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Strains, sprains? Student athletic trainers step up

October 18, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

With 2,200 students involved in intramural sports and 800 to 1,000 in club sports, that’s a lot of sprains, strains and abrasions GCU’s student athletic trainers see during their clinical rotations. Those trainers also serve the campus community at such events as the Wellness Challenge weigh-in. It’s not just about learning for these student athletic trainers; it’s also about serving their fellow students.

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Make a run on Family Weekend with Thunder Bolt

October 04, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

With more than 2,500 registrations for Family Weekend, expect the GCU campus to be bustling Friday to Sunday. Just some of the highlights? How about a 60-second shopping spree at the Lopes Shop, where a grand prize winner can grab as much as they can (with Thunder by their side for inspiration), along with a fall festival, bowling, Thunder Run 5K, cheer clinic and, of course, Midnight Madness.

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Slideshow: Run to Fight Night at men’s soccer game

September 26, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Travis Neely GCU News Bureau The 2018 Run to Fight Children’s Cancer kicked off with Run to Fight Night on Friday, in conjunction with the Grand Canyon University men’s soccer game. The cancer-fighting superheroes got to participate with the players in the pregame ceremonies and play on the field at halftime and after the game.    

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Colangelo gala serves up a feast of superlatives

September 21, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

“A Night to Honor a Legend,” a dinner to honor Jerry Colangelo on the eve of the opening of his new museum on campus, brought together more than 400 people to celebrate his influence on Grand Canyon University, the Valley and the sports world. “We’ve been incredibly blessed by his presence here,” GCU President Brian Mueller said.

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Slideshow: Havocs lead big soccer crowd

September 08, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Slaven Gujic and Travis Neely GCU News Bureau The Grand Canyon University men’s soccer team defeated Evansville 1-0 before a crowd of 3,506 Thursday night at GCU Stadium after the women’s team played to a 1-1 tie with UC Santa Barbara. The Havocs, GCU’s nationally renowned student cheer section, were out in force and were so loud, GCU goalkeeper Jeremy Pollard said, “I would hate to be an away team playing here.”      

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Are you ready? Lopes charge into D-I eligibility

August 24, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University enjoyed unprecedented athletic success during its transition to NCAA Division I, and now it gets really fun. The Lopes are off probation and are fully eligible for postseason tournaments. The cover story of GCU Magazine examines how the program got here and what the mood is going forward.

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Havoc-forming: The volume keeps going up, up, up

August 24, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The Havocs aren’t a secret anymore in college athletics. But the student cheer section is even more fired up, hard as that is to believe, about Grand Canyon University’s first year of NCAA Division postseason eligibility.

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Cheer, Dance teams and Thunder earn more hurrahs

August 15, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Emily Stephens, GCU’s Director of Spirit Programs, couldn’t have said it better after the Cheer and Dance teams once again dominated a competition in Santa Barbara, Calif.: “We are doing what we are doing for our love of each other, GCU and for our love of the Lord. Our focus on that love goes above and beyond and truly allows our light to shine through.”

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Majerle, GCU will feel at home in St. John’s game

July 27, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

When GCU plays St. John’s on Dec. 5 in the Valley of the Sun Shootout at Talking Stick Resort Arena, it might be a sign of things to come. As the basketball program keeps growing in stature, occasional games at the downtown Phoenix arena could be a way to attract big-name teams – and Coach Dan Majerle said at a press conference Wednesday that he certainly is open to the idea.

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GCU Summer Soccer Camps have variety of options

May 30, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Registration is open for the GCU Summer Soccer Camps for boys ages 6-18 and girls ages 6-15, the first of which is scheduled for June 5-9 on campus. Camps are offered to a wide range of ages, and all are at GCU campus fields. The 2017 camp season begins with the opportunity to train alongside GCU players, men’s coach Schellas Hyndman, his staff and volunteers.

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