Bearcats, Wolverines and Tigers, Oh My! Staff writer Adam Tortelli breaks down Xavier’s non-conference schedule

By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ Despite coming off a Sweet 16 appearance last spring, Xavier men’s basketball will certainly have its hands full with non-conference opponents this upcoming season in a few marquee matchups. The Musketeers open their season unofficially in an exhibition against the Northwood Timberwolves on Nov. 11. The season officially begins on Nov. 13 against Miami University of Ohio. The first true test for the Musketeers comes earlier than years past against the University of Missouri. As a product of the Southeastern Conference, Missouri is a threat to win any game. Playing in front of a home … Continue reading Bearcats, Wolverines and Tigers, Oh My! Staff writer Adam Tortelli breaks down Xavier’s non-conference schedule

Crosstown Shootout

Previewing the city’s biggest rivalry By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ Feb. 18 marks another chapter in one of the greatest rivalries in all of college basketball as Xavier men’s basketball takes on its crosstown rival, the University of Cincinnati (UC) Bearcats. The matchup between Cincinnati’s two premier college basketball programs dates back to the 1928 season when UC came to play at St. Xavier College’s state-of-the-art Schmidt Fieldhouse. After taking a hiatus for roughly 15 years, the two schools began an annual meeting in which Cincinnati would dominate for the next half of a century. However, Xavier has responded justly, … Continue reading Crosstown Shootout

Cincinnati’s favorite rivalry

Staff writer Brent Raines discusses the city’s most heated rivalry and what makes it better to be a Musketeer By: Brent Raines ~Staff Writer~ There are precisely two times over the course of a year when being a Musketeer student especially beats being a Bearcat: when recent graduates are entering the work force in May and the week of the Crosstown Shootout. For a long time, the University of Cincinnati (UC) always seemed to be the big, fun school. Sure a Xavier degree was worth more, but we didn’t have cool architecture, parties and a football team. Only one of … Continue reading Cincinnati’s favorite rivalry