Team preview: Drake

Blue Ribbon Illustrated previews the 2003-04 college basketball season, exclusively on Insider.

Updated: November 6, 2003, 11:31 AM ET
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Last April, Dr. Tom Davis was sitting at home, enjoying the retired life after 28 years of coaching college basketball when the phone rang.

Drake athletics director Dave Blank was on the other end of the line, looking to see how things were going for the University of Iowa's all-time winningest head coach. That conversation wouldn't be the last between the two men. After a few more phone calls to Davis, Blank got around to asking him if he would want to rebuild the Drake program.