Previous coverage of the Marquette University nickname kerfuffle can be found here, here and here.
Denbo, a noted Marquette alumnus, athletic supporter and former classmate of Rick Majerus, weighs in:
The Marquette Gold?????!!!!
What was the MU board of directors thinking???? Do they want a precipitous drop in donations, now that they've pissed off both young and old alumni?
What the hell is that? A sissy soccer team name? A politically correct non-name?
What's the mascot going to be? A nugget, an ingot, a coin, a tooth, a ring, some bling bling?
This is going to make us a laughing stock in the Big East and country-wide.
What a joke!!
Golden Eagles sounds pretty good right now! The Jumpin Jesuit sounds good too. I better put my Warrior T-shirts in the safe deposit box.
Another fan, who is not a Marquette alum, describes the team's new moniker thusly:
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Just because a team is in the Big East doesn't mean it's a Big East team.