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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Big East Opponents Announced for 2008-2009

from Marquette University..........

BIG EAST Conference Announces League Matchups for 2008-09

MU to face defending champion Hoyas twice

July 2, 2008

BIG EAST Press Release

MILWAUKEE - The Marquette men's basketball team will face Georgetown, Villanova and DePaul in home-and-home series in 2008-09 BIG EAST Conference play the league office announced Wednesday morning, highlighting the squad's 18-game conference schedule.

The Golden Eagles have learned where they will take on their fellow league programs next season, but the layout of the actual schedule has yet to be determined.

HOME GAMES: Cincinnati, Connecticut, DePaul, Georgetown, St. John's, Seton Hall, Syracuse, Villanova, West Virginia.

ROAD GAMES: DePaul, Georgetown, Louisville, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Providence, Rutgers, USF, Villanova.

The upcoming season will mark the second campaign for the 18-game BIG EAST schedule, which features three home-and-home opponents for every school and one matchup against each of the remaining 12 league opponents.

In 2007-08, Marquette's crossover trio of Louisville, Notre Dame and Seton Hall combined to post an overall conference record of 35-19. No other school in the BIG EAST had its three repeat programs reach that win total and MU finished 3-3 in those outings.

2008-09 season tickets start at $180 and will go on sale July 14. Five game mini plans will also be available later in the summer and start at just $45. The five-game mini-plans will include the nine BIG EAST home games and non-conference opponent Wisconsin.
For more information on ticket packages or to contact a ticket representitive, call 414-288-GOMU or go to gomarquette.com/tickets.


Gene Frenkle said...

Can't wait for the BEast to start...but...I think it sucks that MU doesn't get to play arguably it's three biggest rivals at home (Louisville, ND, Pitt). That sucks.

Smoove said...

G-Frenkle: Did you attend MU? If so, your Jesuit education (which is part of the package presented to prospects considering playing at The Bradley for four years) dictates a better analysis/ expression of yourself than "that sucks" (twice). C'mon, give yourself credit, your University respect, and try again.

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Championships Matter said...

As a Marquette alumnus, I would therefore suggest that the schedule announced by the Big East is burdensome.

It would be a favorable development if Marquette were to attract the F------ Irish at the Bradley Center. But, be that as it may, we defeated them soundly twice last year in three ties and I am confident we will do this again in 2008.

Coach Buzz, get us 22 to 24 wins. National Championship, here we come!