Volleyball continues to roll

By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ In the midst of conference play, Xavier volleyball has been hard at work during the past two weeks, putting together a 2-1 stretch over Butler, Villanova and Seton Hall. Xavier’s head coach Christy Pfeffenberger led the team to Indianapolis on Oct. 3 to steal a victory from home team Butler. The high-octane offense, fueled by 14 kills from junior Abby Bessler, aided the team to a quick victory over the Bulldogs in three straight sets. Xavier dominated the first two sets before being tested in the third and withstanding a valiant Bulldog effort to sweep … Continue reading Volleyball continues to roll

Big East hosts freshmen basketball players in NYC

By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ First-year basketball players of the Big East Conference gathered together in New York City this past weekend for the first ever “Freshman Fundamentals.” Representing Xavier was freshman forward Kaiser Gates, this year’s lone recruit in contrast to the slew of first-year additions that arrived at Xavier in August 2014. The two-day workshop allowed for the conference rookies to learn about the transition as a basketball player from high school to college, and eventually college to professional. “Freshman Fundamentals” came to fruition as an initiative by Stu Jackson, senior associate commissioner of men’s basketball, and commissioner … Continue reading Big East hosts freshmen basketball players in NYC

College Football season kicks off

By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ While Xavier men’s soccer continues to impress, most colleges and universities across the country are coming alive for a new season of college football. I-71 neighbor Ohio State may be the most intriguing team in the nation. Last season, the Buckeyes got off to a rocky start when starting quarterback Braxton Miller hurt his shoulder during training camp. The injury required surgery that sidelined Miller for the entire season, throwing freshman J.T. Barrett into the fire. After squeaking out a win against Navy and suffering an unwarranted loss to Virginia Tech, Barrett catapulted the Buckeyes … Continue reading College Football season kicks off