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Author Archives | Mike Nelson

Marquette players caught in crossfire of coaching search

March 24, 2014. The events of this day have become Marquette folktale. It was the day Marquette spotted, tamed and captured Moby Dick. And by Moby Dick, I mean Virginia Commonwealth head coach Shaka Smart. He was the whale that UCLA couldn’t even lure away last offseason. But the Golden Eagles had. Only they hadn’t. Too […]

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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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Bill Cords addresses Marquette’s search to replace Buzz Williams

The media room at the Al McGuire Center was filled to the brim Thursday afternoon as Bill Cords provided insights on search for Buzz Williams’ replacement since the social media eruption Monday. The two main points: Cords said he will remain Marquette’s interim athletic director until about this time next year and that Virginia Commonwealth […]

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Five Point Play: Big East tournament preview edition

It’s been a while, but we’re back. The debut of the new Big East tournament begins Wednesday and we felt that warranted a Five Point Play. It’s been some time since Marquette has been so far removed from NCAA Tournament consideration when the annual trip to Madison Square Garden rolls around. The Golden Eagles need […]

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Butch Lee honored in return to Marquette

Surrounded by his wife, two sons and Marquette interim president Rev. Robert A. Wild, Butch Lee was all smiles. The former Marquette guard was standing at halfcourt soaking in the raucous applause the crowd at the BMO Harris Bradley Center was pouring onto him. Lee, a standout for Marquette from 1974-1978, was being honored as […]

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