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And for the first time in my life, I understand what it's like to be a degenerate gambler.

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On Wednesday morning, Marquette announced what's going on for the Marquette Madness event on Friday, October 10th.  Let's go through this item by item.

1) Free T-shirts.

As per usual.

2) Team introduction videos

And we already had a teaser of the men's basketball video!


3) Free men's and women's basketball schedule posters

As per usual.

4) Free thundersticks.

I'm not a huge fan of thundersticks, but hey, whatever.

5) Free Qdoba chips & salsa for the first 1,000 in attendance

Well, I'm glad I'm not the guy in charge of telling #1,001 that he's getting boned on the deal, considering the McGuire Center holds 3,700.

6) Dunk contest

Pick against Olympic caliber high jumper Wally Ellenson at your own risk.

7) Men's and women's team scrimmages

As per usual.

8) Post-event autograph sessions

Conveniently, you'll have those giant schedule posters to get signed.

And now here's the capper:

9) COACHES VS PLAYERS THREE POINT CONTEST

OH BABY NOW WE'RE GETTING SOMEWHERE.  I don't know if you've noticed, but the Marquette men's basketball team isn't exactly stocked with high quality three point shooters.  Meanwhile, the coaching staff includes Brett Nelson, Florida's all time three point shooting record holder, and Travis Diener, who didn't get nicknamed "The Babyfaced Assassin" for his health.  Toss in whatever Steve Wojciechowski, Chris Carrawell, Justin Gainey, and Tyler Thornton manage to throw in from long range, and this could be a run away win for the coaching staff.

Unless....

Unless Coach Nelson's offseason shooting program has already shown progress.  I mean, we know that Derrick Wilson's been getting up more shots than he ever has before.....

Nope, taking the coaches.  Now someone find me a bookie who will take my action.

The event gets started 7pm, but you can start lining up outside the Al McGuire Center at 4pm.  Doors will open at 6:30pm.