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United States shines in Rio Olympics

By: Paul Fritschner ~Staff Writer~ One of the most universally viewed athletic competitions concluded this past weekend, with the U.S. dominating the competition. The United States entered the Rio Olympics having won the most medals at the previous five summer games, and they were looking to make it six. Not only did they achieve this … Continue reading

Men’s soccer to open with Evansville

By: Donnie Menke ~Staff Writer~ Men’s soccer wrapped up the preseason this week, falling to No. 4 Maryland 3-1. The Musketeers open up the regular season on Friday, August 26, hosting Evansville at XU Soccer Complex, with first touch set for 7 p.m. With the start of the season right around the corner, it is … Continue reading

Women’s soccer tops Purple Aces

By: Josh Bozzick ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier women’s soccer team opened the new season last week with a 2-0 win over Evansville. The victory was the second straight win for Xavier, which defeated the Purple Aces last year 3-2 in overtime. Senior defender Courtney Kobashigawa scored in the 29th minute. It was the first goal … Continue reading

Musketeers prove successful in multiple sports

By: Paul Fritschner ~Staff Writer ~ Another year of incredible athletic achievements is in the books for Xavier athletics, so it’s time to take a look back at some of the notable performances. No sooner had students returned to campus for the fall semester than the men’s soccer team begam its season. Expectations were high for … Continue reading

Men’s basketball celebrates success

By: David Woeltz ~Staff Writer~ Xavier basketball reached new heights this season. It also experienced an excruciating low. The 2015-16 team fell short of postseason expectations, but it was one hell of a ride. After reaching the Sweet 16 last season with an unheralded squad, Xavier entered this year with aspirations of a deep tournament run. … Continue reading

Superstars dominate the professional stage

By: Brendan Burris ~Staff Writer~ 2015 proved to be an amazing year in the professional sports world, full of incredible moments and plays, the end of some of the most storied careers of our times and the emergence of new possible dynasties. Here is a look back at the finals of each of the four major … Continue reading

NHL playoffs heat up

By: Andrew Utz ~Staff Writer~ Now that we are almost done with the first round of the 2016 NHL playoffs, fans can get a good look at who has the momentum to continue on winning throughout the finals. Starting in the East, the Panthers have dropped a game against the Islanders, a wild card team, who … Continue reading

NBA’s final day captivates

By: Kyle Tooley ~Staff Writer~ We’re only a few days into the NBA playoffs, and fans are already starting to get upset. In the first two nights, four games were separated by 25 points or more, Steph Curry didn’t play in the Warriors’ second game and Kevin Durant missed 26 shots in the Thunder’s Game 2 … Continue reading

Basketball notes: Players moving on

By: Brent Raines ~Sports Editor~ After a couple of dramatic heaves from Wisconsin’s Bronson Koenig resulted in an early and disappointing end to Xavier’s season, a flurry of activity has changed the look of next season’s Musketeers. Here is some Xavier basketball news that you need to know as summer approaches: Changing of the guard, but … Continue reading

Opinion: Let pros groom future pros

By: Andrew Utz ~Staff Writer~ Every year at Xavier, the end of season discussion becomes who is going to go pro or not. So far, we have had goalkeeper Dallas Jaye sign with the newly-formed FC Cincinnati as well as some of the basketball team desire to participate in the NBA draft combine. While Jaye does … Continue reading

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