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Looking back at the Sweet Sixteen run

By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ In a season that seemingly started over a year ago with one of the program’s best recruiting classes ever, Xavier men’s basketball turned heads all throughout their 2014-15 campaign. It was late April last year that the team found out they would be losing their top two scorers from 2013-14. … Continue reading

Storylines and the talented teams abound in NBA playoffs

By: Brent Raines ~Sports Editor~ The NBA playoffs are in full swing in what may be on one of the more exciting playoffs in recent memory. Both conferences feature many riveting storylines and great players, even without the presence of great stories such as Paul George’s return and Russell Westbrook’s dominating season. The Eastern Conference … Continue reading

Opinion: Curry leading MVP race

By: Austin Gill ~Copy Editor~ The NBA’s MVP race has been neck-and-neck all season and, with only weeks to go until playoffs, it’s as close as ever. With decorated resumes, Russell Westbrook, James Harden and Stephen Curry remain the top candidates vying for 2015’s distinction. Westbrook has shouldered the load over Oklahoma City’s injury-plagued season … Continue reading

Busy week for men’s basketball

By: Brent Raines ~Staff Writer~ Just because its season is over does not mean that there are not any updates on the Xavier basketball team. Here are just a few as we begin the countdown to Musketeer Madness: Big Man’s Big Weekend After Xavier’s über-talented and Uber-driving senior center broke into the national conscious with … Continue reading

Madness excites

By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ In the midst of gloomy April weather, we remember the madness that dominated our lives forthe past month. From 3-14 upsets to buzzerbeaters and broken brackets to bragging in the face of your friend, not to mention the infamous “I’m taking notes on my laptop today, I swear,” when everyone … Continue reading

Musketeers march on to Sweet 16

By: Brent Raines ~Staff Writer~ After a two-year hiatus, the Xavier men’s basketball team is back in the Sweet Sixteen. Wins against 11-seed Ole Miss and 14-seed Georgia State in Jacksonville, Fla., allow the Musketeers to advance to the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament, where they will face an Arizona team led by a … Continue reading

Xavier dominant as postseason is underway

By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ Xavier men’s basketball spent this past weekend in New York City for the Big East Tournament, falling to Villanova in the championship game. The world-famous Madison Square Garden combined with one of the nation’s most talent-filled conferences made for an action-packed four days that drew attention from basketball enthusiasts coast-to-coast. … Continue reading

Breaking down this season’s bracket

By: Brendan Burris ~Staff Writer~ It’s that time of year again: March. The home stretch of the NBA and NHL seasons, the beginning of baseball, but most importantly, the beginning of March Madness. On March 15, the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee determined the 68-team field and fans across the United States began filling out their … Continue reading

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

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

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