University Advancement

Hy-Vee Classic: Four Schools. One Event. Last Chance. 

Drake University invites you to join us for the pregame spirit rally to cheer on the Bulldog men’s basketball team before the final Hy-Vee Classic. All four schools—Drake, ISU, Iowa, and UNI—will gather one last time in Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center to cheer on their teams. Join us to experience music, giveaways, mascots, and each school’s pep band and cheer squad! Cash refreshments and free appetizers and snacks will also be offered while supplies last. Show your Bulldog pride as Drake’s mascot, cheer squad, and pep band lead the Drake portion of the program at 2 PM.

A limited number of $75 100-level tickets within the Drake section are available. They are available for purchase through the Drake Athletics Ticket Office at 515-271-3647. All other ticket levels are available online through the Iowa Events Center.

Saturday, December 15
Community Choice Convention Center
Memorial Hall | Des Moines

Pre-Game Gathering | 1:30 PM
Game 1 | ISU vs. Drake | 3:30 PM
Game 2 | Iowa vs. UNI | 6 PM

As in years past, all schools will work together to collect new or gently used adult coats, hats, gloves, and mittens, as well as new socks for donation to the Central Iowa Shelter and Services. The mission of Central Iowa Shelter & Services is to provide low-barrier shelter, meals, and support services at no cost to adults experiencing homelessness and to facilitate their move toward self-sufficiency.

Questions? Contact Cathy Williams, special events manager, at or 515-271-2769.