|Located in downtown Milwaukee, Marquette University was
elevated into college basketball royalty during the 1970s. The story of
Marquette's ascendance as a basketball program can be traced to the hiring of Al
McGuire as head coach for the 1964 season. During his tenure at the helm of
Marquette, the Golden Eagles (then known as the Warriors) would win the 1970 NIT and advance to the Final
Four in 1974. Nevertheless, Marquette was put on the map with its victory over
North Carolina in the 1977 national championship game. The 67-59 victory turned
out to be a fitting sendoff for McGuire, as it was his last game before
In 2003, Marquette returned to the Final Four. Led by coach
Tom Crean and future NBA star Dwayne Wade, the Golden Eagles defeated overall #1
seed Kentucky to reach the Final Four.
The Marquette Golden Eagles were an independent from 1916
until 1989. From 1989-1991, the team played in the Midwestern Athletic
Conference. Between 1995 and 2005, Marquette was in Conference USA. Since 2005,
the team has been in the Big East, bringing its rich basketball history to the
already tradition rich conference.
The numbers of various Marquette greats have been retired
over the years:
Dwyane Wade (#3)
Don Kojis (#44)
Glenn "Doc" Rivers (#31)
George Thompson (#24)
Maurice "Bo" Ellis (#31)
Butch Lee (#15)
Earl Tatum (#43)
Dean Meminger (#14)
Maurice Lucas (#20)
The design of the Marquette Golden Eagles Fabric: Squares
consists of the University's logos over a yellow and blue squared background.
The Marquette Golden Eagles Fabric: Squares is not suitable
for children's sleepwear. This pattern has been licensed by Marquette University
and is for individual consumption only. Any other use of the Marquette Golden
Eagles Fabric: Squares is prohibited and illegal.