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Balanced 2013 class sets Marquette up for success

Marquette received all five national letters of intent from its 2013 commitments yesterday, marking the most heralded recruiting class in Buzz Williams’ five seasons as head coach. The group is as balanced as any he’s had, and features three consensus top-100 players and a junior college All-American, made all the more impressive with both of […]

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Mayo’s new-found relationship with Buzz fuels new outlook

Todd Mayo wasn’t sure he wanted to be at Marquette anymore. After a rocky freshman season, his two closest mentors—Tony Benford (North Texas) and Aki Collins (Memphis) –were gone, and the shooting guard didn’t feel like his relationship with Buzz Williams was close enough to allow him to talk about his issues. Mayo’s situation only […]

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What T.J. Taylor’s departure means for Marquette

There are plenty of theories to go around as to why T.J. Taylor, an incoming sophomore who spent last season at Paris Junior College, has “withdrawn from Marquette,” according a tweet from @muathletics. But for whatever reason Taylor chose to leave just two weeks into his arrival on campus, his departure leaves Marquette desperately thin […]

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Combo guard Taylor-made for Buzz and Marquette

T.J. Taylor has been to junior college. He has been called an underdog. He is committed to working hard on a daily basis to perfect his craft and prove his doubters wrong. No, it’s not difficult to see why Buzz Williams likes his newest guard. The sixth junior college commitment for Williams in five recruiting […]

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Sacrificing for the string carried Golden Eagles through rough times

Like most college basketball teams, Marquette dealt with adversity this year. Injuries, suspensions and a pair of losses heading into the NCAA Tournament tested the Golden Eagles’ will as much as any team in the nation. But through every rough stretch, Buzz’s group persevered thanks to a piece of string. Specifically, thanks to sacrificing for […]

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Marquette grabs No. 3 seed in West region

After 27 wins, including a program record 14 in conference, the Marquette Golden Eagles were awarded a No. 3 seed in the West region of the 2012 NCAA Tournament. It is the Golden Eagles highest seeding since 2003, when junior guard Dwyane Wade and coach Tom Crean led third-seeded Marquette to a Final Four berth […]

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