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NHL Playoffs Start

By: Andrew Utz ~Staff Writer~ Last Wednesday marked the start of the NHL Playoffs, with 16 teams facing off for the Stanley Cup. Each team has played three to four games. Starting in the Western Conference bracket, the St. Louis Blues and the Minnesota Wild have gone back and forth in Missouri. The Wild stole … Continue reading

Track and Field keeps running

By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ Xavier Track and Field returns to Cincinnati this week, coming off a jam-packed weekend of competition. Starting their weekend early, the team headed to Muncie, Ind. to compete in the Cardinal Invitational at Ball State. There they posted a slew of top-five finishes against major competition such as Kent State, … Continue reading

Women’s soccer completes strong spring

By: Isabel Smith ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier women’s soccer team capped off its spring season with 50-minute matches against the Wright State Raiders and the Capital University Crusaders. The Musketeers picked up wins against Capital and a tie against Wright State. The competition rounded off the short spring season to leave the Muskies with a … Continue reading

Storylines and the talented teams abound in NBA playoffs

By: Brent Raines ~Sports Editor~ The NBA playoffs are in full swing in what may be on one of the more exciting playoffs in recent memory. Both conferences feature many riveting storylines and great players, even without the presence of great stories such as Paul George’s return and Russell Westbrook’s dominating season. The Eastern Conference … Continue reading

Women’s golf season ends after solid finish

By: Brendan Burris ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier women’s golf team just completed their Big East Championship in Daytona Beach, Fla., finishing the tournament in third place out of six competing teams. The tournament, which took place over three rounds from April 16 to 18, was certainly a closely contested tournament. The team completed day one … Continue reading

Golf teams continue strong play

By: Adam Purvis ~Staff Writer~ Men’s golf continued play this past weekend at the NYX Hoosier Invitational in Bloomington, Ind. The team tied for seventh place, and freshman Jose Montaño turned in an individual win for his second tournament victory. During the first day of the invitational, Montaño was tied for the lead in birdies … Continue reading

Notes: Former basketball players thrive

By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ Just weeks after their seasons officially ended, former Xavier basketball players continue to make strides off the court in their post-collegiate careers. Former standout from the women’s team Ashley Wanniger was named the head women’s basketball coach for her alma mater, Colerain High School, where she graduated from in 2010. … Continue reading

Opinion: Reds Can Surprise

By: Brent Raines ~Staff Writer~ The season may only be a week old, but the Reds seem poised to surprise many of the experts. Cincinnati was a popular pick to finish last in the strong National League Central by media powers like ESPN and Sports Illustrated (who must not have realized that the Indians are … Continue reading

Track and field teams continue success

By: Isabel Smith ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier track and field team is off to a good start in April. The Musketeers headed to Oxford, Ohio, to compete in the All-Ohio Championship after the men’s 4×800-meter team shattered a school record in the final day of competition at the Florida Relays the previous weekend. The All-Ohio … Continue reading

Opinion: Curry leading MVP race

By: Austin Gill ~Copy Editor~ The NBA’s MVP race has been neck-and-neck all season and, with only weeks to go until playoffs, it’s as close as ever. With decorated resumes, Russell Westbrook, James Harden and Stephen Curry remain the top candidates vying for 2015’s distinction. Westbrook has shouldered the load over Oklahoma City’s injury-plagued season … Continue reading

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