Archive | August, 2013
(Courtesy: Philip Flory via Facebook)

What does Flory’s commitment mean for Marquette?

Late Friday night word started filtering that Buzz Williams and Marquette had extended an offer to Philip Flory, a 2017 PG from Wisconsin. It’s common knowledge that players often boast of scholarship offers that aren’t fully there so I didn’t think twice about it. Then this tweet from the most knowledgeable prep basketball guru in the […]

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Who will Marquette’s “rival” be in the Big East?

One thing that makes sports so special is the natural rivalries that form between teams, yet there’s no exact science to forming them. You’d think Marquette and DePaul would be bitter enemies being only 90 miles apart and having played 120 times, but that’s not really the case. Whether it’s the Blue Demon’s ineptitude on […]

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The art of passing: Derrick Wilson

As a high school sophomore Derrick Wilson was a dual-sport athlete, being recruited by Notre Dame, Georgia Tech and Stanford to play running back. At the same time, the 6-foot, 205-pound bulldozer was making a name for himself on the hardwood, drawing high-major interest while running the point for The Hotchkiss School (Conn.). And when […]

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Comparing AAC and Big East attendance

In case you missed it, I had a bit of an infatuation with the AAC v. Big East storyline a few months back, or Metro 9 v C7 as I called it before we knew who would be called what. Since then, the initial fervor has died down with most declaring the Big East a […]

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Buzz Williams’ incredible balancing act

No coach in the country is harder and more brutally honest on his team than Buzz Williams, and one of his favorite lines goes something to the tune of, “When we do what we’re supposed to do, we’re pretty good; when we don’t do what we’re supposed to do, we really struggle.” Last season Marquette’s […]

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