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Saturday, July 02, 2005

Marquette in the Big East: Major Challenges for MU Athletics

Courtesy of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, here's a good article on MU, athletics, and Bill Cords. A key excerpt:

Since the conference was created in 1979, its schools have won 25 national championships in six different sports. Cords said he learned quickly that member schools have a different mentality when it comes to competition and conference championships from what Marquette had in Conference USA.

"The mentality in the Big East is that, if you win a conference championship in a sport, you are automatically contending for a national championship," he said.

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