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Articles tagged with 'basketball'

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Boys & Girls Clubs receive $2 million donation for basketball league

Published March 19, 2015

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee (BGCGM) today announced it has received a $2 million donation from longtime donor and trustee Albert Nicholas, founder and chairman of the Nicholas Company, Inc. - a Milwaukee-based investment advisory firm - to fund and develop a recreational basketball league within its clubs.

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Marquette's Ellenson flying high and making history off the court

Published March 13, 2015

His younger brother may be the best high school basketball player in the country, but Wally Ellenson is THE best high jumper in America - and one of the best in the world. The "Kangaroo Kid" has a chance to win the NCAA indoor championship this weekend in Arkansas.

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Like Sinatra, Bo Ryan does it his way

Published Feb. 17, 2015

Bo Ryan has been coaching for 30 years in Wisconsin and he's had success wherever he's been. What's more, he's done it with a unique coaching style that features a deliberate offense and a tenacious defense that has the Badgers ranked among the best teams in the country.

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If UWM really wants to be big time, it's time to make a a coaching change

Published Jan. 13, 2015

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee wants to be a big time basketball program, but the school has been mired in mediocrity for years. If you are a big-time program you don't put up with that kind of result and you pull the trigger and give another coach a chance. It's that time for UWM.

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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.