Marquette Wire

LEARY: Is fantasy football ruining us?

Patrick Leary

October 29, 2013

Filed under Sports

In the third inning of my intramural championship softball game Sunday night, the first base umpire turned to our first baseman and said the magic words. “Aaron Rodgers to Jordy Nelson for a 76-yard touchdown.” Immediate...

LEARY: King, Barnwell make Monday morning a little easier

Patrick Leary

October 15, 2013

Filed under Sports

In my second week at Marquette a little more than two years ago, Sports Illustrated senior NFL writer Peter King came to campus. At that time, I didn’t know much about King besides occasionally seeing him on NBC Sports Network and...

LEARY: New Big East a great fit for Marquette so far

Patrick Leary

October 8, 2013

Filed under Sports

Just two weeks into the fall sports conference season, Marquette already looks like the class of the new Big East. Last December, when plans for the new conference structure first went into motion, Marquette was praised for ...

LEARY: Home field advantage plays major role in weekend games

Patrick Leary

September 17, 2013

Filed under Sports

After this weekend, I can’t help but believe in the very real power of home field advantage. Last night, the two best teams in the National Football Conference squared off in Seattle. On one side, the fearsome defending NFC champs, ...

LEARY: UFC 164 crowd shows MMA has rabid fan base

Patrick Leary

September 3, 2013

Filed under Sports

When new UFC Lightweight champion and Milwaukee native Anthony Pettis locked the previous champion, Benson Henderson, in an arm bar Saturday night, the entire BMO Harris Bradley Center started screaming for victory. In the next few secon...

LEARY: Anger toward Blue misguided

Patrick Leary

April 18, 2013

Filed under Editors' Picks, Sports

More than a year ago, as I sat courtside at the Bradley Center working for Marquette Athletics, I heard a constant diatribe from one particular fan in the student section behind me. “Tran-sfer, Van-der, (clap clap clap clap, cl...

LEARY: Boeheim’s antics make me appreciate Buzz

Patrick Leary

February 28, 2013

Filed under Editors' Picks, Sports

Monday night’s win over Syracuse emphasized what makes going to Marquette special. However, what happened Monday during the post-game press conference reminded me just how lucky I am to attend such a great university. One of the man...

LOCICERO: Goodbyes are always the toughest

Michael LoCicero

December 4, 2012

Filed under Sports

Goodbyes are never easy, but this one is going to be harder than most. Working for the Tribune has been the most gratifying experience of my life. In a mere 12 days, however, I won’t be a college student anymore. I’ll be in the cold, harsh world of adulthood and probably ...