Well, this is fun.
The Creighton Bluejays and Gonzaga Bulldogs are reportedly set to begin a home-and-home series this coming season. Jim Meehan of The Spokesman-Review out in Spokane had the story first:
Gonzaga and Creighton have agreed to a home-and-home series, sources said. Bluejays expected to visit Zags this season.— Jim Meehan (@SRJimm) May 22, 2017
The Zags and Jays are two of the best programs of the 21st century, so this will certainly be an attractive matchup for many reasons. Although both are losing an assortment of talent as they head into 2017, this should no doubt prove to be a terrific series.
The first game, as indicated in the tweet, will take place up at The Kennel in Spokane while the second one will take part at CenturyLink Center in Omaha. Both are two of the most hostile and fun environments in the sport, so if you needed any additional reason to watch, well, there you go.
It’s been a while since the two programs have met. The last time the Bulldogs and Bluejays squared off was January 15, 1977. Prior to that, they’d met five times in 1975, 1963, 1961, 1960 and 1955. The all-time series lead goes to Creighton, who has a 4-2 record against Gonzaga.
Big East fans will now get two looks at the Zags, as they’re set to battle the Villanova Wildcats this coming year as well.