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Athletics Drury's NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletic teams compete in men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's golf, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's swimming, men's and women's tennis, men's baseball, women's softball, and women's volleyball.

The school was a founding member of the Heartland Conference. In the fall of 2005, the Drury Panthers joined the Great Lakes Valley Conference.

Baseball, in hiatus since the 1970s, was reorganized for the 2007 season by new Head Coach Mark Stratton. Also in 2007, Drury men's swimming head coach Brian Reynolds was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

On April 7, 2013, Drury won the Division II Men's National Championship in Basketball, defeating Metro State of Denver 74-73 after rallying from a 17-point deficit. The Panthers won their final 23 games of the season - a school record - to finish 31-4 on the season. They also captured their second Great Lakes Valley Conference championship and first NCAA Division II Midwest Regional along the way.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> In keeping with recent custom, the Division II champions were invited to play an exhibition game against Duke University.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>


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