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Marquette's Vander Blue faces assault charges

Posted on: April 19, 2011 11:00 am
 

Posted by Matt Norlander

Some small-town news leaking out of Milwaukee this morning, as Marquette freshman Vander Blue is facing assault and battery charges. Charges that stem from an incident that took place last October. An incident we don't have much information on, but know the matter was dealt with internally at Marquette.

The reason that's so: Blue committed the alleged crime on Marquette's campus and was ticketed for his behavior at 1:30 a.m., October 24. Since it was on MU grounds, Blue was dealt with internally, thus his case remains cloaked, largely.

From the AP:
Marquette spokesperson Brigid O’Brien Miller said the university knew about the incident right after it happened. She said the case was heard within the student conduct code process, but she couldn’t disclose the outcome because of federal privacy rules for students.
A hearing for Blue is scheduled today at Milwaukee Municipal Court.

This news now runs parallel to the pair of sexual-assault cases that have surfaced at Marquette this school year, though none of the Marquette basketball players have been directly and publicly accused in those cases. (Student-athletes have been, however.)

Blue was a nominal role player for the Golden Eagles last season, averaging 5.1 points and 2.8 rebounds per game.

Photo: AP
Category: NCAAB
Tags: Marquette, Police
 
Comments

Since: Jan 30, 2009
Posted on: April 20, 2011 4:28 pm
 

Marquette's Vander Blue faces assault charges

Vander actually has many adult connections of players in the NBA right now. We should no sort of attitude problems through the course of the season at all. This case will get sorted out and he clearly thinks he will win if hes going to court and not taking the disorderly conduct deal. Maymon is irrelevant to Blue, they are different people and Maymon was an idiot as you can see by his production at Tennessee. You also can't judge Vander as "trouble" based on his decision to not play ball at UW.



Since: Sep 5, 2010
Posted on: April 20, 2011 9:59 am
 

Marquette's Vander Blue faces assault charges

@MrHockey... If I were a MU fan I would say the same thing (I'm being serious).  I just don't know about this kid.  His bolt from UW was a little strange, his overall play was awfully erratic all season (albeit his frosh), his buddy Maymon left the program and now this.  I have a soft spot in my heart for Wisconsin kids but he is making this a lot harder than it should be.  Only time will tell but I think this kid needs to find an adult he can trust - and fast - before some really bad actually happens.



Since: Jan 30, 2009
Posted on: April 19, 2011 11:49 pm
 

Marquette's Vander Blue faces assault charges

Gumpy clearly doesnt know what hes talking about. Blue being lazy on defense? He was the second best defender on our team and created numerous fast break opportunities. His offense sucked terrible but I have faith he will work on his shot this summer and he already has shown the ability to get to the rim whenever he wants, now its time to finish. I think Blue will be a stud when it's all said and done, and BB you are wrong about Buzz. The guy can flat out coach and people will see that when all his talent is together next year. It's all Buzz guys and were going to be super talented.



Since: Sep 5, 2010
Posted on: April 19, 2011 11:21 pm
 

Marquette's Vander Blue faces assault charges

@SteelWood... are you high, horribly paranoid or just stupid?  Who said anything about being a criminal?  I was simply talking about "fitting in" with the program and its other players.  As for a Midwestern hillbilly, btw, there is no hyphen in the word "Midwestern", I was born and raised in downtown Chicago while you are from a sh*thole northern redneck town otherwise known as Pittsburgh.  And while you may or may not be a criminal, you are certainly a moron.  Stop jumping to conclusions, learn how to spell, learn a little a grammar, and most definitely learn not to pick arguments with people that are considerably smarter than you.



Since: Dec 20, 2010
Posted on: April 19, 2011 10:24 pm
 

Marquette's Vander Blue faces assault charges

Ok, first off... "small town news"? What the h*ll is that? Milwaukee is not really a small town... It is an MLB and NBA city and the metropolitan area is home to well over 1.5 million people. SO, thats stupid. Big cities aren't just on the coasts.

In regards to the whole MU vs. UW debate, come on. Everyone is happy. Both teams went to the sweet sixteen, both have very different styles of play. Marquette plays a little flashier and has produced more NBA players of late. I prefer MU, but I'm a student there (and I'm from San Diego, so my assessment of Milwaukee as a legitimate city isn't from a biased local). Both teams are great, the rivalry is great. Let's chill on the hate between the fan bases. 



Since: Mar 26, 2009
Posted on: April 19, 2011 7:49 pm
 

Marquette's Vander Blue faces assault charges

I can accept that Badgers Ballers.  My opinion of him is that he cared more about himself than buying into a team mentality.  I agree Bo would have more to offer as a coach. The question is, would Blue accept the coaching, or would he think he was to good to listen.  That's why I think he went to Marquette.  I could be proven wrong, as he has three more years of eligibility left, but I wasn't real impressed with what I saw of him this year in limited action.  The tools are there, but between the ears is another matter.



Since: Jan 25, 2008
Posted on: April 19, 2011 7:34 pm
 

Marquette's Vander Blue faces assault charges

i dont think he regrets passing on wisconsin.  he envisions himself a future pro and at the end of the day being on a team that scores 40-50 points on a fairly regular basis isnt a way to showcase your skills.
You're an idiot. The coaching he would've received at UW-Madison would've been much better, and would've given him a better shot at the NBA.


Sorry, Gump I disagree. Blue was a very good defensive player, and would've been a pretty decent fit at Wisconsin. His regression this year on offense this year compared to how much Josh Gasser fit in while being rated much lower and having a lot less physical gifts then Blue breaks down how much better of a coach Bo is then Buzz. Quite honestly, I don't think Buzz lasts there more then 5 more years.



Since: Mar 26, 2009
Posted on: April 19, 2011 6:17 pm
 

Marquette's Vander Blue faces assault charges

being on a team that scores 40-50 points on a fairly regular basis isnt a way to showcase your skills.


I am so sick of hearing statements like this from people.  The Badgers averaged 68 points per game, while Marquette blew them out of the water with a whopping 75 points per game.  Seven points a game is not nearly as big of a difference as you make it sound.  And boy, did Blue ever do a great job of "showcasing his skills" with his 5 points per game and 16% shooting from beyond the arc.  Like I said earlier, he may have some talent, but he has a long way to go to prove that he is a "future pro".  He may not regret passing on Wisconsin, but I think Wisconsin feels the same about him.  It just wasn't a good match, and both parties are better off without each other.




Since: Feb 4, 2007
Posted on: April 19, 2011 5:57 pm
 

Marquette's Vander Blue faces assault charges

hes requested the case go to court which tells me he probably figures hes not going to be found guilty of anything.  presumably because that was the outcome of the student conduct code process.  i wouldnt read much into him having a scuffle with some guy.

i dont think he regrets passing on wisconsin.  he envisions himself a future pro and at the end of the day being on a team that scores 40-50 points on a fairly regular basis isnt a way to showcase your skills.

as far as the body art goes. body art is a passing fad that occurs every 20-30 years.  kids get tattoos usually in wartime and then when they have kids of their own they pass on the knowledge of how stupid it was to get tattoos to their kids and a tattoo free generation is created.  todays kids wear tattoos like body armor but alas when youre staring in the mirror at age 45 at the tattoo on your breast or what used to be your " guns "  you go tell little johnny or jenny " dont be as stupid as i was ".  its just part of growing up.



Since: Mar 26, 2009
Posted on: April 19, 2011 5:55 pm
 

Marquette's Vander Blue faces assault charges

After Blue decided to back out of his commitment to UW, I was fairly disappointed.  After watching him at Marquette past this season, and now with this coming to light, I am glad the Badgers don't have to deal with this moron.  I'm not saying UW never makes a mistake on a guy's charecter (Diamond Taylor, Sam Okey), or that they are all a bunch of goody two shoes.  From what I saw from Blue, he just doesn't fit.  Lazy defense and a me first attitude don't fit with Bo's Badgers no matter how much talent you may have.  Now I know most people hate the way Bo coaches because it is "slow and boring", but it's what works for the Badgers and their level of player recruitment.  If you don't want to buy into the system, you are not going to be happy or succussful in Madison.  I'm glad Blue was smart enough, or maybe selfish enough, to realize UW wasn't the place for him and took his talents and troubles to Milwaukee.


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