The quest for a perfect bracket and $1 billion

The Men’s Basketball Division 1 NCAA Tournament is a time of great excitement for many across the country, but this year, some may be excited for a different reason. American businessman Warren Buffett is offering $1 billion for anyone who fills out a perfect tournament bracket. The offer was put out to everyone, but after just one weekend of tournament play, everyone had reportedly been … [Read more...]

Men’s basketball heading to national tournament

Central College’s men’s basketball team clinched the conference title this past weekend over Luther College and is headed off to the first round of the NCAA Division III national tournament. “It’s great to see all the hard work that our players put in and to see it finally pay off,” said head men’s basketball coach Craig Douma. “Our guys are hungry for more, and they are excited to go to the … [Read more...]

Men’s basketball looks to finish season with slam dunk

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With the season coming to an end, the Central College men’s basketball team hopes to put a cherry on top of their already successful year. “Things have gone great this year,” said head coach Craig Douma. With a record of 15-6, the team is in a good place for their upcoming conference tournament. Coach Douma, who is only in his second year as head basketball coach, is really enjoying watching … [Read more...]

Central men give Drake a run for their money

Unlike any of Central’s usual basketball games, the team went up against Drake University for an exhibition game on Sunday, Nov. 3. Drake paid Central to play them, which resulted in both teams benefiting from the experience. Exhibition games allow Division I teams to get game practice without a large threat of losing, while the smaller teams are benefited by playing tough competition and … [Read more...]

Men’s Basketball: New season, new coach, new philosophy

Head Coach Craig Douma is looking forward to his first season at Central. Photo courtesy of Sports Information

With the 2012-2013 basketball season underway, Central College Coach Craig Douma said that his men’s team will rely on a new style of play this year. Central has a strong basketball tradition, and Douma hopes to keep that tradition going with a well-respected and tough basketball team this season. “I’m really excited about this opportunity,” Douma said. “We want to make Central alumni, staff … [Read more...]

Central men reverse outcome with Simpson

Junior, Jacob Winkler reaches past a Simpson defender and scores two points for the Dutch.

Central went into the night tied with Simpson for fifth in the conference with an 8-6 record.  The last meeting did not hold well for the Dutch, but this game went a little different.  The hot shooting from warm-ups continued in the opening minutes of the game. Senior guard, Demarco Turner, drained a deep three-pointer to put the Dutch up 5-1 in the opening minutes.  Senior forward, Chris … [Read more...]