What’s On Tap is back! With the spring sports season in full swing, White & Blue Review will take a look at Creighton’s mid-week contests. It is What’s On Tap, presented by Brazen Head Irish Pub.
Monday, April 12 and Tuesday, April 13
Women’s golf at Bluejay Golf Classic
11 a.m. Monday, 9 a.m. Tuesday; Oak Hills Country Club, Omaha
It’s been two years since the Creighton women’s golf program hosted a home meet. That drought ends this morning, as players from CU and seven other schools will enjoy beautiful playing conditions Monday and Tuesday at Oak Hills CC. Joining the Bluejays are players from North Dakota, North Dakota State, Northern Iowa, Rockhurst, South Dakota, South Dakota State, and Nebraska.
The meet is free to the public, so if you’ve still got some golf fever from the Masters this weekend, head out to support the Jays.
Men’s golf at Columbia Orthopaedic Group Mizzou Intercollegiate
8 a.m. Monday, 8 a.m. Tuesday; The Club at Old Hawthorne, Columbia, MO
The Bluejays men’s golf team begins its second straight tournament in Missouri this morning, when they hit the tees at the COG Mizzou Intercollegiate in Columbia. Last week, Creighton finished 7th at the Branson Creek Invitational in Hollister, Missouri. Still, the Jays’ second-round 292 was tied for the tournament’s top round.
CU will share the links in Columbia with 14 other schools, including Missouri, Kansas State, Ball State, Belmont, Iowa State, Kansas, Nebraska, Northern Illinois, Northern Iowa, Oral Roberts, Saint Mary’s, South Dakota State, and IUPUI.
Thursday, April 15
Softball vs. Kansas (DH)
3 p.m. and 5 p.m.; CU Sports Complex
Creighton put recent struggles behind them this past weekend, sweeping a road series against Wichita State. Now the Bluejays head home for five games this week beginning with a doubleheader against Kansas. The Jays have beaten the Jayhawks in three of the schools’ past four meetings, including winning both games against KU in Lawrence last season. The Jayhawks are 17-22 so far this season, including just a 1-7 mark in Big 12 play. KU will host Nebraska on Wednesday before travelling to Omaha to face Creighton.
Saturday, April 17
“Kicks For A Cure” and National Champions Challenge
11 a.m. High school girls regular season match
1:30 p.m. Women’s college soccer exhibition match — UNO vs. Northwest Missouri State
4:30 p.m. Women’s college soccer exhibition match — Creighton vs. Nebraska
7 p.m. National Champions Challenge — Creighton vs. defending national champion Virginia
Creighton hosts the 5th annual “Kicks For A Cure” Saturday at Morrison Stadium. And for the 3rd consecutive year, the men’s soccer team will host the previous fall’s national champion. The event serves to raise money and awareness in the fight against cancer. All seats to the event are general admission; they are currently on sale at the Ryan Center box office. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for youths, and discount coupons for $1 off are available at First National Bank branches around Omaha or online at www.kicksforacure.org. For more information about the event and the cause, go to www.kicksforacure.org.
Men’s tennis at Illinois State
1 p.m.; Normal, IL
Tom Lilly’s men’s tennis team took a long winning streak into the squad’s first MVC contests two weeks ago, and the Bluejays lost tough matches to Drake and Wichita State. The Jays bounced back to beat Nebraska Wesleyan in the non-conference and then recorded a tough 4-3 win at home this past weekend against Southern Illinois. Illinois State beat Wichita State 4-3 this weekend to take sole possession of first place in the MVC standings heading into this week’s action.
Women’s tennis vs. Evansville
1 p.m.; Koch Family Tennis Center
The Bluejays bounced back from a 2-5 loss to Illinois State Saturday with a 6-1 win at Bradley Sunday. The Jays are now 1-3 in MVC play, with the matches this weekend the final regular season contests ahead of the MVC Team Championships in Wichita. Evansville is 2-3 in Valley play, having beat Drake and Bradley in conference action.
Softball vs. Northern Iowa (DH)
12 p.m. and 2 p.m.; CU Sports Complex
The Bluejays (5-5) are just one victory behind Northern Iowa (6-5) in the conference standings, as both teams sit squarely in the middle of the MVC pack. Both teams have non-conference matchups this week with teams from the Big 12: CU hosts Kansas, while UNI hosts Iowa State. The Bluejays will look to continue their recent success against Northern Iowa: Creighton hasn’t lost to UNI since April 2006.
Sunday, April 18
Women’s tennis vs. Southern Illinois
9 a.m.; Koch Family Tennis Center
Men’s tennis at Bradley
10 a.m.; Peoria, IL
Softball vs. Northern Iowa
12 p.m.; CU Sports Complex
Women’s golf at Missouri Valley Conference Championships
Rolling Hills Country Club, Newburgh, Indiana
The Bluejays begin a quest for a conference title on Sunday, as the three-day MVC Team Championships begin in Indiana. Evansville plays host to the tournament.