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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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In depth Q&A with Mike Broeker on scheduling

(Editor’s Note: In lieu of all of the questions in regards to Marquette’s non-conference schedule, (which I have criticized in two posts the past few weeks) Paint Touches got in contact with Deputy Athletic Director Mike Broeker. One of his key responsibilities is overseeing the schedule building process for the men’s basketball team, so we […]

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