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SCHMIDT: The semester in MU sports that was

Erik Schmidt

December 10, 2009

Four months. Six great stories. Do the math. What does that equal? Well, lots of memories for starters. So as you head home this December and try to forget everything related to school, I ask just one thing: Always, alway...

N.C. State comes from behind to beat Marquette

Nick Bullock

December 8, 2009

Second halves had not typically been a problem for the Marquette men’s basketball team. In fact, inthe Golden Eagles’ first few games they typically had trouble out of the gate, only to come out of the break relaxed and poised. But ...

Marquette falls to NC State, 77-73

Tim Kraft

December 5, 2009

It was a tale of two halves for the Marquette Golden Eagles Saturday. After holding the North Carolina State Wolfpack to 25 points in the first half, the Golden Eagles allowed 52 in the second. “I thought we were really go...

Men’s basketball proves bigger isn’t always better

Nick Bullock

December 3, 2009

The Marquette men’s basketball team’s best players are not its biggest. That’s all that matters to Golden Eagles coach Buzz Williams. When it comes to positions, the second-year coach will not adhere to conventio...

Hayward, Marquette fall short of Old Spice title

Tim Kraft

December 1, 2009

Disney World has many times been called "The Happiest Place on Earth." For 100 minutes, it was. For the last 20 minutes of the Old Spice Classic, it was about as bad as it gets. The Marquette men’s basketball team suffered a 57-5...

Otule likely to miss remainder of season

Tim Kraft

November 24, 2009

Bad news broke once again for the Marquette men’s basketball team Monday afternoon. Sophomore Chris Otule is likely to miss the remainder of the season after fracturing his right foot in the team’s practice, said coach...

Buycks’ double-double leads MU over Grambling St.

Tim Kraft

November 22, 2009

Behind a double-double from Dwight Buycks, the Marquette Golden Eagles improved to 3-0 after defeating Grambling State 87-41 Saturday night. Buycks scored 10 points, pulled down 10 rebounds and dished out seven assists in his third career start as a Golden ...

Two games down, many questions left

Tim Kraft

November 19, 2009

Two games into the men’s basketball season, and questions still linger. Can Jimmy Butler and Lazar Hayward stay out of foul trouble? Has coach Buzz Williams found a starting lineup? Will this team live or die by the 3-pointer? In t...

Butler serves up career night for Marquette

Nick Bullock

November 17, 2009

Friday’s 85-62 defeat of Centenary marked the beginning of the Golden Eagles’ non-conference schedule, and already junior Jimmy Butler proved he can make headlines. Last season Butler was the Marquette men’s basketball team...

Butler, Golden Eagles surge past Centenary in second half

Tim Kraft

November 14, 2009

Although it wasn’t as convincing as coach Buzz Williams would have liked, the Marquette men’s basketball won its season-opener 85-62 over the Centenary Gents. “In some ways we did some really good things,” Williams...

New-look Golden Eagles pass first test

Tim Kraft

November 10, 2009

There was something missing in the Bradley Center Saturday afternoon. It wasn’t scoring — Marquette did plenty of that by pouring in 106 points. It wasn’t rebounding — the Golden Eagles dominated both ends on the glass. I...

Eric vs. Erik: Men’s basketball debate

Erik Schmidt

November 5, 2009

Welcome to the second round of Eric vs. Erik. Today, your favorite columnists are locked in an epic debate over the men's basketball team. Begin. Erik Schmidt: All three judges had me taking the first debate 30-27. This time I'm just going to finish you off and punch you a one-way ...