Track runs at Butler

By: David Woeltz ~Staff Writer~ Xavier track and field competed in its first meet of the outdoor season at the Stan Lyons Invitational hosted by Butler on March 19. The women’s team, led by freshman Kara Robinson’s first place finish in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:05.43, placed fourth out of 12 teams. “Competing in her first 400-meter hurdles in both high school or college, Kara Robinson had our only win of the meet. Coming off a great indoor season in the hurdles, Kara shows a lot of promise in the event. I think this has the potential … Continue reading Track runs at Butler

Women’s basketball bounces back against Butler

By: Josh Bozzick ~Staff Writer~ After a three game skid, a string of games that saw the Musketeers succumb to consecutive losses for the first time all season, a bounce back performance was important to keep any hope of a top finish in the Big East alive. The three game losing streak began Jan. 17 with a home loss against first place DePaul, and ended with two losses on a short road trip to the land in and around New York City. Xavier (15-6, 6-4 Big East) lost both games in the “Big Apple” to Seton Hall and St. John’s. … Continue reading Women’s basketball bounces back against Butler

Butler and Big East mourn Smith

By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ The college basketball community is mourning the loss of 25-year-old Andrew Smith, who died on Jan. 12. Smith played center for the Big East rival Butler Bulldogs during back-to-back national championships in 2010 and 2011. Upon graduation, Smith spent a season playing professional ball in Lithuania before returning home to Indiana in 2013. It was midway through Smith’s only season in Lithuania when doctors found a mass in his chest before he returned to Indianapolis for the official diagnosis.Smith was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in January 2014. With a slight recovery, Smith began working for … Continue reading Butler and Big East mourn Smith