The current Marquette basketball season has not been one of utter failure, but rather of mere disappointment. There is something, however, Marquette fans can look forward to this March: "Untucked," a short documentary about the 1977 Marquette team and their stylish jerseys. And unless some sort of time paradox breaks out, this trip to the tournament is guaranteed to come with a happy ending.
Marquette University may have lost the Big East Player of the Year and its point guard to the NBA, but the Golden Eagles haven't lowered their expectations. "It's time to win championships," said junior guard Vander Blue. "Sweet 16 is getting old now."
March Madness is an annual phenomenon that is about buckets and brackets, free throws and personal fouls. You drive the lane and swish a three-pointer. Emotional depth and curtain calls are not in the vocabulary. But March Madness in Milwaukee includes theater this year, as Cotter Smith brings his one-man show about legendary Marquette coach and unconventional philosopher Al McGuire back to town for a two-night stand at the Marcus Center.
Last season, Marquette University was a low seed and upset two teams on the way to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament. This year, the Golden Eagles are the hunted as the No. 3 seed in the West bracket but maintain they are ready for another deep run, beginning tonight against Brigham Young University.
Wednesday July 2nd, 2014 – Island Lake, IL That Mother Nature can sure be one icy hearted cruel bitch when she wants to. I have been in a one way love affair with the game of basketball ever since I was old enough to know what it was, but she personally saw to it a marriage ...