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Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012
So many topics and only so much space. The Observers gab so well that they often find themselves with a backlog of blather. So Frank's latest trip Back East provided an opportunity to work off some surplus comments from recent weeks...
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
I'm not dumb enough to pretend this is going to go away,” Ryan Braun said after winning his appeal of a positive drug test and avoiding a 50-game suspension. Indeed, Dino Laurenzi Jr., who collected Braun's urine sample, was just as forceful...
09.21.2011 | | Posted at 03:40 PM
By Nicole
The Marquette Tribune did an interesting article on what it takes to be a walk-on for the basketball team. It was so well done that it spawned a post on ESPN.com's College Basketball Nation blog. Marquette help walk-on tryouts following the graduation of uber-walk-on Rob Frozena. He's Marquette's only ever four-year walk-on. Frozena was a fan-favorite and the student section went nuts whenever he...
09.21.2011 | | Posted at 03:28 PM
By Nicole
Marquette leaked some new uniforms a couple of weeks ago. They had managed to avoid the Nike curse of uniform ridiculousness for so long, but it has finally made its way to Milwaukee. Nike first used the Aerographics in the 2008 Olympics. They say the burnout mesh allows for better ventilation and that the jersey weighs 31% less than previous models. The first schools to get Aerographics, in 2009,...
09.20.2011 | | Posted at 04:40 PM
By Nicole
Last week Pittsburgh and Syracuse announced they were leaving the Big East for the ACC. These moves are football-baesd, but they look like they're going to have lasting effects throughout all NCAA atheletics. Because these realignments are about football - the biggest revenue producer in NCAA sports - schools like Marquette, who don't have a football team, look like they could be left out as confe...
03.14.2010 | | Posted at 10:25 PM
By Nicole
Former Marquette coach Tom Crean tweeted this today:Congratulations to  everyone at Marquette. 5 straight NCAA tournaments and some people  thought the Big East was a reach when we entered.Using "we" might be a bit of a stretch considering he bailed on the team two seasons ago. He's had a rough time getting Indiana started so maybe he's looking to up his credibility by taking retroactive credit ...
03.11.2010 | | Posted at 09:43 PM
By Nicole
After losing four games in a row to Villanova by a total of four points, Marquette had their revenge today in the Big East tournament. The Golden Eagles were a preseason pick to finish 12th in the Big East. Now they're heading into the semi-finals of the Big East tournament. They've far surpassed expectations, beaten great teams and basically played out of their heads for months. Finally, peopl...
02.02.2010 | | Posted at 08:15 PM
By Nicole
No news sources reporting it yet, so it’s just conjecture, but this site is saying the student-athletes were told about it this weekend and official announcement will come on Thursday. The same site says it sets up a natural rivalry with Penn State and the addition will set up a conference championship game. There’s no speculation about who will replace Pitt in the Big East. ...

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