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Greska: Deconstructing the Ellenson narrative

I’m the kind of guy that will cry foul when national media isn’t paying attention to a certain story that merits it, and then pick it apart when it does, even if it’s a positive story. I did it with Reid Forgrave and his long look at Davante Gardner. I did it with Dan Hanner […]

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Greska: Why is this loss different?

At one point during the first half of Iowa’s dismemberment of Marquette, my wife came back from putting our daughter to bed and saw the Hawkeye lead had ballooned to 23. Seeing the distraught look on my face, she turned to me and said “It’s still not as bad as that Vanderbilt game.” Phrases like these […]

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Is Belmont the most important game this season?

With the season just a few crab dribbles away, the bracket projections are coming out hot and heavy. The consensus when it comes to Marquette: uncertainty.  Don’t take my word for it though, here is where Marquette sits nationally on the bracketology spectrum: SI: Last 4 In ESPN: Last 4 In NBC: Next 4 Out USA […]

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In the land of giants

Years ago, when the world was smaller, NBA shooting guard Lazar Hayward was a center. Yeah, all 6-foot-6 of him. Those weren’t exactly the Dark Ages of Marquette basketball – the 2009-2010 team went 22-12 in a loaded Big East and was a 6 seed in the NCAA Tournament, after all – but they were, […]

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What to name the Marquette student section?

A few weeks back, we were tipped off that students buying basketball season tickets were asked to submit new names for the student section. The current unnamed unit is typically referred to as “The Best Student Section in the Country” at tip-off, a generally hyperbolous statement made comical when there are at most 150 kids […]

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