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MU welcomes Wojciechowski Former Duke player and assistant coach will focus on values By Patrick Leary

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With Michael Lovell, Marquette president-elect and former University of WisconsinMilwaukee Chancellor, taking office Aug. 1, he will make history as the university’s 24th president and the first-ever layperson to hold the job in the school’s 133-year history. Despite the installation of a non-Jesuit to the university’s most prominent administrative position, many of the 51 Jesuits who reside or teach at Marquette are not concerned about their future role on campus. The Rev. Douglas Leonhardt, an associate vice president in the Office of Mission & Ministry and McCabe Hall pastoral minister, said the Jesuits will continue to play an important role at Marquette, with the construction of a new Jesuit residence a sign of the mutual commitment between the university and the Society of Jesus. “Without a Jesuit as president, the Jesuit community is committed to having the same kind of presence as in the past — in the classrooms, residence halls, campus ministry, other areas of administration as has been evident during the past years,” Leonhardt said in an email. “Even the location of the new Jesuit community is a symbol that the Jesuits are visible at Marquette. Jesuit presence is more about the quality of presence that Jesuits bring to a university setting than about the number.” Many Jesuits came to expect the presidential search committee’s decision to choose a layperson, especially with the number of Jesuits steadily declining. According to the Religious News Service, the number of Jesuits in the U.S. dropped from 6,616 in 1973 to 2,547 in 2013. “It was the expectation, often times expressed in the bylaws, that a Jesuit be president of a Jesuit college or university,” Leonhardt said. “This often was when there were a greater number of Jesuits available for such positions as well as when the presidency See President, Page 4

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Newly appointed men’s basketball coach Steve Wojciechowski (left) laughs with University President-elect Lovell during a press conference Tuesday afternoon that announced the hiring of the former Duke assistant coach.

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Provost hiring expected to take time University plans to have key position filled by spring 2015 By Benjamin Lockwood

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The university is set to engage in its search for a permanent provost following the recent hire of Marquette’s new president-elect Michael Lovell. Students should not expect as quick of a hire as Marquette’s new men’s basketball head coach Steve Wojciechowski, which was announced just 10 days after Buzz William’s departure. According to an email from Interim Provost Margaret Callahan, the goal is to have a new provost named by spring 2015. The provost serves as the university’s chief academic officer. “Academic searches require shared governance and input from many collaborators so the process will likely take some time,” Callahan said. Lovell will be directly charged

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Interim Athletic Director Bill Cords wrapped up his introductory remarks with a request to the hundreds of media, students and fans packed into the Al McGuire Center Tuesday afternoon. “Marquette family, and to all of you, let’s welcome the head men’s basketball coach of Marquette University, Steve Wojciechowski,” Cords said. What resulted was a raucous, nearly 30-second standing ovation that characterized the level of excitement shown by the Marquette community on social media that day and by the attendance at a news conference scheduled just two hours in advance. The wide-reaching basketball family, which just days

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with establishing the timeline for filling the position, Callahan said. He officially begins his new role as Marquette’s president Aug. 1, according to an email he sent to students March 26. “Finally, the university has a number of key leadership hires to make in the next year,” Lovell said in the letter, “and ensuring we build the right team of people to foster innovation and collaboration will be extremely important.” The university has been without a permanent provost since June 2013, when former provost John Pauly left his position after five years in the job and returned to teaching. He is now teaching journalism and media studies classes in the College of Communication. Pauly said the provost has two main responsibilities, which are “managing urgency and making good decisions possible.” To do this, Pauly said, a provost must make tasks “actionable,” while simultaneously “giving people the sense that they are capable of

the hard work they are being asked to do.” As for the second responsibility, Pauly said, “any provost can just choose to do something, given the power the position caries.” However, the best decisions – the ones with staying power – come about collaboratively with other administrators. Pauly also mentioned the personal qualities the university should look for in potential candidates. These include respect, curiosity and the ability to work with an array of stakeholders in the university, such as students, staff, trustees and community members. “The best provosts know how to translate the idioms and concerns of each of those groups,” Pauly said, “and to coach their colleagues in how to work effectively with one another.” He said that speaking and writing skills were major factors in choosing a provost, but, “being a careful listener matters even more.” Pauly also criticized the current state of “disorganization” at Marquette regarding the

organizational charts that are in a constant state of flux. He said he thinks this creates confusion, particularly concerning the “strong provost” model that Interim University President the Rev. Robert A. Wild implemented in the fall. The strong provost model is supposed to make the provost the second-ranking member of university administration. “I may be in the minority on this,” Pauly said, “but I honestly do not think that anyone at Marquette knows what they mean when they say they want a strong provost model.” He said that Marquette should spend less time “fiddling” with organizational models and more time collaborating with one another. “Marquette’s habits of deliberation and decision making are just not very good,” Pauly said. “If we committed ourselves to significantly improving our culture of deliberation over the next several months, that would be a lovely gift to present to Mike Lovell.”

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Robot soccer players to represent MU Students plan to send design to Brazil for RoboCup tournament By Andrew Dawson

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As the 2014 World Cup in Rio inches closer, a group of Marquette students hopes to compete in a different global soccer tournament held in Brazil: RoboCup 2014. This tournament brings together universities from around the world to show off their robotic creations playing the beautiful game. Competitors participate in separate divisions based on the size of their robots. There are three divisions: kid-size, for machines about two feet tall; teen-size, for those about three feet tall; and adult-size, for life-size androids. The robots operate without any human interaction. Though the robots are nowhere near the level of professional soccer players, the RoboCup initiative hopes robotics will develop to the point that it will be able to field a humanoid team capable of playing the World Cup champion by 2050. Marquette’s Humanoid Engineering and Intelligent Robotics Lab is one of three United States university programs to qualify for this year’s competition. The other two schools representing this country in the RoboCup are the University of Pennsylvania and Virginia Tech University. Each American university is competing in a different division. Marquette will compete in the teensize division, Pennsylvania will play in the adult-size division and Virginia Tech will take on the kid-size division. “We’re the only university in the teen-size,” said Andrew Williams, the John P. Raynor associate professor of electrical engineering and director of the HEIR Lab. “(RoboCup) will help put Marquette on the global map of engineering so universities from around the world will be able to see Marquette University. It’s quite a feat for mostly undergraduate students here at Marquette to do this.” The HEIR Lab started making toy-sized robots that played

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MU-L8, the robot designed by students in Marquette’s Humanoird Engineering and Intelligent Robotics Lab, stands at about three feet tall and after competing in soccer, will be adapted to perform as a health coach.

basketball in fall 2012. However, “The smile app is the emotional last January the group decided to interface for our humanoid robot, step up its game and build a ro- MU-L8,” Russell said. “Any Anbot for RoboCup. The work took droid phone can upload the app more than one year and was led and be inserted in the robots face by Adam Stroud, a junior in the and it displays eyes that blink. The College of Engineering and a re- robot uses six different emotions search assistant in the HEIR Lab. so you can have conversations The end result was MU-L8. with it and tell it anything and At three feet learn new things.” tall, MU-L8 Though the qualified for the team took a huge teen-size league. step by qualifyStudents from ing, it still has a many majors and long way to go backgrounds conbefore a trip to tributed to the Brazil can beeffort, with all come a reality. of the specificaThere are tions, applications still many exAndrew Williams, penses needing and parts made Director of HEIR Lab to be covered. by students. RoboCup asks The qualifying universities interested in apply- fee is $4,000 alone, and MU-L8 ing to have certain capabilities, also needs a teammate. Buildwith one of those being the ability ing another robot can cost up to to emotionally react to the game. $11,000. Though MU-L8 took This is where Elise Russell, a more than one year to complete, graduate student in the HEIR Lab, the team believes it should not made her mark. Using an Android take more than two weeks to build phone for a face, the team created a counterpart since the design and an application that allows MU-L8 applications already exist. to have six expressions including Other costs yet to be covered happy, angry, sad and surprised. include travel expenses and

It’s quite a feat for mostly undergraduate students here at Marquette to do this.”

DPS Reports Apr. 1 At 4:45 p.m., a student reported observing a person not affiliated with Marquette punch another student in the face in the 1600 block of W. Kilbourn Ave. MPD was contacted. Unknown person(s) removed his unattended property estimated at $140 from the Helfaer Recreation Center. At 11:08 p.m. a student reported being harassed by another student in McCormick Hall.

paying students to work on the project over the summer. To help cover the team’s expenses, the HEIR Lab started an indiegogo. com crowdfunding campaign. The fundraiser went live Tuesday with the goal of raising $5,000 by April 30. As of Wednesday, the group raised $1,305 – a little more than 25 percent of its goal. The campaign only covers the qualifying fees, with the group hoping the rest will be covered by donations from companies, alumni and other sources of support. “We have our goal at $5,000,” Stroud said. “We need to have qualifying fees secured by April 25, which is about $4,300.” Whether or not the HEIR Lab makes it to Brazil this summer, its goals extend beyond just playing soccer. The robot’s original application was to be a health coach for kids, which will remain its main focus in the future. “Although the goal this summer is to play soccer, we hope to eventually make the soccer ability integrate into a health coach where the robot can play soccer interactively with kids, maybe with developmental disabilities or some kind of disabilities,” Williams said.

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Thursday 3 Does Religion Still Matter?. Raynor Basement Conference Rooms B & C, 7 p.m.

Reconciliation, Confession and Forgiveness talk with Bishop Hying, Cudahy Room 114, 7 p.m..

Bowling Party hosted by Dispute Resolution Association, Union Sports Annex Bowling Alley, 1 p.m.

Phamily Fued, Lalumiere Room 176, 7:30 p.m.

Parents’ Night Off, AMU 157, 5 p.m.

“Tall Heights” performance, AMU 1st Floor, 8:30 p.m. Annex Team Trivia, Union Sports Annex, 9 p.m.

Friday 4 Hype Dance Presents Raw: 2014 Spring Showcase, Marquette Place, 7 p.m. One Year, 100 Wells - Entertainment NIght, Lunda Room, 7 p.m. 36th Annual Latin American Film Series, UW-Milwaukee Union Cinema, 7 p.m.

Saturday 5 Walk Now for Autism Speaks, BMO Harris Bradley Center, 9 a.m.

Boyanihan: The Boys Are Back, Weasler Auditorium, 5:30 p.m. The Stations of the Cross: A Choral Service, Church of the Gesu, 7:30 p.m. Milwaukee Bucks vs. Toronto Raptors, BMO Harris Bradley Center, 7:30 p.m. Rockin’ Rollerskating, Incredi-Roll, 10 p.m.

Sunday 6 Symphonic Band Concert, Varsity Theater, 2 p.m.

Monday 7 Paint Marquette Purple Week, all over campus, 1:30 p.m. Pitch Perfect, Johnston Hall 422, 6 p.m.


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President: Catholic, Jesuit values remain essential to MU’s identity of a university was less complex. But in recent years we have run out of the number of qualified Jesuits for university presidencies. To have an institution flourish, it is more important that there be a qualified person, man or woman, in the top leadership role.” After hiring the Rev. Scott Pilarz as president in 2011, Marquette’s Board of Trustees amended its bylaws to allow the university to have a lay president, provided the candidate belongs to the Roman Catholic Church. According to the Rev. Fred Zagone, an assistant to the vice president for university advancement and Humphrey Hall pastoral minister, the religious qualification is essential to the university’s Catholic character. “As a part of the larger Catholic community it only makes sense that our leadership believe, understand and practice that same faith,” Zagone said in an email. “In reality, one can be a very good person and not be a Catholic. At Marquette, we want both. Faith and action are two different things. I believe we are

fortunate in Dr. Lovell in that he appears to have both. Any successful company has a CEO who believes in the product.” Zagone said “only a few” alumni were disappointed with the appointment of a non-Jesuit as president, but like Leonhardt, said Marquette will “have a very viable, visible Jesuit presence on campus that will remain strong.” Marquette joins the ranks of eight other American Jesuit colleges and universities with lay presidents by hiring Lovell. The number of laypersons leading Jesuit universities grew steadily since John Degioia became the first lay president of a Jesuit university by assuming the role at Georgetown University in 2001. Shortly before Lovell’s appointment, Saint Louis University announced Fred Pestello, the current president of LeMoyne College, as its first-ever lay president. In turn, LeMoyne, located in Syracuse, N.Y., is expected to become the first Jesuit college or university to appoint a laywoman, current provost Linda LeMura, as president. With the installation of Lovell

at Maquette and Pestello at Saint Louis University this year, nine of the 28 schools in the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities will have lay presidents. In addition, 63 percent of the 194 U.S. Catholic colleges that belong to the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities are led by laypeople. The Rev. Michael Zeps, an associate professor of history and Cobeen Hall pastoral minister, said Lovell’s Catholic identity and prior outreach to Marquette’s Jesuit community was especially “gratifying.” “I express a rather common sentiment among Jesuits in applauding the selection of Michael Lovell as the first lay president of MU,” Zeps said in email. “The first thing he did was to come to the Jes Res for Mass and dinner the day after the announcement …That made a great impression on us, to celebrate the Eucharist with the president-elect as one of his first semi-official functions.” Many Jesuits were also quick to emphasize that a university is more than just its president, but

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Marquette joins eight other Jesuit universities that have lay presidents.

rather a reflection of the campus community as a whole. “The identity of Marquette has never been defined by just the president or some other individual but is defined by the university in its totality,” Zagone

said. “This distinction has never been, nor will it be, defined by one person or even a few people. It takes the cooperation of the entire community. The role of the president is to be a strong leader of that community.”

Greek life closer to choosing new campus chapters Group seeking to bring new fraternity “impressed” by visits

By Joe Kvartunas

joseph.kvartunas@marquette.edu

Marquette’s fraternities and sororities will soon decide which Greek organizations can establish a colony on campus. This process – called extension for sororities and expansion for fraternities – allows the groups’ governing bodies, Interfraternity Council (IFC) and Panhellenic Council, to add new chapters to Marquette’s Greek community. Both the IFC and Panhellenic Council expansion committees voted for the Greek finalists in early March. The IFC Expansion Committee selected four fraternities out

of a group of 14 that applied to establish a colony at Marquette. The four are Delta Tau Delta, Pi Kappa Phi, Phi Kappa Psi and Delta Upsilon. The catalyst for the fraternity expansion is a three-man interest group interested in establishing a new organization on campus. The group is made up of Thomas Schick, a junior in the College of Arts & Sciences, Jason Kurtyka, a junior in the College of Arts & Sciences, and Matt Walker, a sophomore in the College of Arts & Sciences. The three met with potential organizations as they came to campus for in-person presentations. “Last week was a very exciting, very enjoyable week for the gentlemen of the interest group,” Schick said. “It’s been a lot of fun, personally, to have these conversations with men who are passionate about

Greek life and who are passionate about improving and expanding Greek life.” Three of the fraternities visited last week, with the last one touring Wednesday. Schick said the interest group was “unbelievably impressed” with representatives from the finalist fraternities during the visits. He also said one of the primary differences between the four groups is their approaches to colonization, which is the first step in establishing a new fraternity chapter on a campus. He said each group offers differing levels of support for the interest group during the colonization process. “One group in particular might be more hands-off and let the men on the ground shape it the exact way they want, while other chapters have definitely stressed that they want to send a lot of men and

employees to help in the process,” Schick said. “And we feel that both are beneficial.” The IFC Expansion Committee will deliberate in the coming days to decide which group it will invite to campus. According to Corey Lansing, the assistant dean for student involvement and the Greek system advisor, the decision will be almost entirely up to the interest group, pending IFC approval. Unlike IFC, the Panhellenic push for extension is born out of necessity rather than a specific interest group. Over the past five years, sorority participation at Marquette grew substantially. From 2009 to 2013, the total number of women in each sorority increased by an average of 55. To sustain and increase this growing interest in sorority participation, Panhellenic voted in October for extension.

At the beginning of March, Panhellenic selected three sorority finalists from the 12 national organizations that applied. Alpha Gamma Delta, Gamma Phi Beta and Kappa Delta will visit campus next week to meet with Marquette Greek community leaders. Panhellenic Extension Committee Chairwoman Mary Maruggi, a senior in the College of Arts & Sciences, said she believes the most important factor in making a final decision is the prospective groups’ abilities to fit in with the Marquette community. “It’s always a big part of coming to a Jesuit university of how the organization themselves lives out the Jesuit mission and Ignation ideals,” Maruggi said. “I think that will be a big influence to people.”


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Marquette Theatre puts on Shakespeare’s classic dark tragedy By Brian Keogh

brian.keogh@marquette.edu

Tragedy, madness, humor and action - “Hamlet” has it all. Marquette Theatre’s production of “Hamlet,” opening Tuesday and running until April 13, tells one of William Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies. It’s a story about the pursuit of power, danger, madness and the pitfalls of revenge with a healthy dose of humor to keep things from getting too dark. It revolves around Hamlet who, at the start of the play, is still mourning the death of his father and brooding over the hasty marriage of his mother to his uncle, Claudius, who is now the king of Denmark. Discovering that his uncle murdered his father and usurped his throne, Hamlet sets out to seek revenge. Though the old proverb states, “When you seek revenge, dig two graves,” by the end of this tragedy, an entire graveyard is called for. The complex play requires a

lot of effort from its cast and because of its elite status, is rarely performed on college campuses. “(Hamlet’s) sort of a once in a lifetime thing,” said Maureen Kilmurry, director and professor of acting in the Marquette Theatre Department. “People don’t do ‘Hamlet’ a lot, and colleges don’t really do ‘Hamlet’ a lot.” There is a lot of pressure playing the lead role in the bard’s most famous tragedy, but Kyle Conner, who plays Hamlet, has been doing everything to prepare and make the part his own. “A lot of my ‘Hamlet’ research began back in Christmas break (in 2012),” said Conner, a junior in the College of Communication. “Then, I really wanted to make sure I got into the show because I care about classical pieces a lot.” Playing such a well-known role requires a lot of preparation. Since that break, Conner has, by his own estimate, read the play in its entirety around 33 times to know all the ins and outs of the work in its many versions. “I’m sure there is a give or a take in (that approximation) somewhere,” Conner said. The text was vital in interpreting the work and making sure the actors knew the weight of what they were saying on stage. “Maureen has a very specific way of looking at classical texts,” Conner said. “(She) has a very analytical text based

Kyle Conner (second from right) plays the titular role of Hamlet at the Helfaer Theatre in the Shakespearean drama.

approach ... because when you say the words of Shakespeare, you feel the story coming out.” Conner also watched different movie adaptations to get a feel for all of the portrayals of Hamlet. The cast’s favorite, as well as his own, is a 2009 BBC production with David Tennant in the titular role. “He had a little bit of a lighthearted, if that makes sense, lunacy to his approach,” Conner said, “and I started taking that with this but it didn’t really fit in with the rest of the piece.” All of this research prepared Conner to don his own version of Hamlet’s inky cloak and not just look the part, but actually be Hamlet onstage, at least for a time. “(Kyle) has worked really, really hard,” Kilmurry said. “I know he loves Shakespeare, and he’s making the most of this opportunity.” That hard work includes deciding how to play the famous character. How mad Hamlet really is becomes a major question as the play progresses, as he tries to confront the slings and arrows of fortune. “(Hamlet acts) in a very twisted way that most people wouldn’t expect,” Conner said. In the process, he drives his love interest, Ophelia, played by Jaclyn Villasenor, , mad by killing her father.

“This is my first time being on the main stage,” Villasenor, a sophomore in the College of Art & Sciences, said. “It’s a big deal. I’m really excited about it.” Some scenes required intense physical preparation, like the play’s finale, a violent duel between Hamlet and Laertes, Ophelia’s brother. Before getting on the stage, though, the actors had to learn the basics of swordplay. “We had a fight choreographer come in and teach us two months ago,” said Terrence Morris Jr., a junior in the College of Communication who plays Laertes. “First, it was kind of slow. He was just teaching us the basics, and you can get kinda impatient, ‘cause I know how to step. I know how to stab ... but then when it comes time to actually learn the choreography, you realize how crucial all that stuff really is.” “Obviously when you do shows like ‘A Doll’s House’ or ‘When You Take a Mouse to School,’ you won’t be shoving people off stage or killing them with swords, but I love it,” Conner said. “It sounds a little macabre of me, but I love getting to swing my sword at somebody.” For Morris, the duels are not just part of a climactic end; they fulfill a childhood dream. “I hate that I don’t get to do as much stabbing as Hamlet does,” Morris said. “It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a pretty long

time. I remember growing up and watching movies and stuff, and like, I was a big Power Rangers fan, (so I recreated those) stories with friends. You try to plan it out perfectly and incorporate fight sequences and, ‘OK, I stabbed you,’ and ‘No, you didn’t.’” While Hamlet is the sun at the center of the play, he is surrounded by equally complex characters with their own motivations and stories. Even the comic relief provided by Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, Hamlet’s college friends, and Polonius, the advisor to the court, adds an essential part to the play. “We are the comic relief, so it’s a fun angle to play with as antagonist characters, even if we’re secondary (to) antagonists in nature,” said Patrick Hasselback, a sophomore in the College of Communication who plays Guildenstern. “My favorite bit is when we are making all these dirty jokes about how fortune is a strumpet, and it’s raunchy even for Shakespeare’s time. I would like to see the look on Elizabeth I’s face when she first saw this play at the Globe.” With all of the complexities and emotional highs and lows, performing “Hamlet” leaves the actors exhausted, but triumphant. “‘Hamlet’ especially is all over the place and it’s up and down, up and down, all night for me emotionally,” Conner said.


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Annual Spring Series to showcase modern ballet Milwaukee Ballet swaps tradition for contemporary dance By Hannah Byron Special to the Tribune

A night at the ballet usually consists of visions of elegant ballerinas twirling gracefully in tutus with crisp buns placed neatly on the top of their heads. However, the Milwaukee Ballet’s Spring Series, opening Thursday at the Marcus Center, explores another genre of dance — contemporary. Leslie Rivers, the marketing manager for the Milwaukee Ballet, said the ballet presents two of this kind of series every year. “It’s what we call a triple instead of a long story ballet,” Rivers said. “It’s more shorter and more contemporary ballet. There’s no storyline per se. It’s more just dance.” Although the Spring Series takes place during the spring season, the theme of the series does not necessarily relate to the recent seasonal change. “It’s more that it takes place in the spring,” Rivers explained. “But we do use lively music to

really kind of get everybody energized along with the nice weather with spring coming.” This year’s Spring Series will feature the talent of returning choreographers Mathew Neenan and Amy Seiwert. The Milwaukee Ballet also welcomes celebrated choreographer Vincente Nebrada, the choreographer for “Our Waltzes.” Rivers describes “Our Waltzes” as, “a kind of a blend of ballet and waltzes. It’s really beautiful.” Rivers said the highlight of Spring Series performance for her is the music that accompanies the ballet movement. “The music is always really interesting in Spring Series,” Rivers said. “It’s reduced into some fantastic musicians and bands just by going and enjoying the show. It’s really nice to get a different perspective of dance beyond the story of ballet and to really just see how the music fits the music and watch the creativity come out that way.” This contemporary style of dance contrasts with the Milwaukee Ballet’s recent classical productions, like last year’s “Romeo and Juliet” and “Swan Lake,” but Rivers said she thinks it will be more relatable to students and

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Milwaukee Ballet dancer Valerie Harmon is one of many performers in the 2014 Spring Series, opening tonight.

younger audiences. “I think (Marquette students) will relate to it more than they might imagine,” Rivers said, “because they do use a lot more modern music, a lot more underground bands and

independent label bands, so the music is usually contemporary. The movement is really athletic and interesting to watch. And it’s more affordable than they think it is.”

Tickets are available online or through the Milwaukee Ballet Box Office at (414) 219-1013. Students can get a 50 percent discount if they present their student identification card with the purchase of their ticket.

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Tony Manno,Viewpoints Editor Elena Fransen, Assistant Editor Tessa Fox, Editor-in-Chief Sarah Hauer, Managing Editor Patrick Leary, Sports Editor Joe Kaiser, News Editor Alec Brooks, Copy Chief Rob Gebelhoff, Projects Editor Maddy Kennedy, Visual Content Editor Claire Nowak, Marquee Editor Rebecca Rebholz, Photo Editor

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Wojo needs to set higher ethical standard for team come on guys! cura personalis!

Illustration by Caroline Devane/caroline.devane@marquette.edu

Our view: Steve Wojciechowski, as the new head basketball coach, has the opportunity to set a new precendent for the team, following mishaps in recent years. After his appointment as Marquette’s next president, Michael Lovell outlined some of his criteria for the next head coach of the men’s basketball team. Among these, he said the university would seek a coach who embodied the university’s Jesuit values – one who would be a leader to his players both on and off the court and hold the players to a high standard of ethics and morality. With his comments, Lovell set an important standard for Marquette coaches. Men’s basketball is the most watched sport at Marquette – and also the most scrutinized. This makes Wojciechowski, the new proverbial figurehead for Marquette athletics. The more closely he adheres to the philosophy that guides many students, faculty and staff on campus, the better. Lovell’s criteria are especially pertinent considering the lack of discipline some men’s basketball players showed the past few seasons under former coach Buzz Williams. In 2011, Marquette guard Vander Blue was cited with assault and battery after an altercation with another student at 16th and Wells streets. A few months later, six players were reportedly ticketed at a nightclub in downtown Milwaukee for being underage, though the report didn’t come until three months later. Williams was also the coach when four Marquette student athletes were accused in a case of sexual assault on campus in 2011. This prompted a federal investigation into the university to determine if Marquette violated the Clery Act, which provides guidelines for the reporting of sexual assault cases on college campuses. The allegations in 2011 meant Marquette needed to actively amend its guidelines for reporting sexual assault cases

– but the mending of the university’s image is still ongoing. These incidents reflected poorly on the team and the university in the short term, but the lack of moral leadership allowing them to happen continues to put a strain on the community. If Lovell and other Marquette officials chose Wojciechowski for high moral values in addition to his extensive coaching experience at Duke, then the team is on track to avoid these incidents in the future. The transgressions of the past few seasons should indicate to Wojciechowski the importance of enforcing team policy and setting a positive example. Jesuit values set an appropriate benchmark for how such cases should be handled if they are to happen again. But coaches have more influence than this, especially at a university with a program as popular as men’s basketball. Wojciechowski has an opportunity to hold his players to a standard that not only rebuilds the face of Marquette athletics, but also prevents such problems from occurring again. Lovell was right to look for strong values in a coach. His remarks do not necessarily mean Wojciechowski needs to adhere specifically to Jesuit values. Rather, Lovell stressed the importance of a sustainable value system entering back into Marquette sports. A commitment to a concrete set of values is vital to Marquette athletics moving forward into a new era. If hiring Wojciechowski has fulfilled Lovell’s search for a virtuous leader, then it is a big step in the right direction. As much as Marquette has an opportunity to mend its image with the new hire, Wojciechowski needs to be clear about his commitment to a set of values on par with the Jesuit traditions in his actions as much as his words. The university is installing new leadership in many areas this year, and these openings will continue to be an opportunity for getting university values back on track.

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Nick Biggi 2016 is a ways away. Unfortunately for the American public, though, the campaign for president has already begun, and this time it features a couple of outdated political figures. Time and time again, people talk about how the country focuses on the presidential election too far in advance. Many blame the media, but many politicians unofficially start their presidential campaigns more than four years before the election. Barack Obama won the 2008 election under the promise of “change.” People will have their own opinion of whether that change became a reality, but who will be the person of change in 2016? America wants to see change, and frankly, it still needs it. If Hillary Clinton were to run in 2016, she could become the first female president in United States history. She leads every prospective opponent, Republican and Democrat, in polling with ease. Her policies are in line with Obama’s, and she is an incredibly experienced politician. But that’s the issue. Almost every undergraduate at Marquette was born under Bill Clinton’s presidency. It is well known that Hillary played an active role in shaping public policy throughout her husband’s eight years in the White House. She went on to become a senator, presidential candidate and Secretary of State. We

know Hillary Clinton. Hillary’s greatest obstacle to the presidency is considered to be another familiar name: Bush, Jeb Bush. Two of the last four presidents had the surname Bush. Even disregarding the policies of Jeb’s father and brother, something seems wrong. Both Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush are practiced politicians, but, as far as advocates for change, neither stands out. The United States thrives under the ideals of democracy and the right to vote. This country is not a monarchy, and if the 2016 election were to come down to a Bush–Clinton showdown, it would be far too reminiscent of the 1992 election when Bill Clinton defeated incumbent George H.W. Bush. We would backtrack 24 years instead of moving toward the change the country voted for in 2008 and 2012. News pundits always blab about the state of the Republican Party, and yes, it is experiencing a time of rebuilding. But when it comes to the executive branch in 2016, the Democrats have all their eggs in one basket at this (admittedly early) stage. Obama’s approval ratings are declining constantly, so it is understandable why a candidate like Hillary would be up next in the roll call, but another Clinton isn’t the start of anything new. On the other side, the Republicans have a plethora of young guns in addition to Jeb, a moderate who is known for being lenient on immigration. He’s the former governor of Florida and believes in more funding for education, which he made known a couple of weeks ago when he spoke at the Irving Conference with, you guessed it, Hillary. The American political system should not allow established candidates from a few wealthy families to control Washington. We need someone new if we really expect change to happen. Nick Biggi is a sophomore studying advertising. Email Nick at nicholas.biggi@marquette.edu with any comments or suggestions.

New coach’s last name spawns media resignations Two days into the tenure of new Marquette men’s basketball coach Steve Wojciechowski, dozens of area sports journalists quit their jobs when struggling to spell his last name. The mass resignations included several at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “Wojochochowki, Wojleowski, Wojondhowewffewfguh,” said Clark Carter, a sports writer at the Journal Sentinel, throwing his laptop out the window. “Thanks a lot, Buzz.”

The Associated Press is considering making the official style for Wojciechowski “Wojo,” “Chowski” or “W.” The AP is also considering asking him to change his name or have Marquette pick someone else. The worst mistaken spelling of the new coach’s name was reportedly Wfg rs!viosvjn#novnifoh%gn&8efjef, which made it through editors because no one realized it was wrong.

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Exercising outdoors makes for a better workout

Seamus Doyle As the icy remnants of Milwaukee’s particularly harsh winter finally float down the Milwaukee River, one cannot help but feel the arrival of spring. As the new season begins, there is no better time to leave the confines of your dorm or apartment and exercise. It’s time to abandon the Rec Center and head to nature’s gym – the great outdoors, now that it’s warm out (at least by Wisconsin standards). Before you ask: “Wait, Seamus, don’t you work at the Rec? Weren’t you Feb-

ruary’s Rec Employee of the Month? Are you just trying to make your job easier?” the answer to all of these questions is yes. But just because this is a shameless plug to make my job easier doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t do it. A 2013 article in The New York Times suggested there are physiological benefits to exercising outside rather than inside. “While the allure of the gym — climate-controlled, convenient and predictable — is obvious, especially in winter, emerging science suggests there are benefits to exercising outdoors that can’t be replicated on a treadmill, a recumbent bicycle or a track,” the article said. Working out outside incurs benefits a workout at the gym simply cannot. There’s wind resistance, uphill and downhill running and a terrain that changes throughout your workout when exercising outside. The benefits are not only physical but mental too. Studies show that individuals who embrace the great outdoors when exercising score better on measures of vitality, pleasure, self-esteem and enthusiasm and lower on

depression and tension. Working out at the gym has some undeniable benefits – binge watching “House of Cards” while running on a treadmill comes to mind – but as my high school cross country coach told me, “running is 100 percent physical and 100 percent mental.” Needless to say, my coach was no math teacher. But the lesson rings true. Nurturing the mental aspect of a good workout is important, and something is lost when you focus on Frank Underwood’s malevolent plot to steal the presidency. I recently came across a social media and exercise group called “30 Days of Biking.” It asks you to take a pledge to ride your bike every day in April however far you want, regardless of the weather conditions. “Joining 30 Days of Biking means that even if you’re biking solo, you’re never alone,” the pledge page states. I was the 6,655th person to take the pledge. This past weekend, I walked down into the dingy basement of my apartment that is cluttered with my neighbor’s belongings (honestly, what college stu-

dent has that much stuff?) and I got my bike out of storage. While taking 18 credits and working two jobs, I don’t have much time to bike during the week. The beauty of “30 Days of Biking” is that it’s low intensity. The goal isn’t to win the Tour de France, but simply to get out and ride every day. It could be as simple as riding to class when I’m running late, going down to the lake or taking a long ride along some of Milwaukee and Waukesha counties’ awesome bike trails. Pledging is a fun way to get out and see the city, all while burning off the pizza and Long Islands I had at Victor’s Thursday night. As a quick Google search will confirm, Milwaukee has many great bike and running trails. Both the Hank Aaron Trail and the Oak Leaf Trail offer biking away from busy streets allowing residents to explore the city and reap the benefits of an outdoor workout. Maybe I’ll see you out there. Seamus Doyle is a junior studying international affairs and writing-intensive English. Email Seamus at seamus.doyle@marquette.edu with any comments or suggestions.

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Newly hired men’s basketball head coach Steve Wojciechowski addresses the media and community at his introductory press conference at the Al McGuire Center Tuesday afternoon.

Former Blue Devil says he wants to play the game inside-out By Matt Barbato

matthew.barbato@marquette.edu

Steve Wojciechowski may be known for his stingy defense as a guard for the Duke Blue Devils from 1994-98, but as a coach, he specialized in working with the big men. Wojciechowski’s playing experience as a guard and time spent coaching forwards gives him a unique opportunity to build a well-rounded program. “The great thing is I’ve had varied experiences as a coach,” Wojciechowski said. “I played the perimeter position at a high level,

but I also have coached NBA players who have played in the post. I think really good coaches need to be able to coach all positions, from the bigs to the smalls, and figure out how to use those guys and put them in a position to be successful.” In his introductory press conference Tuesday afternoon, Wojciechowski explained his style of play as hard, aggressive and fastpaced, with everything starting on the defensive end of the floor. “I believe defense is what wins championships and really good defense should lead to offense and exciting and fast play,” Wojciechowski said. “In a perfect world, I want to play aggressive defense, I want to create offense from our defense and I want to play a fun and fast attacking style of offense. I think that’s how kids want to play.” One way Wojciechowski wants to attack offensively is by playing

the game inside-out, which means getting the ball into the paint and kicking it back out to the perimeter. “I think playing inside-out can happen in a lot of different ways,” Wojciechowski said. “Certainly one (way) with the post. Hitting the post, getting the ball inside, putting the pressure on the rim. You can also put the pressure on the rim by driving the basketball. I think attacking the basket through the post and off the drive are two things that I really love as a coach.” This style seems comparable to how Marquette’s roster played under former head coach Buzz Williams and some players said they are on board with it. “I think it fits perfectly,” junior point guard Derrick Wilson said. “I feel like I’m a pretty good defender and when I’m able to get stops we’re able to get out on the break and that’s when I feel like our game

is at its best.” One player who is getting to know the third head coach of his college career is Indiana transfer and redshirt freshman center Luke Fischer. Although he said the process has been hectic, he is enthusiastic about getting started with Wojciechowski. “With all the great players that he’s had at Duke and from what I’ve heard his style is, I’m really looking forward to (learning) from him,” Fischer said. Wojciechowski’s playing and coaching experiences give him a unique advantage as a head coach. He was a prolific guard at Duke, winning the national defensive player of the year award in 1998, but he also worked with some of the best forwards in college and professional basketball. What makes Wojciechowski distinct from other basketball gurus is that he can

offer sound advice for not just the guards, but also the forwards. “I can learn a lot from an alldefensive guard,” freshman point guard John Dawson said. “I can also learn what the forwards like and how and where they like to get the ball.” “It’s just a learning experience,” freshman forward Deonte Burton said. “He’s going to teach me a lot and he knows the game very well.” “He has great guard experience and he knows a lot about the game from great guards at Duke,” Wilson said. “I’m really excited to learn from him.” Wojciechowski’s “varied experiences as a coach” will be instrumental in his tenure at Marquette. His ability to think like a guard and a post could give him varied paths to success in his first head coaching job.

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Wojo: “Marquette is the perfect place for me and my family right now” earlier felt lost when Buzz Williams left the university and felt duped when Shaka Smart wasn’t a done deal, welcomed its 17th coach with fervor. To his credit, Wojciechowski responded with equal gratitude and anticipation in his 25-minute opening address. “I’m both honored and humbled to be standing before you today,” Wojciechowski said. “Thank you all for being here, and thank you John (Ferraro), Father Wild, Bill (Cords) and Dr. (Michael) Lovell for giving me this amazing opportunity.” That humility showed frequently, and those in the audience often cut off the new coach to applaud what he said. Just two minutes after the ovation, the fans in attendance applauded again after he put the moment in the context of his

already storied career. “The game of basketball has been incredibly good to me,” Wojciechowski said. “It’s taken me places that are beyond belief. But today, I stand here and this is the most proud day in my basketball life.” One place Wojciechowski credited multiple times was Duke, where he played from 1994 to 1998 and served as assistant coach and associate head coach under NCAA all-time wins leader Mike Krzyzewski for 15 years. “What I’ve learned from (Krzyzewski), both as a player and as a coach, has been invaluable,” he said. “He’s allowed me to understand just how fun and incredible the game of basketball is, but, when used the right way, how it can change your life. I hope to do

that at Marquette.” Marquette’s student-basketball culture reminded Wojciechowski of Duke’s and he said he plans to promote that similarity as much as possible. “I cannot wait to get to know our students,” he said. “I come from a place where the students at the university and the basketball team are one, and that’s what I want to do here.” Cords and President-elect Lovell also made sure the fans and media knew their new coach worked with the best in the world at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where the US team won gold. “He’s helped some of the most superior athletes in the world as part of USA Basketball,” Lovell said in his opening statement. “You may recognize a few of those players: LeBron James,

Kobe Bryant and even our own Dwyane Wade.” That experience with the best players on the planet struck a chord with many of Marquette’s players, including junior point guard Derrick Wilson. “As a team as a whole, we’re all really confident in him knowing the guys he’s worked with,” Wilson said. “He must be doing something right to be able to coach at that level.” Consistently throughout his speech, Wojciechowski referenced the speed with which the hiring process was conducted. Ultimately, though, he was able to step back and cherish the moment of meeting his new team. “In a whirlwind couple of days, there were things that I will always remember,” he said, beginning to choke up. “Today, a moment that I will always

remember is walking to the locker room the first time and seeing my new team. I could not be more excited to get to work with these guys.” Wojciechowski faces an uphill battle and must hit the ground running in order to keep Marquette’s current roster together and maintain its 2014 recruiting class. However, he has one major goal that he used all the time at Duke to get through the initial adversity. “I want to win every day,” Wojciechowski said. “I want to win every day as basketball players, I want to win every day as students and I want to win every day, most importantly, as people. I think we can all get behind that.”


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Coaching candidates MU could have hired By Kyle Doubrava

kyle.doubrava@marquette.edu

Former Duke assistant coach Steve Wojciechowski was officially hired to replace Buzz Williams Tuesday, ushering in a new era of Golden Eagles basketball. Marquette continues to follow the trend of selecting assistants with little to no head coaching experience. Buzz Williams spent his first 16 years as an assistant at various schools before coaching New Orleans for one season. He was then brought to Marquette, where he served under Tom Crean. Crean led Marquette for nine years without any prior head coaching history. The Golden Eagles courted a number of coaches in their search, and Wojciechowski was the only assistant coach in the mix. Below is a list of suitors who either chose not to fill Marquette’s vacancy or were passed up by the university.

Ben Howland

Brian Wardle

Howland and Marquette engaged in talks last week about arranging a deal. The former Pittsburgh and UCLA coach reached the Final Four in three consecutive years (2006-08) with the Bruins, and his recruiting pull is unquestionably one of his strongest abilities. But that was also Howland’s ultimate downfall at UCLA. Toward the end of his tenure, his players often caused trouble off the court, and Howland rarely used disciplinary actions. Marquette wanted a coach who could easily establish a positive rapport with players. It’s difficult to pass on a coach with a rich winning tradition, and while Howland may have learned his lesson from the

Wojo builds trust through first impression

Trey Killian When Buzz Williams bolted for Virginia Tech, many Marquette students believed his true character was revealed in his final hours with the Golden Eagles. After watching Williams’ replacement give his introductory press conference Tuesday, I believe a great deal of his character has been revealed as well. I was admittedly a little skeptical heading into the Al McGuire Center to see Steve Wojciechowski address both media and the general public. Mainly, I was concerned with the concept of hiring another assistant who might be looking to build his resume over the next three to four years before jumping ship to another program. It’s hard to blame anyone part of a university that’s been jilted back-toback by two of its most successful coaches for being distrustful of the next one up. But while listening to Wojciechowski and getting the chance to talk a little with him oneon-one, one adjective kept coming to mind: genuine. Here was a man who’d left behind the very same conference Buzz Williams jumped to for what Wojciechowski described as “the perfect job” that he’d waited on for years. Rather than a good basketball coach interested in changing the culture of a football school, he’s a good basketball coach excited to succeed immediately in a basketball conference. He’s a man who comes from a school where “the basketball team and student body are one.” His experience at Duke instilled a mindset that the men’s basketball team is a

UCLA debacle, his past will always lurk close behind.

part of the whole university rather than a separate entity. For a program that’s experienced declining attendance in recent years, that’s a breath of fresh air. Wojciechowski talked about his family and even got a little choked up mentioning his wife and children’s impact on his decision. It surprised a few people, but in my mind made him that much more genuine – not necessarily as a coach, but as a person. He clearly values the big decisions in life, as simply addressing his decision prompted an emotional response. There will be plenty of time for stone-cold, emotionless pressers after a loss. But during his introduction, he showed he’s as human and passionate as any of us might be when accepting the biggest job of our careers. After introducing myself to him as a member of the Marquette Tribune, it no longer shocked me that university officials were “blown away” by his interview for the position. He shook my hand saying he was excited to get to work with us before answering my question in full without once acting rushed. Maybe I’m hoping a little too hard for the loyal coach Marquette deserves and buying too much into initial reaction, speech tactics and good PR. The concerns about him eventually leaving for another program were, of course, subdued on Wojciechowski’s first day on the job. But they’ll certainly reappear throughout his Marquette career should he have success, and only then will Marquette know if he truly stands by Tuesday’s list of claims. But as he said to all of us, “I think trust is built by telling the truth and doing your best every day.” For now, Wojciechowski seems content with building up a Marquette program from an already solid foundation and making it his own. And if first impressions mean anything, I believe he will. Trey Killian is a senior from Tampa, Fla., majoring in journalism. Email him at robert.killian@marquette.edu.

Wardle is a familiar face in Marquette basketball lore. The program’s third all-time leading scorer, Wardle played for the Golden Eagles from 1997-2001 and was an assistant coach from 2003-05. Wardle now coaches at UW-Green Bay and led the Phoenix to a 24-7 record this year. Last week, Green Bay expressed its desire to retain Wardle, who has three years left on his contract and is being paid about $133,000 annually. Marquette could certainly have offered him a tremendous amount more, but in the end, the Golden Eagles rolled the dice

on a coach who spent the last 15 years learning under legendary Duke leader Mike Krzyzewski.

Shaka Smart

Cuonzo Martin

Martin interviewed with Marquette Sunday, leaving him and Wojciechowski as the apparent finalists for the job, but the Tennessee coach pulled himself out of consideration Monday. If Martin wanted a buyout from the Volunteers, he would’ve needed to strike a deal yesterday to get his full $2.6 million. His buyout now stands at $1.3 million. It is more logical for Martin to now seek an extension with Tennessee, and that shouldn’t be an issue. The Vols advanced to the Sweet 16 this season as an 11seed, even after taking part in a play-in game.

Despite the rumors early last week that Smart to Marquette was a sure deal, the Virginia Commonwealth coach flat-out said no to Marquette’s offer. This should not come as a surprise. Smart is comfortable in his current job and has a contract that extends as far as 2028. He also declined other highprofile programs in the past like UCLA and Illinois. Smart’s goal is to make the Atlantic-10 a powerful league. The conference sent six teams to the NCAA Tournament, with Dayton making serious noise by advancing to the Elite Eight. His successful past made VCU a destination for athletes across the nation, not limited to the mid-Atlantic.


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Men’s lacrosse stalls against Bellarmine at home Inability to capitalize on the man-up sinks the Golden Eagles By Andrew Dawson

andrew.dawson@marquette.edu

Home field advantage was nonexistent for the Marquette men’s lacrosse team Tuesday night as they fell 10-7 to Bellarmine. Bellarmine (5-4, 0-4), entered the game following a loss in its final conference game that eliminated it from a conference tournament berth. Marquette (3-7, 1-1) was coming off of its first conference win and looked to turn the corner in the final stretch of its season. Instead, the team took a step back. “It wasn’t a close game; Bellarmine was in complete control from the start,” coach Joe Amplo said. “We played a little bit unpoised, and that’s what happens when you don’t come out excited and urgent ... when things don’t go your way you’re going to play a little tighter, and I think that’s what happened to us.” Marquette didn’t show up ready to play. Despite scoring the first goal of the game, the team committed four penalties in the opening quarter and allowed four unanswered goals. Marquette struck twice more before the half, but trailed 5-3 at the break. One of the penalties in the first quarter came from sophomore faceoff specialist Paul Riportella, whose three faceoff violations earned him a minute in the box. At the end of the quarter, Riportella was 0-for-5 at the x and redshirt sophomore K.C. Kennedy replaced him for the rest of the game. The second half was almost identical to the first as Marquette opened the scoring but again went cold. Bellarmine went on a run and led 8-4 heading into the fourth, where the game heated up.

Photo by Valeria Cardenas/valeria.cardenas@marquette.edu

The Marquette men’s lacrosse team (3-7, 1-1) fell to Bellarmine Tuesday night 10-7 due to poor man-up opportunities and defensive breakdowns.

Scoring was scarce and halfway through the quarter Marquette needed a rally. A disallowed goal for Marquette was followed by a good goal from redshirt senior attackman Tyler Melnyk. A goal a minute later from sophomore attackman Henry Nelson brought the team within two. When a two-man advantage presented itself soon after, a comeback looked inevitable. However, nothing came of the men-up chance and the

remaining offensive chances resulted in saves and turnovers. Bellarmine ran out the clock and ran away with the 10-7 victory. “We didn’t come ready to play,” freshman goalie Jimmy Danaher said. “We came out a little bit slow in the beginning of the game, and we just couldn’t comeback and bring it all together.” Despite going cold for long periods of time, the Golden Eagles certainly had their chances. Most of these chances came close to

the net but were either stopped by Bellarmine goalie Will Haas, who made 13 saves, or went wide. At the other end, Danaher played exceptionally making a career-high 14 saves. In a penalty-ridden game, the defense stood tall. The mandown unit went 5-for-6 in penalty kills. Unfortunately, the man-up unit went 1-for-6 and the offense’s inability to finish cost Marquette the game. “We didn’t finish today,” said

Melnyk, who tallied a hat trick. “We had a lot of opportunities on the doorstep that we didn’t finish, hit the goalie or went wide or whatever, so we need to bear down and finish the ball. It was one I though we should have had. We didn’t play our game at points and that really cost us.” The team will head back to practice quickly as Big East play continues Sunday when it travels to face St. John’s.

Summitt to be women’s head coach at La. Tech 23-year-old to lead second-most storied program in NCAA By Jacob Born

jacob.born@marquette.edu

Louisiana Tech hired Marquette assistant women’s basketball coach Tyler Summit as the new head coach of its women’s basketball program Wednesday. “Tyler represents our philosophy of developing cham-

pions in the classroom, on the court and in life,” said athletic director Tommy McClelland at Summitt’s introductory press conference. Summitt, 23, served under coach Terri Mitchell for the past two seasons as the scouting coordinator and an offensive coach. “He grew up in that championship culture, and it is all he knows,” McClelland said. “His reputation as a great recruiter, a rising young star in the coaching business and a passionate leader is known throughout the

nation. We are fortunate to have him lead our women’s basketball program into the future.” Summitt is the son of legendary Pat Summitt, the eight-time NCAA Tournament champion and seven-time NCAA Coach of the Year at Tennessee. “It is a special day for our family, and especially for Tyler, as he is given the reigns to one of the most storied programs in women’s basketball,” Pat Summitt said. “We are excited about the opportunity he has been given and are grateful to Tommy McClelland and

Dr. Leslie Guice for having faith in Tyler. He has been preparing for this day since he was a little boy, and I can assure you he will work very hard and will represent Louisiana Tech University with class.” While a student at Tennessee, Summitt played on the men’s basketball team for two years and served as a student assistant coach for his mother. “As I grew up as a part of the Tennessee Lady Vols program, everything on and off the floor was geared towards competing against Louisiana Tech,”

Tyler Summitt said. “The Lady Techsters were the standard in which excellence in women’s basketball was measured for so long. I am proud to be a part of this storied program.” Summitt goes to a program that is second in all-time wins in the NCAA, only behind Tennessee. He comes into the program after the firing of Teresa Witherspoon. Summitt looks to bring the Lady Techsters back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2011.


The Marquette Tribune | April 3, 2014