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Articles tagged with 'marquette'


Marquette rescinds Bill Cosby's honorary degree

Published Sept. 24, 2015

The idea of Bill Cosby speaking to a crowd full of young impressionable minds ready to head out into the world and their smiling family members seems unthinkable now. But back in 2013, before anyone really truly knew of Cosby's accused crimes, that's exactly what happened at Marquette University's graduation ceremony. Today, Marquette attempted to undo that now in retrospect squirmy choice, rescinding Cosby's honorary degree from that day.


Finding Père Jacques Marquette in his birthplace ... and mine

Published Sept. 2, 2015

I don't remember anymore why I was searching for information about Jesuit priest and 17th century explorer Jacques Marquette, the university's namesake, but I do remember sitting in my office searching for background information when I made a really cool discovery: Père Marquette and I were both born in Laon, a city in the north of France. Years later, I would finally return to our birthplace, a trip that lives in me in ways I never thought it would.


Marquette basketball launches new app

Published July 29, 2015

Today, my alma mater - Marquette - helped fuel my fan fire by releasing a new app that is available for free download, thanks to a partnership with Bluechip Athletic Solutions, Inc.


Preventing perfection: Marquette couldn't, can Wisconsin?

Published April 3, 2015

This weekend, the Wisconsin Badgers will play the role of a talented "underdog" in trying to end the perfect season of the No. 1 team in the country. This was the same scenario that played out in 1976, only it was Marquette trying to knock off an unbeaten Indiana squad in the Elite Eight. Can the Badgers do what the Warriors couldn't?


A love affair with a library

Published March 28, 2015

Almost my entire last year of grad school at Marquette University, I kept on walking right past the Central Library. One day, I finally went in.


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.


The captain's wild ride: Marquette's Anderson reflects

Published March 11, 2015

The Marquette University Golden Eagles begin Big East Tournament play this week, and those games could be the last of Juan Anderson's four-year career - one he nearly didn't finish in Milwaukee. He's been from the Elite Eight to playing on the first losing team in his life. One of the Golden Eagles' captains reflects on how it built him to where he is today, and where he's going.


Can Marquette pull of a Big East surprise?

Published March 9, 2015

The Marquette Golden Eagles struggled mightily in Big East regular season play with only eight scholarship players to begin with, and then losing seniors Matt Carlino and Juan Anderson for several games due to injury. But now it's tournament time, and Marquette is looking to play the role of Cinderella.


Are young Golden Eagles hearing the call?

Published March 4, 2015

The 2014-15 regular season is about over for the Marquette Golden Eagles, and it's been a trying season for first year coach Steve Wojciechowski. But one silver lining is that the young players currently on the roster have been given ample opportunity to show they belong. Have they done it?


Marquette's Fischer must take aggressive step

Published Feb. 12, 2015

First year Marquette University head coach Steve Wojciechowski has taken to saying the margin for victory, or for error, is very, very thin with his shorthanded roster. What he, and the Golden Eagles, need is an aggressive step forward by center Luke Fischer as the team starts the home stretch of Big East play.


Coached up: The evolution of Wojo's first year at Marquette

Published Feb. 4, 2015

Steve Wojciechowski's first year as a head coach at Marquette University has thrown him some curveballs, beginning with a short roster that changed right before Big East conference play, and has required him to do different things in practice and in games to keep his guys not only healthy, but competitive.