New MU president talks basketball, religion

CREATED Mar 28, 2014

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  • Feb 15, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Marquette Golden Eaglers center Chris Otule (42) grabs a rebound in front of Xavier Musketeers center Matt Stainbrook (40) and forward Isaiah Philmore (31) in the first half at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports Image by Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

  • Feb 15, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Marquette Golden Eagles guard Jake Thomas (23) drives past Xavier Musketeers guard Dee Davis (11) in the 1st quarter at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Image by Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

  • Feb 15, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Marquette Golden Eagles center Chris Otule (42) and Xavier Musketeers guard Dee Davis (11) fight for a loose ball in the 1st quarter at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Image by Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

  • Feb 15, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Marquette forward Jamil Wilson (0) drives against Xavier forward Erik Stenger (35) in the 1st quarter at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Image by Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

  • Jan 30, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Providence Friars forward LaDontae Henton (23) drives towards the basket as Marquette Golden Eagles guard Derrick Wilson (12) defends during the second half at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Marquette won 61-50. Image by Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

  • Jan 20, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Marquette Golden Eagles guard Derrick Wilson (12) dribbles the ball in the first half against the Georgetown Hoyas at Verizon Center. Image by Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

  • Jan 18, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Butler Bulldogs forward Khyle Marshall (23) attempts to get a shot past Marquette Golden Eagles Forward Jamil Wilson (0) during the first half of the game at Hinkle Fieldhouse against the Marquette Golden Eagles. Butler Bulldogs beat Marquette Golden Eagles 69 to 57 in overtime. Image by Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

  • Jan 18, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Marquette Golden Eagles guard Derrick Wilson (12) dribbles around Butler Bulldogs forward Erik Fromm (4) during the second half of the game game at Hinkle Fieldhouse. Butler Bulldogs beat Marquette Golden Eagles 69 to 57 in overtime. Image by Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

  • Jan 4, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Marquette Golden Eagles forward Davante Gardner (54) during the game against the DePaul Blue Demons at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Marquette won 66-56. Image by Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The president-elect of Marquette University, Mike Lovell,  spoke with Charlie Sykes on 620WTMJ this morning.

Among the topics was the search for a basketball coach.

"I've gotten up to speed on the candidates.  we'll do everything we can to get the best person to Marquette," said Lovell.

He also discussed how he was contacted for the job and the importance of Catholicism in Marquette University's identity.

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