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NBA All-Star Weekend disappoints

By: Donnie Menke ~Staff Writer~ The NBA All-Star Weekend kicked off on Friday night in New Orleans, delivering mediocre results for what was supposed to be a spectacular weekend. The first event was the All- Star Celebrity game under an East/West format. The highlight of the game came when West Coach and ESPN anchor Michael … Continue reading

Xavier baseball begins title defense

By: Paul Fritschner ~Staff Writer~ The boys of summer, or in this case, the boys of spring, are back in action at Xavier. The baseball team’s season commenced over the weekend as it split a four game series with Troy University. This year is chock-full of expectations for a team that is coming off one … Continue reading

Opinion: Vick isn’t worthy of Hall

By: Luke Feliciano ~Staff Writer~ “I changed the game.” Those were the words of former NFL quarterback Mike Vick as he stated his claim to be a future candidate into the Hall of Fame. Let’s take a moment here and hold our horses because the former Atlanta Falcons standout isn’t going to soar into Canton … Continue reading

XU grad Kokrak finding PGA success

By: Brendan Burris ~Staff Writer~ Those tuning in to this weekend’s PGA Tour Genesis Open in California saw Dustin Johnson run away with the tournament en route to becoming the No. 1 player in the world. Look closely at the leaderboard, though, and you’d also see former Xavier men’s golf player Jason Kokrak (’07), who … Continue reading

Broner, Granados square off at Cintas

By: Jack Dunn ~Staff Writer~ Cintas Center hosted a different type of event over the weekend, as Cincinnati native Adrien Broner won a split decision boxing match over friend Adrian Granados. It was a back-and-forth battle for almost the entire match, with Broner injuring his hand in the first round. In the end he was … Continue reading

Opinion: MLB shouldn’t touch extra innings

By: Donnie Menke ~Staff Writer~ Major League Baseball (MLB) announced that it would be testing new rules for extra innings in the lower levels of the minor leagues, particularly in the Gulf Coast League, a rookie league and in the Arizona League. The new rule would put a runner on second base to start each … Continue reading

Tennis struggles

By: Donnie Menke ~Staff Writer~ The men’s and women’s tennis teams did not find as much success as they would have liked over the weekend, going a combined 1-3 in their matches. The men’s team lost 5-2 at Samford on Saturday and 4-3 at Eastern Kentucky on Sunday, while the women’s team picked up its … Continue reading

Xavier falls to Nova, Bluiett hurt

By: Kyle Tooley ~Sports Editor~ After stringing together four straight wins following the season- ending knee injury to redshirt sophomore point guard Edmond Sumner, the Xavier men’s basketball team fell to the No. 2 Villanova Wildcats on Saturday by a score of 73-57. The defeat at the hands of the defending national champions may not … Continue reading

Patriots stun Falcons in Super Bowl

By: Donnie Menke ~Staff Writer~ There were high expectations heading into Super Bowl LI, as the highest scoring offense in the NFL met the top scoring defense when the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots earned their spots in the biggest game of the NFL season. The game exceeded all expectations, giving fans possibly the … Continue reading

Opinion: Don’t allow one-and-dones

By: Luke Feliciano ~Staff Writer~ The NCAA estimates that the probability of college basketball players going to play professionally in the NBA is only 1.1 percent. That statistic alone raises a question: Why are so many players opting to stay for just one year of college and test the waters of the NBA Draft? Judging … Continue reading

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