The Citadel Bulldogs

NCAA Division: Division I
Conference: Southern Conference
Past Conferences: Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
City: Charleston, South Carolina

Arena: McAlister Field House
NCAA Tournaments: 0
Championships:
National Championships – 0
Conference Titles – 0

Team History

The Citadel Bulldogs make it a point to let people know they did field a team in 1900-01, even though the school was defeated by Charleston 25-7. There was no team again until the 1912-13 season. The Citadel became a pretty good squad in short order, posting back-to-back undefeated seasons in 1918-19 and 1919-20 and proclaiming the title of “1925 State Champions” in the school’s record book after going 6-1 against Furman, South Carolina, Presbyterian and Clemson.

The Bulldogs defeated Mercer 42-41 to win the 1927 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association postseason tournament, which is still the only time The Citadel has won a conference title. The Bulldogs did receive an invitation to compete in the 2009 CIT Tournament after going 20-13 but lost in the first round.

The Bulldogs have had a few good seasons in recent years but haven’t been able to sustain anything, with the last graduating class to leave with a winning record occurring in 1984-85. The Citadel is one of four teams to have been playing at the time of the first NCAA Tournament to have never made the “Big Dance,” along with Army, St. Francis and William & Mary.

The Citadel Bulldogs All-Time Records

Points Scored
Cameron Wells, 2,049
Regan Truesdale, 1,661
Zane Najdawi, 1,634

Rebounds
J’Mel Everhart, 823
Hayden Brown, 742
Mike Groselle, 739

Assists
Cameron Wells, 485
Kevin Hammack, 457
Marshall Harris III, 438

 

FAQs
Have Any Players From The Citadel Ever Been Drafted by the NBA?

The Bulldogs have had two players drafted by NBA teams. Gary Daniels was drafted in the fifth round by the Boston Celtics in 1962, while Rick Swing was drafted in the fourth round by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 1979. Neither played a regular season NBA game.

When Did The Citadel Begin Using the Bulldog Nickname?

The Citadel football team of 1907 was officially called the Bulldogs. The name supposedly came from a newspaper article that said the team “played with the tenacity of a bulldog.”

When Was the Last Time The Citadel Posted Back-To-Back Winning Seasons?

You have to go back to the 2000-01 and 2001-02 seasons to find the last time the Bulldogs finished above .500 in consecutive years. The 2000-01 team went 16-12 and the Bulldogs were 17-12 the following season. The Citadel has had just two winning seasons since then.

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