We look forward to seeing you this week when Marquette University marches to Columbus for the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament!

Register now
for Columbus events

See below for the week’s official event lineup and don’t forget to text MarchWithMU to (414) 751-6555 to opt-in for text alerts about Marquette events during the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.



Golden Eagle Run – Guided City Route | 9:00 a.m. ET
Meet at Historic Columbus Union Station Arch in McFerson Commons Park located at W. Nationwide Blvd. & John H. McConnell Blvd.
Join Columbus native, Kyle Stanley, Comm ’12, for a casual 5K run/walk with fellow Marquette alumni and fans.

Lenten Vigil Mass | 5:00 p.m. ET
St. Patrick Catholic Church | 280 N. Grant Ave., Columbus
Celebrate Mass with Marquette alumni, parents, and friends along with parishioners of St. Patrick Catholic Church.


Blue and Gold Pregame Celebration and Team Sendoff | 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET
Artisan at the Sonesta Columbus Downtown Hotel | 33 E. Nationwide Blvd., Columbus
Please note that team sendoff timing is fluid and contingent upon the team schedule.

Online registration is now closed. Limited walk-in registrations may be available; space is limited. You can also stop by to make a gift and pick up Marquette swag and send-off the team. Contact Kim Perez at kimberly.perez@marquette.edu with questions.


Tipoff: (2) Marquette vs. (7) Michigan St. | 5:15 p.m. ET
Nationwide Arena | 200 W. Nationwide Blvd., Columbus
Please view Nationwide Arena policies, including their bag and cashless policies, on their website.

Due to unprecedented demand and limited ticket availability, we recommend that you look at Ticketmaster.com, TM Verified Resale or another highly reputable ticketing website to secure tickets.



The Greater Columbus Sports Commission in partnership with Nationwide Realty have created a space for each team’s fans to come together during this weekend’s 1st and 2nd round games. Marquette University alumni and fans are invited to gather at the following establishment to catch all the NCAA Tournament action throughout the week:

R Bar Arena | 413 North Front St., Columbus

Text MarchWithMU to (414) 751-6555 to opt in to text alerts about Marquette events during the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.

Please direct any questions or special needs around fan events during the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament to Kim Perez at kimberly.perez@marquette.edu or (414) 288-0347.

Columbus-area Resources


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Support Marquette student-athletes with a gift to the Blue & Gold Scholarship Fund.

Athletic scholarships are imperative to the success of Marquette’s athletic programs. The Blue & Gold Scholarship Fund provides current-use scholarships to help cover the tuition and academic costs associated with the education of Marquette student-athletes.


Pretzel Pack

Alumni, get your “MU” pretzel pack!
Put on your blue and gold -- and then preheat your oven! This MU soft pretzel pack will add the perfect twist to your game-watching party (serves 4-6). You’re sure to work up an appetite as you “ring out ahoya,” so make sure your freezer is stocked with this salty snack that shows off your school spirit! Plus, a portion of each purchase will directly support Marquette through the Bridge to the Future Fund and the St. Joan of Arc Chapel Restoration Fund. Support a local, alumni-owned business and get your pretzel pack now.