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Bring on the Devils, GCU’s Wrestlers Say

November 09, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

If you’re thinking R.C. LaHaye, GCU’s feisty wrestling coach, is happy just to be swapping holds with ASU, forget about it. When the Antelopes and Sun Devils square off for the fourth time in Saturday’s dual meet in Antelope Gym, know this: He’s in it to win it.

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Black Hole Needs Students to Bring the Crazy

October 29, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

The Canyon Crazies Club held its first rehearsal party Tuesday evening. The club is a cheering group affiliated with the Black Hole, the newly designated student section of seats in Antelope Gym. Club members lead student cheering during sporting events.

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Gold-Medal Wrestler Takes on New Challenges

October 28, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

Olympic gold-medal wrestler Henry Cejudo has his sights set on another gold — and another goal. Now he’s enrolled at GCU, taking three classes on campus and one online, while starting to train for the 2012 Olympics in London.

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Running With the ’Lopes: Fast Times Indeed

October 12, 2010 / by / 3 Comments

Let me tell you what it’s like to be 54 years old and running in a footrace with highly trained college athletes. It’s like riding a bicycle in the Indianapolis 500. It’s like being a cinnamon roll in a health-food store. It’s both a megadose of humility and a profound statement on the irreversibility of the aging process.

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Kenyan Runner Mutai Landed in Lap of GCU

October 08, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

How do you recruit a gifted Kenyan distance runner to come to Phoenix, Arizona? If you’re Kim Sims, you just answer the phone. The GCU cross country coach took a call from Kip Mutai last spring and has been praising the miracle of telecommunications ever since. Mutai, a two-time junior college All-American at Gillette (Wyo.) College, was looking for a school where he could continue his running career.

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Baseball Team, ARCH to Renew Friendly Rivalry

September 23, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

When the GCU baseball team takes the field on Wednesday, Nov. 29, for its exhibition game with the Arizona Recreation Center for the Handicapped, one former Antelope will have a special interest in the occasion. That would be Marcus Edel, who played for the ‘Lopes and now works as director of health and wellness at ARCH, located at 15th Avenue and Colter Street in Phoenix.

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GCU Launches Track and Field Program

March 29, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

Full competition will start next school year in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference under new coach Tom Flood. By Zane Ewton Communications Staff Grand Canyon University increased its intercollegiate athletics teams to 22 with the addition of men’s and women’s track and field in late December, and new coach Tom Flood is excited about the prospects. Flood thinks GCU track and field will give current students an opportunity to compete and will quickly become an attractive option for local high school talent. “We want student-athletes who are willing to work hard, have a great attitude and show up every day,” he says. “GCU is a great institution, and the good Lord will bless us with the students he wants for this campus.” GCU now has more sports than any other intercollegiate athletics program in Arizona. Flood is using this spring to give the University’s cross-country athletes an opportunity to continue training and compete. He also is recruiting for the 2010-11 season. Flood’s assistant coach is Dr. Kim Sims, head coach of GCU’s cross-country program. Next school year will kick off a full competition schedule, indoor and outdoor, for both the men’s and women’s track teams. GCU will compete in the […]

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GCU Inducts Three Into Athletics Hall of Fame

February 03, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

GCU honored three new inductees into its athletics Hall of Fame at the 2010 Homecoming Hall of Fame Dinner, Friday, January 29. The honorees included former baseball star Tim Salmon, ex-men’s basketball coach Ben Lindsey and the 1996 NCAA Division II national champion men’s soccer team. Tim Salmon Major League Baseball fans affectionately know Salmon as “King Fish.” A 14-year veteran of the Los Angeles Angels, he is considered one of the greatest players in the franchise’s history. The former right fielder and World Series champion also is recognized for hitting it out of the park for the families he supports through his many humanitarian projects, which earned him an honorary doctor of public service degree from GCU in 2006. Like most baseball players, Salmon’s journey began as a Little Leaguer in Long Beach, Calif. While he was a student at GCU in the mid-1980s, he set numerous baseball records, met his future wife, Marci, and began a spiritual relationship with his Savior. In 2009, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in applied management from GCU, completing the degree program that he started as a freshman in 1986. After three record-setting seasons at Brazell Stadium, Salmon made his major […]

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