"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

Monday, December 18, 2006

Media Update: Diener, Sichting, TC and Jerel

Former Marquette Tribune sports editor John Casper pens a terrific article about the pride of Fond du Lac, Travis Diener. Diener's minutes have expanded of late, and he's become a solid contributor for the Orlando Magic. Here's Casper's take.

The Star-Tribune catches up with Marquette assistant coach Jerry Sichting today -- and details his ups and downs of scouting and coaching in the last several years. Seems like Coach Sichting is enjoying the challenge, "The effort, the camaraderie and the teamwork is a lot different," Sichting said. "It's kind of refreshing how hard these guys work every day. And then to go to class on top of it? I have nothing but respect for them."

And here's a an encouraging tidbit from Coach Crean after this weekend's blowout win over UMBC: “The first half was one of our best defensive efforts of the entire year. I think our offense has continued to improve,” Crean said after No. 20 Marquette beat Maryland-Baltimore County 68-46. “I think we’re on the cusp of playing really good basketball.

Rivals.com came through with a clutch article on Jerel McNeal, MU's premier stat-stuffer. McNeal, coming off of a solid performance over the weekend, is one of the nation's most energetic players and tenacious defenders.


Anonymous said...

The article about Sichting describes D. James as an "NBA end-of-the-bencher". Is that a joke? The writer obviously didn't do his homework and probably still thinks Marquette's nickname is the Warriors (if only that were true).

Anonymous said...

Putting it in perspective, we received some positive free press in a non-local newspaper.