It should be noted that Marquette University is indeed a Roman Catholic affiliated university in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As most of the Christian world knows, tomorrow is the beginning of Lent and Ash Wednesday. As expected, masses will be held throughout the day – as many students in school have different schedules – sometimes night classes or work. Marquette is offering a unique opportunity to its fans before tomorrow night’s game at the Fiserv Forum against Georgetown.
Ash Wednesday in the Christian world is normally a holy day of prayer and fasting. The ashes represent repentance and death, believing that Jesus Christ died so that all sins can be forgiven.
So, if you see multiple fans in the crowd with ashes on their forehead, well, now you know. It’s a big game for Marquette, as they look to build their resume for the NCAA Tournament in March. The last time the Golden Eagles faced the Hoyas, Markus Howard went off. Have a look below: