Musketeers to play NIT Season Tip-Off Tournament

By Joe Clark, Sports Editor On Nov. 24 and Nov. 26, Xavier men’s basketball will participate in the National Invitational Tournament (NIT) Season Tip-Off Tournament at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.  Xavier’s first game on Nov. 24 will be against Iowa State, who will be playing under first-year Head Coach T.J. Otzelberger. Iowa State has already experienced difficulties early in the season with sophomore center Xavier Foster being dismissed from the program.  If they want to have a successful season, the Cyclones will rely heavily on Minnesota transfer guard Gabe Kalscheur and Penn State transfer guard Izaiah Brockington, as well … Continue reading Musketeers to play NIT Season Tip-Off Tournament

Xavier welcomes two transfers to learn

By Luke Servello The transfer portal has become a key piece of the college basketball landscape, especially in recent years as rule changes have allowed players to immediately become eligible upon transfer.  Xavier was impacted by transfers out this offseason, with Jason Carter, C.J. Wilcher and Daniel Ramsey all leaving the program.  However, Xavier also brought two transfers into the program in former Iowa big man Jack Nunge and former Indiana wing Jerome Hunter.  Nunge brings a towering presence to this Xavier team, listed at seven feet and 245 pounds. Nunge averaged 7.1 points and 5.3 rebounds per game last … Continue reading Xavier welcomes two transfers to learn

Pelicans’ Naji Marshall strives to excel in the NBA

By Will Pembroke, Show Manager In the unlikely event that you’ve been living under a rock for the past month, the NBA season has begun. This season will mark the first time in two years the league is able to start on schedule with fans, thanks to loosening COVID-19 restrictions across the country. As a university, Xavier has shown an ability to produce NBA level talent on a relatively consistent basis.  Arguably the most famous Xavier alumni who has made it to the league is retired forward and NBA champion David West.  Other notable Musketeers who have spent time in … Continue reading Pelicans’ Naji Marshall strives to excel in the NBA