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Marquette University big man Chris Otule is known for his defensive presence and lane-opening ability, but his skill set is far more expansive than that.
Otule thinks of himself as a singer, with teammates such as Davante Gardner taking to Twitter to complain about the big man's propensity to belt out a note or two. "All this dude do is sing Frank Ocean and The Weeknd on away games in the hotel room 247 non-stop," Gardner tweeted in early March.
Obviously, that hasn't stopped him. The 6-foot-11 senior showed off his vocal range Friday afternoon, serenading CBS Sports reporter Rachel Nichols by singing The Girl is Mine in front of teammates and media alike.
The Texas native has had much bigger obstacles to overcome than embarrassment. Otule was born with glaucoma and had to have his left eye removed shortly after birth, causing him to wear a glass eye that he pops in and out with regularity.
Though playing with one eye hampers his field of vision, Otule played a key role as Marquette advanced to the Elite Eight with a resounding 71-61 victory over Miami on Thursday. Otule scored 11 points and grabbed three rebounds in 15 minutes of action.
The longer Marquette keeps on dancing, the more singing we're bound to hear.
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Not exactly something you see everyday, but here is a photo of the Marquette Golden Eagles Chris Otule’s glass eye which he popped out for CBS Sports’ Jeff Goodman Otule was born with only one fully developed eye and has had a fake one for his entire life: “I guess you could call it glaucoma,” Otule told said in an interview with the Journal-Sentinel. “I was born with one...
Chris Otule has played his entire life with only one eye, but that has not held him, or his Marquette Golden Eagles, back one bit.
With precision and poise, Marquette passed its test.
The Golden Eagles played their style of basketball, except for one part of the equation: the game wasn't close.
Marquette fans likely didn't know what to do with themselves as they watched their team hold a 19-point lead at the final media timeout. A barrage of late three-pointers from Miami probably let a bit of doubt...
THE MODERATOR: We have Marquette with us, head Coach Buzz Williams, Chris Otule, Trent Lockett, Juan Anderson, Junior Cadougan and Vander Blue. We will have an opening statement from Coach. COACH WILLIAMS: Excited to be here, thankful to be here. Much respect to Coach Jim Boeheim and their team. Glad to be representing the Big East with Coach Boeheim.
WASHINGTON, March 28 — The Miami Hurricanes were billed as a veteran group that would be able to use their poise to overcome Marquette’s aggressive interior game.
On Thursday, it was Marquette’s Jamil Wilson and his squad that were ready to seize the moment to advance one step closer to the Final Four.
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Vander Blue talks about Marquette's Sweet 16 win over Miami.
In the first two rounds the Marquette Golden Eagles were in close, hard fought games that really could have gone a different way had a play or two not worked out in their favor. Maybe it was luck that got them past the first two rounds. Did they really deserve to be in the Sweet 16?
Against Miami Thursday night they made that fans and opponents knew that they were indeed a team...
THE MODERATOR: We are joined by Marquette student athletes, Vander Blue, Junior Cadougan and Trent Lockett along with Coach Buzz Williams. We will start with an opening statement from Coach Williams