Marquette experts available for Brewers’ playoff run

Oct. 4, 2021

Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Corbin BurnesMILWAUKEE — As the Milwaukee Brewers begin the MLB Playoffs this week, Marquette University has experts available for coverage of the post-season run.

Physics of pitches

Pitching has been the backbone of the Brewers’ success this season. Dr. Jax Sanders, assistant professor of physics in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, is available to break down the aerodynamics behind some of the noteworthy pitches that will be featured this post-season. They can be reached at

Player injuries

Injuries can play a pivotal role in any team’s post-season chances. Dr. Chris Simenz, clinical professor of exercise science in the College of Health Sciences, can provide background on types of injuries, as well as expected recovery timetables. He also can explain the physiology of thrill plays and displays of athleticism. He can be reached at

Sports Marketing

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


Dr. Felicia Miller, chair and associate professor of marketing, is an expert on branding, endorsements and other non-traditional advertising, as well as consumer behavior. She can be reached at


Marquette will not have any alumni on the field for the MLB Playoffs, but you will see and hear some alumni on the airwaves.

For the Milwaukee Brewers, Sophia Minnaert is a 2009 Marquette grad, can be seen on television broadcasts as she serves as the team’s broadcast and digital features content director.

Len Kasper graduated from Marquette in 1993 with a degree in public relations. He is a veteran radio play-by-play announcer and is in his first season with the Chicago White Sox.

Marquette has produced one MLB player, Ralph Shinners, who played parts of three seasons in the 1920s. He was on two pennant-winning New York Giants teams in 1922 and 1923, but unfortunately did not play in either World Series.

Experts are available for additional topics either by searching the Marquette experts directory or by contacting Kevin Conway, associate director of university communication, 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