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Pundit predictions for Marquette 2018-’19

Unlike last season, where Marquette was a bit of an afterthought in most outlets, the returning duo of Howard and Hauser, combined with a general exodus of Big East talent, have put Marquette back in the center of conversations. 

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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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Does it matter if the Big East is a major conference?

ESPN writer John Gasaway wrote a very insightful piece yesterday using numbers to detail why the Big East still constituted a “major” conference. (The piece is paywalled, so if you don’t have Insider, try this.)  If you reached this post, you are probably a Marquette fan, or at least a fan of another Big East program, so […]

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Power Rankings: Marquette Sports Journalists

While stuck on a train in some severe weather last week, I saw that Jen Lada, a Marquette alum, was moving from CSN Chicago to ESPN. Not Marquette basketball news, per se, but interesting nonetheless. That got me thinking, though, at just what a powerhouse Marquette was in the sports journalism field, relative to its […]

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Is Marquette a bad job? Does ESPN have editors?

Myron Medcalf wrote a thing on bad coaching jobs for ESPN today and threw Marquette in there. I bit, as I had never heard anyone say MU was a bad coaching job, and wanted to see the logic behind it.  There wasn’t any. No, seriously, this piece makes Mike Hunt’s blog posts look like Pulitzer […]

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Big East, FOX Sports 1 ratings pick up steam in March

(Editorial Note: This is the first of three installments diving into the TV ratings for FOX Sports 1 and the Big East. To see the full TV data, head over to our Google Spreadsheet, compiled by Andrei Greska using the data from Sports Media Watch.) One of the biggest questions going into the inaugural season […]

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