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Rivalry Week

By: Nick McGill ~Sports Editor~ Men roll past Cincinnati and Butler, fall to St. John’s Xavier men’s basketball went into the Crosstown Shootout on Feb. 18 looking to spoil the Cincinnati Bearcats on their home court. After narrowly escaping with a victory at Cincinnati, the Musketeers upset No. 19 Butler at home before losing by … Continue reading

Men’s swimming claims title

By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ Xavier swimming concluded another successful Big East Championship meet this past weekend when they traveled to Ithaca, N. Y. For a second consecutive season, the men’s team brought back a conference championship to Victory Parkway. The team has won the championships both times since joining the conference last fall. Junior … Continue reading

Musketeers continue road struggles

By: Brent Raines ~Staff Writer~ Xavier women’s basketball dropped its only game of the week at Butler as the Bulldogs became the third Big East team to sweep the Musketeers this season. The 71-53 defeat was another rough game for the Musketeers (15-12 overall, 7-9 Big East) who have failed to score more than 63 … Continue reading

Women’s team splits two on the road

By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier women’s basketball team had a full schedule when traveling along the east coast this past weekend. The Musketeers returned to Cincinnati this weekend after splitting two games against conference opponents, beating Georgetown and losing to Villanova. On Feb. 13, the team took down the struggling Georgetown Hoyas in … Continue reading

Baseball evens out record at 2-2

By: Brendan Burris ~Staff Writer~ As Spring Training nears in Major League Baseball, the Xavier baseball team began its season with a 2-2 road trip against Army, Boston College and Wofford in Spartanburg, S.C. The Musketeers first faced a solid Army team, with sophomore left-handed pitcher Brad Kirschner making his first career start for Xavier. … Continue reading

Opinion: NBA All-Star weekend

Stephen Curry, Zach LaVine shine in skills competitions By: Austin Gill ~Copy Editor~ For those reluctant to watch the NBA’s annual All-Star game and its characteristic lack of defense, 2015 offered much of the same. Sunday’s game featured some wild shots and acrobatic finishes, but the low-effort spectacle was, as usual, absurd. The West outlasted … Continue reading

Crosstown Shootout

Previewing the city’s biggest rivalry By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ Feb. 18 marks another chapter in one of the greatest rivalries in all of college basketball as Xavier men’s basketball takes on its crosstown rival, the University of Cincinnati (UC) Bearcats. The matchup between Cincinnati’s two premier college basketball programs dates back to the 1928 … Continue reading

Cincinnati’s favorite rivalry

Staff writer Brent Raines discusses the city’s most heated rivalry and what makes it better to be a Musketeer By: Brent Raines ~Staff Writer~ There are precisely two times over the course of a year when being a Musketeer student especially beats being a Bearcat: when recent graduates are entering the work force in May … Continue reading

Xavier dominant as season is underway

By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ With the teasingly warm weather that blew through Cincinnati this past weekend, baseball enthusiasts are excited for another season at Xavier. The Musketeers began their 2015 tournament season on Feb. 13 and will begin regular season play on Feb. 27 at the University of Louisville. For the Xavier faithful, this … Continue reading

Opinion: NBA All-Star weekend

By: Austin Gill ~Copy Editor~ The 2015 NBA All-Star weekend is fast approaching, and it appears this year’s can’t-miss event is the Footlocker 3-Point Contest. The impressive eight-player field includes the NBA’s top five players in three-point makes this season. Wesley Matthews (Portland) leads the way with the most 3-point field goals made thus far … Continue reading

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