Friday, November 21, 2008

Marquette Pregame

We're now less the 24 hours from tipoff between the Milwaukee Panthers and the Marquette Golden Eagles in a men's basketball game at the Bradley Center.
First, some of the basics ...

UWM's game notes are here.
Pregame audio from Rob Jeter is here.
Pregame audio from Ricky Franklin is here.
Pregame audio from Avery Smith is here.

Meanwhile, much of the pregame discussion - including in the above audio files - has surrounded the passing of Rob's father, Bob, a former Packer standout who played on two Super Bowl teams and is in the franchise's hall of fame. So, I thought it was appropriate to link to the articles on Bob from the Journal Sentinel and the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

I can tell you first-hand the outpouring of support for Rob and his family over the last 24 hours has been amazing. Many have inquired about sending flowers and cards, as well as when services would be held. As soon as I have any of that information, I will pass it along here.

As for the game itself, Jim Barbar and Dave Kaplan will have the broadcast on Sports 32, while Bill Johnson's radio call will be on WISN (AM 1130), as always. We will also do a live blog from courtside at the Bradley Center, and then have full postgame coverage on the main site.