Team preview: Marquette

Blue Ribbon Illustrated previews the 2004-05 college basketball season, exclusively on Insider.

Updated: October 20, 2004, 5:13 PM ET
Blue Ribbon Yearbook
Editor's Note: Insider has teamed with Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook, long known as the Bible of college basketball, to provide a comprehensive look at all 326 Division I teams.


Someday, perhaps at a reunion in the Al McGuire Center when both are long retired, the coach and the player will swap stories from the summer of 2004. The old men might even whip out slim cases and show off the contents inside like baby pictures. You can just imagine the coach slipping in a good-natured jibe: "Mine's shinier than yours."

The coach, Marquette's Tom Crean, and the player who revitalized Crean's program two seasons ago, Dwyane Wade, were beneficiaries of precious metals thanks to their participation in USA Basketball last summer.