July 2011 Archives

Marquette Quiz Game: Conference Affiliation History

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Marquette has been a member of five NCAA-affiliated conferences since 1986. Can you name them all? You have one minute...

Team Canada has been one of the surprises thus far at the FIBA U19 Women's Basketball World Championship and Marquette sophomore-to-be Katherine Plouffe has been integral to the Canadians' success and its undefeated 4-0 mark.

Through four games of the tournament, Plouffe has contributed 8.0 points and 6.2 rebounds per game, while also making a team-high 65 percent of her attempts from the floor.

Canada won Group A with three run-away victories over China (76-49), Egypt (99-54) and Italy (75-51), and is currently in the final stage of Group E play. Canada defeated Russia Monday afternoon, 66-50. The Canadians have two more games in Group E to play against Japan on Tuesday and the United States on Wednesday.

The top four teams from Groups E and F will advance to the quarterfinals with the four winners moving on to the semifinals. The title game is set for Sunday, July 31.

Zulauf inducted into Port Huron Sports Hall of Fame

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Former Marquette men's basketball player Jay Zulauf and his twin brother, Jon, will be inducted into the Port Huron Sports Hall of Fame on Oct. 29 at the Thomas Edison Inn in Port Huron, Mich.

Zulauf played three seasons for head coach Kevin O'Neill and Marquette from 1991-93.The 6-foot-6 forward graduated from Port Huron High School in 1988 and averaged 24 points, 12 rebounds and four assists in his senior season for the Big Reds.

For more information on the Port Huron Sports Hall of Fame click here.

For The Port Huron Times Herald report on the induction click here.

20080507MG169.JPGFormer Marquette University golfers Mike McDonald and Kyle Murphy are currently tied for second place, and will be paired together for today's final round of the Wisconsin State Golf Association State Amateur Championship at Maple Bluff Country Club.

Live scoring is available at McDonald and Murphy have the 12:26 CT tee time Thursday.

McDonald leaped into contention after firing 4-under-par 32 on the back nine yesterday, finishing with a third-round 68.

Murphy, who also served as an assistant golf coach for one season at MU, finished runner up at last year's weather-shortened event.

Mike McDonald (right), graduated from Marquette University in 2010.
Microsoft Outlook users can now download the fall 2011 schedules for Marquette men's soccer, women's soccer and volleyball directly to their calendars.

Go to, where you'll find the download links located at the bottom of the page. Follow the directions on the page to import the appropriate files into your personal Outlook calendar.

Ashley Bares' play with UMF Stjarnan is gaining attention for the former Marquette star in the top-division Urvalsdedild as she was named the league's mid-season player of the year.

The Iceland soccer website, Fó, which is owned by the Football Association of Iceland (KSI), picked Bares as the top performer through nine matches. Fó also named her Urvalsdedild's top foreign player for the first half of the season.

Stjarnan sits in first place in Urvalsdedild with an 8-1-0 record, while Bares leads the league with 11 goals through nine games.  She has scored at least two goals in all but two games during the first half of the season.

Marquette Quiz Game: Retired Jersey Numbers

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How many Marquette Basketball retired jerseys can you name in two minutes? (Hint: three of the 12 were not players)

Photo Caption Challenge: Michael Alfano

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Marquette Soccer senior defender Michael Alfano performs his patented flip throw. Post your caption in the comments section below.


Wile E. Coyote sighting at Valley Fields?

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U.S. Soccer has the story behind this frequent "visitor" to Valley Fields. Read about it on their blog site.

Marquette Quiz Game: NCAA Tournament Wins

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Starting with the 1977 National Championship run, Marquette has won 18 games in the NCAA Tournament. How many can you name in five minutes?

Marquette Lacrosse on Sports32's Dennis Krause Show

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Joe Amplo and Meredith Black, head coaches of the Marquette men's and women's lacrosse programs, respectively, will appear on the Dennis Krause Show Monday evening on Time Warner Cable Sports32.

The episode will air at 6 p.m. and be followed by an encore presentation at 10 p.m. The 30-minute program will also air throughout the week on Sports32.

Air Times
Mon., July 11 (6 p.m. and 10 p.m.) 
Tue., July 12 ( 7:30 a.m., 4 p.m. and 11 p.m.) 
Wed., July 13 ( 8:30 a.m., 3 p.m. and 10 p.m.) 
Thu., July 14 ( 11 a.m., 5 p.m., 9 p.m. and 11 p.m.) 
Fri., July 15 ( 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.) 
Sat., July 16 ( 9 a.m. and 9:30 p.m.) 
Sun., July 17 (9 a.m., 3 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.)

Valley Fields, home of Marquette University men's and women's soccer, is set to host select matches of the 2011 U.S. Soccer Development Academy Finals Week being held in Milwaukee July 9-16, 2011.

A total of eight games will be played at Valley Fields, one match each day of the event, including the U17/18 championship match on Friday, July 15, which will be televised live on ESPNU/ESPN3 (noon CT/1 p.m. ET) (Full Schedule Get Acrobat Reader)

"This is one of the most important youth sporting events in Milwaukee that the soccer community has seen in some time," said Marquette University head men's soccer coach Louis Bennett. "To be able to showcase the top youth soccer teams in the country is great for this city, and it's an honor for Marquette."

In all, eight teams from two different age divisions (Under-17/18 and Under 15/16) will descend on Milwaukee for a shot at the title. The top 32 teams in each age group advanced to Finals Week by winning their respective groups at the Development Academy Playoffs, June 24-28, at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, Texas.

U.S. Soccer announced in May that its fourth annual Finals Week was moving to Milwaukee after playing the previous three events at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. In addition to Valley Fields, Uihlein Soccer Park and Quad Park will also host matches throughout the week.

Photo Caption Challenge: Jae Crowder Defense

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With dreads in motion, Jae Crowder shows textbook defense against West Virginia on New Year's Day 2011. We need your captions-- post them to the comments section below.


Former Marquette Runners Win Firecracker Four

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Former Marquette distance runners Cassie Nelson and Scott Mueller ran in the Firecracker Four in Hales Corner, Wis., on Sunday morning. 

Nelson, formerly Cassie Peller, ran a time of 23:54 to win the women's division and Mueller ran a 19:48 to win the men's race. 

The 33rd annual race through wooded neighborhoods off Highway 100 drew over 1,100 partcipants.

Nelson earned All-BIG EAST Conference honors on the Marquette track team. While pursing post graduate studies for the past three years, she has been near the top of most local races. The former Marquette standout currently serves as a volunteer assistant coach with Marquette cross country and track and field teams.

Mueller has been invincible in the short-distance road races. He has a three-peat in the SuperRun 5k and added another trophy on Sunday.

Click here for more information from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Registration open for Briggs & Al's Run & Walk

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Registration is now open for the 34th annual Briggs & Al's Run & Walk for Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, which takes place Saturday, Sept. 17. 

More than 16,000 participants are expected to line up on Marquette's campus for an 8k run and 3- and 5-mile walks to help make a difference in the lives of children from across Wisconsin. The event was founded by former Marquette basketball coach Al McGuire and has raised more than $12 million for the hospital to fund medical care, research and education. 

The race starts at 12th Street and Wisconsin Avenue and continues to Lake Michigan near the Summerfest grounds.

The $25 cost includes walk/run participation and a T-shirt. Register online by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2.

Marquette Athletics Head Coaches

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Can you name every Marquette head coach in less than three minutes? Show your expertise in Golden Eagle Athletics with this all-sports quiz game below.

Photo Caption Challenge: DJO's Jump

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Darius Johnson-Odom shows off his vertical before last March's BIG EAST Tournament game vs. West Virginia. We need your captions-- post them to the comments section below.


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