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Rebounding key to Golden Eagles Alumni’s fate in The Basketball Tournament

Rebounding key to Golden Eagles Alumni’s fate in The Basketball Tournament

John Steppe, Executive Sports Editor
July 28, 2018
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Head coach Joe Chapman has made it clear that his team will not be caught off-guard by a post-heavy team for a third year in a row. “They all have pretty good bigs, so we have to be ready for that,” Chapman said. “We have to have (bigger players) on our roster just in case we have those game...

Wilson thrives at stretch five, helps Golden Eagles Alumni earn third straight Super 16 bid

Wilson thrives at stretch five, helps Golden Eagles Alumni earn third straight Super 16 bid

John Steppe, Executive Sports Editor
July 1, 2018
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

One year ago, Jamil Wilson’s stellar three-point shooting helped send Golden Eagles Alumni to its second consecutive Elite Eight in The Basketball Tournament, and helped Wilson get an NBA Summer League contract. Now he’s showing the same three-point shooting that got him a NBA Summer League contrac...

Hot shooting from Wilson helps Golden Eagles Alumni avoid early upset

Hot shooting from Wilson helps Golden Eagles Alumni avoid early upset

John Steppe, Executive Sports Editor
June 30, 2018
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Golden Eagles Alumni struggled to find shooting rhythm early Saturday, trailing 32-27 with about two minutes left in the first half. “Everybody was off to start,” Jamil Wilson said. “Nobody canned anything. I missed my first layup … guys were missing wide open shots.” Then Wilson took ov...

Summer rundown: Beard inks pro contract, men’s basketball aggressively recruits Class of 2020

Summer rundown: Beard inks pro contract, men’s basketball aggressively recruits Class of 2020

John Steppe, Executive Sports Editor
June 26, 2018
Filed under Men's Basketball, Men's Soccer, Sports, Wire Featured, Women's Soccer

Beard, Proffitt continue soccer careers overseas When former women’s soccer midfielder Eli Beard graduated, she wrote “professional soccer player” as her post-graduation plans on a sign in the Al McGuire Center. Now those plans are far more official than a piece of paper in the intercollegia...

SPRING UPDATE: Men’s soccer confident heading into final spring tuneup

SPRING UPDATE: Men’s soccer confident heading into final spring tuneup

Brendan Ploen, Assistant Sports Editor
April 28, 2018
Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports

While junior goalkeeper Luis Barraza realizes it's only the end of the spring season, he's already zeroed in on a goal for next season. "(Making the BIG EAST Tournament) is something that we must do. This year is kind of make-or-break," Barraza said. "It's that little thing that I haven't been able to do, or the team hasn't been able to do as long as I've been here. We need to make it no matter how."

Wojo, staff land critical transfers to bolster Marquette’s defense

Wojo, staff land critical transfers to bolster Marquette’s defense

John Steppe, Assistant Sports Editor
April 24, 2018
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Former Utah State standout Koby McEwen announced his decision to transfer to Marquette Sunday night, just over 48 hours after former Fordham guard Joseph Chartouny committed Friday evening. In one weekend, Marquette went from having two pure guards on its roster to four.

April Fool’s Day catches students off-guard on Easter

April Fool’s Day catches students off-guard on Easter

David Goldman, A&E Reporter
April 4, 2018
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

“I told my parents I dropped out of school with only two months left,” he said. “Initially they were mad but they knew something was up after a little bit since it was April Fool's Day.”

Men’s basketball finds plenty of reasons to get excited for NIT play

Men’s basketball finds plenty of reasons to get excited for NIT play

Andrew Goldstein, Sports Content Executive
March 20, 2018
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Wire Featured

To the average college basketball fan, it may seem like the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) is hardly worth paying attention to. For the Marquette Golden Eagles, there’s still every reason to keep competing, according to sophomore guard Markus Howard. “We get to practice still and compete. It’s a real motivation factor for us. That’s really important, especially now in March."

FLOOR SLAPS: Fast break points help Marquette to NIT Quarterfinals

FLOOR SLAPS: Fast break points help Marquette to NIT Quarterfinals

Brendan Ploen, Assistant Sports Editor
March 18, 2018
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Marquette dominated Oregon 101-92 in the NIT second round thanks to Andrew Rowsey's 29 points.

Going green this St. Patrick’s Day

Going green this St. Patrick’s Day

Kelli Arseneau, A&E Reporter
March 18, 2018
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

While Milwaukee has its share of McDonald's franchises, the Shamrock Shake is not the only March special that will make waves this St. Patrick’s Day season. Around the city, several promotions offer great deals and good times.

FLOOR SLAPS: Villanova buries Marquette with shooting

FLOOR SLAPS: Villanova buries Marquette with shooting

Brendan Ploen, Assistant Sports Editor
March 8, 2018
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The Villanova Wildcats shot lights out in the second half, draining 15 of 29 shots from beyond the arc including 11 of 17 in the second half en route to a 94-70 dismantling of the Marquette Golden Eagles. Now the Golden Eagles will have to wait until Selection Sunday this weekend to find out its postseason fate.

Wilborn continues March magic in BIG EAST quarterfinals

Wilborn continues March magic in BIG EAST quarterfinals

John Steppe, Assistant Sports Editor
March 4, 2018
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Marquette junior Amani Wilborn has always loved the month of March. “I love March, period,” Wilborn said. “Just being born in March and March Madness.” Last March, Marquette needed someone to step up in order to give the Golden Eagles their first BIG EAST title in program history and Wilborn answered that call with a double-double in the quarterfinals and 20-plus point performances in both the semifinals and conference championship to be named the tournament's most outstanding player.