A Definitive History About How #TheThing Became a Thing

Eric Gebhart (Photo: Marquette Athletics) Imagine this: You are defending one of the best 3-point shooters in the nation, and he has the ball outside of the arc and proceeds to go into his shooting motion. What do you do? You jump and try to contest the shot. But unfortunately for you, he pump fakes and now you are helplessly airborne. As you are about to … Continue reading A Definitive History About How #TheThing Became a Thing

What would a win at Xavier mean for Marquette?

Dave Klinger (Photo: Marquette Athletics) A win tonight at Xavier would mean… Marquette finishes only as low as sixth (which would happen if Seton Hall beat Butler) Marquette finishes as high as third (which would happen if Butler beat Seton Hall, Marquette beats Creighton, and St. John’s beats Providence) And, in not finishing seventh, Marquette avoids the first round of the Big East Tournament… …and instead … Continue reading What would a win at Xavier mean for Marquette?

Vanderbilt Preview, With SB Nation’s Anchor of Gold

Dave Klinger (Photo: Marquette Athletics) It’s game day. Your Marquette Golden Eagles face the Vanderbilt Commodores tonight at the U.S. Naval Academy in the Veterans Classic tip-off at 5:30 CT on CBS Sports Network. In an effort to preview the opponent, we spoke with SB Nation’s Anchor of Gold. Why will Vanderbilt win? AOG: New Vanderbilt head coach Bryce Drew emphasizes defense and rebounding, and the latter is … Continue reading Vanderbilt Preview, With SB Nation’s Anchor of Gold

Three Questions For Friday’s Season Opener Versus Vandy

Dave Klinger (Photo: Marquette Athletics) Marquette faces Vanderbilt in its season opener this Friday at the United States Naval Academy. What questions remain unanswered as the Golden Eagles begin another season? How good is Sam Hauser? Freshman Sam Hauser earned praise from coaches over the offseason. Steve Wojciechowski is expecting FR Sam Hauser to have a big role this year: "He’s a guy that’s different than … Continue reading Three Questions For Friday’s Season Opener Versus Vandy

INTERVIEW: Cam Marotta Is Marquette

Dave Klinger (Photo: Marquette Athletics) In Cam Marotta’s locker sits a sign from strength coach Todd Smith that reads: “What did you do to make the team better today?” As a walk-on for the Marquette men’s basketball team, Marotta plays a big role every day — on and off the court. He’s always in the gym with different groups of players. He strives to be a vocal leader … Continue reading INTERVIEW: Cam Marotta Is Marquette

Marquette Win/Loss Predictions

Dave Klinger (Photo: Marquette Athletics) Who are we playing? How good are they? Who’s going to win, and why? In this exercise we tried to answer these questions, rating each game in the schedule by difficulty and predicting the outcome. “A” game = top-50 opponent (away), or top-25 (home) “B” game = top-100 opponent (away), or top-50 (home) It takes our modest projections of each team … Continue reading Marquette Win/Loss Predictions

Marquette In The NBA

Eric Gebhart (All Photos: NBA.com) Training camp has now passed, preseason games are well under way, and the regular season is less than a month away, so we decided to take a look at the six former Marquette ballers in the National Basketball Association. Henry Ellenson, Detroit Pistons Last Year Regular Season Stats: TEAM GAMES MINS PTS REB AST FG% Marquette 33 33.5 17.0 9.7 1.8 … Continue reading Marquette In The NBA