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Get To Know A Marquette Basketball Opponent: Jacksonville

Name: Jacksonville University

Founded: 1934

Well, Not Entirely: JU started as William Porter University in 1934 and then became Jacksonville Junior College in 1935. It took them until 1950 to have a permanent fixed location as a school, and after merging with the Jacksonville College of Music in 1958, the name became the modern and current Jacksonville University in 1959.

Location: Jacksonville, Florida, obviously.

In The News: On Tuesday, Jacksonville announced that they were shuttering their FCS football program. They’ve been a part of the Pioneer League — which does not allow for scholarships for football — since 1998.