MARQUETTE RUMORS & GOSSIP
Badger Nation Photographer Max Siker showcases these images from No.8 Wisconsin's victory over Marquette Golden Eagles.
Send to KindleIn my effort to resist the annual post-holiday dinner nap brought on by L-tryptophan which inhabits Thanksgiving’s franchise food, turkey, and has gotten the best of me throughout the holiday seasons, I assaulted game film on a variety of teams competing in ESPN’s Feast Week this weekend.
As I combed over these teams, I was intrigued by much of what I saw; however...
In a three-way announcement no doubt born of the frontoffices and not the locker rooms, the Milwaukee Bucks, Milwaukee Admirals andMarquette Golden Eagles teamed up to ardently oppose plans to build a stripclub across the street from the downtown BMO Harris Bradley Center the threeshare.The organizations issued a joint letter, addressed to Milwaukee Mayor TomBarrett as well as the...
If not for the relative ease of No. 25 Marquette's schedule thus far, the Golden Eagles' woeful offense might have cost them more than just one loss.
They'll likely have to improve considerably on Monday night to keep up with high-scoring Arizona State in Tempe.
The Golden Eagles (3-1) suffered their first loss with a 52-35 setback versus then-No. 10 Ohio State on Nov...
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17 days ago
MILWAUKEE -- Nearly an hour after his team put on yetanother lackluster performance, Buzz Williams wasn't at a loss for words whenit came to dissecting what has gone wrong through four games.The Marquette coach feels the program has suddenly hit abump in the road, starting from the top and working its way down. Just daysafter scoring 35 points in a loss to Ohio State, No. 25...
MILWAUKEE -- If Saturday afternoon's matchup with No. 10 Ohio State -- the first top-10 non-conference opponent to come to Milwaukee since 1992 -- was an early test to see where it was in early November, Marquette proved it isn't ready for the big stage quite yet.
Shooting an abysmal 18.9 percent from the field, the 17th-ranked Golden Eagles put on a futile offensive display...
Marquette added a fourth player to its class of 2014 on Friday, as the Golden Eagles reeled in a commitment from 7-foot center Satchel Pierce.
The Akron, Ohio native joins forward Marial Shayok and guards Ahmed Hill and Sandy Cohen in Marquette's class of 2014. Forward Malek Harris is committed to the school but has yet to sign.
Pierce, who is playing at the Kiskiminetas Springs...
MILWAUKEE -- Anything done against Grambling State has to betaken with a grain of salt, but Marquette's heralded freshman class looked awhole lot better in game number two.After combining for three points in the opener against Southern,the trio of Deonte Burton, Jajuan Johnson and John Dawson produced 28 points,10 rebounds, eight assists and three steals in Tuesday night'...
MILWAUKEE -- Rarely if ever does Buzz Williams sit down during a game, but even he felt comfortable enough to enjoy the final minutes of Tuesday night's rout from a chair.
Facing a team that has now lost 30 games in a row, Marquette did exactly what it was supposed to do. It's hard to take anything more than that from the Golden Eagles', 114-71, stomping of Grambling...
Chris Otule scored 17 points and Steve Taylor added 16 points and 11 rebounds to help No. 17 Marquette roll over Grambling State 114-71 on Tuesday night.
The last time Marquette (2-0) reached the century mark came in a 102-77 victory over Mississippi Valley State on Dec. 21, 2010.
Deonte Burton added 14 points, JuJuan Johnson 12 and Jamil Thomas, Juan Anderson and Jake Thomas each...
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29 days ago
The first time I saw Davante Gardner step to the free-throw line, I thought the Marquette student section was joking.
"AUT-o-MAT-ic!" chants rained down.
Come on, I thought. Dude is listed at six-foot-eight, 290 pounds, a guaranteed brick if I ever saw one.
Then, sure enough: Swish, swish.
And a big smile from Gardner.
As the new Big East searches for its identity...
MILWAUKEE -- Before Friday night's season opener, Buzz Williams told his team he wanted them to make 44 free throws, 22 in each half.
"I was over-exaggerating a little bit, but maybe I wasn't," Williams said. "We should have made 44 free throws."
Welcome to the new version of college basketball -- at least for now.
As the NCAA begins to crackdown on...
Davante Gardner scored 25 points to help No. 17 Marquette beat Southern 63-56 on Friday night in the season opener for both teams.
The senior forward, Marquette's leading returning scorer and the top sixth man in the Big East last season, was 5 of 7 from the field and made 15 of 20 free throws. He was a point off his career high of 26 points set last season against Syracuse...
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November 08, 2013
Derrick Wilson was thrust into the spotlight before preseason practice even started.
Want to be the point guard at No. 17 Marquette? Get used to the pressure.
The Golden Eagles open the season Friday night against Southern with Wilson presumably inheriting the point guard job held more than capably last season by Junior Cadougan.
''You've got to be one of the hardest...
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November 07, 2013
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MILWAUKEE -- The grin on Jajuan Johnson's face filled the Al McGuire Center. He could have just been happy to be at his first media day as a college basketball player, but it's hard to imagine the freshman guard didn't hear the praise his head coach gave him just minutes earlier.
Marquette coach Buzz Williams didn't need much time to think after being asked which...