"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, October 27, 2006

Busy Weekend for Marquette

With the start of the regular season just a few weeks away, the Marquette Golden Eagles continue their preparation this weekend with two exhibitions. Tonight, MU welcomes fans to The Al McGuire Center for a night of Haunted Hoops. Doors open at 7pm, and MU will have special programs for kids under 14, including trick or treating at The Al.

After the game, fans should head over to the last great bar on campus -- Hegarty's. Hegarty's wins this title by default after the demise of famed establishments like the Avalanche Superbar, the original Murphy's, The Gym, The Ardmore and the less established but more notorious Greentree on State Street. I still long for those three-dollar-all-you-can-drink fiestas at Fat Pat's place, even if the beer was warmish Busch Light. The Greentree, a smash performance in a limited run.

Wow, I must be thirsty. Back to basketball.

After the evening of Haunted Hoops, TC's crew will board a plane later in the weekend and head to Manhattan, Kansas to play a closed scrimmage with the Kansas State University Wildcats on Sunday. Assuming Huggins proteges like Art Long, Dontonio Wingfield, and Donald Little will not be allowed into the building, this is a great idea. After a couple of weeks of practice, scrimmaging against another quality D-1 oppooent should help TC's bunch immensely. This was a very smart move by TC.



Anonymous said...

We are ranked # 17 in the USAToday Preseason Poll. We want all of the respect we can get.

TB said...

nice catch, thank you

Anonymous said...

There seem to be a lot of 'sleeper' teams in the Big East. Of course, that might just be due to how big the conference is, but the two teams that keep coming up as potential surprises are Marquette and DePaul.

Anonymous said...

its interesting that some folks see MU as a sleeper or surprise team....MU did finish 4th overall in the Big East last season and returns 8 of their top 10 from last season.

Anonymous said...

you guys should add a spot on the right "facts" bar to include ap and usa today rankings....I think we are going to be in those quite a bit this year.