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Marquette Wire

The student news site of Marquette University

Marquette Wire

The student news site of Marquette University

Marquette Wire

All content by Zoe Comerford

COMERFORD: Becoming the difference

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor
May 4, 2021
D.J. Carton (21) shoots a shot in Marquettes 67-65 win over then-No. 4 Wisconsin Dec. 4. (Photo courtesy of Marquette Athletics.)

BREAKING: Carton leaves Marquette basketball after one season

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor
April 28, 2021

Chapman, Diener open sports complex in Mequon

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor
April 27, 2021
The Al McGuire Center. (Photo courtesy of Marquette Athletics.)

BREAKING: Shaka Smart hired as new men’s basketball head coach

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor
March 26, 2021
Steve Wojciechowski coaches on the sidelines  Jan. 21, 2020. Marquette Wire stock photo

COMERFORD: Life is more than just sports

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor
March 23, 2021
Steve Wojciechowski coaches from the sidelines.

BREAKING: Marquette Athletics parts ways with head coach Steve Wojciechowski

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor
March 19, 2021
Killings coaches Jamal Cain, Koby McEwen, Dawson Garcia and Theo John during practice Jan. 5. (Photo courtesy of Marquette Athletics.)

Dwayne Killings leaves Marquette to be head coach at Albany

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor
March 16, 2021
Jordan King (23) shoots. against UConn in Marquettes loss in the BIG EAST Tournament Final March 8. (Photo courtesy of Marquette Athletics.)

UConn dominates Marquette to win 19th BIG EAST Championship at Mohegan Sun

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor
March 8, 2021
Redshirt junior guard Greg Elliott (5) shoots a jumper during Marquettes matchup with the DePaul Blue Demons on Tuesday night (Photo courtesy of Marquette Athletics.)

Marquette spoils DePaul’s Senior Night, avoids season sweep

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor
March 3, 2021
1,800 Mquette fans are expected to be allowed at Fiserv Forum for the National Marquette Day game March 6. (Photo courtesy of Marquette Athletics.)

BREAKING: 1,800 tickets plan to be released to students, faculty for NMD

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor
February 25, 2021
First-year forward Dawson Garcia shoots a free throw during Marquettes win against North Carolina Wednesday night (Photo courtesy of Marquette Athletics.)

Marquette beats UNC for first time since 1977

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor
February 24, 2021
Dawson Garcia puts in. a layup over St. Johns Jan. 31. (Photo courtesy of Marquette Athletics.)

PREVIEW: Marquette hosts Butler, hopes to get back on track in February

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor
February 2, 2021
Redshirt senior Koby McEwen (25) attempts to put up a shot through contact (Photo courtesy of Marquette Athletics.)

Lackluster offense in first half leads to overtime loss at Providence

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor
January 27, 2021
Inside of the Al McGuire Center during Marquette volleyballs match against Wisconsin in 2018. (Photo courtesy of Marquette Athletics.)

All 14 Marquette varsity sports play during spring, without spectators

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor
January 26, 2021
University of Connecticuts Tyler Polley scored a career-best 22 points against Marquette Tuesday night. (Photo courtesy of Marquette Athletics.)

Second-half collapse leads to ugly loss to UConn at Fiserv Forum

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor
January 5, 2021
The Wildcats huddle at Marquette Dec. 23. (Photo courtesy fo Marquette Athletics.)

Men’s basketball at Villanova postponed

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor
January 4, 2021
Jamal Cain had a career-high 25 points at Georgetown Saturday night. (Photo courtesy of Marquette Athletics.)

Golden Eagles survive at Georgetown despite 18-point deficit

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor
January 2, 2021
Koby McEwen (25) dribbles around Xavier defenders Jan. 15 at Fiserv Forum.

PREVIEW: Marquette looks to beat undefeated Xavier on the road

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor
December 20, 2020
Sandro Mamukelashvili (23) goes up for a layup in Seton Halls 70-63 victory over Marquette Thursday night. (Photo courtesy of Marquette Athletics.)

BASELINE: Sloppy offense causes Marquette to lose BIG EAST home opener

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor
December 18, 2020
Marquette guard D.J. Carton (21) defends Creighton guard Marcus Zegarowski (11) (Photo courtesy of Marquette Athletics.)

Marquette upsets No. 9 Creighton in Omaha

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor
December 15, 2020
Lauren Van Kleunen battles for the ball in a game against Green Bay last season.

Winter sports athletes allowed extra year of eligibility

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor
November 17, 2020
Gwyn Jones wrote a childrens book, titled A Goat Named Vote. (Photo courtesy of Gwyn Jones.)

Volleyball alum educates youth about voting, writes children’s book

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor
November 10, 2020
Jordan King (23) goes up to defend a shot in Marquettes 74-68 loss to Mississippi State on Nov. 25 2019. (Marquette Wire Stock Photo.)

Marquette, BIG EAST respond to possible quarantines this season

Zoe Comerford and John Leuzzi
November 4, 2020
Marquettes Ousmane Barro guards a University of Connecticut player during a mens basketball game January 3, 2006 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. (Photo courtesy of Marquette Athletics.)

BIG EAST coaches react to UConn’s return

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor
November 4, 2020
Markus Howard (0) shoots 3-pointer in Marquettes 71-60 upset over then-No. 10 Villanova Feb. 4.

Wojciechowski’s squad prepares for season without Markus Howard

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor
November 4, 2020
Koby McEwen (25) shoots a 3-pointer in Marquettes game against Purdue last season.

BIG EAST releases half of men’s basketball conference schedule

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor
October 29, 2020
Womens soccer players huddle in Marquettes 1-1 double overtime tie Oct. 6, 2019 at Valley Fields.

BREAKING: Women’s soccer marks third Marquette team to quarantine

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor
October 26, 2020
The Al McGuire Center is where the teams practice.

BREAKING: Men’s, women’s basketball to quarantine

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor
October 21, 2020
Graphic by Zoe Comerford

Athletes, coaches use platform to spark change

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor
October 20, 2020
The 1976-77 Marquette mens basketball team
included, pictured from left, Jim Boylan, Bill
Neary, Ulice Payne, Butch Lee, Jim Dudley, Gary Rosenberger, Bernard Toone, Jerome Whitehead, Craig Butrym, Robert Byrd and Bo Ellis. Photo courtesy the Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Raynor Memorial
Libraries, Marquette University.

One Last Chance: Marquette Basketball finds victory in McGuire’s last year

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor
October 14, 2020
Lauren Van Kleunen (42) attempts a shot in Marquette womens basketball loss to DePaul March 9.

BREAKING: Basketball season set to begin Nov. 25

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor
September 16, 2020
Dr. Kristin Hoff is the Director of Student-Athlete Mental Health and Performance. (Photo courtesy of Marquette Athletics.)

Athletics hires mental health specialist

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor
September 15, 2020
Former Marquette basketball alums Travis Diener (left) and Joe Chapman (right) pose with their children at the groundbreaking of the Athlete Performance Sports Complex Sept. 4.

Marquette basketball alums partner to build sports complex

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor
September 8, 2020
The Al McGuire Center.

BREAKING: Marquette requires athletes to receive COVID-19 tests this week

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor
August 26, 2020
Joe Chapman (far left) and Travis Diener (to the right of Chapman) pose with the 2017 TBT team.

Evolution of TBT team prepares Golden Eagles for championship

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor
August 25, 2020
Bucks Big Year

Bucks’ Big Year

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor
August 24, 2020
Milwaukees Fourth of July fireworks celebrations were canceled due to the ongoing pandemic.

[Photo] Traditions Canceled

Ariana Madson, A&E Reporter
August 24, 2020
A sign that states, Your Vote is the only antidote is on the fence outside of the Wisconsin Center.

Posters line Wisconsin Center during Democratic National Convention

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor
August 20, 2020
Al McGuire Center (Photo courtesy of Marquette Athletics.)

BIG EAST cancels 2020 fall sports

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor
August 12, 2020
The Wisconsin Center is the 2020 Democratic National Convention site.

Wisconsin Center prepares for DNC, releases COVID-19 protocol

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor
August 4, 2020
BIG EAST logo at Fiserv Forum.

BIG EAST cancels nonconference fall sports schedules

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor
July 16, 2020
From L to R: Aarya Bavare, Zoe Comerford and Brianna Mitchell take a trip to downtown Chicago Jan. 2. Photo courtesy of Zoe Comerford.

COVID-19 BLOG: Giving thanks and gaining perspective

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor
May 1, 2020
Power of One

Power of One

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor
April 22, 2020
Sacar Anim (2) puts up a layup in Marquettes loss to Seton Hall on Senior Day Feb. 29.

OSU’s D.J. Carton transfers to Marquette

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor
April 15, 2020
Justin Gainey rejoins Marquette basketball for first time since 2017. (Photo courtesy of Marquette Athletics.)

Men’s basketball adds Gainey as associate head coach

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor
April 3, 2020
Markus Howard poses with his mother on Senior Day Feb. 29.

Howard becomes first Marquette student-athlete to win Senior CLASS Award

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor
March 31, 2020
Martha Konovodoff (7) attempts a serve in Marquettes loss to Purdue in the NCAA Tournament Dec. 7, 2019.

Coronavirus affects volleyball’s spring training

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor
March 26, 2020
Marquette womens lacrosse celebrates during their 17-6 win over Cincinnati Feb. 14.

Lacrosse programs react to NCAA granting eligibility relief

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor
March 24, 2020
Markus Howard (0) attempts a jumper in Marquettes loss to Seton Hall Feb. 29 on Senior Day.

Howard named to AP All-America First Team

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor
March 20, 2020
Stan Johnson (center) coaches from the sidelines in Marquettes loss to Providence Jan. 7.

BREAKING: Stan Johnson receives head coaching job at LMU

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor
March 20, 2020
Marquette Athletics 2019-20 season ends. (Photo courtesy of Marquette Athletics.)

BIG EAST cancels spring sport championships

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor
March 12, 2020
Markus Howard (0) high-fives fans after his final game at Fiserv Forum Feb. 29.

BREAKING: NCAA cancels March Madness

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor
March 12, 2020
Markus Howard standing at Madison Square Garden during last seasons BIG EAST Tournament.

BREAKING: BIG EAST cancels men’s basketball tournament

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor
March 12, 2020
Val Ackerman speaks to the media about COVID-19 at the BIG EAST awards ceremony.

BIG EAST Tournament continues at MSG despite NCAA ruling

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor
March 11, 2020
Lexi Held (left) poses with BIG EAST Commissioner Val Ackerman (right) when receiving her trophy for BIG EAST Tournament Most Outstanding Player.

BASELINE: Held leads DePaul to third consecutive BIG EAST Tournament title

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor
March 9, 2020
Markus Howard (0) dribbles in Marquettes loss to Seton Hall March 3 for Senior Day.

Howard selected to All-BIG EAST First Team for second consecutive season

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor
March 8, 2020
Lauren Van Kleunen (42) attempts a shot in Marquettes 72-59 win over Villanova Saturday night.

BASELINE: Duffy earns first postseason win at helm of MU

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor
March 7, 2020
Markus Howard (0) attempts a 3-pointer in Marquettes 88-79 loss against No. 13 Seton Hall Feb. 29 at Fiserv Forum.

Bond between Powell, Howard extends beyond basketball

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor
March 3, 2020
Markus Howard poses with head coach Steve Wojciechowski (left) and Lawrence Moten (right) after receiving the game ball from Moten.

Howard passes Lawrence Moten as BIG EAST all-time scoring leader

Zoe Comerford, Executive Sports Editor
February 25, 2020
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