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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

Women’s conference preview: DePaul’s league to lose

By: Kyle Tooley ~Staff Writer~ Women’s basketball is set to kick off in a few weeks, and there is no basketball more exciting than basketball in the Big East. The Blue Demons of DePaul, for the third straight year, are the coach’s favorite to win the conference, but it will not be an easy road. … Continue reading

A Blessing to One Another

By: Emily Linginfelter ~Copy Editor~ The multimedia exhibit “A Blessing to One Another” retells the story of Saint John Paul II and his relationship with the Jewish community and continues to inspire audiences around the world after its start eleven-year journey. Its narrative began in 2004, when Dr. Yaffa Eliach, a Holocaust survivor and visiting … Continue reading

Alta Gracia

By: Charlotte Cheek ~Staff Writer~ On Oct. 22 the Center for Faith and Justice welcomed the Alta Gracia Worker Tour. Alta Gracia is a Dominican Republic based company that claims to be the, “First-ever apparel factory in the developing world to pay a living wage and demonstrate full respect for workers’ rights.” The company, founded in … 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

Dee Davis going for NBA dream

By: Paul Fritschner ~Staff Writer~ While not as extensive as Major League Baseball’s minor league system, the NBA’s Developmental League is a place where potential NBA players can improve their talent and showcase their skills to NBA teams. Not every NBA team has a D-League team attached to them, as there are only 18 members … Continue reading

Redshirts ready to step up

By: David Woeltz ~Staff Writer~ When Cintas Center opens its doors for college basketball in a few weeks, some familiar faces will be looking to make their first contributions to the Musketeers. Edmond Sumner and Makinde London both sat out last year, but they will be able to add to Xavier’s depth and contribute immediately. … Continue reading