Superstars show support

By: Ryan O’Toole ~Staff Writer~ In the past few weeks, a time in which America is experiencing turmoil with regards to cases in Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island, athletes have been using their positions in popular culture to take a stance and speak out. The first major move came in an NFL game between the St. Louis Rams and the Oakland Raiders. St. Louis receivers Tayvon Austin and Kenny Britt came out of the tunnel holding their hands in the air, using the “hands up, don’t shoot” gesture. They were soon followed by the rest of the receiving core. The … Continue reading Superstars show support

West, Posey return to campus as James thrives

By: Nick McGill ~Sports Editor~ As Xavier grads David West and James Posey returned to campus and superstar Lebron James made an appearance in Cincinnati, Cintas Center was the place to be as thousands of basketball fans filed into their seats to watch the NBA preseason matchup. The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Indiana Pacers faced off on campus as part of a preseason exhibition before the season begins in late October. Professional basketball has been vacant from Cincinnati for many years. In 1957, the Royals organization was moved to Cincinnati and thrived with players like John Lucas and Oscar Robertson. … Continue reading West, Posey return to campus as James thrives

Sports Opinion: Hope still remains for Cavaliers

By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ Entering November 2013, the Cleveland Cavaliers had one job — finish the season around .500, good enough to be in playoff contention. Fortunately, the playoff contention is still intact due to a poor Eastern Conference outside of Indiana and Miami. The Cavs ride a four-game winning streak into Tuesday’s matchup in Philadelphia only sitting four games out of the eighth and final spot in the playoff picture, not too bad for a team that has underperformed from the top down. Some wonder why such negativity surrounds a hot team going into the second half of … Continue reading Sports Opinion: Hope still remains for Cavaliers