When you got to a college with no football team (Marquette Football - undefeated since 1963), basketball is a Big Deal. Add to that I
My senior year was 2003, when Marquette made a miraculous run to the Final Four in New Orleans with Dwyane Wade. And I was there... when we got absolutely shellacked by Kansas (...I F-ing HATE Kansas...) and the band got unused tickets to the championship game to watch Carmelo Anthony and Syracuse whoop some Jayhawk behind.
But man was it a fun ride. We took out Holy Cross, Missouri, Pittsburgh and Kentucky to get there.
This year we'll be lucky to see our team make the tournament. By some fluke, MU beat Providence last night in the Big East tourney to match up against my hometown sentimental favorite West Virginia tonight. Here's hoping they can hand Huggy Bear a defeat.
Ring out ahoya!