Experts available as ‘Bucks fever’ continues in Milwaukee

May 14, 2019

Fiserv ForumMILWAUKEE — As the Milwaukee Bucks extend their outstanding 2018-19 season into the NBA Eastern Conference Finals, several members of the Marquette University faculty are available for coverage. 

Please contact any of these experts directly or contact Kevin Conway, associate director of university communication, or Shelby Williamson, senior communication specialist, to set up an interview. Kevin can be reached at (414288-4745 (office) or (414202-9329 (mobile). Shelby can be reached at, (414) 288-6712 (office), or (262) 441-0516 (mobile). 

There will be a distinct “Bucks fever” on campus as the university continues to cheer on the team in the playoffs. The Marquette University Law School put its support on full display Monday with a “Go Bucks Go” display on its four-floor windows overlooking the Marquette Interchange. 

Sports economy 

Dr. Walter Melnik, assistant professor of economics, can help quantify the economic impact of the Bucks’ post-season success on Deer District and the city of Milwaukee. Melnik is available at 

Sports law 

Matthew Mitten is a professor and the executive director of the National Sports Law Institute. One of his specialties is trademarksMitten is available to break down who owns the trademarks for “Fear the Dear” or “The Greek Freak” and what that means. He can be reached at 

Paul Anderson is a professor and the director of the National Sports Law Institute. His specialties include sports business and sports ethics. Anderson is available at 

On-the-court physics 

Melissa Vigil is a laboratory supervisor in the physics department. She can help break down the physics behind many of the exciting plays on the court from Giannis Antetokounmpo dunks to the advantage of being seven feet tall for Brook Lopez on three-point shooting. Vigil is available at  

Sports marketing and advertising 

Dr. Jim Pokrywczynski, associate professor of strategic communication, has presented on and written papers discussing analytics in a sports/event marketing context and brand tracking on social media. Pokrywczynski can be reached at 

Sports medicine 

Dr. Chris Simenz is a clinical professor and practicum coordinator in the College of Health Sciences and can discuss athletic training, sports injury and exercise science. He is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist. If you want to hear how Giannis got so strong or what to expect from a recently-returned Malcolm Brogdon, Simenz can be reached at 

About Kevin Conway

Kevin Conway

Kevin is the associate director for university communication in the Office of University Relations. Contact Kevin at (414) 288-4745 or