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Bob Gansler, a graduate of Marquette University, was one of five people selected for the National Soccer Hall of Fame Class of 2011. Gansler, who received his undergrad at MU in 1964 and a graduate degree in 1968, will join Cobi Jones, Eddie Pope, Earnie Stewart and Bruce Marray.

Read the full story at USsoccer.com.

Gansler was head coach of the U.S. men's national team from 1989 until 1991 and guided the squad to the 1990 World Cup, the team's first appearance in 40 years.


More info on Bob Gansler's coaching career at Wikipedia.org.

It was a banner season for the Marquette women's basketball team in 2010-11. There were several notable accomplishments for the program, including a 24-9 overall record, a trip to the NCAA Championship Second Round and a top-five finish in BIG EAST Conference play. 


The Golden Eagles' 24 wins marked the second most in program history. It was also the Golden Eagles first 20-win season since 2007-08. Marquette's 10 BIG EAST Conference wins marked the second time since MU joined the league in 2005 it has won at least 10 BIG EAST games.


Head coach Terri Mitchell guided MU to its ninth NCAA Championship appearance and first since the 2006-07 season. With 296 career victories, Mitchell stands second on MU's all-time wins list passing the legendary Al McGuire (295) with the Golden Eagles' win over Texas in the first round of the NCAA Championship. Mitchell is four wins shy of joining the 300-win club.


Individually, Angel Robinson finished her career as one of the most decorated players to ever don a Marquette uniform as she ranks in the top 12 in eight career statistical categories, including a MU-record 134 career games played. The All-BIG EAST First Team selection and WBCA All-America Team finalist stands second on the career steals (277), free throws made (434) and free throws attempted (600) lists, third in assists (570), sixth in points (1,699), eighth in field goals made (587) and 12th in rebounds (640). Robinson is the only player in program history to amass over 1,500 points, 500 rebounds, 500 assists and 250 steals for her career. 


Tatiyiana McMorris inked her name in the MU record books following a sharp-shooting senior season. McMorris, an All-BIG EAST Second Team honoree, ranks in the top eight in four statistical categories: fourth on the all-time 3-point field goal percentage list (37.1), tied for fourth with 130 career games played, tied for sixth in 3-point field goals made (152) and eighth in 3-point field goals attempted (410). 


Below is a list of single season and senior class records for Robinson and McMorris. 


Single Season 

Angel Robinson 

Steals - 4th (78)


Tatiyiana McMorris 

3-point FG Made - 2nd (80)

3-point FG Attempted - 3rd (205)


Senior Class Records

Angel Robinson

Steals - 2nd (78) 


Tatiyiana McMorris 

3-point FG Made - 2nd (80)

3-point FG Attempted - 3rd (205)

3-point FG Percentage - 3rd (39.0 (80-205))

Free Throw Percentage - 2nd (86.5 (64-74)) 

The final episode of the Terri Mitchell Show is available to view in its entirety. In this episode, head coach Terri Mitchell recaps the regular season and BIG EAST Championship, and discusses March Madness. Kareeda Chones-Aguam also sits down with senior guard Tatiyiana McMorris to talk about her senior season and career at Marquette. 




Inside Marquette Basketball - Sweet 16 Edition

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Inside Marquette Basketball returned this week to preview MU's upcoming Sweet 16 match-up with North Carolina. Sports32's Dennis Krause also takes a look back at the NCAA Second and Third Rounds with MU head coach Buzz Williams.


Coach Buzz on ESPN

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With Marquette's run to the Sweet Sixteen, Buzz Williams has been in hot demand from a variety of media outlets. Yesterday, Coach appeared on ESPN on three separate shows.

Here are links to listen online in case you missed them...

Mike & Mike: Interview Segment

Scott Van Pelt: Interview Segment



Newark Travel Info For NCAA Sweet 16

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Marquette fans interested in traveling to see the Golden Eagles men's basketball team at the NCAA Sweet 16 this weekend in Newark, N.J., are encouraged to book their hotel through Anthony Travel.

Click on the hotel portal to book reservations and view other travel options. 

Golden Eagles in the News with NCAA Tournament Run

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Local and national media are "abuzz" with talk of Marquette since Sunday's upset over Syracuse. Look what they're saying about the Golden Eagles:

DJO: a no-name with many nicknames...http://aol.sportingnews.com/ncaa-basketball/story/2011-03-20/notorious-djo-cuse-meet-darius-johnson-odom-ncaa-tournament-2011

Tracking Crowder's development from high school to Marquette starter...http://blog.syracuse.com/orangebasketball/2011/03/the_evolution_of_marquettes_ja.html

FS Wisconsin details the emotions of Sunday's win over Syracuse...http://www.foxsportswisconsin.com/03/21/11/Buzz-Golden-Eagles-in-tears-after-emotio/landing_marquette.html?blockID=445081&feedID=5059

Unknown Marquette team and players the talk of town...http://espn.go.com/blog/collegebasketballnation/post/_/id/27694/no-name-marquette-makes-itself-known

MUTV's Brad Galli recaps the SU upset with revealing team interviews...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvWXl8WHUKY

Williams is reflected in his junior college recruits...http://www.nj.com/college-basketball/index.ssf/2011/03/ncaa_tournament_marquette_finds_success_with_a_collection_of_junior_college_players.html

Jimmered? Try Butlered...http://thequad.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/20/the-butler-does-it-for-marquette/

Golden Eagles record meaningful win after "life-changing losses"..http://www.jsonline.com/sports/goldeneagles/118336434.html

Williams with plenty of Character Revealed in Cleveland...http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/pablo_torre/03/21/marquette.syracuse.insider/

Sweet 16 run 'improbable' for 14-loss MU...http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/story/14838373/marquette-carries-improbable-run-into-sweet-16

Golden Eagles 'fanatical' with three goggle trend...http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704893604576200631584014292.html

The Marquette Basketball Hour Podcast - March 14

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Marquette Basketball Hour Podcast (Free Download)

Head Coach Buzz Williams talks with Steve "The Homer" True about the team's sixth-straight NCAA Championship selection on the program's weekly radio show Monday night at Centercourt.

The Golden Eagles will face Xavier Friday night at 6:27 p.m. CT.

Inside Marquette Basketball - Special NCAA Edition

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A special NCAA edition of the MU men's basketball weekly television show, Inside Marquette Basketball with Buzz Williams, will debut Monday evening in the greater Milwaukee area on Sports32.

The show will also be available on GoMarquette.com's multimedia platform, MUTube.

Monday:  6:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m.,
Tuesday:  8:30 a.m., 1:30 pm, 5 pm, 9 pm, 10:30 pm
Wednesday:  7:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 3:30 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m.
Thursday:  7:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 6 p.m., 10 p.m.
Friday: 4 p.m.


Live Look-In: NCAA Tournament Selection Show Party

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Tune in to the video below as you watch the NCAA Tournament Selection Show (5 p.m. CT Sunday on CBS) for a LIVE look-in at the Marquette Basketball players and coaches.


NCAA Tournament Watch: March 11

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Marquette's next opponent will be revealed during the NCAA Tournament Selection Show, 5 p.m. CT on CBS.

With two wins in New York, the Golden Eagles are on solid ground heading into Sunday's NCAA Tournament Selection Show. Here are updated projections based on games through Friday morning.

Andy Glockner, SI.com
10-seed vs. Temple in Chicago, potential 3rd Round match-up with Purdue.

Joe Lunardi, ESPN.com
10-seed vs. UNLV in Tulsa, potential 3rd Round match-up with Texas.

Jerry Palm, CBSSports.com
8-seed vs. George Mason in Tulsa, potential 3rd Round match-up with Kansas.

Jordan Schwartz, FoxSports.com
8-seed vs. Georgia in Tulsa, potential 3rd Round match-up with BYU.

Bracketology 101
9-seed vs. Utah State in Cleveland, potential 3rd Round match-up with Ohio State.

The Bracket Project
Average seed from 75 different tournament projections: 10-seed

Bonus: WBB Bracketology 
Charlie Creme, ESPN.com
6-seed vs. Louisiana Tech in Shreveport, potential 2nd Round match-up with Miami (Fla.).

Jerry Palm, CollegeRPI.com
4-seed vs. Appalachian State in Spokane, potential 2nd Round match-up with North Carolina/Gonzaga.

Inside Marquette Basketball - March 8, 2011

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Marquette head coach Buzz Williams and Dennis Krause of Sports32 discuss MU's final regular season games against Cincinnati and Seton Hall, the impact of the 2011 senior class and the Golden Eagles chances at the BIG EAST Championship.


NCAA Tournament Watch: March 7

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Blog110307.jpgUp next for the Golden Eagles is a rematch with Providence and BIG EAST leading scorer, Marshon Brooks.

Despite an 0-2 week, Marquette is still projected to be in the NCAA Tournament according to the most respected Bracketologists. Here is a look at where the Golden Eagles are most likely to play (all bracket projections based on games through Sunday, March 6).

Andy Glockner, SI.com
10-seed vs. Texas A&M in Denver, potential 3rd Round match-up with BYU.

Joe Lunardi, ESPN.com
10-seed vs. Temple in Tulsa, potential 3rd Round match-up with Texas.

Bracketology 101
11-seed vs. Kansas State in Tuscon, potential 3rd Round match-up with San Diego State.

Jerry Palm, CBSSports.com
11-seed vs. UNLV in Tampa, potential 3rd Round match-up with Florida.

The Bracket Project
Average seed from 75 different tournament projections: 10-seed

Bonus: WBB Bracketology -- Charlie Creme, ESPN.com
6-seed vs. Louisiana Tech in Shreveport, potential 2nd Round match-up with Miami (Fla.).

Nike Campus Roar: Grind Together, Shine Together

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Earlier this year, fans from schools across the country were encouraged to submit, and vote for, team slogans, with the promise that the top-16 liked "Roars" would be made into a T-shirt.

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Marquette's top fan-submitted slogan, "Grind Together, Shine Together," made the cut, and here is the finished product...

Shirts are now available at the Marquette Spirit Shop, both in-store and online.

And what's the significance of "Grind Together, Shine Together"? Watch the end of this episode of "Marquette Basketball: Revealed" to find out.

Inside Marquette Basketball - March 1, 2011

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The latest edition of Inside Marquette Basketball with Buzz Williams includes a feature on junior guard Darius Johnson-Odom and a behind-the-scenes look at Marquette's recent road matchup at Connecticut.



Live Blog: Cincinnati vs. Marquette

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