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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Fairly Detached Observers

The first week of the NCAA basketball tournament began well but ended sadly for local fans. Marquette beat Utah State, 58-57, but lost to Missouri, 83-79, despite a stirring second-half rally. Wisconsin upset Florida State in overtime, 61-59, but went cold against Xavier and lost, 60-49. Scanning the survivors in the...
03.22.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
It was on the front page of the Sports section today and now there's even more information on the Marquette blog on jsonline.com, so I'm just going to give you the whole thing...Read the whole story here, but the gist is that he had no pain or swelling despite the fact that he kept intensifying his workouts. They allowed him to do a stationary bike and pool workouts from the get-go and he was clea...
Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Fairly Detached Observers

And so it begins: three weekends of hysteria known as the NCAA basketball tournament, when players vie for glory and bracket scholars chase an economic stimulus package called the office pool. The Observers’ predictions, of course, are for entertainment purposes only. Artie: I think I filled out my bracket too quickly...
03.11.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
Marquette just set a Big East tournament record by holding St. Johns to just 10 points in the first half of their game today. MU went to the locker room leading 38-10.It's all the more impressive when you realize that Jerel McNeal played just 9 minutes in that half and had just 3 points. Even if he plays all 20 second half minutes, it will be his lowest minutes all season....
02.17.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Marquette’s Helfaer Theatre was relatively packed last night for the first of three performances of  My Name is Rachel Corrie. Audiences filtering in could here the distinct sound of music by Pat Benatar. Having grown-up in the ‘80’s, I was familiar with her music, but had no idea how many hit songs she had until I sat down roughly a half hour before the show . . . some of them I hadn’t h...
02.13.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
  The Marquette University campus was quite last night as my wife and I went in for the first of two shows in a row there. We were there to go to the theatre, the lobby of shich ended up being packed for opening night of the Marquette University production of The Heidi Chronicles. The Pulitzer Prize-winning drama from 1989 had drawn a fair number of students and others. The audience demograp...
02.07.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
The strange schedule of University theatre productions hits a particularly interesting point this coming mid-February weekend as no less than two plays with strong women in title roles make it to the stage to Marquette University. Two days after Valentine’s Day, Marquette University presents the first of three performances of a politically-charged one woman show—My Name Is Rachel Corrie  Ta...
02.02.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
Marquette has never sold out a weekday game.On Wednesday, February 25th, they hose #2 UConn. There are currently less than 1,000 tickets left for sale and MU Athletics want to make sure that the Huskies know what it's like for Marquette to have home-court advantage.So much so that they've made a website with a pretty cool video on it.Check it out here....
02.02.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
The one downside to having DirecTV is that Marquette games are often broadcast on the Time Warner Channel.However, I did get the old-time fun of listening to the game on the radio, which puts you in a total different mindset for "watching" a game.There have been those that have claimed that Marquette is a fluke because they haven't "beaten anyone," but once again, the Golden Eagles came back from ...

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