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Dexter Akanno plans to redshirt 2019-’20 season

Dexter Akanno plans to redshirt 2019-’20 season

Zoe Comerford, Assistant Sports Editor

November 5, 2019

Freshman guard Dexter Akanno will redshirt the 2019-'20 season, head men’s basketball coach Steve Wojciechowski announced Tuesday. "For me philosophy-wise, you only redshirt a guy that you believe can be a long-term impact player," Wojciechowski said. "Dexter's going to be a hell of a basketball pla...

Howard becomes men’s basketball’s all-time leading scorer in win over Loyola Maryland

Howard becomes men’s basketball’s all-time leading scorer in win over Loyola Maryland

Zoe Comerford, Assistant Sports Editor

November 5, 2019

Tuesday's win over Loyola Maryland was the Markus Howard show in his final home opener, as the senior guard totaled 38 points to surpass Jerel McNeal as Marquette’s all-time leading scorer with 1,993 points.  “Markus has, in three years and a half a semester, created an incredible legacy at ...

Women’s basketball takes down Morgan State despite slow start

Women’s basketball takes down Morgan State despite slow start

Dan Avington, Sports Audio Producer

November 5, 2019

Marquette women's basketball defeated the Morgan State University Lady Bears 70-48 in its season opener Tuesday. "We played aggressive," junior guard Selena Lott said. "We had some down moments, but our energy kept us up." It was the first win for Marquette's new head coach Megan Duffy. "(The first win...

Esports plans for facility in first season as varsity sport

Esports plans for facility in first season as varsity sport

Bryan Geenen, Sports Reporter

November 5, 2019

The esports club is awaiting a new facility and preps for the League of Legends season.

Barber crucial piece to rebuilding Marquette volleyball into top 10 program

Barber crucial piece to rebuilding Marquette volleyball into top 10 program

Zoe Comerford, Assistant Sports Editor

November 5, 2019

Senior outside hitter Allie Barber's dream was always to play for a top 10 volleyball program. Now she's 23 kills away from becoming No. 10 Marquette's all-time kills leader.

Back-to-back hat tricks among feats for Alyssa Bombacino in sophomore season

Back-to-back hat tricks among feats for Alyssa Bombacino in sophomore season

John Leuzzi, Sports Reporter

November 5, 2019

Throughout Markus Roeders' tenure as MU women's soccer head coach, he has never seen a player score a hat trick in back-to-back games until this season.

Men place fourth, women finish sixth in 2019 BIG EAST Championships

Men place fourth, women finish sixth in 2019 BIG EAST Championships

Matt Yeazel, Sports Reporter

November 5, 2019

After finishing in the top six of the BIG EAST Championships, men's and women's cross country will take part in the NCAA Great Lakes Regional.

Wire Sports Weekly – Nov. 4

Wire Sports Weekly – Nov. 4

Dan Avington, Sports Audio Producer

November 4, 2019

 Dan Avington and Matt Yeazel talk about Marquette cross country's performance at the BIG EAST championships....

No. 10 Marquette volleyball sweeps Butler at Hinkle Fieldhouse

No. 10 Marquette volleyball sweeps Butler at Hinkle Fieldhouse

Dan Avington, Sports Audio Producer

November 3, 2019

No. 10 Marquette women's volleyball swept the Butler Bulldogs (25-14, 25-22, 25-21) at Hinkle Fieldhouse Sunday, marking MU's sixth straight victory in BIG EAST play. Marquette got out to a slow start in the first set but then went on a 5-0 run to take the lead. The Golden Eagles didn't relinquis...

Men’s soccer cannot convert second-half opportunities against Seton Hall, loses in overtime

Men’s soccer cannot convert second-half opportunities against Seton Hall, loses in overtime

Tyler Peters, Sports Reporter

November 2, 2019

Men’s soccer dropped its final home match of the season 2-1 against the Seton Hall Pirates in overtime Saturday night. With the loss, MU falls into a two-way tie for seventh place in the BIG EAST and 7-8-1 overall. The Golden Eagles have now lost two consecutive BIG EAST matchups and would not m...

Volleyball opens November with a sweep over Xavier

Volleyball opens November with a sweep over Xavier

Zoe Comerford, Assistant Sports Editor

November 1, 2019

For the ninth consecutive season, Marquette volleyball has reached another 20-win season following the team's sweep over Xavier Friday night (25-21, 25-16, 25-20). But there was one outfit change: green warmup shirts that said "In this state, no one stands alone." This was in support of Ben White,...

Women’s soccer eliminated from postseason play for second straight season

Women’s soccer eliminated from postseason play for second straight season

John Leuzzi, Sports Reporter

November 1, 2019

For the second straight season, Marquette women’s soccer will be watching the BIG EAST Championship from home after falling 4-0 to DePaul Friday afternoon.  Marquette’s first-half offensive struggles continued in the inclement weather. Both teams struggled in the first 15 minutes to get a shot...