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Cactus League Luncheon at GCU Arena is a hit

February 20, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Hosting the 2019 Cactus League Luncheon on Tuesday was a big step in GCU’s relationship with Major League Baseball. Not only are more and more GCU students working for teams that hold spring training in Arizona; the University is looking for other ways to build the relationship. “I cannot stress enough that this truly is a result of a partnership, and it’s just starting to foster great working relationships,” said Bridget Binsbacher, Director of Operations for the Cactus League.

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Baseball, Brazell family are still in perfect pitch

February 19, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

The “reopening” of Brazell Field at GCU Ballpark meant a lot to the Brazell family. It came not even four months after Dr. Dave Brazell, namesake of the carefully preserved field, passed away, and that made it an emotional night for his wife, Dr. Mildred Brazell. “I’m not sure I can talk — I’ll start crying,” she said.

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Slideshow: Brazell Field at GCU Ballpark ‘reopening’

February 19, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by David Kadlubowski GCU News Bureau The “grand reopening” of Brazell Field at GCU Ballpark on Friday night drew a record crowd of 4,562 despite less than ideal weather. The big gathering was treated to pregame festivities with the customary GCU hospitality and opening ceremonies that included Arizona Sen. Martha McSally singing “God Bless America.”   

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Colangelo sculpture unveiled on GCU campus

February 09, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

GCU Arena has a stately new feature right outside its doors. The Jerry Colangelo sculpture was unveiled Saturday, but the man who has had such a positive influence on the state — and on GCU — was far more concerned about whether it “can serve as some kind of inspiration for the students here, that anything is possible in life.” GCU Today has the details on how the sculpture came to be.

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Men’s soccer and Future for KIDS: a win-win

February 04, 2019 / by / 1 Comment

Men’s soccer coach Schellas Hyndman wanted one thing for youth attending Saturday’s Future for KIDS soccer camp: To have fun. But he also encouraged them to exhibit good sportsmanship, practice, work hard and to value their education, much like the soccer players who conducted the camp do. More than 160 youth, ages 7 to 12, attended the event, which marked the first time GCU men’s soccer has hosted a camp with Future for KIDS, a mentorship program that emphasizes education, ethics and athletics.

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GCU spirit on display in Dance team’s national title

January 22, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

GCU Dance coach Jacque Genung-Koch said it was “pretty exciting and super humbling” when her team won the Division I Game Day competition Friday in the Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championships at Orlando, Fla. “We got the chance to do what we do at home, on a national stage. It was exciting to bring what we are, who we are at GCU, for other teams to see and for a judging panel,” she said. The team also finished second in the jazz competition.

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Cheer team finishes runner-up at nationals

January 22, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

The GCU Cheer team earned its best finish ever — second place in the Division I Game Day event — Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championships at Orlando, Fla. “The biggest thing is GCU made a name for ourselves and we really stood out,’’ co-captain Casey Traut said. “We had someone tell us that we started a legacy for this school.”

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Dance team wins national title; Cheer team second

January 17, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

The GCU Spirit team’s ability to fire up the crowd will be the key to the Game Day competition in the Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championships, which begin Friday in Orlando, Fla. The Dance team also will compete in a traditional favorite, the Jazz event, and the Cheer team will show its athleticism in the small Co-ed Division I event. Also, Thunder and the drum line are participating in a demonstration of spirited and rhythmic collaboration.

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CCOB opening launches busy spring events calendar

January 02, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

It’s been a big year so far, but there’s more to come in 2018-19. The spring semester will kick off with the grand opening of the new 150,000-plus-square foot Colangelo College of Business Building on Jan. 9 and will barrel forward through April and May with signature events such as the Canyon Challenge, Mr. GCU, the Theatre Department’s presentation of Holocaust drama “Who Will Carry the Word,” Serve the City in February, the Roadshow Tour at GCU Arena, basketball and much more. Check out some highlights from GCU Today’s 2019 Winter-Spring Calendar.

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NFL’s Kevin Warren found faith, fame at GCU

November 20, 2018 / by / 1 Comment

To call Kevin Warren accomplished might be an understatement. The GCU Athletics Hall of Famer played college basketball at an Ivy League School before transferring to GCU to finish his undergraduate degree — his 23.3 points per game average during the 1985-86 season is fourth best in GCU basketball history. He went on to become a lawyer and run his own firm and now is the only black chief operating officer in the NFL. But Warren’s accomplishments should hardly be a surprise. He is carrying on the legacy of his parents.

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