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Busy Friday Kicks Off Weekend for Marquette Athletics

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With the 2012-13 school year finally upon us, Marquette Athletics has a busy Friday evening on tap as students return to campus. 

Both soccer programs take on the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee at Valley Fields, while the women's volleyball team hosts the first match of the Marquette Challenge at the Al McGuire Center against Bowling Green. 

Saturday the cross country and track and field programs are set to host their annual Alumni Run at the Melvin 'Bus' Shimek Track and Field Facility and the Marquette Challenge will run through Sunday afternoon.

Friday, Aug. 24

Al McGuire Center 
7 p.m. - Women's Volleyball vs. Bowling Green 
Watch Live | GameTracker | Match Notes (PDF) Get Acrobat Reader

SEASON OPENER
Tournament Admission

Come cheer on the volleyball team as they open the 2012 season! Any ticket purchased for this game will allow you admittance to Sunday afternoon's match against Northwestern.

Post-Match Autograph Signing
After the conclusion of the match, head up to the concourse to receive your 2012 volleyball schedule poster and have your favorite Marquette Volleyball Golden Eagles sign it!

Valley Fields
6:30 p.m. - Men's Soccer vs. Milwaukee
Live Audio | Gametracker | Game Notes (PDF) Get Acrobat Reader | Ticket and Parking Info  

8:30 p.m. - Women's Soccer vs. Milwaukee (Following men's match)

Live Audio | Gametracker | Game Notes (PDF)Get Acrobat Reader | Ticket and Parking Info 

Fill The Valley!
(Attendance Record Challenge)
Cheer on Marquette Soccer in a DOUBLEHEADER of epic proportions against crosstown foe Milwaukee! The evening's events will begin at 6:30 p.m. when the men's match kicks off. The women's match will follow shortly after, at approximately 8:30 p.m.

Navy Nightmare Presented by the MU Spirit Shop
All fans are encouraged to wear navy as we create a NAVY NIGHTMARE for Milwaukee at Valley Fields! The most spirited/best dressed Marquette student will win a $150 gift card to the MU Spirit Shop. Second and third place students will receive $25 MU Spirit Shop gift cards. (Winners will be announced between matches)

T-shirt Giveaway
The first 500 fans through the gates (beginning at 5:30 p.m.) will also receive a free commemorative t-shirt, courtesy of Lowland Grand Cafe


Saturday, Aug. 25

Melvin 'Bus' Shimek Memorial Track and Field Facility at Valley Fields
10 a.m. - Cross Country/Track & Field Alumni Run

Al McGuire Center
4 p.m. - Women's Volleyball, Bowling Green vs. Northwestern 
GameTracker | BGSUFalcons.com Preview | NUSports.com Preview


Sunday, Aug. 26

Al McGuire Center
2 p.m. - Women's Volleyball vs. Northwestern 
Watch Live | GameTracker | NUSports.com Preview | Match Notes (PDF) Get Acrobat Reader

Kickoff Party
Kids are encouraged to arrive early to the game to take their picture with the Golden Eagle, make a sign to cheer on the team, and complete other fun MU athletic activities!

Pizza Giveaway for Students
The first 200 students to the Al will receive free pizza courtesy of Pizza Hut.

Post-Match Autograph Signing
After the conclusion of the match, head up to the concourse to receive your 2012 volleyball schedule poster and have your favorite Marquette Volleyball Golden Eagles sign it! 

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