Listen up I have a story to share

By: Brent Raines ~Sports Editor~ If you’re one of the five regular readers of the Newswire, then you know that the Op-Ed section of the last few issues each year gives seniors the opportunity to hand out life advice or whine about how much they’ll miss Xavier. Well, dear reader, I know that you don’t want to read through all that bullshit, so I won’t make you. How about a story instead? There are many anecdotes from my time here that are worthy to tell. Perhaps the best of which came early my freshman year, back when my former roommate had … Continue reading Listen up I have a story to share

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 mostly forwards: In addition to the departures of graduating seniors Remy Abell and James Farr, a trio of Musketeers are leaving earlier than expected. Redshirt junior forward Jalen Reynolds is planning to graduate in May and declare for the 2016 NBA Draft. Both Reynolds and … Continue reading Basketball notes: Players moving on

Reds in for a tough, but exciting, year

By: Brent Raines ~Sports Editor~ Even with one of the best hitters in baseball manning first base, the Cincinnati Reds are probably going to be one of the worst teams in baseball this year. While most fans will turn away from a team likely to drop 90 games, the hardcore fans will still tune in to Fox Sports Ohio to watch the Redlegs battle for fourth place. In honor of MLB finally allowing the Reds to retire Pete Rose’s number, here are 14 things to watch this season. 1.When most folks had moved on to football season, Joey Votto wrapped up … Continue reading Reds in for a tough, but exciting, year