75-53 home win over Mount Marty on Jan. 24. Sadie Powell paced Concordia with 15 points and six steals.
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.
On a day when the program honored its 2018-19 national championship team, the eighth-ranked Bulldogs paid tribute by playing suffocating defense. Concordia stifled Briar Cliff, 68-58, in a matchup of top 10 teams.
Another monster game from Kendal Brigham and a focused fourth-quarter defensive performance allowed No. 8 Concordia to fight off Hastings, 70-57, on the road on Wednesday (Jan. 17). The Bulldogs pushed their win streak to six.
The senior class is one that has persevered while shaping the 2023-24 squad into an elite one. Student-athletes like Kendal Brigham came to Concordia because it offered a close-knit community. They found that and much more.
Confetti, cupcakes and the whole family greeted Drew Olson in the locker room following Wednesday’s win over Morningside. The victory marked another feather in the cap for Olson, the winningest coach in Concordia Athletics history.
It's been three-and-a-half quick years since Taysha Rushton made her college decision official. Any reservations the Texan had about spending her college days in Nebraska subsided through close friendships and a love for basketball.
The top eight scorers, including all five starters, return from last season's national tournament team. The roster makeup gives Coach Drew Olson his most experienced group since 2019-20. The aim is to get back to Sioux City in March.
Eight years since she last starred for the Bulldogs, Bailey Morris continues to be characterized by competition and a love for the game. Says Morris of her Concordia years: "Those are some good memories for me. Those things have carried with me over the last eight years."
The 2022-23 season was one of growth for a Bulldog squad led by Taysha Rushton and a strong nucleus of third-year players. Coach Drew Olson's squad came together down the stretch for a win at No. 19 Jamestown and a national tournament blowout of Columbia.
Last season's Bulldog squad navigated the most challenging schedule in the NAIA and managed to reach the national tournament. Taysha Rushton leads a 2022-23 team that believes it's grown since the end of the 2021-22 campaign.
Mackenzie Koepke had played in 102 of a possible 103 games over her first three seasons. After missing the 2021-22 season due to injury, the Lincoln Lutheran alum, a link back to the national championship team, is determined to go out on her own terms.
Just a few weeks after playing the 123rd and final game of her collegiate career, Rylee Pauli reflected on four years of Concordia Women's Basketball. There were ups, downs, unique experiences and incredible highs.
Led by do-it-all guard Taysha Rushton and relentless senior Rylee Pauli, the 2021-22 Bulldogs extended the program's national tournament streak while beating five teams that qualified for nationals throughout the season.