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Milwaukee Talks: Marquette Athletic Director Bill Scholl

Published Dec. 23, 2014

Marquette University named Bill Scholl its new athletic director on Sept. 9 but he began his new duties in late October, just before basketball season began. Now that he's settling in, OnMilwaukee.com caught up with Scholl in his office at the Al McGuire Center to talk about his move to Milwaukee, working within a basketball-driven athletic department for the first time, the concerns with the unionization of college athletes and where Marquette stands in the new arena debate.

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Going 1-on-1 with Harlem Globetrotter Sweet J

Published Dec. 17, 2014

When I arrived to interview Harlem Globetrotter Sweet J Ekworomadu - the 12th female player in the team's 89-year history - in advance of their traditional New Year's Eve game at the BC, I was asked if I wanted to play a game of horse with Sweet J. Considering I hadn't shot a basketball since probably middle school, I couldn't turn down the opportunity fast enough. I was, however, able to ask some one-on-one questions with Ekworomadu.

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Marquette hoops lose Burton, Dawson

Published Dec. 9, 2014

Marquette University sophomores Deonte Burton and John Dawson have decided to leave the program and will transfer after the conclusion of the first semester on Dec. 14, head coach Steve Wojciechowski announced Tuesday afternoon in a statement released by the university.

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Eight reasons why Marquette basketball is so easy to hate

Published Dec. 9, 2014

Marquette has always had a pretty good basketball program but there is something about the whole thing that doesn't inspire love. As a matter of fact, in some quarters, it's very easy to hate the Golden Eagles.

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Bucks' Mayo looks to leave last year behind

Published Oct. 7, 2014

Milwaukee Bucks shooting guard O.J. Mayo decided to leave the past in the past and dedicated himself to the gym in the offseason, setting him up for what he believes will be a rebound season.

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Autographs provide a trip down memory lane

Published Sept. 11, 2014

I was (OK, still am) a sports nut. I love the games. I have an appreciation for the players and respect what they do. But when I was a kid, the athletes (and some coaches) were superheroes. I only saw them on TV, or maybe a couple times a year at a ballpark. One way for a younger me to connect was to write letters and ask for autographs. I came across those old mementos recently, and it was a flashback to a simpler time.

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Marquette names Bill Scholl new athletic director

Published Sept. 9, 2014

In a release sent today, Marquette University announced it had hired Bill Scholl as Marquette University's next vice president and director of athletics. Scholl has more than two decades of athletics administration experience and oversaw 19 NCAA Division I athletic programs at Ball State University. He will begin at Marquette in mid-October.

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CBS retraces the road to the Final Four

Published April 18, 2014

The producers at "CBS Sports Spectacular" are allowing University of Wisconsin fans relive the men's basketball team's run to the Final Four of the championship tournament.The "Moments of NCAA March Madness: Final Four" will air Saturday at 1 p.m. on WDJT-TV CBS 58.

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Cuban says nothing is staged on "Shark Tank"

Published March 21, 2014

"Every parent wants their child to live the American dream. 'Shark Tank' reinforces the American dream is alive and well," entrepreneur and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said at a keynote presentation at South by Southwest last week.

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Grab a seat at UWM's Selection Sunday seeding party

Published March 14, 2014

With their 69-63 victory over Wright State in the Horizon League championship, the UWM Panthers have already provided the 2014 NCAA tournament with its first dose of madness. Now, it's just a matter of finding out where our local Cinderella will end up and who they will play.

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A little crow for dinner as Panthers earn NCAA tournament berth

Published March 12, 2014

Before the season began, I predicted - as did the conference coaches - that UWM would finish in last place. After last night's winning performance against Wright State, those coaches were proven wrong. And I was proven wrong.

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Viewing party set for Panther NCAA bid

Published March 10, 2014

The UWM men's basketball team plays Tuesday night for the Horizon Conference title and, more importantly, for a berth in the NCAA basketball tournament. For those looking to cheer on the hometown squad, the Panther athletic department has scheduled a viewing party for fans at Major Goolsby's, the famed sports bar downtown.