Noteworthy: Nov. 16 look at Marquette Athletics

MBB, WBB and VB prepare for Thanksgiving week tournaments and Maegan Kelly makes international debut
Nov. 16, 2017

A Look Ahead (all times Central):

Saturday, Nov. 18
1 p.m. – VB at DePaul (Chicago)

Sunday, Nov. 19
3 p.m. – WBB vs. Loyola Maryland (Al McGuire Center)

Monday, Nov. 20
1:30 p.m. – MBB vs. VCU (Maui Invitational)

Tuesday, Nov. 21
12:30 p.m. or 3 p.m. – MBB vs. Cal or Wichita State (Maui Invitational)

Wednesday, Nov. 22
TBA – MBB at Maui Invitational

Thursday, Nov. 23
5:30 p.m. – WBB vs. Tennessee (Cancun Challenge)

Friday, Nov. 24
2:30 p.m. – VB vs. TBA (BIG EAST semifinals – Al McGuire Center)
8 p.m. – WBB vs. Montana (Cancun Challenge)

Saturday, Nov. 25
1:30 p.m. – VB vs. TBA (BIG EAST finals – Al McGuire Center)

All times Central and subject to change

Men’s basketball heads to Maui Jim Maui Invitational

The men’s basketball team makes its third trip to the Maui Invitational and will face VCU on Monday, Nov. 20 at 1:30 p.m. Central time at the Lahaina Civic Center. Should the Golden Eagles win, they would play in the tournament semifinals at 12:30 p.m. CT on Tuesday against the winner of the Wichita State/California matchup. A loss on Monday and MU would play the loser of that game at 3 p.m. on Tuesday. MU’s best result in Maui was a runner-up finish in 2007 to Duke and then-assistant coach Steve Wojciechowski.

The Golden Eagles will also stop in Los Angeles on their way to Maui for an event on Friday, Nov. 17.

Women’s basketball hosts home opener Sunday

Head coach Carolyn Kieger and the women’s basketball team host Loyola Maryland on Sunday at 3 p.m. in their home opener at the Al McGuire Center. The Golden Eagles, who are picked to win the BIG EAST Conference, dropped their regular season lid-lifter on Monday at New Mexico, 88-87. Following Sunday’s game they will head to Mexico to face Tennessee on Thanksgiving in Cancun before taking on Montana on Friday.

Four earn November Blue & Gold Status

Brad Eagan, Monique Felix, Henry Mierzwa and Caroline Fink were the November recipients of the Marquette Academic Support Staff’s Blue & Gold Status. The four consistently excelled academically, athletically and in the community.

Kelly makes Canadian WNT debut

Former Marquette women’s soccer standout Maegan Kelly made her first two appearances with the Canadian Women’s National Team in the past week, including her first career start on Sunday against the United States. Kelly was a three-time All-BIG EAST First Team honoree at Marquette and is Marquette’s all-time leader with 37 assists and ranks second in MU history with 115 career points.

Register today for the Blue & Gold Fund Auction

Last year's auction set a record, raising over $700,000 for the Blue & Gold Fund and selling out with over 500 attendees. As Marquette continues to compete in the Big East Conference, the importance of providing scholarship assistance to deserving student-athletes is critical to our success.

Marquette Athletics is committed to excellence in academics, athletics and leadership through service to others.

Friday, Dec. 8
5:30 p.m. - Reception and Silent Auction
7:30 p.m. - Dinner and Live Auction

Alumni Memorial Union
1442 W Wisconsin Ave, Marquette Campus

$1,500 for table of 10
$150 per person
$100 per Young Alumni (2013-2017 undergraduate)

Please note that a portion of the registration cost will be considered a non-refundable gift to the Blue & Gold Fund.

Register online by November 30 or contact University Special Events at 414.288.7431 or by email.

Volleyball hosts BIG EAST over Thanksgiving weekend

Marquette will host the BIG EAST Conference Women’s Volleyball Championship for the fourth time next Friday and Saturday (Nov. 24-25) at the Al McGuire Center. The Golden Eagles, whose lone tournament crown came in 2013, have qualified for the event and will play in Friday’s second semifinal match at 2:30 p.m. The semifinals will air live on the BIG EAST Digital Network through FOX Sports Go, while Saturday’s title match will be shown on FS2.

Men's lacrosse featured in Lacrosse Magazine

Matt Hamilton of US Lacrosse Magazine interviewed men's lacrosse head coach Joe Amplo and student-athletes Colin Riehl and Nick Grill on expectations heading into 2018 as the Golden Eagles look to defend their back-to-back BIG EAST tournament titles.


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