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Short-handed Marquette squad adopting '8Strong' mentality

MILWAUKEE -- Shortly after Deonte Burton and John Dawson announced their intentions to transfer, the Marquette men's basketball program began embracing its current roster predicament of having just eight available scholarship players. From a graphic appearing on various promotional items to a hashtag in tweets from players and coaches, "8Strong" has become a rallying cry for the...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Marquette adds walk-on guard Thaus

Left with just eight eligible players following the departures of Deonte Burton and John Dawson, Marquette coach Steve Wojciechowski has added walk-on guard Pete Thaus to the program. Thaus, a 6-foot-2, 190-pound redshirt sophomore, is a graduate of Hinsdale Central High School in Hinsdale, Ill. A three-year letter winner at Hinsdale Central, Thaus spent his freshman and sophomore...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Guards Burton, Dawson transferring from Marquette

MILWAUKEE (AP) Guards Deonte Burton and John Dawson are transferring from Marquette, leaving the already short-handed program in Steve Wojciechowski's first year as coach. Wojciechowski (woe-juh-HOW-skee) wished the sophomores well in announcing their departures Tuesday. They will leave at the end of the first semester on Sunday. Burton averaged 6.4 points in 16 minutes off the...
Via AP on Fox
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Marquette down to 8 players as Burton, Dawson to transfer

Marquette sophomore forward Deonte Burton and sophomore guard John Dawson have left the program and will transfer at semester break, the school announced Tuesday. The Golden Eagles are now down to eight eligible players, as junior guard Wally Ellenson is redshirting the 2014-15 season after transferring from Minnesota. "We appreciate all that Deonte and John have contributed to the...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Marquette basketball: Monday Mailbag

This Marquette basketball season has left fans with more questions than answers. In what will become a weekly occurrence from now on, I will have Monday Marquette Mailbag. Please feel free to send in your questions to my Twitter handle: @KapN93 and I will pick five questions to answer every week. In the inaugural installment of my mailbag, I tackle questions that range from who should...
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Hopeful Marquette braces for No. 4 Villanova

Marquette floundered against Ohio State and came up short at Wisconsin. After stumbling in both games against top 10 opponents this season, the Golden Eagles get another shot Saturday at a statement victory when they host No. 4 Villanova. This time, they're riding high after getting a big overtime win at Georgetown. ''That was more of a confidence win,'' freshman guard John Dawson...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

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