Xavier demolishes DePaul

By: David Woeltz ~Staff Writer~ Game Story: In a conference that allows little room for error, the Xavier Musketeers (19-2, 7-2 Big East) were able to secure a tougher than expected 86-65 victory at DePaul (7-14, 1-8 BE) after a sluggish start. It looked as if DePaul was ready to upset Xavier for the second straight season at Allstate Center after jumping out to an early 9-0 lead over the Musketeers. Head coach Chris Mack had to turn to his bench early, which contributed 42-points while DePaul’s reserves only notched 12. J.P. Macura scored 10 of his 12 points in … Continue reading Xavier demolishes DePaul

The guessing game: problems with the AP poll

By: Brent Raines ~Sports Editor~ Imagine the moment you walk into a class for the first time and the professor is forced to assign you a grade based on how well they think you will do. They have no information other than your appearance and they have to grade on a curve. Suddenly you are forced to start from either ahead or behind, based wholly upon a guess at how well you will do. That would not seem to be very fair, but the preseason rankings, compiled in the same manner, are a time-honored tradition in college football. With nearly … Continue reading The guessing game: problems with the AP poll