Grand Canyon Antelopes Basketball Schedule
The college basketball season is upon us and the Grand Canyon Antelopes
are ready to hit the hardwood meaning that Phoenix, Arizona is abuzz with excitement. The gym at Grand Canyon University is
one of the most electrifying places in the country to catch a college hoops game and this year expectations for the team are
at an all time high. Last season the Antelopes fared pretty well in their first year in the WAC, finishing in third place
with a 10-6 conference record. Clearly the Antelopes have wasted no time in proving that they are ready to hang with the big
boys and it would appear that the sky is the limit for this program. The Antelopes are always able to get their fans on their
feet with clutch three pointers, lock down defense, impressive dunks, and incredible passing and there is not a better place
in the country than the Grand Canyon University campus to catch a game.
Once again the Grand Canyon Antelopes will have
to go up against all of the toughest teams in the Western Athletic Conference including the CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners, the
Chicago State Cougars, the Missouri - Kansas City Kangaroos, the New Mexico State Aggies, the Seattle Redhawks, the University
of Texas Pan American Broncs, and the Utah Valley Wolverines as they attempt to make a big move up the conference standings
in hopes of positioning themselves for a top seed in the conference tournament en route to an automatic NCAA Tournament bid.
Making your way through the tough WAC regular season is quite a daunting task but the Antelopes seem to have enough talent
to make some serious noise in the conference this year. The Antelopes will be looking to get all of the support they can from
their hometown fans for big games at Grand Canyon University so be sure to get your tickets from StubHub as soon as possible
so you can get in on all of the excitement.
Grand Canyon University Antelopes Basketball History
Canyon University Antelopes were an incredibly successful Division II program for years and finally made the jump to Division
I prior to the 2013-2014 college basketball season when they joined the WAC. During their first year playing Division I hoops
the Antelopes went 15-15 overall but managed to finish third in their conference, proving that they were ready for the jump.
Head coach Dan Majerle has proven that he can motivate his troops and make all the right calls, bringing an air of excitement
to Antelopes basketball that has never before been seen.
Grand Canyon University Antelopes Basketball Conference
Grand Canyon University Antelopes play in the Western Athletic Conference. Currently there are nine members of the WAC: CSU
Bakersfield, Chicago State University, Grand Canyon University, University of Idaho, University of Missouri – Kansas
City, New Mexico State University, Seattle University, University of Texas – Pan American, and Utah Valley University.
Although the conference has mostly been known as a football conference, especially after former member BYU won a National
Championship, basketball has always been a big deal. In recent years, after a lot of conference realignment, the WAC eliminated
football making basketball the most important collegiate sport in the conference. New Mexico State is currently the powerhouse
in the conference, especially since their stiffest competition in Boise State, Utah State, and Nevada left to join the Mountain
West Conference. This year, however, the conference has been closely contested during the regular season and every team has
a good shot at winning the conference tournament and earning an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
a top college basketball game is one of the best experiences to be found in sports. Many of the best student athletes in the
world take the court in college basketball, when this is combined with some of the most passionate fans in all of sports there
is an atmosphere in the arena that cannot be found anywhere else. When you set foot inside the gym at Grand Canyon University
for a Grand Canyon Antelopes home basketball game this will all be clear. As the teams set up for opening jump ball the fans
get on their feet and loudly cheer for their alma mater and hometown favorites. The game continues full of end to end action,
big time shots, and clutch defensive stops. All of a sudden the clock is winding down in the second half and the two sides
are wrapped up in yet another tight contest. Your palms get sweaty with each trip down the floor and each time a player from
your favorite team lets loose a shot you hold your breath until the ball tickles the twine. This continues until the final
buzzer when the Antelopes' side erupts after another big win and their fans exit of the arena in jubilation. The moment you
leave Grand Canyon University you will want to immediately start planning your next trip to the venue to cheer on the Antelopes.
Head coach Dan Majerle is a familiar face to Phoenix basketball fans as he spent several years with the
Phoenix Suns where he was one of the best sharpshooters in the NBA.