June 2011 Archives

Marquette Quiz Game: NBA Draft Picks

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Marquette has had 21 players selected in the first or second rounds of the NBA Draft. How many can you name in four minutes?

Photo Caption Challenge: Jimmy Butler vs. Xavier

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Here's today's photo: Jimmy Butler guarding Xavier's Tu Holloway in the 2011 NCAA Tournament.

Post your caption to the comments section at the bottom of this page.


Marquette University medical director Dr. Carolyn Smith is a champion ultra marathon runner who recently won the FANS 12-Hour Run in Minnesota. She has over two dozen races under her belt and is currently training for the U.S. 100K Championship in September.

Brooke McEwen of JS Online recently caught up with Dr. Smith to talk about her longevity as an ultra marathon runner and her approach to training.

Read the entire article here.

Marquette Quiz Game: All-Time Scoring Leaders

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How well do you know the top 20 scorers in Marquette Basketball? You have three minutes to prove your expertise...

Introducing Daily Interactive Multimedia Content

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Hey, Marquette Fans:

We are introducing daily featured content across all of the Golden Eagles' media platforms as part of a summer-long series which we'll begin Monday, June 20. Here's what we have lined up for you:

Monday - Image of the Week
Photos from Marquette sporting events taken this past year will be featured with a new action shot highlighted each week on

Tuesday - Quiz Game
So, you think you know Marquette Basketball? Test your knowledge with a new interactive online quiz game every Tuesday on

Wednesday - Featured Auction Item of the Week
Own a piece of history by entering a bid on a classic auction item from the annals of Marquette lore. Plus, every penny raised through our online auction goes directly to the Blue & Gold Athletic Scholarship Fund. A new item will be featured every week on

Thursday - Twitter Trivia
Twitter Trivia returns this summer so be ready to win prizes each Thursday. Just follow @muathletics on Twitter and be the first to tweet us the correct response.

Friday - Photo Caption Challenge
We've selected the most caption-ready photos in our entire archive... But it's up to YOU to write the caption. Visit GoMarquette/blog on Fridays and let us see YOUR creative side.

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Doc Rivers (right) and former Marquette head coach Hank Raymonds.

Former Marquette guard and current Boston Celtics head coach Glenn "Doc" Rivers will be inducted  with the 2011 class to the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at the Hawthorne Race Course in Cicero, Ill. 

Rivers was a Chicagoland standout at Proviso East High School before starring at Marquette University and in the NBA. Rivers was drafted after his junior season in 1983 by the Atlanta Hawks and played 13 seasons in the NBA. He coached the Orlando Magic where he received the 1999-2000 NBA Coach of the Year award before becoming the head coach of the Boston Celtics. Rivers led the Celtics to the 2008 NBA title. 

Click here for more information on the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.

The 15th annual induction also includes University of Connecticut head men's basketball coach Jim Calhoun, Chicago Blackhawks legend Bobby Hull, and Pro Football Hall of Famers Barry Sanders and Rocky Bleier.

Former Marquette Golfers Advance at WSGA Match Play

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Former Marquette University golfer Mike McDonald.

Three former Marquette golfers survived the stroke-play qualifying round Monday at the WSGA Match Play Championship, which runs through Thursday, June 16 at The Brute Course at Grand Geneva in Lake Geneva, Wis..

Joe Weber and Kelly Kretz each tied for 19th place during Monday's 18-hole stroke-play qualifier, advancing to the first round of match play on Tuesday, June 14.

Meanwhile Mike McDonald and Joe True, Director of Development for MU Athletics, tied for 49th place and were among 22 golfers forced to play off late last night for the final 16 spots with McDonald advancing to match play.

In other news, Dallas Cowboys quarterback and Burlington, Wis. native Tony Romo finished Thursday's round tied for first place with a 2-under-par 70.

Also, yesterday MU freshman Michael Motz carded a 73 at the Georgia State Amateur qualifier. The Georgia State Am is set for July 7-10 at Cherokee Town & Country Club in Atlanta, Ga.

Kretz and 2011 Marquette grad Ben Sieg each tied for second place this past weekend at the Dairyland Open held annually at Lake Wisconsin Country Club.

New Auction Items on

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Auction Items Auctions

For authentic team-issued, game-worn and autographed Marquette memorabilia check out's online auctions throughout the summer. 

Recently added auctions include Joe Chapman and Chris Grimm authentic game-worn jerseys, a full navy blue No. 35 uniform (jersey and shorts) as well as Buzz Williams autographed NCAA Championship game programs.

In Memory of Dr. Charles Nader (1920-2011)

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The 1956-1957 Marquette golf team. Kneeling: Coach Charles Nader, Jay Kelly, Richard Lies, Lawrence Hoffman, George Formanek, and Ted Torcivia. Standing: John Greenwood and Patrick Lawless. (Source: Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Marquette University)

Dr. Charles Nader, a former faculty member at Marquette University, and long-time golf and soccer coach passed away May 27, 2011 at the age of 91.

Nader was a golf coach at the University from 1954 until 1985 and also served as soccer manager/coach from 1965 to 1975. He retired from Marquette in 1984.

He joined the Physical Education Department in 1953 as an assistant professor and was promoted to associate professor in 1957 and later became a member of the Department of Education in 1968.

Read the online obituary that recently appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Jack Hackett Records PR at 2011 Festival of Miles

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Written by Ciara Jones, senior outside hitter, women's volleyball

20100220_TF09_BigEast.jpgJack Hackett has two full years of eligibility remaining at Marquette.

ST. LOUIS - Marquette University men's junior middle distance runner Jack Hackett set a new personal best in the mile run with a time of 4:06.93 on Wednesday evening at the 2011 Festival of Miles at Saint Louis University High School.

For complete results click here and for video of the race click here.

"Jack had a very solid performance in last night's Festival of Miles," Marquette assistant track and field coach for distance Mike Nelson said. "His major goal going into the race was to break 4:05, so he just missed that, however he continues to get closer and closer to that magical 4-minute barrier. With two years of eligibility remaining, its going to be a lot of fun to watch him chase that elusive physical and mental goal of the 4-minute mile."

Hackett finished 12th in the race after entering the meet with a personal best of 4:07.38, a mark third all-time on the Marquette men's indoor top-10 list. He also ranks in the top-10 at MU in the indoor 3,000- and the outdoor 1,500- and 5,000-meter runs.

The Port Washington, Wis., native is coming off a solid indoor season where he placed fifth in the mile at the 2011 BIG EAST Indoor Championships.  

The Festival of Miles, which takes place each spring, is a track meet that showcases the sport at all levels featuring youth competitors, masters runners and some of the world's best athletes.

Wednesday evening's race featured seven sub-4-minute milers in the men's race, including former Marquette runner Tommy Schmitz, a 2007 Marquette alumnus and the MU record holder in the men's outdoor 1,500-meter run. 

Schmitz, running for Saucony, placed seventh in 4:03.49.

The Festival of Miles Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the sport of track and field and give back to athletes in need. Each year all proceeds from ticket sales go to an athlete/athletes in need.

This year's sponsored athlete is Mike Rathmann, a graduate of Saint Louis University High School, who was paralyzed just weeks after graduation in 2008.

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