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Tigers stun Crimson Tide in captivating National Title bout

By: Kyle Tooley ~Sports Editor~ After falling just short of a National Championship a season ago, the Clemson Tigers captured the 2017 College Playoff National Championship with a 35-31 win over the Alabama Crimson Tide. The game seemed to be Alabama’s to lose in the early going, with Nick Saban’s squad jumping out to an … Continue reading

Myles Davis rejoins program

By: Paul Fritschner ~Staff Writer~ Saturday, Coach Mack answered questions for about 10 minutes in his postgame press conference. He was giving thorough answers reflecting on the day’s game and where the team stands as a whole when he completely shifted gears. After answering the final question, he reached across the table, grabbed a piece … Continue reading

NFL Playoffs start off slow

By: Kyle Tooley ~Sports Editor~ After a lackluster Wild Card weekend that saw the closest matchup decided by two scores, the NFL Playoffs continue with the Divisional round on Jan. 14 and 15, with two games played on both days. Saturday’s slate will see Seattle travel to Atlanta and Houston take on the Patriots in … Continue reading

Track team opens strong

By: Luke Feliciano ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier track and field team had a successful first meet of the season in Fort Wayne, Ind., at the Mastodon Opener with a total of five individual wins and two school records. The meet included teams such as Butler, Miami (OH), Northern Kentucky, Ball State, IUPUI and Wright State. … Continue reading

Men’s basketball suffers first loss

By: Paul Fritschner ~Staff Writer~ There is usually an underlying theme that runs through Xavier’s big losses, and there is generally an overwhelming frustration that the game was lost through one particular statistic or at one specific point. Last year against Creighton, it was an atrocious shooting performance. Against Villanova, Edmond Sumner was crushed on … Continue reading

Woods return to competitive golf, turns heads in outing

By: Brendan Burris ~Staff Writer~ After what seemed like an eternity away from the game, Tiger Woods returned to competitive golf this past week at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas. Although the tournament had a more relaxed atmosphere than your typical PGA Tour event (only 18 player field, no cut), there were certainly … Continue reading

Women’s basketball races out to 6-0 start

By: Jack Dunn ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier women’s basketball team remains undefeated after a close 61-58 victory over the Michigan Wolverines on Dec. 5. The Musketeers moved to 6-0 while the Wolverines dropped to 7-2. It was one of the closer games of the season, with eight ties and nine lead changes between the two … Continue reading

Swim team delivers at Nationals

By: Julia Haber ~Staff Writer~ Members of the Xavier swim team competed in the AT&T Winter Nationals this past weekend in Atlanta, Ga. The team had several top performances throughout the four-day-long meet. This event is not a team competition but rather a chance for individual swimmers invited to the meet. The times recorded act … Continue reading

Alabama leads group of CFB Playoff teams; Buckeyes third

By: Donnie Menke ~Staff Writer~ The college football playoff bracket was revealed this past Sunday, and there was very little surprise as to how things shook out. Alabama ended up in the top spot, much like the entire season. At No. 2, Clemson jumped Ohio State after winning the ACC championship game against a ranked … Continue reading

Opinion: the Big East is the best conference in men’s basketball

By: Paul Fritschner ~Staff Writer~ The worn out saying, “This isn’t your father’s Big East,” is substantially losing traction as the reformed conference continues to take shape. It is an easy cop-out for many to simply crown the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) the best in the land without considering many of the other stellar conferences. … Continue reading

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