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The fight to keep winning continues

By: Isabel Smith ~Staff Writer~ The Butler Bulldogs handed the Xavier women’s basketball team its second straight loss at home and the team’s third home loss this season. The game was tightly contested throughout but resulted in a tough 58-54 loss for the Musketeers. On Jan. 25 the Bulldogs headed to Cintas Center for an … Continue reading

Opinion: What to know before watching the Super Bowl

By: Adam Purvis ~Staff Writer~ It’s that time of year again. It’s the only time of the year where you actually get to enjoy commercials and spend all day pigging out on wings, nachos and other classic football foods. Yes, it is time for Super Bowl XLIX. The game will feature returning champions, the Seattle Seahawks, … Continue reading

Athletics sign new deal with Nike

By: Nick McGill ~Sports Editor~ The Xavier University athletics department signed a new deal with Nike that blankets all sports. Since the 2001-02 season, Nike has covered the men’s basketball team. In 2010 the program’s status was newly listed at Nike NTS promo status. With the new deal, the partnership will cover all Division I … Continue reading

Men’s team knocks down DePaul, Georgetown

By: Nick McGill ~Sports Editor~ Xavier men’s basketball team continued its home dominance defeating the DePaul Blue Demons Jan. 24 at Cintas Center. After scoring the first basket of the game on an assist from senior center Matt Stainbrook to senior guard Dee Davis, the Musketeer defense struggled to stop the surging Blue Demons. Xavier … Continue reading

Opinion: Coach K notches 1,000 th career win

By: Brent Raines ~Staff Writer~ Maybe he could have done it a week earlier, but Coach Mike Krzyzweski once again saved one of the defining moments of his incredible career for “The World’s Most Famous Arena.” With Sunday’s 77-68 win over St. John’s at Madison Square Garden, Duke University coach Mike Krzyzewski became the first … Continue reading

Women’s team stays even in conference

By: Brent Raines ~Staff Writer~ Xavier’s women’s basketball team split a pair of home games against Big East rivals this past weekend to put its record at 12-7, 4-4 in conference play and now looks ahead to “The Cure Starts Now” match against Butler. On Jan. 16 the Musketeers beat Georgetown 63-55 in Cintas Center to extend their home win streak to seven. … Continue reading

New donation supports head coach position

By: Nick McGill ~Sports Editor~ The Xavier University athletic department is set to receive a large gift to endow the men’s basketball coach position. Tom and Genny Sedler are giving Xavier the largest donation ever to its athletic department. The donation will go exclusively to funding the head coaching position, and this is the first endowed coaching position at Xavier. Endowment of coaching positions has become … Continue reading

Ex-Musketeer leaves Southern Methodist

By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ Early last spring, the Xavier community learned that its beloved men’s basketball team would be losing one of its own following a decision to transfer. Now he is moving on yet again, forgoing the remainder of his senior season to pursue a professional career. Forward Justin Martin left the Musketeer family to finish out his college career at Southern Methodist … Continue reading

Track and field teams hit indoor season hard

By: Isabel Smith ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier men’s and women’s track and field teams competed in two weekend events during the indoor season thus far, taking down several school records in the process: the University of Findlay’s Oiler Opener in December and the two day indoor event at the Kentucky Invitational, Jan. 16-17. The Oiler Opener marked the start of the indoor track and field season. … Continue reading

Swimming season underway

By: Brendan Burris ~Staff Writer~ The second half of the Xavier men’s and women’s swimming teams’ seasons are set to begin as it prepare for the Big East Championships in two months in Ithaca, N.Y. The start of the season was successful for both the men’s and women’s teams. The season for both teams started in September, … Continue reading

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