The Citadel Bulldogs basketball

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The Citadel Bulldogs
2014–15 The Citadel Bulldogs basketball team
The Citadel Bulldogs athletic logo
University The Citadel
Conference SoCon
South Division
Location Charleston, SC
Head coach Chuck Driesell (4th year)
Arena McAlister Field House
(Capacity: 6,000)
Nickname Bulldogs
Student section McAlister Maniacs/Long Grey Line
Colors

Citadel blue and white

            
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away
Conference tournament champions
SIAA: 1927

The Citadel Bulldogs is the name of the College Basketball team that represents The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, USA. The program is classified in the NCAA's Division I, and the team competes in the Southern Conference South Division. The team is currently coached by Chuck Driesell.

The team has never won a regular season or Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament championship or participated in the NCAA Tournament. The team has made one postseason appearance, playing in the 2009 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament, falling in the first round to eventual champion Old Dominion.[1] In 1927 the Bulldogs claimed the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association Tournament title, defeating Mercer for their only conference championship.

Facilities[edit]

The Bulldogs play their home games at the on-campus McAlister Field House, a 6,000 seat arena formerly known as The Armory. The arena was heavily renovated in 1989. During the summer of 2011, The Citadel completed renovations to the Field House, building a new floor and revamping the Bulldogs locker room.[2] Like all Citadel athletic teams, the Bulldogs utilize strength and conditioning, medical, and video spaces in Seignious Hall.

Coaches[edit]

Below is a list of all coaches at The Citadel and their records through the 2013–14 season.[3]

Coach
Tenure
Overall
Conference
Wins
Losses
Wins
Losses
Not Available 1900–01 0 1 No Conference
J. G. Briggs 1912–13 2 3
Darl Buse 1913–14 6 1
Hans Kangeter 1914–16 9 4
Harvey O'Brien 1916–18 6 2
C. F. Myers 1918–25 52 27 7 9
Locke Brown 1925–26 10 6 4 1
Benny Blatt 1926–30 52 22 8 4
Johnny Douglas 1930–33 18 31 1 3
Charlie Willard 1933–35 13 16 0 0
Rock Norman 1935–40 45 32 16 14
Ben Parker 1939–41 6 16 4 13
Ben Clemons 1941–42, 43–44 4 5 2 8
Bo Sherman 1942–43 8 6 5 3
Ernest Wehman 1944–45 9 5 8 4
Eugene Clark 1945–46 8 10 2 6
Whitey Piro 1946–47 4 11 0 10
Bernard O'Neil 1947–52 28 71 9 47
Leo Zack 1952–54 5 33 1 18
Jim Browning 1954–55 1 18 0 10
Hank Witt 1955–56 2 19 0 10
Norm Sloan 1956–60 57 38 33 19
Mel Thompson 1960–67 67 97 35 46
Dick Campbell 1967–71 45 54 21 27
George Hill 1971–74 33 42 11 18
Les Robinson 1974–85 132 162 61 99
Randy Nesbit 1985–92 76 121 32 72
Pat Dennis 1992–2006 158 233 72 146
Ed Conroy 2006–10 49 76 29 47
Chuck Driesell 2010–pres 31 94 16 54

Honored Jerseys[edit]

The Citadel began the Honored Jerseys in 2009 with Les Robinson, and have honored one jersey per year since. Jake Burrows' jersey was honored most recently, on January 28, 2012.[4]

Number Name Tenure
C Les Robinson (1974–1985)
33 Art Musselman (1957–1960)
33 Regan Truesdale (1982–1985)
3 Jake Burrows (1938–1940)

Notable Bulldogs[edit]

Rivalries[edit]

The primary Bulldog rivals, as in other sports, are VMI, Furman, and College of Charleston. The Citadel also has historical rivalries with other schools within the state. The Bulldogs records versus each rival are listed below, through the 2013–14 season.[5]

Records vs rivals[edit]

Opponent W L PCT Last win
VMI 54 46 .540 2012–13
Furman 85 116 .423 2012–13
College of Charleston 39 52 .429 2009–10

Records vs conference rivals[edit]

Excludes Furman and VMI, listed above
East Tennessee State, Mercer and VMI become SoCon members in basketball for the 2014 season. Appalachian State, Davidson, Elon, and Georgia Southern will no longer be SoCon members in men's basketball beginning in 2014.
Opponent W L PCT Last win
Chattanooga 16 56 .225 2011–12
East Tennessee State 15 37 .288 2004–05
Mercer 4 8 .333 1926–27
Samford 8 4 .667 2013–14
UNC Greensboro 8 17 .320 2013–14
Western Carolina 34 32 .515 2010–11
Wofford 46 50 .479 2012–13

Records vs in-state rivals[edit]

Division 1, non-SoCon only
Opponent W L PCT Last win
Charleston Southern 19 17 .528 2008–09
Clemson 22 60 .268 1978–79
Coastal Carolina 4 6 .400 2001–02
Presbyterian 47 23 .671 2013–14
South Carolina 25 75 .250 1988–89
South Carolina State 8 3 .727 2010–11
South Carolina Upstate 2 0 1.000 1980–81
Winthrop 4 4 .500 1997–98

Notable seasons[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2011-12 The Citadel Basketball Media Guide. The Citadel. p. 166. Retrieved June 7, 2012. 
  2. ^ "The Citadel Basketball Locker Room Renovations". citadelsports.com. Retrieved June 7, 2012. 
  3. ^ 2011-12 The Citadel Basketball Media Guide. The Citadel. p. 99. Retrieved June 25, 2012. 
  4. ^ "The Citadel to Honor Jake Burrows' Jersey No. 3 with a Banner in McAlister Field House". citadelsports.com. Retrieved 2012-01-17. 
  5. ^ 2013-14 The Citadel Basketball Fact Book. The Citadel. pp. 110–122. Retrieved March 9, 2014.