About Patrick Murray
Patrick Murray is the son of two Creighton Bluejays. Upon his birth, the Creighton Alumni office sent an honorary diploma “for having the wisdom and foresight to choose such well-educated parents.” It now sits beside his real Creighton degree, which he received in 2012. Despite this heritage, Patrick moved into Gallagher Hall knowing very little about Jays sports. A pretty big part of his next four years was spent playing tuba in the pep band and standing in the student section at Morrison Stadium, where he became known as the kid with the Vatican flag and inflatable moose. As a student he worked in the University Archives, where he got to see Edward Creighton’s Bible and Rick Johnson’s resignation letter.
Patrick joined the White and Blue Review in 2011 to cover Bluejay soccer and recruiting. He traveled to Hoover, Ala., that winter to cover the men’s soccer team’s College Cup appearance. While there, the New York Times asked him to submit a recap of the semifinal match, which Creighton lost on penalty kicks. Patrick ultimately did send in an article but, thanks to the heartbreak, it was several hours late and so incoherent that it probably still hangs on a bulletin board in the Times‘ office.
Patrick now lives and works in the Washington, D.C. area. He will provide coverage for Jays games on the East Coast, alongside analysis of women’s basketball, men’s soccer, and recruiting. You can find him posting as “Dangerous” on the Bluejay Underground or on Twitter @MurrayWBR.