NCAA Championship

What you need to know about Drury playing in the NCAA-II Championship

Game and broadcast information

Drury University plays Metropolitan State (Denver) in the men’s Division II NCAA Championship Game on Sunday, April 7 at 3 p.m. Central Time at Phillips Arena in Atlanta, Ga.

CBS will air the game live at 3 p.m. In the Ozarks, the game will air on KOLR channel 10.

KOLR10/KOZL will air a “Road to the Championship” pre-game show at the following times:

  • Friday, April 5 at 6:30 pm on KOLR Channel 10
  • Saturday, April 6 at 4:30 and 9:30 pm on KOZL Channel 27

KOLR10/KOZL will air a Championship post-game show at the following times on Sunday, April 7:

  • At 9:30 pm on KOZL Channel 27
  • At 10:30 pm on KOLR Channel 10

The radio broadcast of the game, featuring Drury alumnus and current graduate student John Miller, will be on KWTO 98.7.

Where to buy fan gear

The team store in the O’Reilly Family Event Center will be open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday.

The Drury campus bookstore will be open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday.

Both stores feature the new “It’s Our Time” t-shirts.

Travel plans

The faculty/staff/alumni fan bus leaves from Summit St. near the O’Reilly Family Event Center at 8 a.m. Saturday morning.

Five student buses will leave from Drury Lane on Saturday evening between 8-9 p.m.

The charter flight to Atlanta will leave from the Springfield-Branson National Airport at 8 a.m. on Sunday, April 7.

The charter plane is full, but those interested in riding a bus to Atlanta for the game, please call 417-888-4488 or 800-749-7166.

Watch parties

Off-campus watch party:  Sunday at 2 p.m. at Big Whiskey’s on Republic Road.

On-campus student watch parties: In residence halls on Sunday at 3 p.m.


Drury University to cancel classes on April 8 at its Springfield campus to encourage attendance at NCAA Championship

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., April 1, 2013 — In an effort to allow Drury students, faculty and staff to travel safely to and from the NCAA Division II National Championship game on Sunday, April 7 in Atlanta, Drury will operate with a minimal staff at its Springfield campus on Monday, April 8. This means classes before 5 p.m. at Drury’s Springfield campus are canceled, and staff and faculty can travel back from Atlanta without using a personal day or vacation.

All classes after 5 p.m. in Springfield, and all classes at Drury’s branch campuses will go on as scheduled on Monday, April 8.

“We want the Drury community to have the opportunity to go to Atlanta to cheer on the Panthers,” President Todd Parnell said. “But we want to make sure they do it safely. This will allow fans to travel on Saturday, attend Sunday’s game and then make their way back to Springfield on Monday in time for evening classes.”

Housing and the cafeteria will be open on Monday, April 8, otherwise, Drury’s Springfield campus will operate as if classes before 5 p.m. were canceled due to weather.

Drury advanced to Sunday’s title game against Metropolitan State (Colo.) with a 107-97 victory over Western Washington at the NCAA Division II Final Four in Louisville on Saturday, March 30.

Sunday’s championship game will be broadcast on CBS at 3 p.m. Central Time. Locally, in the Springfield television market, the game will air on KOLR.