By: Brendan Burris ~Staff Writer~ Five years ago, a headline such as this was most likely only a dream for Xavier fans, but as the 2016-2017 season approaches, it gets closer to becoming a reality. Chris Mack, entering his seventh season as the Sedler Family Men’s Head Basketball Coach, is becoming one of college basketball’s best and putting his name alongside some of the sports heavyweights. After five seasons as an assistant to coach Sean Miller, Mack took the helm in 2009. Two seasons later, he had already won the Basketball Times Rookie Coach of the Year, followed by the … Continue reading Mack moves into upper echelon of coaches
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
By: Jessica Griggs ~Campus News Editor~ Xavier basketball player JP Macura was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and obstructing official justice last week at an Oakley bar. Macura, 20, was at RP McMurphy’s bar when he allegedly pulled his pants down and then presented responding police officers with a fraudulent I.D. In a complaint filed by police, Macura, who was named the Big East 6th Man of the Year earlier this month, was allegedly “making unreasonable noise or an offensively coarse utterance, gesture or display or communicating unwarranted and grossly abusive language.” The I.D. that Macura gave to the police … Continue reading MACURA ARRESTED, CASE TO FOLLOW
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