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Marquette Madness Cancelled
« on: September 13, 2022, 06:39:50 PM »
Cost of ATV gas too high? Shaka doesn't like Judo? Team too small to dunk?

https://marquettewire.org/4081000/sports/marquette-madness-cancelled-for-2022/

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Re: Marquette Madness Cancelled
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2022, 06:43:40 PM »
Cost of ATV gas too high? Shaka doesn't like Judo? Team too small to dunk?

https://marquettewire.org/4081000/sports/marquette-madness-cancelled-for-2022/

Got to keep preseason expectations in check.

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Re: Marquette Madness Cancelled
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2022, 07:24:19 PM »
Honestly probably a little tired.
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Re: Marquette Madness Cancelled
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2022, 07:30:15 PM »
Well, that is disappointing.

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Re: Marquette Madness Cancelled
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2022, 07:32:46 PM »
I used to attend years ago and it was fun, but I think the event is pretty cringe now. I don’t really think the kids (players or students) are really that into that type of stuff anymore. Probably a good decision.

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Re: Marquette Madness Cancelled
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2022, 07:56:05 PM »
if shaka only knew how to play the piano
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Re: Marquette Madness Cancelled
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2022, 08:09:48 PM »
My guess is that the players voted not to do it. I hate to say it but it had gotten kind of stale. I prefer the Haunted Hoops event
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Re: Marquette Madness Cancelled
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2022, 08:44:59 PM »
The intersquad scrimmage was always fun.
1st chance to see the new players.
Once that was gone, well, not much left worthwhile to see.

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Re: Marquette Madness Cancelled
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2022, 08:46:31 PM »
This decision is pure ... um ... madness!
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Re: Marquette Madness Cancelled
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2022, 11:18:10 PM »
Well crap, now I need to change the countdown clock.
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Re: Marquette Madness Cancelled
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2022, 07:42:56 AM »
My guess is that the players voted not to do it. I hate to say it but it had gotten kind of stale. I prefer the Haunted Hoops event
Wizard? When was the crowning? Has Bill Raftery approved this?
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Re: Marquette Madness Cancelled
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2022, 08:05:18 AM »
Wizard? When was the crowning? Has Bill Raftery approved this?

He is no wizard. Just to prove that, I dare him to make me disappear. (Waits 3 minutes).

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Re: Marquette Madness Cancelled
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2022, 08:07:10 AM »
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Re: Marquette Madness Cancelled
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2022, 08:48:30 AM »
Canceling it looks bad.  Just not schedule it in the first place with a reason why.   When you cancel an event it always causes wonder and lots of questions.   

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Re: Marquette Madness Cancelled
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2022, 09:04:03 AM »
Canceling it looks bad.  Just not schedule it in the first place with a reason why.   When you cancel an event it always causes wonder and lots of questions.

Good thing it was never scheduled for this season.

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Re: Marquette Madness Cancelled
« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2022, 09:15:53 AM »
Good thing it was never scheduled for this season.

But now that it's been reported as cancelled from Marquette athletics, that's still exactly where they sit.

It would be like Marquette cancelling graduation ceremonies for 2025 and just mailing diplomas instead. They may not have put graduation on the actual calendar yet, but like Marquette Madness, it's an expected thing that happens every year.
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Re: Marquette Madness Cancelled
« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2022, 09:16:10 AM »
Just didn’t want to let the world see we have at least 3 newcomers who are destined for the NBA

Surprised to learn that quite a few BEast teams don’t have an event planned

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Re: Marquette Madness Cancelled
« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2022, 09:24:51 AM »
MU never said it was cancelled. Those were the Trib's words.

I just can't fathom how people are worked up about this. The event sucked ass. Followed the same pattern... Crowd was hyped for the intros, faded in the (missed) dunk contest, and flatlined for the scrimmage.

If the students aren't into it, and judging by the last few they're not, there's no point in doing it. Clearly the interest is there based on them selling out the student section.

MU has far bigger issues with the STH/general public. Whole sections of Fiserv are damn near empty and they get basically no walk-up. For the good of the program, I'd rather them invest into growing sales that way, but I don't know if they have the resources to do it.

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Re: Marquette Madness Cancelled
« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2022, 09:37:49 AM »
But now that it's been reported as cancelled from Marquette athletics, that's still exactly where they sit.

It would be like Marquette cancelling graduation ceremonies for 2025 and just mailing diplomas instead. They may not have put graduation on the actual calendar yet, but like Marquette Madness, it's an expected thing that happens every year.


Commencement is a rite of passage at every college nationwide and has been going on at Marquette for over 100 years. Cancelling commencement really doesn't make sense because it is a very important event that marks the successful completion of the core thing that a university does.

The other is an event to hype up the upcoming basketball season for the last couple of decades.  Events like these are "cancelled" all of the time.


I just can't fathom how people are worked up about this. The event sucked ass. Followed the same pattern... Crowd was hyped for the intros, faded in the (missed) dunk contest, and flatlined for the scrimmage.

If the students aren't into it, and judging by the last few they're not, there's no point in doing it. Clearly the interest is there based on them selling out the student section.

Yep. It was an event that had its time. That time is gone.


MU has far bigger issues with the STH/general public. Whole sections of Fiserv are damn near empty and they get basically no walk-up. For the good of the program, I'd rather them invest into growing sales that way, but I don't know if they have the resources to do it.

These aren't really either/or issues. But winning will solve most of it.
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Re: Marquette Madness Cancelled
« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2022, 09:42:28 AM »
These aren't really either/or issues. But winning will solve most of it.

Right, but MU's statement kinda felt that way- "We are focusing promotional efforts on our regular-season games at both Fiserv Forum and the Al McGuire Center..."

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« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2022, 09:44:45 AM »
I mean, I get it, but that just sounds like something that schools say when they need a reason to say something.  They don't want to say "Madness has been drawing less people because it got boring."
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« Reply #21 on: September 14, 2022, 10:09:43 AM »
Didn't they give breakfast biscuits or something like that one year?
Free food would be an incentive to getting students to attend.

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Re: Marquette Madness Cancelled
« Reply #22 on: September 14, 2022, 10:15:58 AM »
It was kind of stale by the end of my tenure in 2012. Once you remove the suspense of Crean possibly tipping an ATV or a player breaking their hand on a board, it loses some luster.

Part of me also thinks the players might have been tired of it. I remember always hearing they had already practiced that day, so you couldn’t take too much from the scrimmage due to fatigue.

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Re: Marquette Madness Cancelled
« Reply #23 on: September 14, 2022, 10:18:59 AM »
The goal is getting the 3k of student season tickets holders at the Central Michigan game. Also, getting Marquette students who don't have season tickets or ever been to a game to be coming to this game.

Focus also will be on the practice at Fiserv Forum. Reviews from people that actually enjoy that event.
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« Reply #24 on: September 14, 2022, 10:43:54 AM »
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