January 2012 Archives

Marquette Jumps to No. 15 in AP & Coaches Polls

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Now 18-4 on the season and 7-2 in BIG EAST play, Marquette is ranked No. 15 in the nation in the latest AP and ESPN/USA Today Coaches Polls.


Click here to view complete polls.

Also, ESPN's Joe Lunardi has Marquette as a No. 4-seed in his most recent NCAA Tournament projections. The Bracketologist has MU facing No. 13-seed Oral Roberts in Omaha before potential third round matchups with No. 5-seed Indiana or 12-seed Notre Dame/Washington.

2012 Maui Invitational Travel Information

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Marquette has been selected to participate in the 2012 EA Sports Maui Invitational, November 19-21 in Kahului, Hawaii. 

Anthony Travel will be providing discounted hotel accommodations and travel packages to fans. To be notified of travel options once they become available, please fill out an inquiry form by clicking here.

For more information on the 2012 Tournament, visit:

Larry Williams Featured On The Dennis Krause Show

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New Marquette Vice President and Director of Athletics joins The Dennis Krause Show on Sports32 beginning on Monday, January 30.

Williams, who joined Marquette officially in early January, discusses his background and vision for the department at MU.

Dennis Krause Show Broadcast Schedule
Monday, Jan. 30:  10 p.m. 
Tuesday, Jan. 31:  7:30 a.m., 11 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 1:  9:30 a.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m., 10 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 2:  9 a.m., 3:30 p.m., 11 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 3:  11:30 a.m., 3 p.m., 6 p.m., 11 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 4:  8:30 a.m.
Sunday, Feb. 5:  9 a.m., 6:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m.

Ashley Beyer Making Waves in Sweden

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Former Marquette outside hitter Ashley Beyer has gotten off to a quick start with Lindesberg of the Swedish Elitserien damer, helping the squad to a perfect 3-0 record since joining the team in January. Beyer and Lindesberg return to action Saturday, Feb. 4 at Ljungby.

Below are highlights from Lindesberg's 3-0 sweep of Engelholm on Jan. 14. Beyer is No. 4 and begins the video on the nearside of the court.

The Marquette University women's basketball team was recently featured on the Jan. 20 episode of Inside the BIG EAST. Head coach Terri Mitchell discusses her coaching philosophies and the play of sophomore forward Katherine Plouffe is profiled.

Watch the four-segment episode of Inside the BIG EAST here. 

Naismith Student Section of the Year Award

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Marquette has been nominated as one of the top college basketball student sections in the country and is asking for fan support to help win the prestigious title. Golden Eagle fans will now have a say in determining the most deserving student section by voting for the Naismith Student Section of the Year Award. 

By visiting, fans can vote for Marquette as the top student section in college basketball. The Naismith Student Section of the Year Award, which is presented through a partnership of The Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC), a division of IMG College, and the Atlanta Tipoff Club, administrators of the Naismith Awards, is dedicated to celebrating fans that love college hoops and provide support to their college basketball team with devotion and passion. 

Nearly 80 schools representing 21 conferences are vying for the title. The Big East and Big Ten Conferences have the most schools participating followed closely by the ACC and Big 12. Participation also includes athletic conferences ranging from Conference USA and the Pac-12 to the Big Sky, the MAC, and Southland. 

The Naismith Student Section of the Year Award will be determined through two rounds of public votes, combined with a scoring of finalists by the Naismith Awards Board of Selectors, which will review criteria such as the student section's name and attendance, as well as photos, video, and a write-up submitted by the nominating school. Complete details on the selection process can be found at 

The winning student section gets bragging rights, while the winning school will receive $5,000 for its athletic association.

Our friends at the Appleton Post-Crescent report this morning that former Marquette University men's basketball walk-on, and fan favorite, Robert Frozena will be honored by his high school alma mater this Thursday, Jan. 19 when Menasha St. Mary Central retires Frozena's Zephyr jersey during a halftime ceremony at Ralph McClone Gym in Menasha, Wis.

Read the Post-Crescent article here.

Former Marquette University men's soccer player Calum Mallace returned to Milwaukee on Tuesday night immediately following the conclusion of the five-day Major League Soccer (MLS) Player Combine in Lauderhill, Fla.

The Player Combine was held in advance of this Thursday's MLS SuperDraft, which will be televised live from Kansas City, Mo., at 11 a.m. CT (noon ET) on ESPN2 and ESPN3.

The lanky Mallace was one the best central midfielders at the combine. He showed the ability to control the tempo of games, and capped off three good days of work with arguably the best goal of the combine on Tuesday, his 22nd birthday. Mallace received a pass from Luckymore Mkosana, dribbled away from a defender and ripped a shot that curled into the upper corner of the goal.

Mallace, who also celebrated his 22nd birthday Tuesday, scored one of three second-half goals for team adiPower in their 4-1 win over adiPure in the final match of the Combine. Mallace and adiPower finished with a perfect 3-0 record on the weekend.

Although he hadn't had much time yet to reflect on the experience, Mallace said he cherished the opportunity to showcase his talents in front of MLS coaches and technical directors.

"It was a privilege for me to play at the Combine," said Mallace, who has also garnered interest from professional soccer clubs overseas. "It's exciting because you don't really know what's going to happen [until Thursday]. So I'm just going to sit and see if I get drafted and decide what to do from there."

Mock drafts (such as SB Nation and ) have projected that Mallace will be a first-round selection. No MU men's soccer player has ever been selected in the MLS SuperDraft since the league was founded in 1993.

Mallace said that he intends to watch the SuperDraft on live television in Milwaukee with his friends and teammates.

There are a total of 19 MLS clubs that will select a total of 38 players over a course of two rounds. The expansion Montreal Impact will have the first overall selection.

Calum Mallace - Combine Spotlight from Soccer By Ives on Vimeo.

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