The exhibition season wraps up this evening for the Drury Panthers before they open the defense of their Great Lakes Valley Conference title and a hoped for run to the NCAA Tournament again this year. The Panther’s will face off against Crowder College this evening at 7:30 pm at Harrison Stadium. A final chance for Coach Ryan Swan to fine tune his lineup before the season opens September 3rd in Ashland, OH.
The Crowder Roughriders are an NJCAA squad based in Neosho that draws international players as well as a core of regional players. It includes sophomores Bryce Collier (Hillcrest) and Trevor Pedigo (Kickapoo) on this years roster.
The first home game of the season isn’t until September 17th when independent Truman State comes to town for an 11am Friday game.