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A life-altering football game for Drake

Originally Published: May 30, 2011
By Richard Lapchick | Special to ESPN.com

A few Saturdays ago, Drake University's football team beat CONADEIP, a team from Mexico, by the score of 17-7.

Yes, it's unusual to see the result of a college football game played in May. This, though, was no ordinary game. It was the Global Kilimanjaro Bowl in Arusha, Tanzania, the first time an American football team played in Africa.

I spoke to the student-athletes at Drake two years ago, and visited with athletic director Sandy Hatfield Clubb while I was there. She ...

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