Marquette Wire

Squad loses star to pros, ready for tough schedule

August 28, 2003

This year, the Golden Eagles are selected to finish third of 14 teams in Conference USA in the preseason polls. Marquette ended its 2002 season with a 3-2 loss to in-state rival Wisconsin in the first round of the NCAA women's soccer tournament. Since then, the squad has lost nine seniors, two of...

Sophomores play on NACEL tour

August 28, 2003

For the last three years, basketball coach Bill Van Gundy has worked with Marquette basketball players through Nacel International, an organization that works with international student exchange programs in over 50 countries. Two years ago he coached former Marquette players Dwyane Wade and John Harris....

No go for Novak

August 28, 2003

Last July, while his teammates were in Milwaukee readying themselves for the next semester or even the NBA draft, sophomore forward Steve Novak was competing with the nation's best college basketball players in the hopes of making the USA Pan-American basketball team. Novak and 27 other hopefuls —...

Cross Country Preview

August 28, 2003

However, after winning the Conference USA championship and qualifying for NCAA nationals the past three years in row, Marquette's women's cross country team finds itself on the verge of that sporting promised land. "We've had a tremendous run the past three years," head coach Dave Uhrich said. "Three...

Squad learns summer lessons

Jenna Merten

August 25, 2003

Junior Nathan Colson was the most successful. Colson finished third in the Wisconsin state amateur tournament, won the state Bestball tournament with junior Jason Gaare, and qualified as the sixth seed for the U.S. Amateur Public Links — one of the biggest amateur golf tournaments in the nation. In...

Merritt recovers from surgery

Kim Kaiser

August 25, 2003

The surgery was more of a precaution than the result of injury, Condon said. Condon went on to say that the surgery was necessary to avoid future injuries. "The procedure was not a result of a re-occurrence from a previous injury," head coach Tom Crean told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "The initial...

Women’s cager Alsdurf heading back to Minn.

August 25, 2003

"It's unfortunate that Katie can't play out her career at Marquette," head coach Terri Mitchell said. "Katie has to do what's in her best interest, and Marquette isn't in her future plans." Alsdurf, a native of Forest Lake, Minn., was part of a women's team that finished the 2002-03 season with a...

Prep star Amoroso commits to Eagles

Ryan Nilsson

August 25, 2003

That's why many people were surprised when Amoroso orally committed to play for Marquette's men's basketball team Saturday, Aug. 16. "(I'd) been pondering it for a week or so," Amoroso said. "I sat down with my family (Friday) night and talked about it. Then I called coach (Tom) Crean about 5:30 and...

Eagles take game to NBA

Sarah Sherman

August 25, 2003

"The three years at Marquette have been unbelievable," Wade said. "The fan support has been unbelievable. I'm saying this with courage and confidence — everything that I can think of — and I know I have the backing of all my teammates, my coaches, my family, everyone in this room ... I'm going to...

No. 3 all-time scorer moves to front office

Dave Rossetti

August 25, 2003

The sweet-shooting former guard said he made the decision to get back into basketball after recent discussions with Crean, who coached Wardle during the 1999-2000 and 2000-01 seasons. "It's a great opportunity," Wardle said. "Coach Crean presented me with an opportunity I couldn't pass up. Hopefully...

Warriors not at Center yet

Steve Rushin

October 23, 1985

Lloyd and Jane Petit's decision last week to build the Bradley Center at County Stadium does not mean the men's basketball team will be heading west, according to Hank Raymonds, athletic director. Raymonds said "nothing has been decided yet" about where the team will play its home games once the new...

Football Anyone?

Steve Rushin

September 28, 1984

Marquette has its own brand of "Monday Night Football" and it is played four times a week at Marquette stadium. The men's intramural football program began play this month, with significantly fewer teams this year than in previous seasons. While participation is up this fall for indoor intramural...