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

Big East Preview: DePaul, With Under The El

Editor, Dave Klinger (Photo: Morry Gash / AP) College basketball season is quickly approaching. In an effort to preview it, we spoke with ten bloggers or writers, each covering a different Big East men’s basketball team. Today, we have a conversation with Under The El, a blog covering DePaul hoops. Get to know your enemy by reading their answers below. Lastly, we asked them to rank the … Continue reading Big East Preview: DePaul, With Under The El

Big East Preview, Predictions

Author: Dave Klinger (Editor), david.klinger@marquette.edu. Here we go again. For the second straight season, the Big East enters the year having lost more than it gained over the offseason. Last year, it lost a number of storied programs that had helped build the league into the perennial hardwood superpower it once was. Now, it loses some familiar standout players that barely kept the league afloat … Continue reading Big East Preview, Predictions

Big East Conference Predictions, Plus Pre-Season BE Awards

We’re still 24 days from the Marquette season opener, but since Big East Media Day is tomorrow, now seems like the right time to make our pre-season conference award predictions. The official preseason awards (as voted on by the coaches) come out tomorrow at 7:30 a.m, so in the spirit of the offseason, we’ll give out our own virtual and meaningless preseason awards – plus … Continue reading Big East Conference Predictions, Plus Pre-Season BE Awards

Marquette Recruiting Update – Three Heating Up For ’14 Class, Plus Offers/Visits

With the season opener approaching ever so slowly, offseason headlines seem to be filled with nothing but recruiting – and it’s not necessarily because other topics are scarce, but more because this is the time of year where classes really start to fill up. Due to a dead period between high school and AAU seasons, fall is the time of year where most high school … Continue reading Marquette Recruiting Update – Three Heating Up For ’14 Class, Plus Offers/Visits