Bluenotes Short Riff – 21 January 2016

Short Riff
Stay focused…Stay hungry!

Courtesy: Creighton Athletics

Lots going on.

WBB is off to a10-9/4-3 start. Play Big East leading Depaul (14-6/6-1) tomorrow.  The Jays have battled injuries and are on a current 4 game win streak.

MBB  The Bluejays are currently 13-6/4-2 (5th), fluctuating between 2nd and 5th as league play gets earnest.  CU beat DePaul (7-12/1-6) on Sunday and await a visit by Butler (13-5/2-3) this Saturday. The league is getting bunched in the middle and the Jays are entering a less arduous portion of their schedule.  CU has the opportunity to improve and solidify their position in the top tier over the next 2-3 weeks.

MBB recruits Davion Mintz (2016) @Mintzy404 and Tyshon Alexander (2017) @5Tyshon
are both having phenomenal seasons…Playing hard and well, reaping awards.  Great work guys.

The Season
Who’d a thunk it?  After all the preseason prognosticating and guessing, it looks as though the experts were wrong.  The vast majority of pundits, media talking heads, experts, and even fans had Creighton cemented in as the 9th place owner in the Big East.  Surprise, surprise – evidently the Jays didn’t receive those emails.

The Bluejays have played pretty well overall and appear to be taking to heart the coaching and game lessons to date.  The previous statement is an obvious understatement given that CU started conference play last season with a 0-8 record.  Even with the “shellshock” game versus Villanova and the last second loss to Providence, this team is gelling and coming together.  Geoff’s play in the pivot, Mo’s acclimation to bigtime basketball, and the end of slumps by our shooters…the Bluejays are getting better as the season progresses.  The players now know they have the talent and teamwork to compete and to win in the league.  Butler is in freefall at the moment, although fortunately still ranked in the polls. Creighton has the opportunity to pickup a much needed signature win before the Bulldogs fall out of the polls.  The league leaders are beating up on each other as I predicted upon seeing the conference schedule. Coach Mac and the Jays are in position to Shoot Ducks in a Carney…one by one as the reeling opposition pops up on their view.

As the league race enters the backstretch, I will stick with my take – the Jays go 5-2 or better between now and 13 February.  By my estimation the team should have 18/19 w’s at the clubhouse turn and entering the tough homestretch run.  Of course, ever the optimist, I will be calling for the vaunted late season “Creighton Run” to close out the regular season.  I am looking for Creighton to be leading at the quarter pole mark.  We shall see.

Courtesy Creighton Athletics

The annual Coach’s vs Cancer mens game is on the 30 Jan 2016, vs Seton Hall. WBB Jays Cancer game is on ?? Jan 2016 vs ??
The annual Pinkout Jersey auction is on now until 30 January.

Shoutout to my guys…Keep Grinding!



Go Big Blue!

Courtesy Creighton Athletics

2015-16 Previews:  WBR MBB player bios.  
Great profiles by the WBR team.
BluejayWBB Media Guide is out.

WBR CreightonWBB player bios.

2015-16 Creighton Women’s Basketball Profile: Freshman forward Audrey Faber Profile:
Retweeted by Creighton Basketball

Rush the Court – BE Section.


Omaha World Herald – Bunch of new articles on their Bluejay Today page.

New 2015-16 WBR Articles, game previews, and their postgame recaps.

New articles at Creighton Rivals/Bluejay Banter and tweets.


New articles on Today’s U…
BE Power Rankings:  Published on Monday…