Time for another Short Riff…lots of bits and pieces to share.
The Big East published it’s regular season schedule on Thursday, 13 Sept 2018.
2018-19 Men’s Hoops Schedule:
Men’s and Women’s Hoops have begun formal practices. WBR has a Practice thread and links to their observations.
Secret scrimmage vs Minnesota – Lost 1st half, won 2nd half and extra period.
Exh. Game: Dusted D2 Winona St. 101-57, Froling and Ty-Shon starred. http://gocreighton.com
Jays Volleyball – VB Finally moved up to #9 after seven weeks at 10th in the nation. 20-4 on the season. BE is weak and CU has a middling RPI. Folks sweating on BJU about running the table and hosting a NCAA session. See goCreighton and BJU for more. Win both this week and the Jays take the top seed in the BET.
Jaali Winters earns 2nd BE Offensive PoW.
Men’s Futbol (Soccer) ranked #12 in the latest United Soccer Coaches Poll. BE Champs!
Jays riding a roller coaster in the polls. Fell from #8 to #19, now back up to #14. Jays clinch BE regular season championship at DePaul. At 11-3-2, Jays clinch #1 Seed, home field advantage in the upcoming BET.
Big East Offensive PoW is Joel Rydstrand…
Season finale and Senior Night is Wednesday vs Georgetown…
Hoops – Practice has begun!! Of all the major media outlets only NBC has the Jays in the top tier of the BEast (3rd). Lindy’s, Street&Smiths, Athlon, all join Blue Ribbon and the others in pegging the Jays in the Bottom 4 of the conference. The BE Coaches also pegged the Jays 9th. Boy are they all in for a shock.
Most had the Jays in a similar spot last season and we finished 3rd (tie). As per my August 15th predictions I see the Jays a strong 2nd in the BEast, about 25-6 on the regular season. We have the BE level talent and size, 4 upperclassmen, good experience level, a stellar incoming class, and excellent coaching. Jays reload.
Ty-Shon had 17, Mintz 12, and 4 others in dbl figures in the exhibition game last Saturday. Sam Froling had another good showing and STARTED the game.
Recruiting: Getting ready for the season…alls quiet on the recruiting front.
2021 – 2021 G Kendall Brown (offered)
He’s rated as a 5* recruit and I read he was scheduled to make an unofficial visit to Creighton on Oct. 19th.
Leftovers: Creighton has 10 open offers for 2019, with 2 rides to give. Asked around the local boards as to who else the coaches were focusing on, but no leaks nor hints. Coaches being very tight-lipped after the situation with Zach.
IMHO I think they are looking intently for copies of Nnaji & Harvey (a PF/C and big wing) just in case. So in addition to Enaruna and Beverly above, think bigs Tre Mitchell (C) #93. As for Wings it’s combo guard Sedrick Hammond (Combo G) or an as of yet unknown recruit.
FBI Trial: ESPN and Dickie V. late to the party; mention of Arizona and Creighton phonecons, looking for clickbait. Omaha World Herald getting on the clickbait train as well. Don’t know or care about UA, but Andy Miller and his agency ASM Sports (plus his associate Dawkins) represented Justin Patton at the time. Calls went up to NBA Draft day, then stopped. No smoke here.
Colin Powell last night “we have come to live in a society based on insults, on lies, and on things that just aren’t true.” Make certain that you have the entire story from all sides before you draw conclusions.
Misc: Top 3 pt shooting schools – this century.
Can you feel it? College hoops is just around the corner! I can hear it. I can smell it. I can see it. Can you feel it?
*Untitled photos courtesy of Creighton Athletics
**Irene Cara via Youtube…
***Creighton Difference courtesy of Creighton University (SG Jordan Scurry in background)