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Hy-Vee Classic
Expect Something Different. Four schools. One huge event!

The Drake University Alumni Association invite you to join us for the pregame spirit rally to cheer on the men’s basketball teams. The Hy-Vee Classic returns to Wells Fargo Arena for the sixth year in a row. Previously known as the Big Four Classic, this college basketball event brings together the four Division I Men's Basketball programs in the State of Iowa. Buy Tickets Online Directions & Parking Info 

All four schools—Drake, ISU, Iowa, and UNI—are collaborating to bring you one large, shared event! We will offer cash refreshments with snacks and appetizers provided while supplies last. There will be music by DJ Dave Gallagher, giveaways, mascots, and pep rallies with each school’s pep band and cheer squad—fun for everyone! As in years past, we will be collecting new hats, gloves, and mittens for donation to a Central Iowa agency.

1:00 p.m. Game 1—Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Drake Bulldogs
3:30 p.m. Game 2—Iowa State Cyclones vs. Northern Iowa Panthers

Saturday, Dec. 16
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM 
Memorial Hall, Community Choice
Credit Union Convention Center
Des Moines

If you would like to sit in the Drake section, please call 515-271-3647.

Questions? Contact Amelia Klatt, assistant director of Alumni Relations, at or (515) 271-3378