Creighton Bluejays tickets for football won’t be available to obtain as the university stopped fielding the team in 1942 as every football player was drafted to fight in World War II and the suspension of football turned out to be a permanent one. While the team was active it played its games in Creighton Stadium which was demolished in 1966.
The basketball program is going strong though and the home of it is CenturyLink Center Omaha where over 18000 spectators can enjoy plenitude of modern amenities as well as some areas used for variety of purposes.
The venue, which opened in 2003 holds several NCAA records when it comes to attendance and owns top three spots in drawing fans for volleyball. Basketball might not be setting records but still does get more people than it can hold at times.
Football program existed in Creighton from 1900 to 1942 when the II World War emptied it of all football players. Initially competing in independent conference the team was then moved to Missouri Valley Conference and holds an all time record of 187-143-28 with three conference titles to their name.
The last game played by Creighton was a loss 33-19 to Tulsa that occurred in November of 1942. It is quite hard to find a data of any players that made it onto NFL or AFL as the program ceased many years before the Super Bowl era.
Basketball program is alive and well though, representing Creighton in Big East Conference in NCAA Division I. The basketball arrived to the university in 1916 and the very first team posted 17-3 record during their first season.
The college’s colours are blue and white, its official mascot is Billy Bluejay and the program’s main rivals are Southern Illinois and Nebraska Cornhunkers.
The Bluejays have taken part in 19 NCAA tournaments, eight of which occurred in XXI century, their biggest accomplishment was to reach the Elite Eight in 1941. They have reached the Sweet Sixteen three times in the history of the university. The Bluejays were 12 times conference tournament champions and 19 times they have won the title of conference regular season champion.
One of the most accomplished in NBA Bluejays was Paul Silas who spent 16 seasons playing in the NBA for few teams. He then went onto coaching career and was mainly an assistant on many NBA teams. Before becoming a coach though, Silas had won three NBA titles, two with the Celtics and one with the Supersonics.
He was chosen to play in two NBA All- Star games, he was named twice to First team of NBA All-Defensive team and three times to second team of NBA All- Defensive.
The programs’ most recent successful player among the NBA ranks is Doug McDermont who plays for Chicago Bulls. He was named the National college player of the year in 2014, he was NCAA scoring champion the same year, twice MVC Player of the year and twice MVC Tournament MVP and after being drafted 11th overall by the Nuggets in 2014 Draft he was traded to Bulls where he hopes to establish himself as an impactful player.
Creighton University is a fairly small college where lack of football program is well replaced by basketball and volleyball teams that provide some success shining onto the university.