A battled Musketeer: Stainbrook’s transformative journey

By: Tim Wilmes Junior center Matt Stainbrook took his first steps onto the floor at Cintas Center on November 12, 2010 and was greeted by an energized arena and screaming fans. Unfortunately for Stainbrook, his first trip to Xavier was more unnerving than he would have expected in his first college basketball game. “As a freshman starting in my first game, I remember Kenny Frease getting announced with smoke all around and seeing him on the big screen, and my stomach was churning. I felt the butterflies,” Stainbrook said. As the starting center for Western Michigan University, 6-foot 10 Stainbrook … Continue reading A battled Musketeer: Stainbrook’s transformative journey

Xavier’s 2013-14 freshman playmakers

By: Nikhil Jelaji Despite coming up short last season and missing the NCAA men’s basketball tournament for the first time since 2005, the future looks bright for the Xavier Musketeers this year. The 2013-14 season features a freshman class that looks to bring the Musketeers back to the NCAA tournament. The new faces joining the Musketeers are Myles Davis, Brandon Randolph, Jalen Reynolds, Kamall Richards and walk-on Tim Stainbrook (brother of junior center Matt Stainbrook). Davis and Reynolds are returning from academic ineligibility. “It was the first time in a really long time that I had something taken away from … Continue reading Xavier’s 2013-14 freshman playmakers