Marquette Wire

Matthews reflects on bond between brothers, return to Milwaukee

Matthews reflects on bond between brothers, return to Milwaukee

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor

January 21, 2020

Former Marquette basketball guard Wesley Matthews reflects on how his growth as Golden Eagle helped him throughout his 10-year career in the NBA and brought him back to his hometown team.

Home court wins crucial due to depth of conference

Home court wins crucial due to depth of conference

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor

January 21, 2020

This year especially, BIG EAST teams must take advantage of playing on their respective home courts. Conference home teams have combined for an 18-11 overall record.

Pelaez feels he ‘never left’ Valley Fields upon return

Pelaez feels he ‘never left’ Valley Fields upon return

John Leuzzi, Assistant Sports Editor

January 21, 2020

Former Loyola University Chicago associate head coach Frank Pelaez finds himself in a surreal homecoming to Marquette.

Internal faces take over program

Internal faces take over program

Matt Yeazel, Sports Reporter

January 21, 2020

Marquette Athletics promoted both Bert Rogers and Sean Birren to director of track and field and cross country and permanent cross country head coach, respectively on Jan. 14.

Esports varsity program pushed back another semester

Esports varsity program pushed back another semester

Bryan Geenen, Sports Reporter

January 21, 2020

University President Michael Lovell first announced in January 2019 that varsity esports would be added in fall 2019. However, the team is still searching for a sponsorship and won't start until at least fall 2020.

Men’s basketball looks to avenge last season’s struggles against St. John’s for Al’s Night

Men’s basketball looks to avenge last season’s struggles against St. John’s for Al’s Night

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor

January 20, 2020

After receiving its first away win of BIG EAST play Saturday, Marquette returns to Fiserv Forum Tuesday to face St. John's for Al's Night. The Red Storm are in last place in conference standings with a 1-5 record. According to the NCAA Evaluation Tool team sheet, SJU ranks 76th in NET rankings. Th...

Women’s basketball bounces back against Xavier

Women’s basketball bounces back against Xavier

John Leuzzi, Assistant Sports Editor

January 19, 2020

Coming off a tough 61-55 loss on Friday, Marquette women's basketball bounced back Sunday afternoon defeating the Xavier Musketeers 80-60. "Obviously very proud with a comeback win here (this afternoon)," senior guard Isabelle Spingola said to BIG EAST Digital Network's Rich Hoyt and Mike Schmaltz....

Clayton, Johnson set program records at John Tierney Invitational

Tyler Peters, Assistant Sports Editor

January 19, 2020

Marquette's track and field teams were back in action Saturday in a dual meet against the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers in the John Tierney Invitational. The men's team came away victorious, winning 77-73. Meanwhile, the women's team lost by a narrow margin of 76-74. The event incl...

Free throw shooting, defense down the stretch hand Marquette its first conference road win

Free throw shooting, defense down the stretch hand Marquette its first conference road win

Matt Yeazel, Sports Reporter

January 18, 2020

After beating Xavier handily Wednesday, Marquette traveled to the nation's capital Saturday and picked up a big in-conference 84-80 victory against the Georgetown Hoyas. It was a high-scoring battle throughout, as the teams went into halftime at a score of 42-36. Georgetown's 7-foot center Omer Yurtseven...

Women’s basketball prepares for Sunday matinee against Xavier

Women’s basketball prepares for Sunday matinee against Xavier

John Leuzzi, Assistant Sports Editor

January 18, 2020

Marquette women's basketball remains on the road Sunday, visiting the Xavier Musketeers for the finale of its two-game road trip. The Golden Eagles are coming off a heartbreaking 61-55 loss to the Butler Bulldogs Friday night. A 12-2 run in the last four minutes of the fourth quarter lifted Butler pas...

Butler’s late fourth quarter rally prevents Marquette from earning its fourth straight victory

Butler’s late fourth quarter rally prevents Marquette from earning its fourth straight victory

Tyler Peters, Assistant Sports Editor

January 17, 2020

Despite heading into the fourth quarter with a three-point lead, Marquette women's basketball saw it's three-game win streak come to a halt after falling to the Butler Bulldogs, 61-55 Friday evening. The Bulldogs used a 12-2 run in the last four minutes of the fourth quarter to lift themselves past...

Men’s basketball still looking for first conference win away from Fiserv

Men’s basketball still looking for first conference win away from Fiserv

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor

January 17, 2020

After a 20-point victory over Xavier Wednesday, Marquette heads to Washington D.C. Saturday to take on Georgetown at 1 p.m. Central Standard Time. The Hoyas are tied with the Golden Eagles and Creighton Bluejays for fifth place in conference standings. According to the NCAA Evaluation Tool (NET) team shee...