Creighton Bluejays football

The first year of Creighton Bluejays football was in 1900. They fielded a football team every year from 1900 to 1942. The first team photo is from 1893,[2] but first played in 1900.[3]

Creighton Bluejays football
First season1900
Last season1942
StadiumCreighton Stadium
LocationOmaha, Nebraska
Past conferencesIndependent (1895–1921)
North Central Conference (1922–1927)
Missouri Valley Conference (1928–1942)
All-time record187–143–28 (.561)
Conference titles3
ColorsBlue, white, and navy blue[1]
Fight songThe White and the Blue

History edit

Nickname edit

Creighton adopted a Bluejay as its mascot in 1924, when the university's athletic board selected the name from submissions for a contest run by the Omaha Bee newspaper.[4]

Conference championships edit

Creighton won three conference titles. The Bluejays won two North Central Conference championships and one Missouri Valley Conference championship.

Conference Years
North Central Conference 1925, 1927
Missouri Valley Conference 1936
Total 3 conference championships

Record versus Missouri Valley Conference edit

Rival Record (W-L-T) Name
Drake 8–8–2
Oklahoma A&M 6–11–1
St. Louis 6–9–0
Tulsa 0–5–0
Washburn 2–1–0
Washington U. 4–4–0

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Colors" (PDF). Creighton University Athletics Bluejay Logo Usage Guidelines. June 9, 2022. Retrieved March 20, 2024.
  2. ^ "1893 First Creighton Football Team :: Historical Photos of Creighton University". Archived from the original on 2019-06-04.
  3. ^ "Continue to Conquer", Missouri Valley Times, Missouri Valley, Iowa, p. 5, November 15, 1900
  4. ^ "20 Interesting Historical Facts About Creighton University (Nos. 16–20)". Retrieved 4 January 2013.