The Chicago Cubs advanced to the NLCS with a come from behind win against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night.
Wrigley Field is exactly 88 miles from the Marquette University. So there was no shortage of Cubs apparel visible on campus Wednesday morning.
"My parents have been waiting all their lives for this," said Mark Molinaro, a Marquette freshman from Kenosha who was raised a Cubs fan.
Molinaro said many of his friends growing up were Cubs fans also.
"Kenosha is kind of a swing area - since it's right between Chicago and Milwaukee," he said.
According to a university spokesperson, roughly 40 percent of Marquette students are from Illinois. Many of them come from the Chicago area.
"There are a lot of Cubs fans here at school," said Greg Miller, a Cubs fan and Marquette student from Barrington, Illinois. "We show a lot of support."
But the Cubs victory was gut-wrenching to Shane Kealy, a freshman from San Francisco who grew up a Giants fan. Kealy said he lost a bet to friends in his dormitory.
"I have to shave a Chicago Cubs 'C' into my head," Kealy said with a laugh. "None of us are barbers and I don't have any money to spend on it, so it's going to look pretty bad."
Brewers fans are divided on whether to cheer for their divisional rivals.
"I kind of want to cheer for (the Cubs) because I've felt bad for them in years past," said John Teich, a native Milwaukeean and Marquette student.
"I hope they get knocked out," said Brewers fan Debra Lee. "I don't have anything to do with the Cubs."