"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 14, 2005

Marquette Madness Is Here

OK folks, basketball is starting again. Tonight MU ushers in the Big East era with Marquette Madness over at The Al. According to Todd Rosiak, Steve Novak and his running mates had better be ready to handle the speed and skill of freshman point guard Dominic James. Rosiak notes that Chas McFarland, Keaton Nankivil, Korie Lucious and several other recruits are scheduled to join MU for the festivities tonight.

Also, Colin Fly of the Associated Press takes a look at the new mix at MU, highlighted by seven newcomers, many of whom will play prominent roles in the upcoming campaign. Integrating the newcomers has not been easy, forcing Crean to exhibit more patience -- "I've got that count to 10 theory back," Crean said. "You know, when you're ready to blow up and get mad at something, you count to 10 and settle down. That's what you do with a young team, and that will be going on. There'll be times when we count to 20, hopefully we can get it down to five by the end of the year."

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