We're creating a 150-page yearbook chronicling the 2016-17 season for:
- Creighton men's basketball
- Creighton women's basketball
- Creighton volleyball
- Creighton men's soccer
The book is a required collectible for all die-hard Creighton fans, featuring:
- Games and season recaps, with exclusive interviews
- Full-color action pics from WBR's three professional photographers
- Never-before-published features on some of Creighton's most popular teams
Here's how you can get one:
- Pledge $50 or more to receive a printed copy
- Pledge $25-$49.99 to receive a digital copy
We plan to use the funds generated by this project to financially support our coverage of Creighton Bluejays athletics in 2017-18 and beyond.
Check out the following to see how we got to this point.
Last summer, the White and Blue Review crew gathered for an offseason retreat over a cold drink at a local watering hole.
In between swapping behind-the-scenes stories of Bluejay games past and present, Brad Williams, one of our amazing photographers, asked me if we had ever considered producing a yearbook.
We’d done a men’s basketball-specific book in 2013 chronicling the final season in the MVC, but the thought of a book covering all of CU’s major sports had never occurred to any of us.
Following that lightning strike, the idea of a WBR Yearbook rolled around in my head as the Bluejays’ men’s soccer and volleyball teams made deep runs in their respective NCAA Tournaments.
After the men’s and women’s basketball teams completed NCAA Tournament seasons of their own, we began turning Brad’s idea into reality.
Thanks to our brilliant stable of writers and photographers, WBR had an existing archive of those four seasons as good as — I’d argue better than — anyone.
Matt DeMarinis was the only local reporter to follow the volleyball team in person on their historic run to the Elite Eight (hitching a ride with the pep band to save costs!).
He followed the women’s basketball team to Milwaukee to cover the Big East tourney, then went on to NYC to cover the men’s team.
Matt Novotny, Derek Rayment, and yours truly covered games in Omaha, Bryant Ott hosted the popular “Bluejays Bytes” podcast featuring long-form interviews with coaches and players, and three of the best photographers in the area -- Mike Spomer, Adam Streur, and Brad Williams -- captured the visuals of the year in CU sports.
And what a year it was.
Elmar Bolowich’s men’s soccer club was widely predicted to be entering a rebuilding season following the losses of several key pieces. Instead they reloaded on the fly, and wound up in the third round of the NCAA Tourney again.
Kirsten Bernthal-Booth took the volleyball team to new heights, going undefeated in the Big East and falling one win shy of the Final Four.
Jim Flanery’s women’s hoops squad won the Big East regular season title, too, and picked up the fourth NCAA Tournament win in program history.
And Greg McDermott’s men’s basketball team got off to an 18-1 start and top ten ranking before an injury to Maurice Watson, but still wound up back in the NCAA’s for the first time in three seasons.
It was one heckuva ride, and we hope you enjoy looking back as much as we did.
Risks and challenges
We want to continue to create content about Creighton sports that Bluejays fans want to consume.
By funding this project, you'll ensure our ability to cover CU sports for Jays fans everywhere around the world.
If you read our site, or listen to our podcasts, or watch our men's basketball highlight reels, or engage with us on social media, we ask you to help fund this project.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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