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Big East soccer season begins

By: Matt Stainbrook ~Staff Writer~ Both Xavier men’s and women’s soccer teams competed this weekend in Big East play. In front of the home crowd, the men’s team won 1-0 against St. Johns in the Big East opener. Freshman Matt Vasquenza broke free in the 85th minute and scored the lone goal of the game. … Continue reading

Men’s tennis shows strengths

By: Isabel Smith ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier men’s tennis team headed to Kalamazoo, Mich., on Sept. 26 to compete in the Jack Vredevelt Invitational, a three-day tournament hosted by the Western Michigan University Broncos. The Musketeers entered the tournament with a standing record of 27-26 in singles competition and 9-7 in doubles competition. The Musketeers … Continue reading

Volleyball team faces first Big East foe

By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ One week into Big East play Xavier women’s volleyball is still on pace for head coach Mike Johnson’s sixth straight season of at least 20 wins, currently holding a record of 8-6. The Musketeers opened conference play this past Friday in the nation’s capital with a victory against the Georgetown … Continue reading

Opinion: Jeter ends remarkable career in stunning fashion

By: Ryan O’Toole ~Staff Writer~ With one out and a runner on second base in the bottom of the ninth inning in a 5-5 tie-game, time seemed to stand still at Yankee Stadium. Derek Jeter crouched down in the on-deck circle, closing his eyes and bowing his head. The fans rose to their feet, realizing … Continue reading

Reds’ season falls short of expectations

By: Brendan Burris ~Staff Writer~ Coming into the 2014 season, the Cincinnati Reds were a consensus top-10 team in Major League Baseball and were expected to make a heavy push deep into the playoffs. Sports Illustrated’s pre-season projections stated that the Reds would finish the season with a 91-71 record and a wild-card berth into … Continue reading

Hockey season quickly approaches

By: Andrew Utz ~Staff Writer~ With a little more than a week left until the National Hockey League (NHL) season officially begins, Xavier students are strapping on their skates in preparation. The season begins Oct. 8, with the Montreal Canadiens taking on the Toronto Maple Leafs in Toronto. The Columbus Blue Jackets start on Oct. … Continue reading

Big East Digital Network to air all sports

Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ East Conference and FOX Sports announced a new Big East Digital Network (BEDN). This new network will offer fans a free alternative to follow their favorite teams throughout the 100 events that will be streamed through the FOX Sports GO mobile app this year. Using many resources, the two entities hope … Continue reading

Mens soccer downs Bison

By: Andrew Utz ~Guest Writer~ The Xavier men’s soccer team added another win after defeating the Bucknell Bison 1-0. The lone goal came from senior Garrett Halfhill in the 50th minute in the Sept. 20 victory. Halfhill recovered a rebound in the box and found the back of the net. The Xavier defense held Bucknell … Continue reading

Volleyball team continues improving

By: Isabel Smith ~Guest Writer~ Following a tough loss to the Dayton Flyers on Sept. 16, the Xavier women’s volleyball team concluded non-conference action. The Musketeers played the Lipscomb Bison on Sept. 19 at Cintas Center. The team defeated the Bison in four sets with a season-high 20 blocks. The Musketeers’ win keeps Xavier in … Continue reading

Devon Still’s fight is bigger than the game

By: Ryan O’Toole ~Guest Writer~ Over the summer, getting back onto the football field was the main concern for Bengals lineman Devon Still, until his whole world was turned upside down. Still was driving to a dance recital when his daughter, Leah, began to experience pain and fever-like symptoms. He turned the car around and … Continue reading

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