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The Marquette Related Tweet Of The Week: 8/5-8/11

There's been a slight change to how the Al McGuire Center looks for volleyball matches.

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Here at Anonymous Eagle, we're hip to all the latest trends on the internet... or so we tell ourselves. We know how much the kids today like to keep in touch and communicate through social media. In particular, we're big fans of the service known the world over as Twitter. Each week, we'll bring you a tweet that we found particularly interesting/funny/thought provoking/ridiculous that has some kind of Marquette connection to it.

I've made no attempt to hide my love for the Sport Court flooring that Marquette Volleyball uses.  If you catch enough of MU's road matches via video streaming, you'll see a lot of teams slapping some tape down on the court in their on campus arena and think that's enough.

It's not.

For starters, it looks terrible.  On top of that, it makes the game slightly harder to watch when there's just a 1" white line on the wood flooring separating in bounds from out of bounds.  With Marquette's Sport Court, the broad blue borders provide a clear definition on that issue.  Plus, the plastic sport court has to at least be slightly more fun to fall down on than a hardwood floor.

So imagine my excitement when I saw this:

AW, YEAH.  Fancy new floor!  From the rolls on the right side of the picture, it appears that this is a rollable floor as opposed to the old floor, which was a bunch of interconnected tiles.  I imagine this has to make it a little softer to land on, and it probably makes it a lot easier for athletics staff to put down and take back up again after matches.

I'm looking forward to the start of the volleyball season, and if you're so inclined, season tickets are already on sale.

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