Marquette Basketball Supporters,

What a remarkable season we just witnessed.  We couldn’t be prouder of Coach Smart, our basketball staff, and our student-athletes.  I believe the best is yet to come!

As we navigate the shifting landscape of college athletics, it’s critical we stay at the forefront of changes that impact our ability to compete at an elite level.  We are approaching the two-year anniversary of student-athletes having the opportunity to earn money from their own name, image, and likeness. It has become clear that a robust NIL program is necessary to maintain our level of competitive excellence.  Thankfully, several former student-athletes and alumni have come together to establish Be the Difference NIL.

Led by former basketball student-athlete Travis Diener, Be the Difference NIL is a registered 501(c)(3) dedicated to creating opportunities for our student-athletes to benefit from their name, image, and likeness while positively contributing to our campus and communities at large.  Travis and his colleagues work directly with our student-athletes, in lockstep with our department. I’m pleased to report organizations that are working with, or have worked with, our student-athletes have been delighted by the results.  Our young men and women have proven to be terrific ambassadors for Marquette University.

Thank you for being a part of our team.  We could not honor our commitment of supporting our student-athletes in all facets of their experience without your generosity.  It is truly inspiring.

We Are Marquette.

Bill Scholl