January 2011 Archives

The Marquette Basketball Hour Podcast - Jan. 31

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The Marquette Basketball Hour with Buzz Williams Jan. 31 Podcast

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.

NCAA Tournament Watch: January 31

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DJO's late-game heroics Saturday gave Marquette's NCAA Tournament resume a significant boost.

Of course the 2010-11 season doesn't end today, but it can be fun to pretend like it does. Here's a look at where the experts slot Marquette for the NCAA Tournament based on its current resume...

Andy Glockner,
12-seed vs. Florida in Chicago, potential 2nd Round match-up with Purdue

Joe Lunardi,
9-seed vs. Saint Mary's in Tulsa, potential 2nd Round match-up with Texas

Bracketology 101
10-seed vs. Xavier in Tulsa, potential 2nd Round match-up with Texas

BONUS: Women's Bracketology
Charlie Creme,
5-seed vs. Arkansas-Little Rock in Salt Lake City, potential 2nd Round match-up with Georgia Tech

RPI Watch
MBB- 59
WBB- 18

*rankings according to

Distinguished Alumni Gather For National Marquette Day

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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.

Marquette Jersey Records, 2007-08 to Present

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While correlation does not imply causation, Marquette has been dominant when sporting the home whites. 

With the win over Syracuse on Saturday, Marquette improved to a perfect 10-0 when wearing the home whites in 2010-11. 

Thanks to the fanaticism of Gold N. Eagle, Emeritus (aka @TallTitan34), here is the complete summary of Marquette's record when wearing each of its four jerseys. (Since their debut with the 2007-08 season. BIG EAST records are in parenthesis.)

2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 Overall Total BIG EAST
Home Alt.
Navy Blue
Valour Blue
Road Alt.

Notes of interest...

- The two wins in the Valour Blues came against Florida Gulf Coast on Senior Night 2008 and St. John's via Jimmy Butler's buzzer-beating game winner.

- The only three losses in the whites occurred against Georgetown (2007-08 regular season), Pittsburgh (2008 BIG EAST Tournament) and North Carolina State (2009-10).

- With a record of four games over .500, Marquette has fared well in the Navy jerseys-- an impressive feat given that these are only worn on the road or in neutral court games.

In the News: Al McGuire

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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."

Game Promotions: Marquette vs. Syracuse

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Here's a rundown of the special promotions that will be taking place at Saturday's game vs. No 9/10 Syracuse...

- The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Saturday's game sponsor, will be distributing milk cups to the first 10,000 fans in attendance.

- One student can win a new futon by registering at the Verlo Mattress table by section 218.

- Students can also win an autographed set of trading cards or a $25 iTunes gift card. Sign up at the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network Holter Group table by section 225 for a chance to win.

One lucky student will win a new futon courtesy of Verlo Mattress. Visit their table by section 218 for a chance to win.
Syracuse will be making its first trip to the Bradley Center since 2009.

A limited quantity of seats, either scattered singles or partially obstructed-view pairs, are still available for Saturday's highly anticipated match-up with No. 9/10 Syracuse, 2 p.m. CT at the Bradley Center.

Single seats can be ordered online or by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000.

Partially obstructed-view seating can be purchased by calling 414-288-4668.

Tickets cost $50 for 200 level seating, $35 for 400 level side-court or $25 for 400 level corner-court.

Marquette supporters without tickets are also encouraged to attend one of the 50 National Marquette Day viewing parties located across the country.

Robert Frozena, Game Operations TV Show Features

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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.

Live Blog: Marquette vs. UConn

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We'll be blogging live from the Bradley Center on Tuesday night when the Marquette men's basketball teams hosts No. 5 UConn. Tip off is 8 p.m. CT. Blogging will begin approximately one hour prior to game time.

The Marquette Basketball Hour Podcast - Jan. 24

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The Marquette Basketball Hour with Buzz Williams (Jan. 24) Podcast

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.

Game Promotions: Marquette vs. Connecticut

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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

Today's ESPN Bracketology: Marquette a No. 10 Seed

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The spotlight of the NCAA Tournament awaits Marquette, says Joe Lunardi.

ESPN Bracketologist Joe Lunardi released his latest projection of the 2011 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament bracket this morning. The renowned bracket guru currently pegs Marquette as a 10-seed and has the Golden Eagles facing 7-seed North Carolina in Washington, D.C. 

Should Marquette win this theoretical matchup with the Tar Heels, they would face BIG EAST foe Connecticut for a chance at the Sweet Sixteen. According to Lunardi, if the season ended today, a record 11 BIG EAST teams would be going dancing.

SAAC to Sponsor Annual "Cure for Kirby" Event

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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 or for more information on Sanfilippo Syndrome and other Mucopolysaccharide (MPS) disorders please contact The National MPS Society at

Buycks, Father Wild Featured On Weekly MBB TV Show

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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."


Game Promotions: Marquette vs. DePaul

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Here is the lineup of promotions that will be featured at tonight's game vs. DePaul:


- Tonight's game sponsor, Baker Tilly, will be distributing foam fingers to the first 2,000 Fanatics in the student section.

-  All fans in attendance will receive this year's third set of trading cards, courtesy of Cyganiak Planning.

- Centercourt Pub & Grille, the official away-game viewing destination of Marquette Basketball, will distribute coupons to all fans after the game.

- Fans can win a Buzz Williams autographed basketball as well as two premium tickets and a parking pass to the Seton Hall game. Visit the Renewal by Andersen display located on the concourse outside of section 203 for a chance to win.

- One row of fans will each win a Snuggie courtesy Coors Light.

- Two fans will be upgraded from the 400 level to the Steinhafel's Sweet Seats by courtside.

- Tonight's season ticket holders of the game, brought to you by Surg Restaurant Group, Coors Light and the Great Frame Up of Whitefish Bay, are Bill and Diane Kalmer who have had tickets since 1966.

- Tonight's colors will be presented by the Marquette Air Force ROTC. 

The Marquette Basketball Hour Podcast - Jan. 17

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The Marquette Basketball Hour Jan. 17 Podcast

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 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.

Vote for Marquette's "Campus Roar"

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Bragging rights are on the line as Marquette looks to win Nike Basketball's "Campus Roar" competition.

Campus Roar allows fans to submit a phrase for their school that captures the excitement and passion of college basketball. The top-16 "Roars," as voted on by fans, will be made into a custom-designed T-shirt in time for March Madness.

At the time of this posting, Marquette's Roar, "Grind Together, Shine Together," ranks ninth overall. Help MU climb in the rankings to ensure "GTST" remains in the top-16, and vote for our Roar via the link below.


Limited Tickets Remaining for BIG EAST Games

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WildBobble.jpegA limited quantity of tickets are still available for the seven remaining BIG EAST games on the Marquette men's basketball home schedule.

While the 200 level of the Bradley Center is sold out on a full-season basis, good seats in the 400 level are still available on a single-game basis. Tickets are on sale for as little as $20 or $25* each.

The remaining home schedule features three games against teams currently ranked in the AP Top-25, including Jan. 25 vs. No. 10 Connecticut, Jan. 29 vs. No. 4 Syracuse, and Mar. 2 vs. No. 25 Cincinnati. 

For fans who prefer weekend games, Marquette also plays host to Seton Hall on Saturday, Feb. 19 and Providence on Sunday, Feb. 27. The Feb. 19 game features a Father Wild bobblehead giveaway to all fans.

Click here for more information on ticket availability and pricing

Click here for the full 2010-11 men's basketball schedule

Game Promotions: Marquette vs. Notre Dame

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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 or in person at the Bradley Center Ticket Office.

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