Drake then heads to the Sooner state to take on Tulsa (March 10), Oral Roberts (March 10) and Oklahoma (March 11), before going to Florida State (March 16) and Oregon (March 25). 2018 Schedule Drake returns to Des Moines on April 7 as it hosts Old Dominion and UMKC. The team closes out their home schedule against Wichita State (April 14) and Valparaiso (April 14). The Bulldogs begin the season with a trio of match on opening weekend. Drake hosts 2017 Ohio Valley Conference champions Tennessee Tech on Jan 19 and then Northern Illinois and Western Michigan for a doubleheader on Jan. 20. After the trip to Omaha, the Bulldogs have a seven-match home stand, featuring in-state foe Iowa (Feb. 9), Pac-12’s Arizona (Feb. 10) and Summit League foes South Dakota State (Feb.), IUPUI (Feb. 10) and Denver (Feb. 18). The Bulldog return the Roger Knapp Tennis Center to open the month of February against Michigan State (Feb. 2) and New Mexico (Feb. 4). Drake begins Summit League play at Omaha (Feb. 4). Drake will once again participate in the ITA Kick-Off Weekend and will square off against North Carolina (Jan. 27) on the first day of the event. Story Links Drake travels to Minneapolis for a pair off match against Minnesota (Feb. 23) and Penn (Feb. 24) to finish the second month of the season. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University head men’s tennis coach Davidson Kozlowski announced the Bulldogs 2018 schedule, highlighted by 10 matches against teams who competed in the 2017 NCAA Tournament. Drake concludes its regular season with a trip to Nebraska on April 18 for final preparation for the Summit League Championship on April 27-29 in Denver. Print Friendly Version The Bulldogs will spend the entire month of March on the road. The squad begins the month-long road trip at Indiana (March 2) Purdue (March 4). The Bulldogs wrap up their road trip at Illinois State (March 30) and Middle Tennessee State (March 31).