Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Marquette 100 Milwaukee-Wisconsin 80

An historic night played out at the Bradley Center floor Saturday night. The Marquette University Golden Eagles took on the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers. The Golden Eagles battled the Panthers through the first half, until the Golden Eagles took over with a lead during the second half with a 10-0 run. Marquette came into tonight’s game with a 35-0 all-time series lead with Milwaukee. Dominic James became the fourth player in Marquette history to record over 500 career assists with a season high eight assists versus Milwaukee. Junior forward Lazar Hayward recorded his seventh career double-double, and second this season with 25 points and 10 rebounds, while starting guard Jerel McNeal had a season high five steals. MU had at least four players score in double figures, led by senior guard Wesley Matthews, who scored 25 points. Marquette continued to add to the record breaking evening by adding to the second-longest active win streak by an NCAA Division I team with a 100-80 win over Milwaukee. The historic night continued for the Golden Eagles as tonight’s victory marked win number 1,400 for Marquette. MU became just the 50th men’s basketball program in NCAA history to reach the 1,400-win milestone.

Lauren Ciarrachi

Monday, November 17, 2008

MUTV: Marquette 95 Houston Baptist 64

MUTV Assistant Sports Director Brad Galli reports from Al McGuire Court at the Bradley Center after Marquette defeats Houston Baptist in their season opener, 95-64.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Otule Out a Month

Freshman center Chris Otule of the Marquette University men’s basketball team has been sidelined for several weeks after suffering an injury to his left foot in practice earlier this week.

Otule was injured when a teammate landed on his foot, causing a fracture in the metatarsal bone. He is expected to miss at least a month of game action due to the injury.

Otule is in his first season with the Golden Eagles and is the only true freshman on the roster. He is expected to provide valuable minutes in the team’s front line rotation in 2008-09.

The only other healthy big men on the roster are starters Lazar Hayward and Dwight Burke, as well as Patrick Hazel off the bench.

The season opens tonight at the Bradley Center at 7 P.M. Be sure to check out MUTV-Sports.blogspot.com for postgame thoughts, interviews, and highlights.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

MUTV Interviews: Lauren Thomas-Johnson

At Marquette all the way from Manchester, England, Lauren Thomas-Johnson, a JUCO transfer guard for the Marquette Women's Basketball team stops by for a quick interview.

MUTV Interviews: Rob Frozena

Jonathan Ficke goes a few rounds with Marquette's Great White Hope

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

MU Volleyball Coach Pati Rolf Resigns

After seven seasons as the head coach of the Marquette women's volleyball team, Pati Rolf resigned on Wednesday evening.

Pati's tenure at Marquette has had a lot of bright spots, but it's been tough going for the volleyball team this season. Key graduations and a rash of injuries put this team in a severely compromised position.

This comes as a bit of a surprise from a timing perspective as the team still has four games left before the end of the season. This Friday and Sunday they will play home games at the Al.

Assistant coach Erica Heisser will assume an interim head coach role for the remainder of the season.

Monday, November 10, 2008

MUTV Interview: Jimmy Butler

Sophomore transfer from Tyler CC, a Juco in Texas, Jimmy Butler joins Ritchie Donnelly for a short interview on MUTV.

MUTV Commercial: Injuries Happen

SportsTime anchor Brad Galli and Lazar Hayward star in MUTV's latest and greatest commercial.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Today's Game

Well I now know what it feels like to call color for an NCAA basketball game. People always sit around and when there's shoddy announcers cough*theymayhaveballplayersfromnewyorkcity*cough we say something like "I could do that." My response to that is simple: If it's something you love and know a lot about, for example, MU basketball, you probably could. The real work was the hoops our production crew jumped through to get this thing off the ground so far from our normal center of operations.

Based on some feedback from posters on muscoop.com I know at least a couple people watched. So far what I've heard has been positive and that's a good feeling. In some ways there's no charity like bringing MU basketball to the alumni who moved away.

That being said I had a few impressions from the game I'd like to share.

1. Otule and Butler are freakishly athletic but raw and inexperienced. They will make exceptional plays based on that athleticism, but more experienced players will exploit it and they will likely be battling foul trouble all year. Both played aggressive basketball and were active on the boards, which is something we need.

2. Nic and Jerel were solid as expected. Nic seemed to have a little more of a pass-first mentality and that's a plus. There were a few errant passes, but let's give everyone the exhibition excuse of knocking the rust off.

3. Lazar is a monster. If he improves half as much from last season to this as he did from freshman to sophomore year, he'll be an All-American. He has a knack for getting to the basket and pulling down boards as though he's a few inches taller than he is. He was the player of the game by far.

4. Admirable play out of Reese. He ran the point efficiently and even allowed Nic to slide over to the 2 spot occasionally.

5. Buzz's style is to my liking. I enjoyed his experiments with small lineups and big lineups. We saw Nic, Jerel, Wes, Reese and Lazar on the floor a couple of times, we also saw Nic, Jerel, Burke, Otule and Lazar for a big look. Interesting combination and it will be exciting to see how we settle in for the long haul.

6. We allowed a lot of points, but all the ThunderWolves were doing was chucking up threes so perhaps that's excusable.

All in all it was a good way to start the season so to speak. The actual tip off of games that matter will begin this coming Friday and I hope everyone is as excited as I am.

Jonathan Ficke
Assistant Sports Director
Color Man Extraordinaire

Friday, November 7, 2008

Marquette Men's Basketball Season Begins Tomorrow!

The 2008-09 edition of the Marquette Men's hoops team is set to be unveiled for the first time at the Bradley Center this season. Saturday's exhibition opener against Colorado State Pueblo will be broadcasted live by MUTV on www.gomarquette.com and in the dorms on channel 99, starting at 1:00 CT. Brian Henry and Jonathan Ficke will have the call.
Marquette will be without injured guard David Cubillan, sidelined swingman Joseph Fulce, and transfer Liam McMorrow. But the game will give fans the opportunity to see new Head Coach Buzz Williams pacing the Bradley Center sidelines for the very first time.
Remember to tune in to MUTV's coverage of the game on www.gomarquette.com.

Brad Galli
MUTV Assistant Sports Director

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

MUTV Interview: Patrick Hazel

Sophomore forward Patrick Hazel joins us for a brief interview.