Scrambled Eggs - Marquette Basketball Two unqualified fans talking about Marquette basketball. This is a weekly podcast about all things related to Marquette basketball from the common fans’ perspective.

Marquette's 99th regular season campaign has drawn to a close and we are left with the question now what. We discuss the deflating Butler game, officiating, Henry's health and why that was such difficult loss from a post season standpoint. We also discuss the Georgetown result, the excitement of which feels long ago, but we do talk a little Traci Carter and how significant his improvement has been. We then talk post season, first the Big East tournament hopes and then what the NIT prospects are when the likely happens and Marquette doesn't win the whole Big East tournament. Finally, we wrap up with another pitch for the great #mubb tshirt that is being sold for a great cause, link is here:
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Well, we can all breathe just a touch easier, as we now know Marquette can put together a quality game against a quality opponent in Big East play. We spend a fair amount of time on the pod this week, discussing what the impact of the Butler win is on the season, and just what it was that allowed Marquette to put on such a good showing. We walk through some of the individual performances and discuss whether they are sustainable through the rest of the season or not. We also give a shout out to the crowd who put in yeoman's work on Saturday. We then transition to "well that's nice but can we win more?" and "OK but we still can't make the tournament, right....right?". Lastly we journey down a Marquette tangent that maybe the internet masses can answer for us. This week is a big week for Marquette's post season hopes, two tough road games that will determine if they've turned the corner or if they are still just talented freshmen.

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The end results of the two games against Top 10 teams were what we expected, but the means by which the results were delivered is an interesting discussion. In this weeks, podcast we break down the Villanova and Xavier games to see where this team is at and what (both positive and negative) can be learned. We spend time discussing defensive strategies and poor shooting as well if Henry's defense is a major issue.We also go on a little rant about student participation and fan support in general in this weeks edition of "crotchety old men". We then look forward to the next two weeks of supposed "get better" games as we play the two worst teams in conference and a non-con game against a cowboy hat.

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Well the Big East has been a headscratcher and we're only 2/9ths of the way through. Life got in the way of podcasting but we're back at it and no better than we've ever been. We talk about all four conference games, what they mean, why they went the way they went, and what conclusions we can draw. This leads to a debate about player performance and what player we trust the most on this Marquette team. We then transition to Henry Ellenson: Overrated, Underrated or properly rated. After that lively debate it's time to talk the very difficult week ahead for Marquette basketball with a road trip to conference leader Villanova and home game against Xavier on the docket. Finally we wrap up with a little light recruiting news. Enjoy!

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We're not going to spend much time talking about the last game of the non-conference season because there are so many more interesting things to talk about. First, unexpectedly, Coach Wojciechowski got a contract extension from Marquette to put him under contract through the 2021-22 season. We do a little light speculating about that and general come away ambivalent about the whole thing. We move on to much more pressing matters, the Big East season. We spend a lot of time going through Marquette's schedule, predicting results and talking about what it's going to take for Marquette to make the NCAA tournament (hint: a lot). We go in depth on the opening game against Seton Hall and what that match up looks like for Marquette. Welcome to the 2015-16 Big East season and have a Happy New Year!

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It's one of our favorite times of year at the Scrambled Eggs podcast, Badger Hate Week.  Before we hit that though, we need to spend a little time talking about the cupcakes Marquette has played and what those performances mean.  We also took several questions from MUScoop.com regarding the season so far and answer them.  We spend a lot of time talking about player minute philosophy and if the team is getting better.  Once we get all of that out of the way, we immerse ourselves into Badger Hate Week.  We talk about all the reasons this game is important including why Phil is starting the hashtag #noredforowen.  We then talk about the game and what might happen including fanboy predictions.  So enjoy the podcast and reveal in Badger Hate Week.

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Well, it looks like we achieved the most depressing(hopefully) podcast of the season in quick order.  Trying to find some positivity, we introduce a new podcast character, but the discussion quickly turns to Marquette basketball.  We talk about the season to date but spend a lot of time on the Iowa debacle (not hyperbole).  We go through a laundry list of issues that include 3pt shooting, coaching strategy, experience (or lack thereof), post offense, and where we go from here.  We also talk about whether any of this reflects on Marquette's future and an excellent column by Paint Touches.  Lastly we preview the Legend's Classic in New York and what we expect to see out of this team, with an emphasis on fervent hope that we don't get boat raced by LSU.  I'd say enjoy the podcast, but it's not that kind of podcast.

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The 2015-2016 Marquette season is nearly upon us.  Marquette Madness was October 9th so we'll talk about that(but neither of us attended, shhh, I won't tell if you don't).  We break down what Madness is and what if anything we got from reports about the event.  The season is 4 weeks away and the full schedule is out, so knowing what we know about the team (not much) and the opponents Marquette will play (even less) we take an pseudo-educated guess at the results.  Spoiler alert: one of us is over-optimistic and the other is just crazy.  We then talk expectations, what we are excited for, and what our biggest fear is going into this season.  The podcast closes out on the fun that was had with the Marquette football sign Joe took to the opening weekend of College Gameday which set twitter/facebook/social media/interstellar communications ablaze for half a minute.  Enjoy the run up to the season, Marquette basketball is almost back in our lives!

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The summer is drawing to a close so the podcast is emerging from its summer hibernation.  We come out of this slumber to discuss the successful Italian tour that the Marquette basketball team just completed.  We spend some time discussing our overdrawn conclusions from the games, especially The Engine (Traci Carter).  We do spend a moment on the sensitive subject of Nick Noskowiak but quickly return to the Italy trip.  We talk about all the things we saw and eventually transition into a discussion of the upcoming non-conference schedule.  Yes, it still bugs us but we do feel a little better after having seen the team play actual basketball.  Enjoy the last few weeks of summer and this podcast.

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Hopefully this podcast finds everyone successfully recovering from their Fourth of July festivities and enjoying a solid off-season. It's been a while since we podded so we went crowd sourcing for your questions that we could spend some time answering. Before we got to the questions though, we had to take care of some Marquette news and notes. First, former Marquette basketball players are getting PAID, maybe even enough to fund a wing of the new arena. Speaking of, we talk a little news on the arena and try to calm everyone's angst over the deal. Then lastly we talked about Sam Hauser committing, which was clearly caused by us podding. So now we get to the Scrambled Questions, of which there were a lot so thanks to the fans.  We cover a little bit of everything, line-ups, should we just jump off a bridge now, Henry Ellenson - Savior or mere hero, and what does the strategy look like for both ends of the floor. Enjoy the pod, have a great summer and get ready for the season only ~90 days to the start of the season.

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