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Meet big Bulldog fans David and Nancy Thompson

Both Bulldog basketball teams rewarded fans this season with their tenacity under pressure, spirit amid injuries and several exciting victories, such as the men’s triumphs over the University of Iowa, Iowa State University and the University of Northern Iowa. Among the most loyal Bulldog fans are Nancy and David Thompson, PH’63, who began getting season tickets three years ago when David sold his business, Granville Drugs in Granville, Ill., and became semi-retired. 

The couple traveled the 500-mile round trip to almost every home game, missing only four games in that time (one miss due to the birth of their 17th grandchild). “I’ve always loved sports. As a Drake student, I don’t think I missed a single home football or basketball game,” David says.

How does Nancy feel about supporting Drake athletics? “She loves it, too,” David says. “We started coming to the Drake Relays 30 years ago, and she won’t leave until the last race is over.”

Are you a rabid Bulldog fan, or do you know one? Tell us about him or her by e-mailing John Brown, assistant director of alumni and parent programs, at john.brown@drake.edu.