Marquette Golden Eagles

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The Marquette Golden Eagles are the athletic teams representing Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. They compete as a member of the NCAA Division I level (non-football sub-level), primarily competing in the Big East Conference for all sports since its establishment in 2013. The Golden Eagles are a founding member of the current Big East, having been one of the seven members of the original Big East that broke away to form a basketball-focused league. They had joined the original Big East in 2005, having previously competed in Conference USA (C-USA) from 1995-96 to 2004-05, the Great Midwest Conference from 1991-92 to 1994-95 and the Horizon League from 1988-89 to 1990-91.

The nickname change to "Golden Eagles" came in May 1994. In May 2005, the university changed the nickname to "Gold" but the decision was reversed after public backlash.

On December 15, 2012, Marquette and the other six Catholic, non-FBS Big East schools (the so-called "Catholic 7") announced that they were departing the Big East for a new conference. In March 2013, it was confirmed that the "Catholic 7," along with three other schools, would begin operations that July as a new Big East Conference.

The school's football program disbanded after the 1960 college football season.


Marquette Warriors college football
First Season
Team History
Marquette Warriors (1954-60)
Marquette Hilltoppers (1940-53)
Independent (1892-1960)
Marquette Stadium (1924-60)
Milwaukee County Stadium (1957-58)
Key People
Players • Coaches

Programs by season


Season/Date Opponent Venue
September 29 at Northwestern Dyche Stadium


Season/Date Opponent Venue
October 17 at Michigan State Macklin Field
November 1 at Michigan State Macklin Field


Season/Date Opponent Venue
November 29 at Arizona State Sun Devil Stadium

Men's Basketball

Marquette Golden Eagles men's college basketball
First Season
Team History
Marquette Golden Eagles (1994-present)
Marquette Warriors (1916-94)
Big East Conference (2005-present)
Fiserv Forum (2018-present)
Bradley Center (1988-2018)
Milwaukee Arena (1974-88)
Marquette Gymnasium (1922-74)
Key People
Players • Coaches

Programs by season


Season/Date Opponent Venue
February 5, 1921 vs. Notre Dame Milwaukee Auditorium
Big East Conference (2013-present)
Full members Butler Bulldogs • Creighton Bluejays • DePaul Blue Demons • Georgetown Hoyas • Marquette Golden Eagles • Providence Friars • St. John's Red Storm • Seton Hall Pirates • UConn Huskies • Villanova Wildcats • Xavier Musketeers
Venues Fiserv Forum • Harry A. Gampel Pavilion • Hinkle Fieldhouse • XL Center
Related Big East Conference (1979-2013)
FBS Conferences American Athletic Conference • Atlantic Coast Conference • Big 12 Conference • Big Ten Conference • Conference USA • Mid-American Conference • Mountain West Conference • Pac-12 Conference • Southeastern Conference • Sun Belt Conference
FCS Conferences Big Sky Conference • Big South Conference • Colonial Athletic Association • Ivy League • Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference • Missouri Valley Football Conference • Northeast Conference • Ohio Valley Conference • Patriot League • Pioneer Football League • Southern Conference • Southland Conference • Southwestern Athletic Conference
Other Conferences Current: Big East Conference • West Coast Conference • Western Athletic Conference
Former: Big Eight Conference • Southwest Conference

Defunct College Football Programs
All Schools Boston University Terriers • Carlisle Indians • Marquette Warriors • Texas-Arlington Mavericks