Noteworthy: Marquette's September 14 Notebook

BIG EAST basketball schedules unveiled, Marquette wins BIG EAST Presidents' Award and Al's Run is slated for Saturday.
Sept. 14, 2017

The Weekend Ahead (all times Central):

Thursday, Sept. 14
7 p.m. – WSOC vs. Illinois State (Valley Fields)
7 p.m. – VB at Wisconsin (Madison, Wis.)

Friday, Sept. 15
3:15 p.m. – XC at National Catholic Invitational (Notre Dame, Ind.)
6 p.m. – VB vs. Southern Miss (Madison, Wis.)
All Day – MTEN at Purdue Fall Invitational and River Forest Collegiate Invitational

Saturday, Sept. 16
10:15 a.m. – Al's Run and Walk for Children's Hospital
12 p.m. – MSOC at Villanova (Villanova, Pa.)
All Day – MTEN at Purdue Fall Invitational and River Forest Collegiate Invitational

Sunday, Sept. 17
7 p.m. – WSOC at Milwaukee (Engelmann Stadium)
All Day – MTEN at Purdue Fall Invitational and River Forest Collegiate Invitational

Al's Run and Walk for Children's Hospital takes place Saturday

Briggs & Al's Run & Walk, which begins with a wheelchair start at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16, is a Milwaukee tradition and a critical fundraiser for Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. For 40 years, thousands of people have come together to walk or run in support of a child they love, connect with our mission and celebrate the kids we serve. One hundred percent of the funds raised by participants directly support programs and services that prevent and ease the suffering of children.

This fun and inspirational event kicks off with start line entertainment on the Marquette University campus and follows Wisconsin Avenue downtown, ending at the Summerfest grounds with a finish line celebration.

BIG EAST men’s basketball schedule unveiled

Highlighted by four weekend games at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, Marquette’s BIG EAST Conference schedule for 2017-18 was released on Tuesday afternoon. Season tickets and mini-plans are both on sale now. Call 414-288-GOMU (4668), visit www.GoMarquette.com/tickets or email for more information.

Conference home games:
Wednesday, Dec. 27 vs. Xavier (7:30 p.m.)
Saturday, Dec. 30 vs. Georgetown (3:30 p.m.)
Tuesday, Jan. 9 vs. Seton Hall (8 p.m.)
Monday, Jan. 15 vs. DePaul (8 p.m.)
Sunday, Jan. 28 vs. Villanova (12 p.m.)
Wednesday, Jan. 31 vs. Butler (8 p.m.)
Saturday, Feb. 3 vs. Providence (1:30 p.m.) National Marquette Day
Wednesday, Feb. 21 vs. St. John’s (7:30 p.m.) Al’s Night
Saturday, March 3 vs. Creighton (TBA) Senior Day

Marquette earns BIG EAST Presidents’ Award

Marquette University was given the BIG EAST Conference’s Presidents’ Award on Thursday for excelling at the highest level in academics, athletics and citizenship during the 2016-17 academic year. A selection committee of athletic and academic administrators from each BIG EAST institution chose Marquette after being provided comprehensive information that highlights its accomplishments in all three areas.

  • BIG EAST tournament/championship titles: 5 (WBB, Golf, MLAX, WTF (indoor and outdoor)
  • BIG EAST tournament/championship runner-up: 3 (MTEN, MTF (indoor and outdoor))
  • BIG EAST regular season titles: 1 (WSOC)
  • NCAA tournament appearances: 6 (MBB, WBB, Golf, MLAX, WSOC, VB)

MU looking for National Anthem performers

The Marquette University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is accepting auditions to perform the National Anthem at soccer, volleyball, basketball and lacrosse events during the 2017-18 academic year. Musicians, bands, choirs, groups, and individuals are all invited to submit audition tapes.

Send an e-mail with your name, age, email address and phone number, along with your attached audition video file, or YouTube video link, to Laura Spieth by email.

BIG EAST women’s basketball schedule unveiled on Thursday

The reigning BIG EAST tournament champion Marquette women’s basketball team will have five nationally televised games during the conference season, the league announced Thursday with the release of its 2017-18 schedule.

Dwyane Wade honored by the Basketball Hall of Fame

Former men’s basketball player Dwyane Wade was honored by the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame last week with the Mannie Jackson Human Spirit Award (more information).

Established in 2007, the Mannie Jackson - Basketball’s Human Spirit Award honors individuals who have found the game of basketball to be a contributing aspect of their personal growth and accomplishment, a place to develop an understanding of others and an avenue that has helped shape his or her growth into a recognized visionary leader. Winners must reflect the values of Mannie Jackson’s life-long mission to overcome obstacles and challenge the status quo, while taking responsibility for his or her actions and seeking the highest standard of excellence.

Women’s soccer hosts Illinois State, heads to UWM

The lone home event this weekend features the women’s soccer team welcoming Illinois State to Valley Fields for a 7 p.m. contest on Spectrum Sports. The 19th-ranked Golden Eagles are off to their best start since 2011 and have won seven matches in a row following their season-opening defeat. They will also head across town to face Milwaukee on Sunday at 7 p.m.

Golf has successful season debut at Badger Invitational

Facing a number of highly ranked squads to begin the season at the Badger Invitational early this week, the men’s golf team more than held its own with a third-place finish (17-under-par 847). Sophomore Matt Murlick and junior Austin Kendziorski each landed in the top six individually against a field that included a trio of squads who will participate at the Marquette Intercollegiate at Erin Hills on Oct. 1-3.

Volleyball knocks off UWM, faces Wisconsin Thursday

The women’s volleyball team swept cross-town foe Milwaukee on Tuesday evening and faces No. 5 Wisconsin on Thursday night in the Badger Classic. Volleyball will also face Southern Miss on Friday before making the trip back to Milwaukee.

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