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CFB Playoff spots up for grabs

By: Donnie Menke ~Staff Writer~ College football is nearing the end of the season, and it’s starting to get heated among playoff contenders. With No. 1 Alabama as the only virtual lock, three other spots remain up for grabs. This past weekend produced one of the most chaotic scenarios imaginable, as second-ranked Clemson, third-ranked Michigan … Continue reading

Cross country season closes

By: Julia Haber ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier cross country team concluded its 2016 season on Friday, Nov. 11, in Madison, Wisc. Xavier competed in the NCAA Great Lakes Regional, where the women’s team placed 17th out of 32 teams while the men’s team placed 25th out of 30 teams. At the front of the pack … Continue reading

NFL offering surprising stories

By: Paul Fritschner ~Staff Writer~ This NFL season has proven a bit different than previous years, as ratings are down and teams that don’t typically excel are reigning supreme. As the 2016 season lurks into week 11, we took a look at what has gone on around the league so far. One of the biggest … Continue reading

After loss to Mexico, Americans, Klinsmann, may be in trouble

By: Brendan Burris ~Staff Writer~ For their respective nations, as well as soccer fans around the globe, any matchup between the United States and Mexican national soccer teams is must-see competition. Whether facing each other in “friendly” matches or going head-to-head in a competitive Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) World … Continue reading

Offense propels men’s basketball to 2-0 start

By: Kyle Tooley ~Sports Editor~ The men’s basketball team has opened up the season with a 2-0 start, but only one win left fans with something to cheer about. The Musketeers topped Lehigh in the season opener 84- 81 and dismantled Buffalo in game two by a score of 86-53. The Lehigh game was met … Continue reading

Musketeers take care of Lady Tigers

By: Josh Bozzick ~Staff Writer~ Xavier won its season opener against Tennessee State on Saturday, beating the Lady Tigers 63-54. The victory extended the Musketeers’ streak of seasonopening wins to 17, which dates back to the first season at the Cintas Center. The first quarter of the game ended in a 16-16 tie between the … Continue reading

Men’s soccer halted in Big East tourney

By: Isabel Smith ~Staff Writer~ The men’s soccer team capped off its 2016 fall season in the Big East Quarterfinals. The Musketeers fell to No. 24 Creighton 3-1 on the road at Morrison Stadium. Xavier tried to gain control at the start of the matchup. Junior forward Matt Vasquenza assisted in a goal by redshirt … Continue reading

Cubs capture elusive World Series crown

By: Jack Dunn ~Staff Writer~ The Chicago Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in a 10 inning Game 7 to end the longest championship drought in American sports. The contest led off in historic fashion and excited viewers throughout. In what was supposed to be a duel between two aces, Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler … Continue reading

College basketball makes long-awaited return

By: Luke Feliciano ~Staff Writer~ The regular season of college basketball begins this weekend, with many of the top teams in the country returning to action. We took a look at some of these squads that play outside of the Big East. After having a down year, the Duke Blue Devils are primed to return … Continue reading

New faces arrive to both programs

By: Brendan Burris ~Staff Writer~ As the 2016-2017 Xavier basketball season gets underway, there are plenty of fresh, new faces on both the men’s and women’s sides looking to make a quick impact for their respective teams. Fans will see four new players on the floor for the women’s basketball team, adding depth to both … Continue reading

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