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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

Leah Still continues fighting

By: Ryan O’Toole ~Staff Writer~ It’s been nearly six months since 4-year old Leah Still, the daughter of Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still, was diagnosed with pediatric cancer. She had her cancerous tumor removed toward the end of September, then quickly took on chemotherapy, continuing her fight. Things haven’t been easy for Leah, Devon … Continue reading

Fans get glimpse of season to come

By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ Xavier men’s basketball unofficially began play this past weekend in an exhibition that quickly turned into a 102-68 win over the Division-II Northwood Timberwolves. The grind-it-out process quickly brought the Musketeers to a 6-0 lead over the Timberwolves that would transform into a double-figure lead at 17-7. Each player that … Continue reading

Men’s season ends with senior night

By: Andrew Utz ~Staff Writer~ Cheers rang across the Xavier Soccer Complex as the starting lineups were announced for the soccer match-up on Nov. 7. As part of events for the final home game of the season. Five Musketeers were honored at senior night. The game marked the final home game for seniors Garrett Halfhill, … Continue reading

Volleyball team nears season end

By: Isabel Smith ~Staff Writer~ Xavier women’s volleyball team had back-to-back matches as the regular season nears its end. The Musketeers battled two of their conference rivals, falling to Creighton and defeating a struggling Georgetown team. Sitting atop the Big East standings, the Creighton Blue Jays came to Cintas on Nov. 7 to face the … Continue reading

2015 baseball schedule released

By: Adam Purvis ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier baseball schedule was released on Nov. 5 with marquee matchups against tough Big East opponents. The baseball team finished 30-29 last season, and won the Big East Championship in its first year in the conference to reach the NCAA tournament for the second time in school history. The … Continue reading

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