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Truman Bulldogs
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School Name: Truman State University
Location: Kirksville, Missouri
Arena: Pershing Arena
Capacity: 3,000
Conference: GLVC
Head coach: Matt Woodley

The Truman Bulldogs represent Truman State University in NCAA Division II sports. A founding member of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association in 1912 when it was known as North Missouri Normal School, it remained in that league through name changes to Northeast Missouri State Teachers College (1918), Northeast Missouri State College (1968), Northeast Missouri State University (1972), and its current name of Truman State (1996) before joining the Great Lakes Valley Conference in 2013.

The Bulldogs' most notable player is Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame member Harry Gallatin. Another notable player was Gene Bartow, who went on to a long college coaching career, most notably as John Wooden's successor at UCLA and the inaugural head coach of UAB. In the 21st century, the most notable Truman basketball alumnus is current Knox County, Tennessee mayor Glenn Jacobs, better known for his long professional wrestling career in WWE as Kane.

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