Marquette Golden Eagles Basketball Schedule in 2014-15
The Marquette Golden Eagles are ready to take to the court
this season and soar above their opponents as they face some of the best teams in college hoops. The Golden Eagles have a
team filled with talented players that are ready to do whatever it takes to earn as many victories as possible. The Eagles
call the Big East Conference home, a league that is home to some of the top teams in the country each and every season. Marquette
is coming off a 2013-14 season in which they notched a winning record (17-15) overall but were relegated to a.500 mark in
conference play. Surely the Eagles will be looking to improve their performance against Big East foes this time around, and
they're going to have their hands full with tough matchups at home throughout the season.
The Golden Eagles know that
they're going to have a tough game on their hands this season when the Villanova Wildcats come to town. The Wildcats finished
atop the Big East standings in 2013-14, and should again be a formidable foe this year. Villanova is regularly in the mix
for the Big East title, so this matchup should be a great barometer to see where Marquette stands in the hierarchy of the
conference this season.
Georgetown is certainly never a program to sleep on. While the Hoyas had a subpar 2013-14 season
by their standards, they could easily be back in contention for the Big East title this season. The Hoyas have a rich history,
one that includes recruiting some of the best players in the nation. When they come to the BMO Harris Bradley Center this
season, the stands are sure to be packed to the brim.
Marquette Golden Eagles Basketball History
Golden Eagles first took to the court back in 1916 and they posted a winning record in their first season, setting the tone
for this program to grow into a quality one that regularly competes at a high level. The Golden Eagles have posted some great
seasons over the years, but none stand out like the 1977 campaign when Marquette was able to win the NCAA Tournament. This
program has made tons of appearances in the Big Dance, and have reached the Sweet Sixteen more than 15 times. They've even
reached the Final Four three times, most recently in 2003. The Eagles have had some fantastic players come through the ranks
over the years, but perhaps the most famous one is Dwyane Wade, who went on to star in the National Basketball Association.
Golden Eagles call the Big East Conference home, though the landscape of this league has changed a lot in recent years. Conference
realignment has affected nearly every conference in the country, but there has probably not been any conference more changed
than the Big East. The conference has annually been one of the top college basketball conferences in the country and remains
an incredibly tough league. Traditional powerhouses like Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Louisville and others may have left, but the
conference still has plenty of quality college hoops teams. There are currently ten teams in the Big East: Butler, Creighton,
DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, Providence, St. John's, Seton Hall, Villanova, and Xavier. All of the schools except for Butler
are Catholic universities, and each and every one of them have a strong basketball tradition with a history of deep runs in
the NCAA Tournament.
Attending a big time college basketball game is an experience like
no other. Featuring some of the best student athletes in the world along with some of the most passionate fans in all of sports,
the games have an atmosphere that is unrivaled. When you set foot into BMO Harris Bradley Center for a Marquette Golden Eagles
home basketball game this will all be clear. As the teams set up for opening tip off the fans stand up and vociferously cheer
for their alma mater and hometown favorites. The game continues full of back and forth action, big time shots, and clutch
defensive stops. Before you know it the clock is winding down in the second half and the two sides are wrapped up in yet another
tight contest. Your palms get sweaty with each trip down the floor and each time a player from your favorite team lets loose
a shot you hold your breath until the ball tickles the twine. This continues until the final buzzer when the Golden Eagles'
side erupts after another big win and their fans flow out of the arena in jubilation.
Marquette Golden Eagles
When was the first year that the Marquette Golden Eagles reached the NCAA Tournament?
is 1974, when the Golden Eagles broke through to reach the Big Dance for the first time. The program followed that up with
another appearance in 1977 when the program won their only national championship to date. In 2003 Marquette made a return
to the Final Four led by superstar Dwyane Wade but lost to Kansas in the semifinal. The Golden Eagles make regular appearances
in March Madness, much to the delight of their fan base.
Marquette Basketball Fans
Golden Eagles fans
love to come out to the arena to support their team, and they always show up in huge numbers for a great rivalry game. Marquette
has a huge rivalry with the University of Wisconsin in all sports and basketball games between the two schools are especially
heated. In past seasons playing in the Big East, Marquette developed rivalries with Louisville, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, and
DePaul. Many of those schools are no longer in the Big East, but you can be sure if they should meet one another in preseason
or postseason tournaments the games will be just as thrilling as ever. Of course, as teams continue playing against one another
in the new Big East there will surely be new rivalries that develop as the teams become more and more familiar with one another.
Fans are always ready to support the Golden Eagles when they need it most, so join them in the stands this season and have
an impact on the game yourself.