"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

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Potpourri: MU TV, Big East Coaches, Burlison

MU Television Update
MU released an updated schedule of television games yesterday. You can read the article here. Here are a few highlights:

"MU will make three national television appearances – ESPN (Feb. 16 vs. Georgetown) and twice on ESPNU (Jan. 20 vs. Notre Dame and Feb. 25 at Notre Dame) – and eight times as part of the conference’s regional and local packages.

Three of Marquette’s Saturday contests – vs. Cincinnati on Jan. 7, at Pittsburgh on Jan. 28 and at Villanova on Feb. 4 – were designated by the conference as BIG EAST Game of the Week. Those games will reach over 30 percent of the nation and 33 million households, the largest distribution of any syndicated conference basketball package in the country. "

Additional games will be broadcast locally.

Rosiak is back at it
BTW, its great to read so much about MU hoops in October in the MJS - - lets hope the in-depth coverage continues. Since its inception, the Big East has been a conference driven by personable, charismatic and successful coaches. Here is Rosiak's take.

"Crean will be joining the ranks of some talented young coaches in the Big East — most notably Pittsburgh’s Jamie Dixon and Villanova’s Jay Wright — but his Final Four appearance in 2003 is a feat that only Boeheim, Calhoun and Pitino have been able to accomplish."

Frank Burlison
The Hall of Famer updated his column based on MU fans' feedback and came up with some well-deserved recognition of the incoming freshman class at MU, James in particular:

"After further consideration (and input from Marquette followers), I should have included Marquette's group of freshmen as one that is close to being one of the 10 most influential classes in the country this season. Watch out for point guard Dominic James. He should challenge for Big East Freshman of the Year."

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