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  • Todd Mayo leaves Marquette to pursue professional career

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Guard Todd Mayo's sporadic, occasionally troubled career at Marquette came to a close Wednesday. Mayo, who would have been a senior this season, left the team to pursue a professional basketball career. The timing of Mayo's departure leaves an already depth-shy, poor-shooting team in a bind...." July 31

  • Todd Mayo is leaving Marquette to pursue a professional career

    CBSSports.com "Marquette senior Todd Mayo is leaving the Big East program to pursue a professional career, the school announced late Wednesday. "We wish Todd nothing but the best and appreciate his contributions to the program -- not only since I arrived at Marquette, but during his entire career," said..." July 30

  • Neenah's Matt Heldt commits to Marquette

    Post-Crescent "A short time ago Matt Heldt was in Davidson, N.C., wrapping up his official visit over dinner with Davidson College basketball coach Bob McKillop and his son Matt. Heldt really liked the McKillops and Davidson. A lot. "The comment he made to me was, 'If coach Wojo (Steve Wojciechowski)..." July 02

  • Wally Ellenson transfers to Marquette; will his brother follow?

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Minnesota forward Wally Ellenson of Rice Lake has transferred to Marquette and will have two years of eligibility remaining after sitting out this season. Which raises the question: Will Wally's brother, Henry, follow him to Marquette? Henry Ellenson is a 6-foot-9 power forward going into..." July 02

  • Marquette lands Loyola Marymount transfer Levin

    Fox Sports "Loyola Marymount's Gabe Levin appears to be transferring to Marquette, as both Levin and his former high school tweeted the 6-foot-7 forward will join the Golden Eagles. Levin will have to sit out the 2014-15 season due to NCAA transfer rules but will still have three years of eligibility..." June 17

  • Travis Diener returns to Marquette as player personnel director

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "Former Marquette star Travis Diener is returning to the program as the director of player personnel, head coach Steve Wojciechowski announced Wednesday. Diener, who played for the Golden Eagles from 2001-05, recently retired after playing nine seasons of professional basketball. "Travis has..." June 11

  • BYU guard Matt Carlino transfers to Marquette

    College Basketball Talk "Marquette and new head coach Steve Wojciechowski picked up a big commitment on Friday as BYU transfer Matt Carlino will finish his career as a Golden Eagle, a source confirmed to NBCSports.com. The news was first reported by ESPN‘s Jeff Goodman. The 6-foot-2 Carlino will be eligible to play..." April 25

  • Senior forward Malek Harris decommits from Marquette

    College Basketball Talk "After not playing during the high school season and losing Marquette head coach Buzz Williams to Virginia Tech, Sandburg High School senior Malek Harris, a 6-foot-7 forward has opted to decommit from the Golden Eagles. The news was reported by Joe Henricksen of the City/Suburban Hoops Report...." April 07

  • Marquette commit Nick Noskowiak re-opens recruitment after hiring of Steve Wojciechowski

    Wisconsin State Journal "A phone conversation with new Marquette coach Steve Wojciechowski only reaffirmed what Sun Prairie point guard Nick Noskowiak had heard about him. Noskowiak, who committed to Marquette last April, loves that Wojciechowski played the same position as him, and that he gives point guards more..." April 02

  • Duke associate head coach Steve Wojciechowski to interview for Marquette job

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Duke associate head coach Steve Wojciechowski will interview with Marquette, according to the Durham Herald Sun. He has been with Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski for 19 years, four as a decorated point guard and 15 as an assistant. Coach Wojo, as he is known, would be a good hire based on his..." April 01

  • Marquette hires Duke assistant Steve Wojciechowski as coach

    CBSSports.com "Duke associate head coach Steve Wojciechowski has reached an agreement in principle to become the next head coach at Marquette, a source told CBSSports.com on Tuesday. A formal announcement is expected soon. CBSSports.com previously reported that Wojciechowski interviewed with Marquette..." April 01

  • VCU's Smart not going to Marquette

    CBSSports.com "VCU's Shaka Smart will not, despite recent speculation to the contrary, be the next head coach at Marquette, a source told CBSSports.com on Thursday. Consequently, Marquette's search for Buzz Williams' replacement has now completely moved on to other targets. Among the possible candidates at..." March 28

  • Time for Marquette to take a big shot with coaching search

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Marquette isn't going to hire a provost or an athletics director until it hires a president. But it must hire a basketball coach before it hires the other three because recruiting won't wait. Priorities aside, the pecking order seems about right. The men's basketball coach typically has..." March 24

  • Cohen decommits from Marquette after Buzz Williams' departure

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "The first domino of Buzz Williams' departure to Virginia Tech fell Saturday night for Marquette, as four-star 2014 commit Sandy Cohen tweeted he's been released from his letter of intent and free to sign with any other school. Cohen, who committed to Marquette in July, signed with the Golden..." March 23

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  • Xavier 68, Marquette 65

    ProSportsDaily "Justin Martin posted 19 points and Semaj Christon contributed 18 as the Musketeers advanced to the semifinals of the Big East tournament in New York. Third-seeded Xavier (21-11) advances to play second-seeded Creighton in Friday's nightcap. Christon added five assists and Isaiah Philmore..." March 14

  • Marquette's one shot for NCAA Tournament berth: Big East title

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Some of the names and faces have changed for everyone at the Big East tournament. No more Syracuse and Jim Boeheim. No more Connecticut and Jim Calhoun. No more Louisville and Rick Pitino. Notre Dame, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati are also among those who no longer darken the Madison Square..." March 13

  • Teams are different, but Big East passion remains

    New York Post "It’s called the “Fu Effect,” named for the impact Seton Hall senior forward Fuquan Edwin can have on a game. It could be bouncing around during pregame warm-ups to get himself and his teammates amped. Or it could be something like he did Wednesday night against Butler in the first round of the Big..." March 13

  • St. John's 91, Marquette 90

    ProSportsDaily "Freshman Rysheed Jordan made the second of two free throws to snap a tie with 19.5 seconds left in the second overtime as the visiting Red Storm held on to edge the Golden Eagles. Jordan, JaKarr Sampson and D’Angelo Harrison each recorded 20 points as St. John’s (20-11, 10-8 Big East) survived..." March 09

  • Seniors took different paths to Marquette but all four made impact

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "Though their paths to the school may have been different, Marquette's four seniors have all left their mark on the program. Chris Otule has been around so long he's seen the Golden Eagles win eight NCAA tournament games. Davante Gardner and Jamil Wilson have been key cogs on two Sweet 16 trips..." March 07

  • Big East tourney depleted, but maybe more interesting

    New York Post "It’s still the Big East Tournament. It’s still Madison Square Garden. Is it the same? A lot has changed in the year since the members of the Big East last congregated for March Madness in Midtown. But what the conference has lost in star power with Connecticut (American Athletic), Syracuse..." March 07

  • Providence 81, Marquette 80

    ProSportsDaily "Bryce Cotton capped a 25-point effort with the decisive free throws in the closing seconds as the Friars outlasted the visiting Golden Eagles in a thriller between Big East teams resting on the NCAA Tournament bubble. Cotton, who played all 50 minutes, hit 13-of-15 from the free-throw line but..." March 05

  • Victory crucial to tourney hopes for both PC, Marquette

    Providence Journal "No college basketball contest in the country will scream “Bubble Game” more than the one set to tip off at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center on Tuesday night. Once the calendar flipped to March, the level of desperation to grind out victories grew to a premium. No one disagrees that the Providence..." March 04

  • Villanova 73, Marquette 56

    ProSportsDaily "Darrun Hilliard II poured in a career-high 26 points as the host Wildcats swept the season series from the Golden Eagles. By virtue of its 10th win in 11 games, Villanova (26-3, 14-2 Big East) set a new school record for victories and handed Marquette (17-12, 9-7) a humbling loss in a game that..." March 02

  • Marquette 75, Georgetown 73

    ProSportsDaily "Davante Gardner had 26 points and seven rebounds and Jake Thomas added a career-high 22 points as the Golden Eagles completed a season sweep of the visiting Hoyas. Gardner shot 8-of-10 from the field for Marquette (17-11, 9-6 Big East), which escaped with its fifth win in the last six games..." February 28

  • Marquette 96, DePaul 94

    ProSportsDaily "Davante Gardner scored seven of his team-high 22 points in overtime to lead the visiting Golden Eagles to their fourth win in five games. Jamil Wilson finished with 18 points and nine rebounds, Todd Mayo scored 19 points and Chris Otule added 12 to lead Marquette (16-11, 8-6 Big East). The..." February 23

  • This year, the Big East tourney means so much more

    New York Post "For 30 years the Big East Tournament grew into a week-long spectacle on 33rd Street that became a commercial and competitive success. It featured the best basketball conference for many of those years and winning the Big East Tournament championship was a prize that said you can’t become the..." February 20

  • McDermott's second-half surge powers Creighton past Marquette

    Omaha World-Herald "Doug McDermott left the Bradley Center on Wednesday night having provided more evidence as to why he is the leading, and perhaps only, candidate for college basketball's player of the year award. But he was more thrilled that Creighton showed it intends to fight for a Big East championship..." February 20

  • Marquette eyeing signature victory against Creighton

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "Shortly after Marquette's lackluster loss at St. John's on Feb. 1, Buzz Williams passed out a calendar to each member of the program. On it was every event the Golden Eagles would face from that date until the championship game of the Big East tournament. Marquette was either going to go all in..." February 18

  • Golden Eagles' rotation twists in unexpected ways

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "After guiding a visitor through the basics of Marquette's ball-screen offense on the floor of the Al McGuire Center, coach Buzz Williams was asked if he has found a rotation this season with which he has been comfortable. "Trying," he said, "trying." In a yearlong attempt to balance a roster..." February 14

  • Marquette's Williams a positive force for children

    CBSSports.com "Pick a picture, or one will pick you. The calendar falls open to the month of June, and there are five pictures there, and there it is. The one that picks you. Upper left corner, a beautiful little girl named Kelly. You can look at Kelly and see she has Down syndrome, but you can't see that she is..." February 07

  • Buzz Williams sees path to NCAA Tournament

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Although Marquette made the NCAA Tournament in each of coach Buzz Williams' first five seasons, the Golden Eagles weren't always a sure thing in early February. In the 2009-'10 season, they were 14-8 at this point, 5-5 in the Big East and unranked. They finished the regular season 20-10 and..." February 04

  • Todd Mayo could be critical in Marquette stretch run

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Since losing Vander Blue, Marquette has longed for a player who could make a clutch shot in crunch time. Now that the Golden Eagles (11-9, 3-4) almost cannot afford another loss in the stretch drive for the NCAA Tournament, continuing Thursday night at home against Providence (15-5, 5-2), maybe..." January 31

  • Marquette shakes up lineup, downs Providence

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Yes, Marquette's season has come down to desperate measures for desperate times and all that, but there was a method to coach Buzz Williams' radical lineup shakeup Thursday night. He started two freshmen, JaJuan Johnson and Deonte Burton, while substituting like a hockey coach in the 61-50..." January 31

  • Villanova tops Marquette in overtime

    Philly.com "Ryan Arcidiacono was one cool Cat down the stretch. The sophomore point guard scored and passed for six key points in overtime as Villanova escaped with a 94-85 victory over Marquette at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Marquette's Todd Mayo scored 10 points in the last 54 seconds of..." January 25

  • Eagles receive an unlikely lift against Hoyas

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Throughout a trying season, Marquette coach Buzz Williams has prodded senior leadership to pull the Golden Eagles out of their problems on the road. But it was a freshman who finally pulled them through. Guard John Dawson, who had made little impact until Monday night, was instrumental in..." January 22

  • No. 8 Villanova lone Big East team ranked in top 20

    New York Daily News "Villanova will go through this first season of the reimagined Big East with a bull’s-eye on its back. The Wildcats are the only team in the conference that is nationally ranked (No. 8) and thus the best opportunity other Big East teams have to improve their NCAA Tournament profile with a..." January 17

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