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Opinion: Harden should be named MVP

By: Donnie Menke ~Staff Writer~ The MVP race has been hotly debated all season long. The top two players in the race, Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook and Houston Rockets point guard James Harden, both have strong cases with few weaknesses. Westbrook became the first player to average a triple double for the … Continue reading

2017 NFL Draft preview

By: Luke Feliciano ~Sports Editor~ With the 2017 NFL Draft beginning Thursday night, here is a comprehensive list of the top college standouts hoping to make a splash in the professional league. Deshaun Watson of Clemson is arguably the best quarterback talent for his NFL-caliber arm, precision and ability to perform under pressure. Watson’s agility … Continue reading

Women’s golf finishes season

By: Jack Dunn ~Staff Writer~ After beating out three-time defending champion Seton Hall in the Big East Women’s Golf Championship on April 23, the Xavier women’s golf team finished fourth in the Big East. Before the tournament started, freshman Mikayla Fitzpatrick was named to the All-Big East first team. She has finished in the top-25 … Continue reading

Cavs, Warriors favorites in NBA Playoffs

By: Donnie Menke ~Staff Writer~ The NBA Playoff picture is finally set, after a dramatic finish to close the regular season. The Boston Celtics managed to overtake the Cleveland Cavaliers for the top seed in the Eastern Conference, despite Cleveland holding the spot for most of the year. The Portland Trail Blazers clinched the final … Continue reading

Lowther named top prospect

By: Jack Dunn ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier Musketeers have their first-ever ranked baseball prospect, with junior left-handed Zac Lowther ranking number 99 on Baseball America’s Top 100 MLB Draft Prospects list. Lowther moved into the rotation after making 12 appearances his freshman year. He ranked fourth on the team with a .247 ERA and an … Continue reading

Track and field sets school records on west coast trip

By: Julia Haber ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier track and field team had a busy schedule this past weekend. While a few athletes competed in the All- Ohio Championships at the University of Cincinnati, the remainder of the team started off the weekend across the country in Azuza, Calif., in the Bryan Clay Invitational on April … Continue reading

Athletics makes coaching changes

By: Ivan Reitman ~Concerned Friend~ After having so much success with the coaching staff of the men’s basketball team across the past two seasons, Xavier athletics is attempting to emulate that success in other sports. The women’s basketball team has hired Michael Aykroyd, son of Ghostbusters star Dan Aykroyd, as an assistant coach for the … Continue reading

Sumner turns pro, relishes opportunity

By: Steve Bartman ~Game Changer~ On March 28, Xavier redshirt sophomore guard Edmond Sumner made his decision to go pro – in computer engineering. He is accepting a specifically created position for him at IBM. “We’re all very excited to have Sumner come aboard,” CEO Ginni Rometty said. “We believe his ability to assist people … Continue reading

Stainbrook makes decision to drive down different lane

By: James Andrews ~Doctor~ After a basketball career that saw him go from walk-on to scholarship player, senior Tim Stainbrook is following in his brother’s footsteps to carry on the other family business. Stainbrook is joining the Uber team, looking to make a bit of money before graduation in May. While this may be a … Continue reading

Basketball retains pants, makes Elite 8

By: Gus Raftery ~Manna Man~ For the first time since 2011, Xavier basketball reached the coveted fourth round of the NCAA tournament, a finish that many are crediting to the team’s chemistry, strong defensive performances and exceptional ability to keep their pants on throughout the tournament. “We’re hurting right now, but I was really proud … Continue reading