Noteworthy: Oct. 19 look at Marquette Athletics
Oct. 19, 2017
The Weekend Ahead (all times Central):
Thursday, Oct. 19
Friday, Oct. 20
Saturday, Oct. 21
Sunday, Oct. 22
Men’s basketball plays Milwaukee Sunday for charity
To raise awareness and financial support for continued hurricane relief efforts, Marquette University and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee men’s basketball programs will play a charity exhibition game on Sunday, Oct. 22 at 4 p.m. CT in the Al McGuire Center.
Tickets will be available for $20 (lower-level chairbacks), $10 (upper level general admission) and $5 (Marquette students) and will go on sale at 10 a.m. CT on Thursday (call 414-288-GOMU or visit GoMarquette.com/tickets). MU season ticket holders will receive an email with ticket order details in advance of availability to the general public.
Fans in attendance will also have an opportunity to donate in person at the arena. The game won’t be televised or streamed online.
WBB picked to win BIG EAST; Blockton is Preseason POY
Junior Allazia Blockton has been unanimously selected as the 2017 BIG EAST Preseason Player of the Year and the women’s basketball team was also the unanimous favorite in the preseason coaches’ poll. Fellow classmates Erika Davenport and Natisha Hiedeman were selected to the preseason All-BIG EAST team.
The Golden Eagles are the reigning BIG EAST Tournament champions and return four starters and 10 letterwinners from that squad. Marquette earned all 81 available points to sit atop the poll, which was conducted by the league’s head coaches who were not permitted to vote for their own team.
Men’s basketball picked seventh; Howard is all-league
Sophomore guard Markus Howard has been named to the Preseason All-BIG EAST Conference Second Team, while the Golden Eagles were picked seventh in the annual survey of the league's head coaches. Marquette returns three starters on a squad that qualified for the NCAA tournament one year ago after going 19-13, including 10-8 in league action. Howard, who was a BIG EAST All-Freshman Team selection during his rookie season, led the Golden Eagles last year with 13.2 points per game and led the nation with 54.7 percent from 3-point range.
WSOC plays Sunday in support of American Cancer Society
The women’s soccer team hosts its annual ‘Kick for a Cure’ match on Sunday at 1 p.m. Central time against Creighton at Valley Fields. During the match, the Golden Eagles will don long sleeve pink jerseys, nine of which will be auctioned off on GoMarquette.com with bids starting at $50. Fans can also purchase a raffle ticket at Valley Fields for one of two jerseys that will be raffled off at the game.
Men’s lacrosse plays fall ball games this weekend
Lacrosse plays its only two scrimmages of the fall this weekend against Team Scotland and the University of Utah at Sequoia High School in Redwood City, California.
The two-time defending BIG EAST Conference tournament champion Golden Eagles will participate in clinics before each of their two games, beginning with Saturday’s exhibition against Scotland at 7:30 p.m. Central time. MU will then faceoff against Utah at 2 p.m. Central time on Sunday.
Chicago Coaches Luncheon is Oct. 25
Join alumni, parents and fans for a luncheon and panel discussion as we look ahead to the 2017-18 Marquette Basketball season. Get the inside scoop on the upcoming season as you hear from men’s and women’s head basketball coaches, Steve Wojciechowski and Carolyn Kieger. The luncheon will be emceed by FOX Sports college basketball analyst Stephen Bardo.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Union League Club of Chicago
$50 per person
Please note that $10 of the individual and $200 of the table registration fee is a non-refundable, tax-deductible gift to the Blue & Gold Fund and the Marquette Club of Chicago Scholarship Fund.
Women’s basketball to host fantasy camp Oct. 24
The second annual Marquette Women's Basketball Fantasy Camp, hosted by MU staff and student-athletes will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at the Al McGuire Center beginning at 6 p.m.
Fantasy Campers will be taken through several drills, stations, and presentations to enhance basketball fundamentals and gain a better understanding of the game. The evening will conclude with an opportunity to mingle with the players and staff.
The two-hour camp is completely free of charge and although children are not able to participate they are welcome to spectate from the sidelines. Men and women age 25 and older are eligible to take part in the exciting evening.
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