Athletics & Fitness
Creighton has 12 sport clubs including the Club Hockey Team, The Rowing Association and the Bluejay Lacrosse Club and hundreds of intramural teams including 4 on 4 volleyball and flag football. Grab your sweatband and your running shoes and get ready to have fun!
If you just want to work out, check out the Kiewit Fitness Center (KFC), located in the center of campus next to the Skutt Student Center. KFC is fully equipped with basketball courts, an indoor track, and racquetball courts, plus aerobics classes, treadmills, ellipticals, weights and more!
Creighton recently added another fitness center for students--the Rasmussen Center! Opened in October 2012, the Rasmussen Center has a 4,300 sq. ft. weight room, a suspended two-lane track and a turf field surface perfect for playing soccer!
Creighton Division I Athletics
The BIG EAST Conference
Creighton University officially joined the BIG EAST Conference on July 1, 2013. By joining the BIG EAST Conference, Creighton University aligned itself with nine other Catholic universities known for outstanding academics and exciting athletics.
The men's basketball team is the most popular athletic program at Creighton. Home games at the CenturyLink Center Omaha drew, on average, a crowd of 17,155, ranking Creighton sixth in the nation in home attendance. Greg McDermott is the program's current head coach. Famous basketball alums include Paul Silas, Kyle Korver and Benoit Benjamin, while famous former Bluejay coaches include Eddie Sutton and Willis Reed.
In addition, the women's basketball team won the WNIT championship in 2004. They play all home games on campus at D. J. Sokol Arena.
The men's soccer team maintained an impressive streak of 17 straight NCAA tournament appearances, between 1992 and 2008, before the streak was snapped in 2009. During that time, the Bluejays made three College Cup appearances, including one championship game appearance (2000). They play all home games on campus at Morrison Stadium. Johnny Torres was a two-time National Player of the Year with the Bluejays.
Creighton's baseball team has one appearance in the NCAA College World Series (1991). Creighton also serves as the annual host institution of this event. They play all home games at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. Jim Hendry, the current general manager of the Chicago Cubs, was Creighton's head coach for its 1991 CWS appearance. The program's most famous alumnus is Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson.
The women's softball team has two appearances in the Women's College World Series (1982 & 1986) and has appeared in six of the past eight NCAA Tournaments.
In addition to its success on the court/field/course, Creighton is well-known for its student-athlete success in the classroom as well. Creighton boasts 30 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans all-time.
Interested in playing varsity athletics at Creighton? You can contact each of the coaches of Creighton athletics programs at Creighton Athletics official website.
Students Get In Free
Admission to all home games is free for Creighton students! For more information on team rosters and schedules visit Creighton Athletics.
The Birdcage - Student Fans of a Feather
Do you find that on game day your right hand is suddenly a foam bird claw? Do you bleed blue? Then, Birdcage is for you. The Birdcage is the student group that promotes school spirit and attends many different athletic events throughout the year, accompanied of course by Billy Bluejay. These fans are known to travel far and wide to support the Bluejays at any event and are even seen on ESPN and Fox Sports Net as the screaming blue and white blob behind the anchors! For more information, contact the Student Leadership and Involvement Center at (402) 280-1715.
Dance Team (Jays Dancers)
The Jays Dancers are present at Women's Volleyball, select Women's and Men's Soccer and all home Basketball games while Creighton University classes are in session, on the court and perform at select halftimes.