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Thursday, September 07, 2006

MU Releases 2006-2007 Schedule

Marquette released its '06-'07 schedule earlier today.

There are plenty of TV games here folks -- MU will make a minimum of nine appearances on national television this season, including a visit from the ESPN GameDay crew for the season finale against Pittsburgh. MU will also play two games on ESPN's much hyped 'Big Monday' lineup (Villanova and Louisville).

The lights do shine brightly in the BIG EAST. For the second consecutive year, the BIG EAST will set a record for national television appearances:

The 2006-07 BIG EAST men's basketball schedule lists more telecasts on national networks - a total of 45 regular season intra-conference games on ESPN, ESPN2, ABC and CBS - than ever before in conference history, granting the league and its members unprecedented exposure across the country.
Back to MU........Among the highlights at the Bradley Center this season are scheduled tilts against the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Syracuse, Villanova, Louisville and Pittsburgh. MU's mirror games for the '06-'07 season are with Providence, Pittsburgh and Louisville.

In a balanced conference slate, Marquette opens BIG EAST conference play with five of its first eight games on the road. Ouch. As you'd expect, MU closes with five of its last eight at home - - good news for a program that defends its home court as well as the Warriors.

5 -- Cardinal Stritch (exhibition), 7 p.m.;
10 -- Hillsdale (Division II), 7:30 p.m.;
13 -- CBE Classic - Maine v. Detroit, 4:30 pm; MU v. Idaho State, 7 pm;
14 -- Consolation game, 4:30 p.m.; championship game, 7 p.m.;
18 -- Eastern Michigan, 1 p.m.;
20 -- CBE Classic semifinals at Kansas City, Mo., 6 and 8 p.m.;
21 -- CBE Classic consolation and championship, 6 and 8 p.m.;
27 -- at Valparaiso, 7 p.m.

1 -- Blue & Gold Classic, North Dakota State vs. Princeton, 5:30 p.m.;
MU vs. Northwestern State, 8 p.m.;
2 -- Blue & Gold Classic consolation and championship, 5:30 and 8 p.m.;
5 -- Delaware State, 7 p.m.;
9 -- Wisconsin, 1 p.m. (ESPN);
16 -- Maryland-Baltimore County, 1 p.m.;
19 -- Oakland, 7 p.m.;
22 -- Morgan State, 7:30 p.m.;
30 -- Savannah State, 1 p.m.

4 -- at Providence;
7 -- Syracuse;
10 -- at Connecticut;
13 -- West Virginia;
15 -- at Louisville (ESPN);
21 -- at Pittsburgh (CBS);
24 -- Seton Hall;
28 -- at South Florida.

3 -- Providence;
7 -- Rutgers;
10 -- at Georgetown (ESPN);
14 -- at DePaul;
17 -- Louisville (ESPNU);
19 -- Villanova (ESPN);
24 -- at Notre Dame (ABC).

3 -- Pittsburgh (ESPN Gameday);
7-10 -- Big East Tournament at New York.

Here's a link to the schedule.

Here's a link to the overall Big East schedule announcement

*MU will not play St. John's or Cincinnati during the regular season.


TB said...


Anonymous said...

Unless MU lays an egg in some unexpected game, they could enter 2007 with 0 or 1 loss. Not a very tough early schedule.

Anonymous said...

Duke, Texas Tech, Standford? Aren't those games considered gimmees? I was more worried about Division II-Hillside.