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Marquette trying to make the most of its time with Henry Ellenson

MILWAUKEE – From afar, it appeared that freshman wunderkind Henry Ellenson ended up at Marquette against all odds, a projected lottery pick choosing a rebuilding program over bluebloods like Michigan State and Kentucky, North Carolina and UCLA.But when you get to know the skilled, versatile, near-7-foot 19-year-old who frequently is compared to NBA All-Star Kevin Love, it all makes...
Via Fox Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Simmons, Henry Ellenson excelled in freshman vs. freshman battle

There are a ton of great freshmen in college basketball. Derryck Thornton and Brandon Ingram at Duke, Jamal Murray and Skal Labissiere in Kentucky, Cal’s Ivan Rabb and Jaylen Brown, Diamond Stone at Maryland, and Villanova’s Jaylen Brunson are just a few of the diaper dandies expected to make a huge impact on the game and their teams this season. Last night, we got an opportunity...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
November 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Marquette intro video for 2015-16 season

The Marquette Golden Eagles released their introduction video for the 2015-16 season during Marquette Madness on Friday night at the Al McGuire Center.This video will be played before all home games.The Golden Eagles are coming off a last-place finish in the Big East with a 13-19 (4-14 conference) record. However, Marquette could be heading for a big turnaround this season. Second...
Via Fox Sports
October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Marquette freshman G Haanif Cheatham cleared by NCAA

The Marquette Golden Eagles were at one point considered to be a championship contending team. Those years have come and gone, but they are trying to put together a team that can get them back to that stage. Last season, the Golden Eagles finished with a 13-19 record that included a dismal 4-14 record within Big East conference play. There is nowhere to go but up for the Marquette...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Marquette freshman, awaiting clearance, to miss Italy trip

When the Marquette Golden Eagles men’s basketball team takes its long-anticipated trip to Italy this week, they will be doing so with freshman wing Haanif Cheatham unable to play. Per Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Cheatham may travel with the team but not participate in any games as he awaits NCAA clearance. “It’s a procedure that all kids have to go through...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Marquette’s non-conference schedule is pretty weak

The Marquette Golden Eagles fell out of college basketball’s elite during what was Steve Wojciechowski’s first season as head coach in 2014. The team went 13-19 and missed the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2005. It seems as though Dwyane Wade’s former school will have to do some major damage in the Big East conference if they want to get back to the tournament in...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Marquette Basketball: Wojo lands Hauser, transfer guard.

It was a big day for Marquette basketball’s head coach Steve Wojciechowski, as he picked up two commitments from heralded prospects on Sunday, May 17th. 2016 Wisconsin prospect Sam Hauser of Stevens Point, and UNC-Asheville transfer Andrew Rowsey each announced on Twitter that they will be joining Marquette. Rowsey will sit out the 2015-2016 season per NCAA transfer rules, while...
Via isportsweb.com
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Marquette Basketball: Wojo picks up another 4-star

Marquette basketball and coach Steve Wojciechowski are in the middle of prepping for its opening round game in the Big East tournament against Seton Hall on Wednesday. On Tuesday, Wojo got good news when it comes to next season. Traci Carter, a point guard out of Philadelphia, announced his commitment to Wojo and Marquette, over UConn and Xavier, among others. Carter is regarded...
Via isportsweb.com
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

After year out, Duane Wilson eager to help Marquette win again

MILWAUKEE -- If Duane Wilson goes on to realize his potential and become a key contributor to Marquette for the next four years, a flu bug may be to thank for him having an extra year of eligibility. Fully recovered from a stress fracture in his left leg suffered just prior to the season, Wilson got sick just as he was cleared to play Dec. 14 against IUPUI. While Wilson may have...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Marquette basketball: Golden Eagles hire Duke assistant Steve Wojciechowski

Relax, Marquette fans. One week after false reports that Virginia Commonwealth head coach Shaka Smart accepted the head coach position at Marquette, the Golden Eagles actually hired a coach (for real this time). The university announced Monday that long-time Duke University assistant coach Steve Wojciechowski (we’ll refer to him as “Wojo”) was offered and accepted the position...
Via isportsweb.com
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Marquette pursuing Cuonzo Martin to fill coaching vacany

The Marquette Golden Eagles are searching for a new head coach this offseason, and one potential replacement is current Tennessee Volunteers head coach Cuonzo Martin. Martin just led his Volunteers to a surprising Sweet 16 appearance, and would fit very nicely with what Marquette is looking to do. According to reports, the Golden Eagles met with Martin on Sunday, and there appears...
Via Sports-Glory
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Shaka Smart officially turns down Marquette

On Thursday night, Marquette finally got its answer from Shaka Smart, and it wasn’t the one the school was hoping for. Smart called Marquette Thursday to officially turn down the school’s head basketball coaching job and he will return to Virginia Commonwealth next season. Former Marquette coach Buzz Williams bolted for Virginia Tech last week and the Golden Eagles quickly identified...
Via Rumors and Rants
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Shaka Smart to Marquette?

Ladies and gentlemen, VCU’s season is over, which means Shaka Smart rumors have started. Ever since VCU’s improbable Final Four run in 2011, Smart had been linked to openings. He has turned most of them down. He has stuck to the 8-year contract extension after the Final Four season, increasing his base pay from $350,000 […]Continue reading...
Via The Victory Formation
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Marquette's season over, misses NIT

A disappointing season has come to an abrupt end for Marquette, as the Golden Eagles were left out of the NIT field when it was announced Sunday night. Marquette then announced it will not participate in any other tournament, meaning the school will miss the postseason completely for the first time since 2000-01. The Golden Eagles are also the only Division I basketball school in...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Seniors took different paths to Marquette but all four made impact

MILWAUKEE -- Though their paths to the school may have been different, Marquette's four seniors have all left their mark on the program. Chris Otule has been around so long he's seen the Golden Eagles win eight NCAA tournament games. Davante Gardner and Jamil Wilson have been key cogs on two Sweet 16 trips and an appearance in the Elite Eight. After coming to Marquette as a walk...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

The Curious Case of Jamil Wilson

Every single college basketball team has “the guy”. You know, the one player that dominates a majority of the games and is the most loved person on his respected campus. For Marquette, Jamil Wilson could have been that player. After Vander Blue’s controversially decided to forgo his senior season to take his shot at the NBA, the Golden Eagles were searching for a player that...
Via isportsweb.com
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Marquette men’s basketball team will be ‘Pretty in Pink’ for ‘Coaches vs. Cancer’ game (photo)

The Marquette Golden Eagles men’s basketball team will host the No. 4-ranked Villanova Wildcats at BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisc. on Saturday. An already-compelling match-up will be heightened as it will be part of the Coaches vs. Cancer’s Suits And Sneakers Awareness Weekend. As you plainly can see above, Marquette will be wearing […]The post Marquette men...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Luke Fischer transfers from Indiana to Marquette

Marquette and Buzz Williams received some good news early Sunday morning when Luke Fischer announced he's transferring to play for the Golden Eagles. The Germantown High School product appeared in 13 games for Indiana this season before announcing he was leaving the school last week. A four-star recruit in the class of 2013 according to Scout.com, the 6-foot-11 Fischer averaged 2...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Opponents have found blueprint for beating Marquette

MILWAUKEE -- Marquette may not be a program used to being 8-6 when the new year rolls around, but the Golden Eagles are certainly used to overcoming adversity when the odds are stacked against them. Forget about being the conference favorites or building on an Elite Eight appearance, Marquette is the underdog yet again. But this time the Golden Eagles are going to have to turn things...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Preview: Marquette basketball kicks off Big East play against Creighton

  Marquette at Creighton Omaha, Nebraska December 31, 2013 9:00 PM CT To say that the Marquette basketball team  played numerous cupcake games to start the season would be an understatement. No disrespect to Cal State Fullerton, Grambling State, or IUPUI, but let’s just say those teams will not help anybody’s RPI. It is not uncommon for a major conference team like Marquette...
Via isportsweb.com
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss
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