Author Archives | Andrei Greska
Basketball is Our Religion

Does it matter if the Big East is a major conference?

ESPN writer John Gasaway wrote a very insightful piece yesterday using numbers to detail why the Big East still constituted a “major” conference. (The piece is paywalled, so if you don’t have Insider, try this.)  If you reached this post, you are probably a Marquette fan, or at least a fan of another Big East program, so […]

Continue Reading
Ellenson Jumper

Henry Ellenson Eurotrip Highlights

As I wrote last week, I’m not about to make grand declarations from four semi-competitive games in August. Yes, Marquette went 4-0 and generally looked impressive, but the quality of competition isn’t high to begin with, and those teams were in preseason form as well. It was 1,000 times better than Pro-Am scrimmages, but still […]

Continue Reading

8 simple rules for watching MU’s Eurotrip games

It’s not even September and we are about to get a taste of Marquette basketball in a competitive setting. No practice whispers, no Pro-Am myths. Real, live basketball. Giddy doesn’t begin to describe my interest level. Reading this all-access primer from Sports Illustrated’s Brian Hamilton took it to another level. If there was ever a […]

Continue Reading
Google Trends 2

What basketball means to Marquette, in two charts

Earlier this week, Paint Touches crossed the 2,000,000 views threshold that had for a while been the sole raison d’etre. Mark Strotman had gone to greener pastures and my personal life had taken me away from Milwaukee and to a new focus, my daughter. I told myself all I needed to do was reach 2,000,000 views for the […]

Continue Reading
MU Jordans

Quick fix for the new Marquette XX9 Jordans

Marquette basketball debuted a new app yesterday, luring users to download it by teasing a new Jordan brand shoe the team will wear on its upcoming Eurotrip. Being a people pleasing fellow, I took a screenshot of it and distributed it for public consumption, with a brief disclaimer that I wasn’t really feeling the new design. […]

Continue Reading