Texas Style Barbeque Draws Nearly 2,000 Fans
June 25, 2008
A picture-perfect evening on the campus of Marquette University provided an ideal setting for a Texas Style Barbeque, hosted by men's basketball coach Buzz Williams, Wednesday night and approximately 2,000 fans took advantage of the opportunity.
The event featured a catered meal courtesy of Famous Dave's, games for the kids and a mechanical bull for those up to the challenge. Several current Golden Eagles were persuaded to see how long they could stay on the bull, including junior guard Maurice Acker (turned 21 on Wednesday).
If Buzz Williams didn't meet everyone in attendance Wednesday night, he came very close as he balanced introductions with the fans and interviews with the media. The Texas native took full advantage of the late-June opportunity, signing anything and everything put in front of him.
Each of the 10 returning members of the squad were also on hand for the festivities and each was introduced, along with the new staff, during a short presentation by Williams.
Williams and his staff have been focused on the program's summer camps each of the past two weeks, with the July recruiting period right around the corner. One more summer camp for kids (K5-8th graders only) is scheduled for July 14-18 and space is still available.