"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

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

MU News and Notes

A few MU related updates for Thursday - -

- Travis Diener signs a contract with the Orlando Magic. The NBA minimum salary is somewhere in the neighborhood of $390,000. Good work if you can get it....good luck Travis.
- Speaking of money, Marquette announced the results of the most successful capital campaign in the institution's history. During the Magis Campaign, MU raised $357 million -- far exceeding its goal of $250 million. The donations came from some 50,000 donors -- an impressive measure of participation. Well done, MU Community.
- Jonathan Mitchell, one of Tom Crean's top recruiting targets, takes the court tonight at the New York Hoops Festival. Mitchell's Metro Hawks will square off against highly regarded Derrick Caracter and the N.Y. Panthers.

The remarkable Trey Schwab is leaving Marquette to become an outreach coordinator for organ procurement for the University of Wisconsin hospital system. Godspeed, Trey, and thanks for your great service to MU.

Trey's departure opens the door for Todd Townsend's return to the program. According to the Journal-Sentinel, "(Schwab's) duties will now be split between three people: former MU player Todd Townsend, whom Crean has hired as his director of basketball operations; Derek Deprey, who will now serve as video coordinator; and Barb Kelleher, who has been named as special assistant to the head coach."

Welcome back, Todd.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Not only should you check out the New DIME Magazine (WADE cover), but the KICKS Magazine...

Not only is Dwyane Wade on the cover (also AI and Stevie Franchise), but Jonathan Mitchell and his HS buds are showing off some nice kicks!