Kelly: Creighton's Big East move reflects vision for future
A statue of Billy Bluejay stands outside Creighton University's Morrison Stadium. As part of the Big East conference, the Omaha school will compete with universities in metropolitan New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Milwaukee, Indianapolis and Cincinnati.
Posted: Saturday, March 16, 2013 12:00 am
Not very Big and not very East, Creighton University nevertheless is movin’ on up — and by most measures, so is its hometown.
In one sense, the soon-to-be-announced move to the Big East Conference happened quickly behind the scenes in recent weeks. But becoming partners with schools in major metropolitan areas couldn’t have occurred at all without the very public investment over the past 15 years or so by Creighton and by Omaha.
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Saturday, March 16, 2013 12:00 am.