Men’s Basketball

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Interviewing Shannon Russell

By: Paul Fritschner ~Staff Writer~ Xavier men’s basketball is extensively covered by many online outlets, but there is only one newspaper beat writer for the Musketeers. Her name is Shannon Russell, and she is now in her eighth season covering the team for the Cincinnati Enquirer. Her primary roles are to cover Xavier athletics, especially … Continue reading

Looking ahead to Michigan

By: David Woeltz ~Staff Writer~ Xavier’s non-conference slate continues on Nov. 20 as the Musketeers travel to Michigan to take on the Wolverines and on Nov. 23 as Northern Kentucky visits Cintas Center. The Musketeers’ matchup with Michigan is part of the inaugural Gavitt Tipoff Games, named in honor of Big East founder Dave Gavitt, … Continue reading

Musketeers start down road to the Final Four

By: Paul Fritschner ~Staff Writer~ Exhibition basketball games at the collegiate level alleviate the pain college basketball fans have felt since the final buzzer sounded in Indianapolis in April. After a long, drawn-out preseason of practicing, exhibitions break up the monotony and get the teams ready for regular-season action. The contests also give fans a … Continue reading

Looking ahead to Miami and Missouri

By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ Xavier men’s basketball will kick off the highly anticipated 2015-16 season this Friday night against the nearby Miami University Redhawks. The team will look to continue last season’s Sweet 16 success. The game will mark the debut of freshman forwards Makinde London (who redshirted last season) and Kaiser Gates. With … Continue reading

Renovations coming to Cintas Center

By: Brent Raines ~Sports Editor~ With major changes coming to the fan experience at the Cintas Center, students can look forward to a larger student section. Xavier revealed the changes last week, which mostly revolved around more gathering areas and a revamped seating arrangement. The parts of the renovations that got the most attention were … Continue reading

Musketeer Madness brings big recruits to Cintas

By: Josh Bozzick ~Guest Writer~ Mignight Madness tip-off events are a tradition to kicking off the season for college basketball teams. Getting lost in all the chaos of 3-point shootouts, dunk contests and intrasquad scrimmages is the amount of recruits these events draw. Madness events also serve the purpose of hosting many recruits on campus … Continue reading

Musketeer Madness kicks off new season of Xavier basketball

By: Donnie Menke ~Staff Writer~ Musketeer Madness kicked off the new basketball season last Friday for both the men’s and women’s teams. It included team introductions, a 3-point contest for both teams, a dunk contest for the men, team scrimmages and appearances by former players. During the women’s introductions, Leah Schaefer hoisted a stuffed animal … Continue reading

Opinion: Shootout’s return brings excitement Staff Writer Andrew Utz explains why he and other students are anxious for the game in Cintas

By: Andrew Utz ~Staff Writer~ I never heard of Xavier before I applied in high school. Even while I was filling out my first March Madness bracket my senior year, I still knew little about the basketball culture surrounding the Jesuit university in Cincinnati. Don’t get me wrong. When I stepped on campus for my … Continue reading

Xavier looks forward to a strong Big East

By: Brent Raines ~Sports Editor~ It’s now year three of the new Catholic-flavored Big East, and the 2015-16 season might represent Xavier’s best chance to make a run at a conference title. For the second consecutive season, the media picked the Musketeers to finish fourth in the conference at Big East Media Day. Here is … Continue reading

New faces arrive to both programs

By: Paul Fritschner ~Staff Writer~ Another season of Xavier basketball is upon us and with it comes a plethora of new faces. Both the men’s and women’s programs are bringing in a new assistant coach, and each has a new recruit. Here is all you need to know about them. Kate Achter – Achter is … Continue reading

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