Creighton hasn't even played a game yet, but they've already won one contest at the Big East Men's Basketball Tournament.
Following a three week competition, Creighton University was named the winner of the Battle of the Beaks before the first game of the tournament. The challenge was an effort to increase fundraising participation by alumni and undergraduate students from the three BIG EAST schools that have birds as mascots: Creighton, Marquette, and St. John's.
Creighton received approximately 2.76 percent participation among alumni and students. Marquette came in second with 1.8 percent participation, followed by St. John’s with .59 percent. Creighton had more than 1,800 participants donate $540,000 in gifts and pledges.