"My rule was I wouldn't recruit a kid if he had grass in front of his house.
That's not my world. My world was a cracked sidewalk." —Al McGuire

Friday, February 18, 2005

Congratulations to Earl Tatum

In another long overdue ceremony to acknowledge this program's fine heritage, Marquette finally will retire Earl Tatum's #43 on Sunday when the Warriors take on DePaul.

Earl was one of MU's elite players during a decade when Marquette dominated college basketball as few programs ever have. In fact, MU's winning percentage for the 1970s is the third best in the history of NCAA basketball, second best in the decade itself. Tatum was part of four NCAA tournament teams, including the team that made it all the way to the 1974 National Championship game. A second-team All-American as a senior, Tatum went onto a four-year career in the NBA.

Congrats, Earl.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to William Earl Tatum
Sorry Earl it's so late that I saw this but just wanted to tell you I am proud to have known you and wish you the best! "Scooter" DiPrima formerly of Mt Vernon NY