Creighton Rumors & News

  • Creighton basketball player James Milliken suspended

    Omaha World-Herald "James Milliken ran out of chances Tuesday. Creighton coach Greg McDermott suspended the junior guard indefinitely for an undisclosed violation of team rules. McDermott indicated after practice Tuesday that it wasn’t one particular incident that led to his decision. “It’s a failure to live up..." December 17

  • Lure of top competition draws Marlon Stewart to Bluejays

    Omaha World-Herald "Marlon Stewart showed up on his official visit to Creighton on Friday with no scholarship offer in hand. He left Omaha on Sunday with an offer, and Monday the point guard from Eldridge, Iowa, decided to accept it and become the second member of Creighton’s 2015 recruiting class. “I was excited..." September 23

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Creighton guard Austin Chatman to have thumb surgery

    Omaha World-Herald "Creighton men's basketball's Austin Chatman will undergo surgery Tuesday as doctors reattach the radial collateral ligament in his right thumb. The senior guard's activity will be limited to some conditioning and drills while wearing a cast, which is expected to be needed for two..." July 22

  • Creighton gets 2015 commitment from center Justin Patton

    College Basketball Talk "Creighton received a verbal commitment from Justin Patton, a 6-foot-10 2015 center from Omaha North High (Nebraska). This was first reported by Nebraska High School Hoops on Tuesday evening, followed by multiple reports that confirmed the commitment. “I really worked on my game since last..." June 18

  • Creighton’s Doug McDermott had his doubts about ‘Sports Illustrated’ cover idea

    College Basketball Talk "During the 2013-14 season, one of the biggest attention-grabbers in college basketball was the Sports Illustrated cover featuring Creighton’s Doug McDermott that was a recreation of the cover that featured Larry Bird back in 1979. While Bird played well enough at Indiana State to eventually have..." May 18

  • Guard Darian Harris plans to transfer from Creighton

    Omaha "Darian Harris’ decision to leave the Creighton basketball program gives the Bluejays a much-needed scholarship as they attempt to upgrade their talent. Creighton coach Greg McDermott confirmed Saturday that Harris, a 6-foot-6 guard, has decided to transfer. The freshman from Springdale, Ark.,..." April 28

  • Doug McDermott Earns Naismith Trophy "After two consecutive seasons of being an award finalist, the third time was a charm for Creighton University senior Doug McDermott, as he was named winner of the 2014 Naismith Trophy for Men’s College Player of the Year presented by AT&T. The Atlanta Tipoff Club made the announcement earlier..." April 07

  • Doug McDermott Named Winner of Wooden Award as Nation's Best Player "The John R. Wooden Award presented by Wendy’s, the preeminent men’s collegiate basketball player of the year honor, was awarded today in Fort Worth, Texas, on ESPN’s SportsCenter by Coach John Wooden’s grandson, Greg Wooden, on behalf of the Los Angeles Athletic Club, to Creighton University..." April 05

  • Creighton’s Doug McDermott named USBWA Player of the Year

    College Basketball Talk "With more than 3,000 points and player of the year awards in two different conferences (Missouri Valley and Big East) during his career, Creighton’s Doug McDermott will go down as one of the all-time greats. As for this season the forward has managed to collect multiple national Player of the Year..." April 04

  • Doug McDermott Wins 2013-14 Oscar Robertson Trophy "The U.S. Basketball Writers Association has selected Creighton senior forward Doug McDermott as the winner of the 2013-14 Oscar Robertson Trophy, annually presented to the National Player of the Year. The announcement was made at a news conference today at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, site of..." April 04

  • McDermott, Marshall honored by AP "Creighton's Doug McDermott and Wichita State's Gregg Marshall have been selected as The Associated Press' player and coach of the year, respectively. McDermott, who finished his career at Creighton as college basketball's fifth-leading scorer, was a near-unanimous selection as player of the..." April 03

  • Creighton's Doug McDermott leads Wooden All-America Team "Senior Doug McDermott is the headliners on the 10-member Wooden All-American Team announced Monday by The Los Angeles Athletic Club. The first team -- all finalists for the Wooden Award, presented by the LAAC to honor the college basketball player of the year -- features Creighton's McDermott,..." April 01

  • Johnson, Napier, Stauskas lead NABC All-America team "The National Association of Basketball Coaches named its 2013-14 All-America teams Thursday, with a trio of players still alive in the NCAA Tournament named to the first team. Arizona's Nick Johnson, UConn's Shabazz Napier and Michigan's Nik Stauskas join Creighton's Doug McDermott and Duke's..." March 28

  • Baylor blows out Creighton 85-55, advances to Sweet 16

    Dallas Morning News "The Baylor Bears completed their transformation from all-but-done to Anaheim-bound on Sunday in an 85-55 victory in which they crushed No. 3 seed Creighton from the tip. The Bears, on the NCAA Tournament bubble not long ago, advanced to the Sweet 16 for the third time in five seasons. No. 2..." March 24

  • Creighton Advances with 76-66 Win over Louisiana-Lafayette "Doug McDermott scored in bunches and Ethan Wragge delivered the critical 3-pointers. Together they kept Creighton marching on, right back where they'd promised they'd be. McDermott scored 30 points and Wragge made three huge momentum-changing shots in the second half, sending No. 3 seed..." March 21

  • Defending Creighton's Doug McDermott will be tough for UL-Lafayette

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "University of Louisiana-Lafayette coach Bob Marlin was in on the ground floor of Creighton sharpshooter Doug McDermott. In November of 2010, Marlin took his Ragin' Cajuns on the road to Creighton to face the Bluejays and McDermott, then just a freshman with no name recognition in his only his..." March 20

  • Creighton Earns No. 3 Seed in 2014 NCAA Tournament "The Creighton Men's Basketball team earned a No. 3 seed, as an at-large team, in the 2014 NCAA Tournament, facing Louisiana in the Second Round on Friday, March 21 in San Antonio, Texas. The Bluejays are making their 19th appearance in the NCAA Tournament (overall record of 11-19), including..." March 20

  • Providence 65, Creighton 58

    ProSportsDaily "Bryce Cotton scored 23 points and LaDontae Henton came up big down the stretch as the Friars upset the Bluejays at New York City's Madison Square Garden to win their first Big East tournament title in 20 years. Providence, an original member of the Big East, had only made the tournament..." March 16

  • BIG EAST CHAMPIONS! Providence wins title over Creighton, 65-58

    Providence Journal "Forget the bubble talk. The Providence College Friars will dance into their first NCAA Tournament in a decade this week as the newly crowned Big East champions. The Friars (23-11) won their second title, and first since 1994, Saturday under the bright lights of Madison Square Garden, outlasting..." March 16

  • Creighton 86, Xavier 78

    ProSportsDaily "Doug McDermott continued to light up the scoreboard, scoring 32 points as the Bluejays advanced to the title game in their first Big East tournament in New York. The nation's leading scorer delivered another strong performance for Creighton (26-6) after scoring a career-high 45 points against..." March 15

  • Creighton 84, DePaul 62

    ProSportsDaily "Doug McDermott scored 27 of his 35 points during a record-setting first half as the Bluejays rolled over the Blue Demons in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament in New York City. McDermott nearly outscored DePaul in the first half, shooting 10-of-14 - including 7-of-9 from 3-point range..." March 14

  • Teams are different, but Big East passion remains

    New York Post "It’s called the “Fu Effect,” named for the impact Seton Hall senior forward Fuquan Edwin can have on a game. It could be bouncing around during pregame warm-ups to get himself and his teammates amped. Or it could be something like he did Wednesday night against Butler in the first round of the Big..." March 13

  • Basketball Writers Association names 13/14 All-Americans "The 2013-14 USBWA Men's All-America Team features seven seniors, including forward Doug McDermott of Creighton, who becomes just the 19th player in the 58-year history of the team to earn three-time USBWA All-America honors. Based on regular-season performance, the entire USBWA membership of..." March 12

  • Is Doug McDermott worth $12.2M to Creighton?

    USA Today ""A handoff, Gibbs, a give-back, a look for Artino, they look for McDermott. He's outside the arc. McDermott gets a screen. For three! Goes in! Yessir!" The voice of John Bishop, Creighton's play-by-play man, rang over the radio broadcast. There was brief silence. In the background, the public..." March 12

  • Sporting News Names Creighton's McDermott National Player of the Year "Creighton forward Doug McDermott has been named the National Player of the Year by Sporting News, the publication announced on Tuesday. McDermott is the first player to win the award while playing for a BIG EAST school since St. John's forward Walter Berry in 1985-86. McDermott leads the nation..." March 11

  • McDermott quiets doubters, earns All-Big East honors

    Omaha World-Herald "One of the questions entering the college basketball season was whether Creighton’s Doug McDermott could have the same degree of success in the bigger, stronger and faster world of the Big East as he did in the Missouri Valley. McDermott’s unanimous selection to the All-Big East first team..." March 10

  • Creighton 88, Providence 73

    ProSportsDaily "Doug McDermott set career highs with 45 points on 17-of-25 shooting, moving past the 3,000-point mark as the host Bluejays took down the Friars. Austin Chatman added 11 points and seven rebounds for the Bluejays (24-6, 14-4 Big East), who finished the regular season with wins in nine of their..." March 09

  • Four freshmen listed among 15 finalists for Wooden Award "The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced on Saturday the 15 finalists for the 2014 John R. Wooden Award, which is given annually to the nation's top college basketball player. The 15 finalists are: (Players listed in alphabetical order) Kyle Anderson (UCLA) Cleanthony Early..." March 08

  • Big East tourney depleted, but maybe more interesting

    New York Post "It’s still the Big East Tournament. It’s still Madison Square Garden. Is it the same? A lot has changed in the year since the members of the Big East last congregated for March Madness in Midtown. But what the conference has lost in star power with Connecticut (American Athletic), Syracuse..." March 07

  • Georgetown beats No. 13 Creighton 75-63

    Washington Post "In dire need of fortifying its NCAA tournament credentials with the regular season drawing to an end, the Georgetown men’s basketball team continued to make the case it belongs at least in the conversation with a 75-63 victory over 13th-ranked Creighton on Tuesday evening at Verizon..." March 05

  • Creighton freshman Isaiah Zierden out indefinitely "Isaiah Zierden has seen his minutes fluctuate throughout the season, but the Creighton freshman was making a bigger contribution lately. Unfortunately, Zierden's increased role has hit a potential bump in the road. The 6-foot-2 guard left Saturday's game against Xavier with an injury, and his..." March 03

  • Xavier gets revenge on No. 9 Creighton 75-69

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Xavier’s men’s basketball team may have lost its first game against No. 9 Creighton in Omaha, but it reveled in a 75-69 victory in Saturday’s rematch at Cintas Center. And what a win it was. By defeating player of the year candidate Doug McDermott and the Bluejays, the Musketeers claimed..." March 02

  • McDermott, Parker, Wiggins among 10 players still on Naismith list "The Atlanta TipOff Club on Friday announced the 10 national semifinalists for the 2014 Naismith Trophy. Listed alphabetically, they are: Tyler Ennis (Syracuse) Nick Johnson (Arizona) Sean Kilpatrick (Cincinnati) Doug McDermott (Creighton) Shabazz Napier (Connecticut)..." February 28

  • No. 9 Men's Basketball Earns Highest AP Rank Ever "The first-place Creighton Men's Basketball has earned its highest ranking in school history, coming in at No. 9 in this week's Associated Press poll. The Bluejays are also 10th in the USA Today Coaches poll and seventh in this week's RPI released by the NCAA. Off to a 23-4 start and a 13-2..." February 26

  • Creighton 72, Seton Hall 71

    ProSportsDaily "Doug McDermott scored 29 points and the host Bluejays held off the upset-minded Pirates in a Big East contest. McDermott made 8-of-14 from the field and 12-of-16 from the foul line in moving into 10th place on the NCAA all-time scoring list for Creighton (23-4, 13-2). Grant Gibbs put up 16..." February 24

  • Creighton Basketball Hosts Seton Hall on Sunday "Winners of seven of its last eight, #11/12 Creighton (22-4, 12-2 BIG EAST) enters the home stretch of its conference schedule with a Sunday afternoon home game vs. Seton Hall (14-12, 5-8 BIG EAST). Tip-off at CenturyLink Center Omaha (17,390) in Omaha, Neb., is set for 4:02 pm. Radio..." February 22

  • This year, the Big East tourney means so much more

    New York Post "For 30 years the Big East Tournament grew into a week-long spectacle on 33rd Street that became a commercial and competitive success. It featured the best basketball conference for many of those years and winning the Big East Tournament championship was a prize that said you can’t become the..." February 20

  • McDermott's second-half surge powers Creighton past Marquette

    Omaha World-Herald "Doug McDermott left the Bradley Center on Wednesday night having provided more evidence as to why he is the leading, and perhaps only, candidate for college basketball's player of the year award. But he was more thrilled that Creighton showed it intends to fight for a Big East championship..." February 20

  • Marquette eyeing signature victory against Creighton

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "Shortly after Marquette's lackluster loss at St. John's on Feb. 1, Buzz Williams passed out a calendar to each member of the program. On it was every event the Golden Eagles would face from that date until the championship game of the Big East tournament. Marquette was either going to go all in..." February 18

  • Doug McDermott 'incredible' as Jays crush No. 6 'Nova

    Omaha World-Herald "Passing Larry Bird on the all-time scoring chart is one thing but what Doug McDermott really cherished about Sunday was that his Creighton team moved ahead of Villanova in the Big East standings. The 18th-ranked Bluejays combined another virtuoso performance by McDermott with big-time..." February 17

  • McDermott scores 26 as Bluejays hold off Butler

    Omaha World-Herald "Creighton showed that when a game gets tight at historic Hinkle Fieldhouse, it pays to have a guy on your side that could give Jimmy Chitwood a run for his money. Doug McDermott buried a 3-point shot from about 24 feet with 47.8 seconds left Thursday night to put the No. 18 Bluejays ahead, and..." February 14

  • Jays’ aim: Play like Jimmy, not like Ollie

    Omaha World-Herald "The tour of historic venues continues for Creighton’s basketball team. Sunday, it was Madison Square Garden in New York. On Thursday, the Bluejays will make their first trip as a Big East member to Butler’s venerable Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Built in 1928, the venue has hosted four..." February 12

  • St. John's Red Storm get big 70-65 win vs. No. 12 Creighton

    New York Post "Doug McDermott snuck behind the St. John’s defense and scored his 24th and 25th points of the night on a layup. There was 8:41 left and Creighton held a one-point lead. McDermott, the National Player of the Year candidate and NBA prospect, wouldn’t score again. Hounded by constant double teams..." February 10

  • SUNDAY NIGHT SHOWDOWN: St. John's Meets No. 12/12 Creighton At MSG

    Red Storm Sports "Winners of five of their last six games, head coach Steve Lavin and the St. John's basketball team (14-9, 4-6 BIG EAST) clash with No. 12/12 Creighton only 12 days after the Red Storm nearly upset the Bluejays in Omaha. Lavin goes for his 200th career win and SJU looks to avenge the 63-60 decision..." February 08

  • Gibbs fills up stat sheet in return to Bluejays

    Omaha World-Herald "Grant Gibbs didn't miss a beat. Playing for the first time in the month, the Creighton senior contributed eight assists, seven points and five rebounds Friday night to the Bluejays' 78-66 victory over DePaul. “He was huge,” Creighton forward Doug McDermott said. “Grant came in and did what..." February 08

  • McDermott scores 32 to lead Creighton past DePaul

    Omaha World-Herald "DePaul almost put a chainsaw to Creighton's Lumberjack festivities Friday night. Twenty-point underdogs, the Blue Demons were down one point against the No. 12 Bluejays with 7½ minutes to play and were still down four points with 6:15 remaining. The difference down the stretch was that..." February 08

  • Trek to 3,000: Doug McDermott's historic hunt at college hoops legend "If not for a closed scrimmage against Colorado, Doug McDermott may have never built a story into a saga in Omaha. If all had gone to plan, McDermott would be a junior right now and just another really fine player amid a really fine college basketball season. Instead, he's a senior on the verge..." February 07

  • Big East scrambles to adapt to Bluejays

    Omaha World-Herald "The first half of their first Big East season has left an impression on the Creighton Bluejays. Not to mention some bumps and bruises. “It's a tough league,” forward Ethan Wragge said. “The players are strong and physical, but we've figured out what we can do and what we can't do against..." February 01

  • Narrow victory was good for Jays, coach says

    Omaha World-Herald "Creighton picked up the type of victory Tuesday night that coach Greg McDermott considers vital in a championship chase. Doug McDermott's 3-point basket with 2.5 seconds to play lifted Creighton to a 63-60 victory over St. John's. It was just the second time in 12 games this season at the..." January 29

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