Author Archives | Mark Strotman
Last year's Marquette-Ohio State contest didn't go so well. (USA Today)

Strotman: Saying goodbye to Paint Touches

A little more than three years ago I walked down to the basement of Johnston Hall and proposed an idea to one my fellow reporters at the Marquette Tribune, Andrei Greska: Launch a website where the student reporters covering the men’s basketball team could write additional stories as a complement to the articles we published in the […]

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Duane Wilson is out to prove something this year. (Ryan Messier/Paint Touches)

Duane Wilson out to prove he’s the ‘real deal’ for Marquette

Much of the news Thursday in Milwaukee surrounded Steve Wojciechowski and Marquette landing prized big man Henry Ellenson, a consensus top-10 recruit who will arrive next summer as the program’s highest ranked freshman since Doc Rivers. In the past 24 hours the 6-foot-10 power forward has been labeled a “program changer,” a “true All-American” and “the […]

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Steve Taylor's healthy emergence has done wonders for Marquette. (USA Today)

How Marquette stacks up against Big East rebounding

If you’ve been paying attention this offseason, you’re well aware that Marquette enters the 2014-15 with serious concerns on the glass. After touting one of the most talented frontcourts in the Big East last season, finishing fourth in rebounds per game, gone are senior starters Chris Otule and Jamil Wilson, sixth man Davante Gardner as […]

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Todd Mayo will leave the Marquette program to pursue a professional career.

Marquette: Todd Mayo and his ceaseless obstacles

December 5, 2011 Freshman Todd Mayo enters the media scrum in the basement of the Al McGuire Center with a quiet confidence about himself. Just 48 hours earlier the shooting guard had scored 14 points in a road win over No. 9 Wisconsin, showing off the moxie of an accomplished senior while ending both the […]

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Todd Mayo no longer with Marquette, to pursue professional career

A source confirmed to Paint Touches that senior shooting guard Todd Mayo is leaving the Marquette program in advance of his final season and will pursue a professional career in the NBA D-League or overseas. Real GM first reported the news. “We wish Todd nothing but the best and appreciate his contributions to the program, […]

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