2014-15 Marquette Basketball Season Preview

Author: Dave Klinger (Editor), david.klinger@marquette.edu. We’re back. After enduring one of the most heartbreaking seasons in recent Marquette basketball history and possibly the most suspenseful, frustrating, yet thrilling month of March for a team that didn’t qualify for a postseason tournament, we can exhale, unwind in our chairs, and not only say that we made it, but hey, it was worth it too. Hair-thinning, stomach-turning, … Continue reading 2014-15 Marquette Basketball Season Preview

Scoring predictions for upcoming season

Author: Dave Klinger (Editor), david.klinger@marquette.edu. Seventy-two. It’s the amount of points that Marquette averaged per game last season. It’s also, however, the percentage of those points it lost from roster turnover. Seventy-two percent of seventy-two is fifty-two, the total amount of points that this season’s team faces the issue of replacing. It’s not an issue of “how,” but “who,” as the squad enters the season … Continue reading Scoring predictions for upcoming season

Updates from Milwaukee Pro-Am

Yes, that ball went in. Every year, the Marquette basketball team participates in the Milwaukee Pro-Am, a summer league in the Milwaukee area for players at the college or professional level. It’s a scoring extravaganza due to the broad range of talent, lack of defense from all parties involved, and individual wishes to throw down emphatic dunks rather than, say, improve off-the-ball skills. The games … Continue reading Updates from Milwaukee Pro-Am

Former MU Players Stand Out in NBA Summer League

A number of former Marquette players are currently participating in the NBA Summer League, an annual event in Vegas where first and second-round draft picks are tossed into an arena of scrubs and told to put a ball in a hoop (and are also allowed to familiarize themselves with the Vegas lifestyle after these amateurish matches conclude). Unfortunately, most of these former Golden Eagles fall … Continue reading Former MU Players Stand Out in NBA Summer League

Year in Review: John Dawson (FORMAL RANT ALERT!)

We’re starting a “Year In Review” series, in which we review how awesome or horrendous or spectacular or spectacularly frustrating each player’s season was. And no, we did not copy Anonymous Eagle’s “Player Reviews” series. Okay, maybe we did. WE’LL MAKE SOME CHANGES ALRIGHT!?!? Anyways, we’ll go by ascending class order, and by alphabetical order in those classes. We already went against the rules and … Continue reading Year in Review: John Dawson (FORMAL RANT ALERT!)

Reassessing Preseason Player Predictions

Marquette kicked off the last third of the season on Thursday with an 11-point victory over Providence. Four months ago, that seemed like quite the easy prediction. As for the fact that the win only boosted Marquette to 12-9, and 4-4 in the Big East? Or that two days later, Marquette got absolutely bulldozed by St. John’s to put them back under .500 in conference? … Continue reading Reassessing Preseason Player Predictions

Indiana transfer Luke Fischer picks Marquette

THE BREAK: I am excited to say I will be transferring to Marquette University to play for Coach Williams and the Golden Eagles — Luke Fischer (@Bigfishy40) January 5, 2014 BACKGROUND CHECK: Luke Fischer is a freshman center who was previously enrolled in the Indiana Hoosiers program. The 6’11, 230-pound Wisconsin native was a 4-star recruit at Germantown High School, and had previously considered Indiana, … Continue reading Indiana transfer Luke Fischer picks Marquette