It took Clare (Bieker) Liston, Bus Ad ’08, and Tim Liston, Comm ’08, a Sweet Sixteen to close the deal. Though both were members of the Class of 2008, they didn’t meet until a gathering in a Chicago bar where alumni joined to watch the Golden Eagles play Florida in the 2012 Sweet Sixteen matchup. The conversation Clare and Tim launched outlasted Marquette’s loss that night. “When the game started going south, Tim and I started talking and talked for the rest of the night,” Clare says. “If they’d won, we may have been too busy celebrating to really hit it off like we did. Their loss was truly our win.” Bieker and Liston became Liston and Liston when they were wed on May 23, 2015, in Omaha.
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