Some of you may remember back in April 2018 when Grand Canyon University, a for-profit Christian university in Phoenix, surpassed Liberty University as the “world’s largest Christian university.” Jerry Falwell Jr., who was then the president of Liberty, did not seem very happy about this news and questioned whether Grand Canyon was truly a Christian school.
Well, it looks like both of the online education powerhouses have pretty good basketball teams. The Liberty Flames have qualified again for the NCAA tournament. The Grand Canyon Antelopes, under the coaching leadership of Bryce “The Shot” Drew, are making their first appearance in the tournament. Liberty, a 13th seed, will play 4th-seeded Oklahoma State in the Midwest bracket. Grand Canyon, a 15th seed, will play 2nd-seeded Iowa in the West bracket.
A third evangelical school–Oral Roberts–is also back in this year’s big dance,