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Superstars show support

By: Ryan O’Toole ~Staff Writer~ In the past few weeks, a time in which America is experiencing turmoil with regards to cases in Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island, athletes have been using their positions in popular culture to take a stance and speak out. The first major move came in an NFL game between the … Continue reading

Women’s basketball falls short

By: Isabel Smith ~Staff Writer~ After an exciting home overtime win over Robert Morris on Nov. 30, the women’s basketball team fell short of the same success in two road games against St. John’s University and Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). On Dec. 3, Xavier traveled to New York for its Big East opener against … Continue reading

Musketeers back to winning ways

By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier men’s basketball team moved to 6-2 on Dec. 6 with a 97-82 victory over the Alabama Crimson Tide in front of a raucous, record-setting crowd of 10,250. The Musketeers found success through a balanced scoring attack in what has become one the team’s most prevalent themes through these … Continue reading

Soccer season ends after historic run

By: Brent Raines ~Staff Writers~ The men’s soccer team finished off the winningest season in the program’s history with its deepest run ever into the NCAA Tournament. The Musketeers’ tournament run was highlighted by their home NCAA Tournament win against Monmouth in the first round and their 2-1 upset of the No. 5 seed, Indiana … Continue reading

Men’s basketball struggles in Wooden Legacy

By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ Following its hot start to the season, the Xavier men’s basketball team travelled to the west coast to compete in the DirecTV Wooden Legacy held at California State Fullerton in Fullerton, Calif. After opening with a win against University of San Diego, the Musketeers finished the Thanksgiving weekend with pains … Continue reading

Soccer plays in Big East final, will host NCAA game

By: Andrew Utz ~Staff Writer~ Despite a loss in the final round of the Big East tournament, Xavier will host the program’s first home game in an NCAA tournament against the Monmouth University Hawks on Nov. 20. The No. 11 Muskies (13-5-2) received an at-large bid for the NCAA tournament after falling to the Providence … Continue reading

Women’s basketball takes care of business

By: Adam Purvis ~Staff Writer~ The women’s basketball team opened its season with two home games against non-conference opponents. The musketeers won 75-51 on Nov. 5 against the Wofford College Terriers and 89-52 against the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Lions. Xavier quickly made up for the early 7-2 deficit by exploding on a 15-2 run, leaving the … Continue reading

Xavier dominant as season is underway

By: Nick McGill ~Sports Editor~ The Xavier men’s basketball season tipped off on Nov. 14 against the Northern Arizona University (NAU) Lumberjacks at Cintas Center. In front of thousands of eager Musketeer fans, Xavier trounced Lumberjacks 93-60. On a night when fans got their first look at the newly minted Xavier roster, the Musketeers put … Continue reading

Opinion: College football playoff excites

By: Brent Raines ~Staff Writer~ The sports universe has been introduced to the first college football playoffs. Now well into the season, college football has proven this will not be disappointing in any way, shape or form. No other major sport in America has games with crucial postseason implications like college football does. Even the … Continue reading

Away matches begin

By: Isabel Smith ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier women’s volleyball team posted an impressive performance in its final road match up of the season, defeating the Butler Bulldogs three sets to one. With the victory against their Big East rivals, the Musketeers helped head coach Mike Johnson record his 100th career win. Johnson joined the Xavier … Continue reading

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