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Tag Archives: Travis Diener

Measuring Traci Carter’s impact

I was minding my own business while working last month, getting ready to pick up my kids and scrolling through Twitter a bit. As is usually the case, I ran into something that stuck with me the rest of the day. Eyeballing a generic PG rating: Assist% / 5 + Steal% x 2 – TOV% […]

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Duane Wilson out to prove he’s the ‘real deal’ for Marquette

Much of the news Thursday in Milwaukee surrounded Steve Wojciechowski and Marquette landing prized big man Henry Ellenson, a consensus top-10 recruit who will arrive next summer as the program’s highest ranked freshman since Doc Rivers. In the past 24 hours the 6-foot-10 power forward has been labeled a “program changer,” a “true All-American” and “the […]

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Building the Marquette alumni mini-camp

It’s no secret that reaching out to past players and making them feel welcome is one of coach Steve Wojciechowski’s main goals for the Marquette basketball program. For Wojo and staff, having an open door policy wasn’t enough. At a meeting with the staff, he approached Travis Diener, MU’s director of basketball operations and former standout […]

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Travis Diener bridging Marquette past to present

You could find just about any type of person imaginable in New York City during Super Bowl weekend in the first weekend in February of this year. What with this country’s biggest sporting event merging with its biggest city, there was no shortage of questionable, charismatic or downright crazy characters. But walking those busy streets was […]

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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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Column: The next best Marquette point guard

When Dominic James committed to Tom Crean and Marquette in 2005, expectations went through the roof. The runner-up to Luke Zeller for Mr. Indiana that year, the high school senior James averaged 31.1 points, 7.1 rebounds and 6.4 assists at Richmond, helping his school to the sectional final. As the No. 36 recruit (RSCI) and […]

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