XUXC runs well in Big East race

By: Chris Behler The Xavier men and women’s cross country teams have shown adaptability this season. With a conference consisting of new teams to compete with in the newly formed Big East, these two squads have had to adjust to some inevitable adversity with a higher set of expectations going forward. They have not disappointed. Last weekend the women took fifth place at the Big East Championship. This feat was a difficult one to achieve, considering the talented competition including No. 3 Georgetown, No. 4 Providence, No. 7 Butler and Villanova. Leading the women were seniors Clare and Abby Fischer, … Continue reading XUXC runs well in Big East race

Where they are now: Amber Harris and Ta’Shia Phillips

By: Chris Behler The Xavier women’s basketball program has had many great players over the years. Ta’Shia Phillips and Amber Harris, graduates of the 2011 class, have perhaps shone the brightest among Xavier women’s basketball players in recent memory. While at Xavier, Phillips was a two-time Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Year, 2008 Rookie of the Year, 2009 A-10 Player of the Year and was selected in 2010 and 2011 as the State Farm Honorable Mention All-American by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association. Additionally, in 2009, 2010 and 2011, she was selected for the All-Atlantic 10 First Team. After … Continue reading Where they are now: Amber Harris and Ta’Shia Phillips

Newswire’s Xavier Basketball Round Table

By: Robert Jamieson We are entering one of the most anticipated basketball seasons in many years, if not because of the potential of the current basketball team but at least for the potential of Xavier sports for years to come. The excitement of a new conference with new opponents has been the center of attention and rightly so. However, there are many other intriguing storylines that shouldn’t be overlooked, and the Newswire sports staff is here to make sure that doesn’t happen. We’ve asked our panel of experts to answer the tough questions that the average fan should know about … Continue reading Newswire’s Xavier Basketball Round Table