Men’s b-ball earns second win after sloppy first half

By Joe Clark, Sports Editor Xavier men’s basketball had a rocky second game of the season but managed to secure with a 73-59 win over Kent State on Friday. Xavier’s first bucket came at the 17:36 mark when sophomore forward Colby Jones scored off a putback, but Xavier still trailed 8-2 at the under-16 media timeout. The lead grew to eight at 10-2 before a three by senior guard Paul Scruggs cut it in half with a three with just under 15 minutes to play. Kent State answered back with a made three from Temple transfer Justyn Hamilton. Kent State … Continue reading Men’s b-ball earns second win after sloppy first half

Scruggs leads Xavier to win in opener

By Joe Clark, Sports Editor It certainly wasn’t a pretty , but Xavier kicked off their season with a 63-60 win over Niagara on Tuesday night at Cintas Center. Xavier got out to a 13-5 lead on the strength of four three-pointers, but a 6-0 Niagara run cut that lead to 13-11 with 10:53 left in the first half. A three by junior big man Jack Nunge put the Musketeers up 16-11, and then senior guard Paul Scruggs made Xavier’s first two-point field goal on a fast break layup. Xavier extended their run to 10-0 on a driving layup by … Continue reading Scruggs leads Xavier to win in opener

Venice is flooding…again

By Alex Budzynski, Editor-in-Chief Most tourists spend their days walking at a brisk pace, awestruck by historic monuments, ornate cathedrals, and towering skyscrapers. Their sightseeing is interrupted for one of two things: souvenirs or food. Cheap t-shirts, dinky keychains or warm lattes that are overpriced beyond belief. Now imagine doing all of this while wading through inches of water. That is the current reality for Venetians and hundreds of tourists in the aptly named “City of Water.” Flooding in The Floating City is nothing new and has, in fact, been happening for hundreds of years. Driven by high tides, the … Continue reading Venice is flooding…again