The Jesuit Basketball Spotlight (JBS) is a program developed by the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) in 2008 to bring greater awareness of Jesuit education and its shared mission through the more than 80 games played by men's and women's basketball teams every season. The nation's 27 Jesuit colleges and universities are part of a global network of 188 institutions of higher learning that are rooted in the traditions of academic excellence, service, and a faith that does justice.
Today, Jesuit institutions boast over 2 million living alumni across the world, including 10% of the United States Congress and basketball legends Bob Cousy (College of the Holy Cross), Patrick Ewing (Georgetown University), Bill Russell (University of San Francisco) and John Stockton (Gonzaga University).
There are a number of ways that institutions can support and promote the JBS program, including:
The possibilities are endless! Contact the AJCU office with any questions: (202) 862-9893 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2019-20 Committee Members: Deanna Howes Spiro, Director of Communications, AJCU
Joe Lunardi, Broadcaster, Saint Joseph’s University
John Burnes, President, Burnes Creative
Brian Larkin, Manager, Instructional Technology, Santa Clara University
Rory O’Neil, Director of Major Gifts, John Carroll University
National Jesuit Players of the Week (NJPW)
JBS PRESS COVERAGE
Highlights from past seasons:
America Magazine: April 3, 2018
The Washington Post: March 31, 2018
USA Today: March 28, 2018