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Buzz Williams

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Marquette Coach Buzz Williams Leads Team Despite Never Playing College Basketball

It’s a rarity at this level, in any sport, for a head coach to have had no playing experience in college. It hasn’t prevented Williams from guiding Marquette to the Sweet 16 the last two seasons and a 60-30 regular season record in the Big East.

03/18/2013

John Groce. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Wisch: Illini Hoops Defection Is Something To Chew On

At the University of Illinois, the faces may change, but the drama does not.

CBS Chicago–05/31/2012

Marquette head coach Buzz Williams. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: With Shaka Smart Out, Who Does Illinois Turn To Now?

Thomas’ latest rejection has left him in a tough spot. Other candidates now know how much money Illinois is willing to spend.

CBS Chicago–03/21/2012

Jimmy Butler

Former Coach: Intelligence And Versatility Make Butler ‘Really Good’

When Jimmy Butler heard his name called as the 30th overall pick in Thursday night’s NBA Draft, it capped off a long and unique journey from the Tomball, Texas to Tyler Junior College to Marquette University, and ultimately ending with the Chicago Bulls.

670 The Score–06/24/2011

Preston Knowles and Darius Johnson-Odom

Playing In Big East ‘Is The Ultimate Grind’

The NCAA Tournament is one of the most physically and mentally taxing stretches any college basketball player will endure. And the players out of the Big East conference might be the best prepared to take on that challenge.

670 The Score–03/15/2011