A statue of Creighton’s mascot, Billy Bluejay, guards Morrison Stadium. Based on tradition, students rub Billy’s beak for good luck before each game.
The Bluejay women’s soccer team lines up near midfield with a group of future Bluejays. As part of the annual Pink Out game, local youth soccer players were provided with the opportunity to stand with the Jays during the National Anthem.
The crowd at Morrison Stadium erupts in applause as the Creighton starting lineup is announced before the Pink Out game against the Villanova Wildcats on Oct. 16. The Wildcats defeated the Jays 2-0.
The soccer ball sits at the northwest corner of the field prior to a Creighton corner kick. The men’s soccer team has attempted 86 corner kicks through 15 games, while the women’s team has attempted 69 through 17 games.
Women’s coach Bruce Erickson (at right) observes the action on the pitch. The 2014 season is Erickson’s 16th year at Creighton.
The trophy room hosts a pair of NCAA semifinalist trophies. The Creighton men’s soccer team reached the College Cup in 2011 and 2012. With a 12-2-2 record, the Jays are poised to make a deep postseason run and a possible return to the national semifinals this season.