Bluenotes Short Riff – 20 October 15

Short Riff
Stay focused…Stay hungry!

Courtesy: Creighton Athletics

MSoc:  Top-Ranked Men’s Soccer Earns 3-1, Road Victory At Marquette  
The No. 1 Creighton men’s soccer team remained the lone unbeaten and untied team in NCAA Division I by earning a 3-1, road victory over BIG EAST opponent, Marquette, on Saturday evening. The Bluejays (14-0-0, 5-0-0 BIG EAST) outshot Marquette, 18-6, in the match and pushed across three goals, improving its league-best scoring output to 32 total goals. 

Following No. 1 Creighton’s unbeaten week, freshman Joel Rydstrand was named BIG EAST Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week 

Villanova visits on the 24th.  

WSoc:  Jays Fall at home to Providence 3-2.  Creighton moves to (10-7, 2-4 BIG EAST).   
Butler visits on the 22nd, on the road at Xavier on the 25th.

The Creighton Volleyball team overcame a first set loss to defeat third-place Xavier in four sets on Saturday night at Cintas Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. The victory was the 250th at Creighton for head coach Kirsten Bernthal Booth.  Scores of the match were 21-25, 25-18, 25-21, 25-21.
The win, Creighton’s (15-7) 10th straight, moves the Bluejays to 9-0 at the midpoint of BIG EAST play.  Xavier dropped to 10-9 with just its second home loss of the year, and is 6-3 in league play.

Providence (23rd Oct) and Villanova (25th Oct) visit this week.

MBB:  The 2015-16 Media Guide is now available. 
Here’s our 2015-16 Creighton @BluejayMBB media guide cover. You can read the entire guide at

Recruiting:  Some interesting national news, but nuthin’ this week with the Jays.  Some 2017 recruit visits lined up in Nov-Dec.  According to…Lindy Waters III is reclassifying to 2017, in order to build his body and his game.  

Media Day Notes:  Coach Mac and Geoff Groselle.                                                    

Maurice Watson, Jr.

2015-16 Season Note:  WBR is following practices and the Saturday morning Scrimmage (17Oct15).

Bluejay Madness was held Saturday evening – 17 Oct 15.  Sparse crowd as students are on fall break, MLB playoffs, College and Pro football, etc.  Guys were not at their best…2 scrimmages in one day.  Creighton Rivals has a BJ Madness topic thread, if you have rivals access.

The Sports illustrated BE Preview has stirred the nest in Omaha.  Looks as though 4 folks cut n pasted it together, 3 writers and a stats projection guy.  WBR’s Patrick Marshall, @Wildjays , spoke with (correction) Dan Hanner via a twitter series.  Hanner is quasi optimistic about the Jays. 

A Daily dose of Hoops has a couple of BE articles.  Stu Jackson interview and also a BE Roundtable preview. WBR’s Patrick Marshall, @Wildjays was on the preview panel. 

Rowing:  Opened season at the Jayhawk Jamboree.  

WGolf:  Opened season on Monday at the Creighton Classic.  
In 4th place after the 1st round.  

Other Notes:  For those new to Creighton, or like me with Alzheimer’s… here are a few of the main line links for the Bluejays.

White and Blue Review…Main news, commentary, and general all things Creighton.  Excellent site and is now the longest running, uninterrupted coverage site.  (Formed 6 or so years ago by merging several Bluejay sites into one partnership or company.) .  Also the home of the top Bluejay message board, the Bluejay Underground. .

Bluejay Banter ( Recent (3 years) new ownership for the historically longest running Jays site.  Rivals affiliate site.

Bluejay Report ( Recent (3-4 years) reviving of the formerly minimalist Scout basic team site.

Creighton’s Official site:

Bluenotes: Bluenotes

…others have come and gone, but will update when new sites are announced.