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Slideshow: Men’s basketball vs. New Mexico State

February 13, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Slaven Gujic and Takashi Sato GCU News Bureau The atmosphere at GCU Arena was white-hot on Saturday as Grand Canyon University defeated conference rival New Mexico State at home for the second straight year, 83-71. The men’s basketball game drew a white-out crowd of 7,479 fans, the second-largest ever at GCU Arena. Among those in attendance were Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Taijuan Walker and Western Athletic Conference Commissioner Jeff Hurd.                 

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How Russell became point man for Majerle’s passion

February 08, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

As DeWayne Russell’s three seasons at GCU wind down, his intensity and, especially, his 42-point game against Louisville quickly come to mind. Several factors, starting with his relationship with coach Dan Majerle, have contributed to his growth as a player and a person, but there’s something else he wants people to know: He loves it here.

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Barrow shares stories, wisdom with CCOB students

February 06, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Lance Barrow, coordinator producer of CBS Sports’ NFL and PGA Tour coverage, was on campus Friday afternoon for a talk to Colangelo College of Business students. He used his story of how he got started in the business to show them the importance of being aggressive in their pursuit of career opportunities.

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His love of announcing, teaching speaks volumes

February 02, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Most people know Paul Danuser from GCU men’s basketball games — the public-address announcer’s style and delivery have become a big part of the show. But what they might not know is his passion for his main role at GCU, in the College of Education, and they might be shocked to hear how he describes his personality.

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Slideshow: Men’s basketball vs. Bethesda

February 01, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Slaven Gujic GCU News Bureau The Grand Canyon University men’s basketball team took a big early lead and coasted to a 95-66 nonconference victory over Bethesda on Tuesday night at GCU Arena.  

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‘Sports’ Day in the Sun’ shares some bright ideas

February 01, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

“Sports’ Day in the Sun” brought influential sports people from around the Valley to GCU on Tuesday, and both panel discussions were provocative. Jerry Colangelo and GCU assistant women’s basketball coach Krystal Thomas both had important things to say to the students who filled the Antelope Reception Center.

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Cheer, dance spirit stands out in national event

January 18, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

When Grand Canyon University competed last weekend in the College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championships in Orlando, Fla., they did more than just show their skill with strong finishes. “Other teams tell us all of the time that we are so kind and we love each other — and we do,” said Emily Stephens, GCU director of spirit programs and cheer coach.

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Employee meeting shows how busy GCU has been

January 17, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The all-employee meeting Friday contained a lot of facts and figures, all presented by President Brian Mueller with an enthusiasm that befits GCU’s continued advancements. He provided details of the five major site visits by major organizations in the last three months.

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Slideshow: Men’s basketball vs. Utah Valley

January 09, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau The Grand Canyon University men’s basketball opened Western Athletic Conference play with an 82-72 victory over Utah Valley on Saturday night at GCU Arena. Joshua Braun returned from an injury-related absence of almost six weeks and scored 31 points. He also tied the GCU Division I record by making seven 3-pointers.  

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Slideshow: Men’s basketball vs. Cal Poly

December 29, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Slaven Gujic GCU News Bureau The GCU men’s basketball team won its fourth straight game Wednesday night, 71-64 over Cal Poly at GCU Arena. DeWayne Russell led the Lopes with 25 points.          

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