Creighton Volleyball team in a circle.

Go Creighton!

Creighton Athletics has a long and storied history. Multiple programs have competed in the NCAA Tournament, continuing the University’s 30-year streak with at least one NCAA Tournament team. 

In 2013, our move to the BIG EAST Conference brought an unprecedented level of national attention — to Creighton and Omaha.  

It also created countless opportunities for our nearly 300 student-athletes, who have access to some of the best coaches, faculty and facilities in the nation.  

We know it takes more than great skills to compete. It requires endurance — endurance fueled by you. 


When you support the BIG EAST Fund, you give Creighton Athletics the flexibility to keep our competitive edge and meet our greatest areas of need — such as athletic scholarships, increased recruiting budgets, BIG EAST travel and athletic staffing.  

Through this discretionary fund, Creighton Athletics will continue to meet the financial obligations of the conference while recruiting, retaining and graduating the very best student-athletes.  

Help us form the next generation of champions! 

Gifts of $25,000 or more allocated to the BIG EAST Fund may qualify for naming opportunities in Creighton Athletics facilities. To learn more, contact the Athletic Development Office at 402.280.GIVE or

Creighton Athletics

It's about more than sports. Our student-athletes are committed to community, service and academic excellence. And every step of the way, they're supported by one of the nation's best fanbases.


success rate

Creighton has a 96% success rate for our student-athlete graduates.



Athletics staff and student-athletes have completed 5,000 hours of community service.


in the nation

Creighton is No. 5 in the nation for average home attendance at men’s basketball games.

Doug McDermott

Community and connection

“Creighton has taught me so many things. I go back to the sense of community and unity you have at a place like Creighton. You're in class sizes where you can really connect with so many different people. At bigger universities, with bigger classes, it can be more difficult to have those direct relationships. I think that's really helped me in the real world and during these times especially.”

— Doug McDermott, BSBA'14

Marcus Zegarowski playing at a Creighton basketball game.

Creighton Athletics

Our move to the BIG EAST is more than an honor for our athletics program. It’s a testament to the level of our academics and reputation throughout the country.

Kyle Korver

The Jesuit way

“I’m so grateful that I went to Creighton for so many reasons. I got a great education, and I have great relationships and great memories from being there.

"One of the values that Creighton instilled in me is that we’re supposed to be leaders in culture. We’re supposed to be people at the front, standing for and with others. That’s what the Jesuits show us to do. That’s the Jesuit way — to find the broken, to find the marginalized voices. And you stand with them, and you support them. That’s what we’re called to do in life.”

— Kyle Korver, BA’03

Jim, BA’80, and Kathy Simpson

Supporting women’s athletics beyond the sidelines

Jim, BA’80, and Kathy Simpson are passionate about educating the next generation of ethical leaders. The Simpsons support student opportunities and diverse initiatives driven by meaningful relationships that have formed through a shared vision and values.

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