Creighton Athletics has a long and storied history. Four 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.
The BIG EAST Fund
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.
Bruce Rasmussen, McCormick Endowed Athletic Director: “Unless someone passes them the ball, star athletes cannot score. Your loyalty to Creighton Athletics provides the perfect assist so that we may recruit, retain, develop and graduate outstanding student-athletes and lifelong leaders. Thank you.”
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 AthleticDevelopment@creighton.edu.
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.
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.
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
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
Creighton Athletics has launched a fundraising drive to help make up for the canceled games and lost budgeted revenue in the wake of the pandemic.
Help us meet this funding gap so Creighton Athletics can sustain its level of success and remain a competitive Division 1 athletic department.
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.Read the story