Creighton University

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St. John's Church on Creighton's campus
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Private, Jesuit university in Omaha, Nebraska.

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Big East Conference

Collegiate athletic conference that competes in NCAA Division I in ten men's sports and twelve women's sports.

Collegiate athletic conference that competes in NCAA Division I in ten men's sports and twelve women's sports.

Locations of the current Big East Conference member institutions

Three more schools, Butler, Creighton, and Xavier, joined the conference on its July 1, 2013, launch date.

Silas with the Seattle SuperSonics in 1977

Paul Silas

American former professional basketball player and former NBA head coach.

American former professional basketball player and former NBA head coach.

Silas with the Seattle SuperSonics in 1977

Silas attended Creighton University, where he set an NCAA record for the most rebounds in three seasons and averaged an NCAA leading 20.6 rebounds per game in the 1962–63 season.

Creighton University School of Law

Creighton University School of Law, located in Omaha, Nebraska, United States, is a component of the Jesuit Creighton University.

Creighton Preparatory School

Private, Jesuit high school for boys in Omaha, Nebraska, United States.

Private, Jesuit high school for boys in Omaha, Nebraska, United States.

John A. Creighton, founder of Creighton College

Creighton College separated into Creighton University and Creighton Preparatory School in 1958.

John A. Creighton, 1854-1904 Nebraskans

John A. Creighton

John A. Creighton, 1854-1904 Nebraskans

John Andrew Creighton (October 15, 1831 – February 7, 1907) was a pioneer businessman and philanthropist in Omaha, Nebraska who founded Creighton University.

Gibson at Roger Dean Stadium in 2010

Bob Gibson

American professional baseball pitcher who played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the St. Louis Cardinals (1959–1975).

American professional baseball pitcher who played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the St. Louis Cardinals (1959–1975).

Gibson at Roger Dean Stadium in 2010
Gibson in 1962.

Gibson was named to the All-State basketball team during his senior year of high school by a newspaper in Lincoln, Nebraska, and soon after won a full athletic scholarship for basketball from Creighton University.

McDermott coaching Iowa State

Greg McDermott

McDermott coaching Iowa State

Greg McDermott (born November 25, 1964) is an American basketball coach who has been the head coach of the Creighton Bluejays men's basketball team since 2010.

Sutton as Creighton head coach circa 1970.

Eddie Sutton

American college basketball coach.

American college basketball coach.

Sutton as Creighton head coach circa 1970.

From 1969 to 1974, Sutton was head coach at Creighton University, where he inherited a Bluejays program that had three consecutive losing seasons and led them to five consecutive winning seasons, including a 23–7 record and NCAA Tournament appearance in the 1973–74 season.

Edward Creighton bust by Phyllis Aspen, Nebraska Hall of Fame

Edward Creighton

Prominent pioneer businessman in early Omaha, Nebraska.

Prominent pioneer businessman in early Omaha, Nebraska.

Edward Creighton bust by Phyllis Aspen, Nebraska Hall of Fame

Married to Mary Lucretia Creighton in their native Dayton, Ohio, Edward relied on Mary to carry out his request to create a college, which eventually became Creighton University.

Vince Carter (blue) tries to make a layup shot, while Pau Gasol (yellow) defends the basket

Benoit Benjamin

American retired professional basketball player who was selected by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 1st round (3rd overall) of the 1985 NBA Draft.

American retired professional basketball player who was selected by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 1st round (3rd overall) of the 1985 NBA Draft.

Vince Carter (blue) tries to make a layup shot, while Pau Gasol (yellow) defends the basket

A 7'0" center from Creighton University, Benjamin played for nine NBA teams in 15 seasons from 1985 to 1999. He played for the Clippers (1985–91), Seattle SuperSonics (1991–93), Los Angeles Lakers (1993, 1999 preseason), New Jersey Nets (1993–95), Vancouver Grizzlies (1995), Milwaukee Bucks (1995–96), Toronto Raptors (1996), Philadelphia 76ers (1998–99) and Cleveland Cavaliers (1999).