It’s business. It’s sports. It’s the Colangelo School of Sports Business

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It’s business. It’s sports. It’s the Colangelo School of Sports Business

Jerry Colangelo lends his expertise to Grand Canyon University
Jerry Colangelo is ready to share some of what’s made him so successful in the world of sports – and maybe help little Grand Canyon University realize its big-time athletic dreams. The Phoenix school announced Tuesday the formation of the Colangelo School of Sports Business.

It’s business. It’s sports. It’s the Colangelo School of Sports Business

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Jerry Colangelo is ready to share some of what’s made him so successful in the world of sports – and maybe help little Grand Canyon University realize its big-time athletic dreams. The Phoenix school announced Tuesday the formation of the Colangelo School of Sports Business.
Grand Canyon will host FLC basketball over Thanksgiving

The University of Grand Canyon annually shows up on Fort Lewis College schedules.
This year is no different.
Grand Canyon, which announced Tuesday its partnership with USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo, will host the FLC men’s basketball team at its annual Grand Canyon Thanksgiving Classic.
FLC and Grand Canyon will play Nov. 26 at Antelope Gymnasium on the GCU campus in Phoenix.
Earlier this year, Grand Canyon played the nationally ranked FLC women’s soccer program to a 2-2 draw at a neutral site in Grand Junction.
The FLC men’s basketball program will open preseason play at 7 p.m. Wednesday at home with an exhibition against Northern New Mexico at Whalen Gymnasium.
The FLC women’s program will host Lamar Junior College in an exhibition at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Whalen Gym.
The private Christian university, founded in 1949, believed Colangelo’s contacts could help facilitate a move to college sports’ highest level. Schools no longer can make the jump to Division I as an independent, they must be invited to join a conference.
The school will host the first game in its new arena next month against Arizona State and aspires to be a Gonzaga or Marquette, a small, religious school but a basketball power. Its goal is 12,000 students on campus in three years and 1,000 in the sports business program major, created just last year, within five years on campus and online.
heraldsports@durangoherald.com

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