Hilltop’s Future is Bright & Bloomin’

Jays name Marcus Blossom of Holy Cross as new AD

It is always difficult to replace a living legend, and in this case one who has his imprint on the entire program. Creighton has selected Marcus Blossom, current Holy Cross Athletic Director, to replace retired AD Bruce Rasmussen on the Hilltop. The young AD-Select has his work cut out for him. Good luck and much success Marcus.

Creighton Athletic Director-Marcus Blossom

AD-Select Blossom appears to be a great choice on the part of CU and their search committee. He has a great track record as an administrator and accolades have repeatedly been placed upon him. While I was in favor of internal promotion to fill the billet, it is difficult to find any fault in the selection of such an excellent candidate as Marcus Blossom.

Congratulations are in order for Creighton and for new Athletic Director Marcus Blossom.


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AD Blossom inherits a well-oiled machine in the CU Athletic Department. Bruce ran a good crew and staff. While a thorough operations review is in order, I do not foresee gross operational changes ahead. While a few staffers have announced transition plans, most will remain in place, allowing for excellent transition and continuity.

Kevin Sarver’s departure brings focus on the upcoming College World Series this fall, but staffing coherence should lessen the impacts of his departure. Creighton has a legion of career professionals on-staff. I do not envision many staffers leaving the department.

Again, a great hire by Prez Hendrickson and committee. Welcome Marcus Blossom and may you have an equally long tenure as had your predecessor.

Jim Harvey, CU ’79

a.k.a. gtmoBlue


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