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Jerry Colangelo to Return to Campus for Panel Discussion at Arena

March 26, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Colangelo has stated an interest in being more involved with faculty and students at GCU’s sports business school, which bears his name and is part of the Ken Blanchard College of Business.

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Mychala Lynch Comes All the Way Back to Win NCAA Swim Title

March 19, 2012 / by / 5 Comments

After walking away from competitive swimming for an extended time, the GCU senior found her way back into the pool and honored her late mother with last week’s triumph in the 100-yard butterfly at the NCAA Division II Championships in Mansfield, Texas. The national title was the first ever for an Antelope swimmer.

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Personal Connection With Fans Keeps Women’s Basketball Team Fired Up

March 07, 2012 / by / 1 Comment

The Antelopes left Wednesday for San Diego, where they will face Cal Poly Pomona on Friday afternoon in the NCAA Division II West Regional. The game is a rematch of last year’s regional final, which was won by Pomona, ending a record-breaking 29-3 season for GCU.

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‘Lopes Way Up After Making Field for NCAA Tournament

March 05, 2012 / by / 1 Comment

Braylon Pickrel’s dramatic last-second shot, which was needed to defeat Dixie State College on Saturday night, extended the winning streak of the men’s basketball team to nine games and carried them into postseason play. On Friday, the Antelope men will play in Bellingham, Wash., and the women in San Diego in opening games in the NCAA Division II Tournament.

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Three Seniors Laid a Foundation for Antelope Men’s Basketball

March 02, 2012 / by / 1 Comment

Kyle Speed, Nick Witherill and Justin Wesolowski are finishing strong for the Antelopes, who have a shot at postseason play with a victory Saturday in the regular-season finale against Dixie State College.

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Basketball Player Maylinn Smith: ‘My Dad Embraced GCU’

February 24, 2012 / by / 2 Comments

Randy Smith, 54, who died unexpectedly three weeks ago, could be heard and seen at the home games of the Antelope women’s basketball team and was a true fan. “Basketball is just a game,” his daughter says, “but to know that he touched people through the game means so much more.”

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Employee’s Company Takes Idea and Runs With It

January 27, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s faculty and staff are doing amazing things every day, taking on the world with a great support system behind them. One such staff member is Military Enrollment Counselor Chris Kirk, who is making the most of a helping hand from a club on campus. Kirk serves as vice president of an innovative new sports memorabilia company called The Fan Post. Together with founder Ken Sandy and director of media relations Brandon Hesterman, they design and sell mini football goal posts and basketball hoops, suitable for games of finger football and basketball.

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GCU Wheelchair Team Set to Take Its Best Shot

January 23, 2012 / by / 1 Comment

Dr. James Beggs is looking for a few good roll players. The kind who can really wheel and deal. Ones who won’t just sit there and take it. The esteemed College of Arts and Sciences professor will be prowling the sideline, coaching a team from Banner Health and GCU against the Banner Phoenix Wheelchair Suns during a scrimmage at halftime of Tuesday night’s men’s basketball game at GCU Arena. “Although there is no ‘i’ in ‘team,’ it has occurred to me that there are three ‘i’s’ in ‘annihilation,’” says Beggs, who hopes his squad can avoid that fate.

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GCU’s Athletic Trainers: The Team Behind the Teams

January 20, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

If there’s one thing GCU’s head athletic trainer, Geordie Hackett, would want people to know about his staff, it’s that they are a team — just like any of the Antelope sports teams that they work with. “Just because I’m the head trainer doesn’t make me more important than any of the others on my team,” Hackett says. “This is my extended family.” The rest of the team is rounded out by people Hackett feels have great character and are trustworthy. With the 21 men’s and women’s sports teams at GCU, Hackett can’t handle it all on his own — nor would he want to.
The team of seven divides and conquers, with each person taking on sports based on familiarity or special training.

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Carazo, ‘Lopes Wrestlers Begin Championship Quests

December 29, 2011 / by / 1 Comment

The unfinished business of an NCAA championship at 174 pounds begins Saturday for Victor Carazo at the annual Grand Canyon Duals, which will bring five of the best teams in Division II to GCU Arena. The fifth-ranked Antelopes have their best team yet under Head Coach R.C. LaHaye.

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