This week's show recaps the win over Syracuse and looks ahead to Villanova. Senior Jimmy Butler also reveals some little-known facts about himself and his teammates.
January 2011 Archives
Pictured (l-r): Jim Kersten (MBB '60), Steve Cottingham, Tony Smith (MBB '90), Dick Nixon (MBB '63), Jerry Hopfensperger (MBB '57), John Bennett (Track '54), Rube Schulz (MBB '55)
Athletic Director Steve Cottingham and few distinguished Marquette alumni posed for a quick photo during the men's basketball game vs. Syracuse this past Saturday at the Bradley Center. Marquette defeated the Orange 76-70 in front of a sold-out crowd of 19,032 fans on National Marquette Day.
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John Casper, Jr., a Marquette University graduate and sports editor of the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, wrote an article this week remembering Al McGuire (and Al's lucky suit) on the 10th anniversary of Al's passing.
Read the article online: "Remembering McGuire and his lucky suit" (Jan. 26, 2011).
By the way, if you are ever in the neighborhood, stop by the Al McGuire Center on Marquette's campus to see Al's lucky suit currently on display in our "Walk of Champions."
The latest edition of "Inside Marquette Basketball with Buzz Williams" included features on senior guard Robert Frozena and a behind-the-scenes look at the gameday operations at the Bradley Center.
Head coach Buzz Williams recaps recent action and looks ahead to the game Tuesday night against No. 5/5 Connecticut. The 60-minute program airs every Monday night live from Centercourt Pub & Grille, located across the street from the Bradley Center.
Here is the lineup of promotions that will be featured at Tuesday's game vs. Connecticut:
- Tuesday's game sponsor is Faith Technologies.
- All fans in attendance will receive the fourth and final set of trading cards, courtesy of Cyganiak Planning.
- Each family will receive a $50 gift card to Appliance World after the game.
- Tuesday's game program will be sold by representatives from Hunger Clean-Up. A percentage of program sales will help combat hunger and homelessness in Milwaukee.
- Students can win an autographed basketball and a $20 Saz's gift card by visiting the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network Holter Group table outside of section 217.
- Tickets are still available for as little as $20 and are on sale online, in person at the Bradley Center or Al McGuire Center Ticket Offices or by calling 800-745-3000
The Marquette University Student-Athlete Advisory Council will be holding its annual fundraiser at the men's basketball game against the University of Connecticut at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 25 with proceeds benefiting the Children's Medical Research Foundation.
In 1995 at the age of four, now 19-year-old Kirby Wilson was diagnosed with Sanfilippo "B" Syndrome, a rare and devastating neuro-genetic disorder caused by an enzyme deficiency which allows sugar to slowly build in the brain, stopping normal development, causing hyperactivity, sleep disorders, loss of speech, dementia and typically death before adulthood. At this time, there is no cure for the disease and while it is estimated that Sanfilippo occurs once in every 24,000 births, each year thousands of children are diagnosed with one of more than 5,000 rare genetic disorders
In response to her diagnosis, Kirby's parents established the Children's Medical Research Foundation, Inc. in 1995 to fund medical research and find a cure for Sanfilippo Syndrome and other neuro-genetic disorders. The not-for-profit foundation has granted over $3 million and funded research at seven universities, with more than 95 percent of all proceeds serving to fund research.
Next Tuesday, immediately following the Connecticut game, fans will not only have the opportunity to support Marquette University student-athletes in their quest for a cure, but also give hope to thousands of children and families searching for treatment for the many rare but crushing genetic disorders. Find a Marquette student-athlete in a "Cure for Kirby" t-shirt at one of the Bradley Center exits after the game to contribute to finding the cure.
For more information on the Children's Medical Research Foundation, please visit www.curekirby.org or for more information on Sanfilippo Syndrome and other Mucopolysaccharide (MPS) disorders please contact The National MPS Society at www.mpssociety.org.
Senior guard Dwight Buycks and Marquette president Father Robert A. Wild, S.J. were both featured on the latest edition of "Inside Marquette Basketball with Buzz Williams."
Steve "The Homer" True hosts the latest edition of "The Marquette Basketball Hour with Buzz Williams" Monday night live from Centercourt Pub & Grille. Jeff Goodman of FoxSports.com is the special guest as Buzz previews Tuesday's home game against DePaul.
Special prizes for fans in attendance Monday included an autographed basketball by Buzz and a gift certificate to Centercourt.
Tonight's game vs. Notre Dame will feature a number of special promotions:
- Tonight's game sponsor, Palermo's Pizza, will be distributing free pizza coupons to the first 5,000 fans. The coupons will be redeemable at their café.
- Appliance World will give away a Marquette refrigerator and gift cards-- check page 6 of the game program for Coach Buzz's autograph to see if you are a winner.
- Callen Construction will be represented on the concourse outside of section 225. Fans can register to win a Marquette-themed playhouse.
- CenterCourt Pub & Grille, the official away-game viewing destination of Marquette Basketball, will distribute coupons to all fans after the game.
Tickets to tonight's game are still available online at GoMarquette.com/tickets or in person at the Bradley Center Ticket Office.