"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, August 02, 2007

News and notes from around the Web

First, congratulations are in order to Dominic James. The Marquette junior was selected as the guest of honor at the upcoming Smart Futures Dinner in Richmond, Indiana. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs in the Richmond area.

"Our committee sees (the dinner) as a very timely opportunity for the community to show its appreciation for Dominic James and his tremendous accomplishments and to provide him encouragement in the pursuit of his dreams," said event chairperson Chris Hilkert.
........Just wondering....but do any of you ever compare wiki entries? Here's the Tom Crean wiki from the fast-growing MUScoop wiki. Here's the Tom Crean wiki from Wikipedia (initially created by a member of the Cracked Sidewalks team). The MUScoop entry needs your mind!

......Ever wonder what happened to former MU star Tom Copa? Here's the latest on the pride of Coon Rapids.

........Oh Canada! The UVic Vikes are hosting NCAA Division One opponents for the first time in four years when Marquette and UCSB slip north of the border for a series of games from September 3-5 in Vancouver. Judging by the press clippings, folks in the Pacific Northwest think highly of Marquette hoops:
Marquette, based in Milwaukee, is a famed name in U.S. university hoops and no stranger to the NCAA tournament. Marquette competed in last season's tournament as an eighth-seed, losing in the opening round 61-49 to the Michigan State Spartans. The Golden Eagles have made four NCAA tournament appearances in the past six years, including a 2003 run to the Final Four that was captained by Dwyane Wade.
.........By the way, MU target Lance Goulbourne exploded this past week at the Nike Global Challenge. The 6-7 swing man from Princeton, NJ averaged 19 points and 9 boards per game against some of the nation's best competition. Vandy leads for the gifted Goulbourne - - also an oustanding tennis player, but MU is firmly in the mix.

......court anybody?

The New York State attorney general's office, which has been involved in a far-reaching probe of the student loan industry, has now turned its attention to college and university athletic departments. And that includes Marquette University's athletic department.

According to the attorney general's office, Marquette was subpoenaed on Wednesday. In its request, New York Atty. Gen. Andrew Cuomo asked Marquette and 38 other universities for information on deals made with a student loan provider. Cuomo is investigating whether athletic departments at the schools agreed to promote loans made by Student Financial Services Inc., to students in exchange for kickbacks.

Details available here from Don Walker at the MJS.

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