I'm already excited and anxious for the upcoming basketball season. And, today, my alma mater - Marquette - helped fuel my fan fire by releasing a new app that is available for free download, thanks to a partnership with Bluechip Athletic Solutions, Inc.
The app is available for both iPhone and Android users and can be found by searching for "Marquette Basketball Official" in the app store.Â As an incentive to download it, you'll get an exclusive look at the teamâ€™s special Jordan Brand "Mascot XX9" shoes, which will be worn on the team's trip to Italy, Aug. 10-20.
The app, now fairly basic, will grow and serve as the teamâ€™s social media hub during the foreign tour and will be a one-stop shop for the latest on the travel party via Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.Â
More content will be added as the season approaches and the app will provide updated info as the year progresses, including exclusive content.
The team is also developing a basketball-specific microsite and its expected launch is scheduled for the fall.