2014-15: A Season to Remember…and Grow from.

Rip Van Winkle here…
Hello?  Anybody still there?  I had this strange nightmare…that the Jays had their worst January since 1995, that we lost 9 STRAIGHT games, that my Jays were the conference cellar-dwellers!  Wow, am I glad it was only a dream…wait.  Wait a minute…huh?  It’s Wasn’t a dream?  Oh Holy sh_t! 

It seems that the Jays nuclear winter is over. Wow, what a January.  The Jays have had January (even February) slumps before, but this one was a doozy.  What a ride, but glad to have it behind us.  Some blowouts, some close losses (close only counts in hand grenades and horseshoes) – but losses none-the-less.  Team play has been up and down, inconsistent, and fan frustrating.  But the fanbase is still with the team and showing up in droves at the CLink.

February is looking up:  Jays have won a couple including Saturdays game over the Warrior/GEagles of Marquette.  Recent OWH article and video (Marquette) about this season…from T. Shatel no less.

I have been spouting Creighton Run on the WBR and BJB sites.  The most important aspect of the season to date is that the fellas on the team still have great team chemistry, are still fighting hard, and have not quit on themselves or each other.  My guys…Luv ’em. 

Five regular season tilts left – 3 at home and 2 roadies. 

Butler on Tuesday
@ DePaul
@ Seton Hall
Xavier (Senior Day) 
All are winnable…we shall see.  Of course I am praying for a typical February Creighton Run and for the Jays to do their normal conference tourney run.  All is not lost.  This will be a memorable season either way, yep…no 25 W’s this year, but I am pulling for the Jays to end on high notes with a good run and the BET Tourney title.  Far fetched?  Perhaps.  But as I noted at both our boards and over on the Holyland of Hoops…stranger things have happened in college hoops. 
Injury Report: 

         Resultado de imagen para Leon Gilmore photos

Images Courtesy of Creighton Basketball

SG Isaiah Zierden injured his knee and is/will go to Wash, DC to get it fixed. 
PF Leon Gilmore also is hurt and we are awaiting more info on his status. 
But, there is good news also: 

The Jays filled their 4th and last 2015 scholie.  Local star and 2014 Nebraska HS POY Khyri Thomas (3*), currently at Virginia Military Prep School, verbally committed to the Jays last Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 and will sign in April.  Plenty of talk and links by the WBR, www.whiteandbluereview.com and BJB, www.creighton.rivals.com  http://whiteandbluereview.com/local-pro … turns-home

Courtesy Omaha Sports Academy (OSA)
The Jays 2015 class jumped up to #49 in the 247 team rankings and also to #5 in the Big East recruiting rankings.  The coaches continue beating the bushes for recruits.  The staff has been hard at work looking at both HS and Juco SGs and PGs over the last several weeks.  The Khyri Thomas verbal was a surprise this week, a very good surprise. 
Now that I have sufficiently recovered from shock and depression…I will resume a close following of the end of the regular season and the BET @ MSG.  It ain’t over, til its’ over. 
Creighton Baseball has begun and is off to a 2-0 lightning strike of a start.  Good luck moving forward into the season guys. 

Courtesy Creighton Athletics

Let’s go Blue.