"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

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Coach Al McGuire TEES OFF on the NCAA..30 years ago

It was 30 years ago today, March 28, 1977 that Marquette won the national title beating North Carolina in Atlanta. It almost didn't happen. MU was lucky to get a bid and perhaps even luckier to survive a second round game against Kansas State in which MU won by 1.

After the game Coach McGuire blasted the NCAA for a technical foul that was called against him. The 7 minute episode was recorded and provided by the Appleton Post-Crescent. We sure miss this man. Take a listen

Jerry Karpowicz also writes of the event in today's OnMilwaukee online magazine. Nice article Jerry.

Thanks to the boys over at Marquette Hoops for pointing these two items out.

A hat tip to GE1974


Anonymous said...

Classic rant...a little pre-Bob Knight

Anonymous said...

Classic! That Kansas State game has acheived legendary status over the years...just don't tell the folks that made the throwback t-shirts for the PITT game. :-) They had us playing Kent State!

Unknown said...

That was great.. I would like to see that passion from TC towards the officals

Gene Frenkle said...

Definitely one thing I'd like to see...Tommy getting a T standing up for his guys.

Unknown said...

Has anyone seen the UCLA documentary on HBO? Why couldn't they do one on Al McGuire and Marquette in the 70's? We were the #2 program after the Bruins all those years.