Marquette Wire

COVID-19 puts abrupt ending to hopeful golf season

COVID-19 puts abrupt ending to hopeful golf season

Andrew Amouzou, Sports Reporter

March 29, 2020

As the men's golf team completed their practice round at the BIG EAST golf championship at Callawassie Island Club, head coach Steve Bailey was eager for another chance at a championship win. However, like all other events this spring, the men's golf season came to a halt. "There was really no script...

COVID-19 spoils track and field’s spring season

COVID-19 spoils track and field’s spring season

Sam Arco, Sports Reporter

March 27, 2020

The sports world went silent March 12 when the coronavirus pandemic led to the postponement of all major professional sports leagues and collegiate athletics throughout the United States.   It was on this same day that NCAA President Mark Emmert and the Board of Governors canceled the Division I men's an...

Coronavirus affects volleyball’s spring training

Coronavirus affects volleyball’s spring training

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor

March 26, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has shut down professional sports seasons and even March Madness, so it was no surprise to find that collegiate spring sports were next. Marquette volleyball head coach Ryan Theis said he was not surprised about the cancellation of the remainder of the 2020 season for spring spo...

BREAKING: Merritt leaves Golden Eagles for Fighting Illini

BREAKING: Merritt leaves Golden Eagles for Fighting Illini

John Leuzzi, Assistant Sports Editor

March 26, 2020

Marquette women's basketball assistant coach Scott Merritt joins former head coach Carolyn Kieger in the BIG Ten Conference.

Bennett, Mirsberger reflect on COVID-19 crisis

Bennett, Mirsberger reflect on COVID-19 crisis

Tyler Peters, Assistant Sports Editor

March 25, 2020

With the unprecedented unraveling of many events during the coronavirus outbreak, the Marquette men's soccer team saw its spring season come to a screeching halt. "My first thoughts were, 'We're lucky everyone is safe.' Nothing is more important than the health and safety of our players," head coach...

Lacrosse programs react to NCAA granting eligibility relief

Lacrosse programs react to NCAA granting eligibility relief

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor

March 24, 2020

Eighteen Marquette men’s and women’s lacrosse players’ final seasons came to an unexpected end March 12. Now the NCAA allowed an extra year of eligibility for those in spring sports.

Killings named associate head coach

Killings named associate head coach

Tyler Peters, Assistant Sports Editor

March 23, 2020

Following the departure of Stan Johnson, the Marquette men's basketball program announced the promotion of Dwayne Killings to associate head coach Monday. Killings has been with Marquette for the last two seasons serving as an assistant coach. During his tenure, he has helped head coach Steve Wojciechows...

Pelaez’s program ‘feels good’ despite cancellation of spring season due to COVID-19

Pelaez’s program ‘feels good’ despite cancellation of spring season due to COVID-19

John Leuzzi, Assistant Sports Editor

March 22, 2020

As events across the country and world are being canceled due the outbreak of the coronavirus, the Marquette women's soccer team is finding ways to make the best out of their suspended spring season. "It definitely isn’t ideal, no one has ever done this before. It has never happened,” head coa...

Howard named to AP All-America First Team

Howard named to AP All-America First Team

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor

March 20, 2020

For the second consecutive season, Markus Howard has earned a postseason honor from the Associated Press, being selected to the AP All-America First Team Friday morning. Howard, alongside 2020 BIG EAST Player of the Year Myles Powell, represent the BIG EAST Conference on the First Team. Dayton's Obi...

BREAKING: Stan Johnson receives head coaching job at LMU

BREAKING: Stan Johnson receives head coaching job at LMU

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor

March 20, 2020

Stan Johnson, associate head coach for men's basketball, is leaving Marquette and becoming the next men's basketball coach at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, the Lions' athletic director Craig Pintens announced in a statement Friday morning. "Stan has tremendous vision for the future of LMU men's basketball, and he has the distinct ability to connect with and ...

BIG EAST cancels spring sport championships

BIG EAST cancels spring sport championships

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor

March 12, 2020

NEW YORK CITY — The BIG EAST Conference announced a cancellation of all 2020 spring sports competitions Thursday because of COVID-19. This decision is effective immediately and it follows the NCAA's announcement to cancel all future winter and spring championships. This means that the 2019-20...

BREAKING: NCAA cancels March Madness

BREAKING: NCAA cancels March Madness

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor

March 12, 2020

NEW YORK CITY — The National Collegiate Athletic Association canceled both Division I men's and women's 2020 basketball tournaments, along with remaining winter and spring championships, due to the threat of coronavirus Thursday afternoon. "This decision is based on the evolving COVID-19 public...