As the dog days of summer wear on, bits and pieces of news and information related to the Marquette basketball program continue to pop up.....here's a quick look at the latest:
- According to HuskerExtra.com, the Warriors will scrimmage the Nebraska Cornhuskers in Lincoln on November 1. The scrimmage, yet to be confirmed by Marquette, would be the third scrimmage in as many years for MU. Marquette continues to match up against the Big XII, as they scrimmaged against K-State the previous two years.
- Buzz Williams remains active on the recruiting trail. Although MU is presently full-up for the 2009 recruiting class, the Warriors remain in the final seven schools for Racine's Jamil Wilson, and continue to be mentioned as a possible destination for NYC's Kevin Parrom and Omari Lawrence.
- Brendon and Dante are back with a new-look Web site and another installment of the informative Big East Cast. Nice work, fellas.
- You know we love lists -- and the folks at the Cards Hoops blog compiled a list of the top 75 players in the Big East. A fun read.
- For you Wisconsin hoops fanatics, Mark Miller of Wishoops.net updated his rankings of the state's best prospects for each of the next three classes. Marquette commit Jeronne Maymon tops the list for 2009.
- Ray Floriani, the New Jersey-based basketball writer and guest contributor on Cracked Sidewalks, just published his first book -- a pictorial history of the NIT. Check out Ray's interview with The Leader here.
- Want to listen to player and coach interviews on your iPod? Then visit Marquette's podcast website. You could also just download the MP3's directly. Here are links to the files for Joe Fulce, Jimmy Butler, Liam McMorrow, Chris Otule, Assistant Coach Aki Collins, and the most recent entry, Steve Novak. Personally, we found the interview with Aki Collins to be the most insightful.
- Want some video with your Marquette hoops? Then look at how the summer includes video production. Or you could realize exactly how weak you are by looking at the Record Setting Summer in the Weight Room.
- Maybe you want to take Marquette on the go? You can sign up for Marquette Mobile, where you can register for Mobile Headlines and Score Alerts. You can even pick up Marquette Wallpaper and Ringtones. Too bad Marquette Mobile costs $3.99 / month. Although we have to wonder why the Athletic Department couldn't have found some way to make that free. How about to season ticket holders? We know you already have our phone numbers.
- Finally, if that's not enough, feel free to search through Marquette All-Access. There is a ton of archived information.
We think it's great that Marquette is moving towards more self-generated content. It's the natural evolution of PR and Marketing, and allows the university to more effectively manage the perception of its brand. Besides, it's not as if Marquette can expect local media to report on the team on a regular basis...
**Thanks to Henry Sugar for his contributions to this post.