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Russell, Havocs portray a pretty picture of GCU

March 31, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

DeWayne Russell made the most of his last chance to play in front of the Havocs, who, in turn, made the most of their chance to show their voluminous skills. All the other players could talk about at the 2017 College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships was how loud and fun the Havocs were. And they certainly had their way with a particularly interesting visiting player.

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Business students urged to volunteer at Final Four

March 10, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Cyone Batiste, marketing and community manager for the NCAA Final Four, shared her internship experiences and the importance of volunteering with Colangelo School of Sports Business students Thursday. The Valley is host to the 2017 men’s basketball championship, and Batiste said this will be a golden opportunity for students to get a foot in the door.

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Winning formula: GCU athletes collect items for needy

March 09, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

It’s only natural for athletes to try their best to win, but members of GCU’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee have extra incentive this month: They’re aiming to help the needy by collecting backpacks, toiletries and canned foods in a contest sponsored by the Western Athletic Conference.

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Brewers fans get taste of Canyon 49 Grill, GCU spirit

March 09, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

New to Milwaukee Brewers spring training games this year are a Canyon 49 Grill food stand and GCU student workers spread around Maryvale Baseball Park, the result of a partnership between GCU and the team. “It’s a great way to show the high energy and unadulterated fun that GCU represents,” prep cook Henry Hurd said as he flipped BBQ burgers at the Brewers’ newest concession stand.

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New courts give students their day(s) at the beach

March 02, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The softball team opened its new stadium last month and has won 16 of its first 17 games. Maybe another new stadium will have the same effect on the beach volleyball team, which plays its first match in its new 1,400-seat facility at 5 p.m. Friday. But the athletes aren’t the only ones getting to use it — students do, too.

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Slideshow: Men’s basketball vs. UMKC

February 27, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Brandon Sullivan GCU News Bureau The Grand Canyon University men’s basketball team extended its winning streak to six games with an 84-77 victory over Missouri-Kansas City on Saturday night at GCU Arena. Seniors DeWayne Russell and Darion Clark were honored on Senior Night.  

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Slideshow: GCU baseball vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

February 23, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Slaven Gujic For employees and students it was a midweek, guilty pleasure on a bright, sunny Wednesday, the kind of perfect weather that might make visitors wish to relocate here. For GCU baseball players, it was a chance to play against major league players, stand on the same field with stars and compete with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The spring training exhibition game was part of the rotating annual Collegiate Baseball Series between the Diamondbacks and Arizona’s three NCAA Division I baseball programs. This matchup will happen again in 2020.   

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Score schmore — for GCU, playing D-backs is a win

February 23, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

The weather was sunny and the Diamondbacks and GCU men’s baseball teams in fine form as they faced off Wednesday at Salt River Field in Scottsdale. The final score, 9-1 Diamondbacks, may not have been a surprise, but the fact that a few D-backs stars stepped up the plate was, and for GCU, it was a field of memories.

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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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