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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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Steve Wojciechowski hasn't coached a game at Marquette, yet he's still 1-0. (AP)

Steve Wojciechowski and his perfect Marquette record

I ran into a friend last weekend who doubles as a college basketball enthusiast, and he wanted to know about Marquette. I admitted I hadn’t been as on the beat in recent months as I would have liked, as the summer of Carmelo Anthony had taken up most of my time in Chicago and my […]

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Going forward, Marquette must find its Shabazz Napier-type

With every curl he ran off of to perfection, with every 3-pointer he attempted with ease and with every transition attempt he confidently attacked the basket on, Shabazz Napier left those watching Monday’s national championship in more awe than the play before. This wasn’t anything new for Connecticut’s senior point guard, who scored 25 points in a […]

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Steve Wojciechowski made an impact at his introductory press conference. (Photo credit: MU Athletics)

Relationships, work ethic make Wojo the perfect fit

The greatest team Steve Wojciechowski has ever been a part of has never won a basketball game. They don’t wear jerseys. They never play in front of one of the nation’s most rabid fan bases or inside one of the most iconic home courts in the country. They don’t fight for conference titles, cut down nets or hoist trophies at […]

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Ben Howland has been a rumored candidate for the Marquette opening almost since the beginning. Photo credit: Brendan Maloney / USA TODAY Sports.

Nelson: Ben Howland best fits Marquette’s criteria

While sitting in the media room Thursday at the Al McGuire Center and listening to Bill Cords discuss Marquette’s coaching vacancy, two traits became apparently clear for a coach to be considered for the job. First, a track record of success at a major program. “We feel we have everything in place in terms of support […]

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