Men’s basketball celebrates success

By: David Woeltz ~Staff Writer~ Xavier basketball reached new heights this season. It also experienced an excruciating low. The 2015-16 team fell short of postseason expectations, but it was one hell of a ride. After reaching the Sweet 16 last season with an unheralded squad, Xavier entered this year with aspirations of a deep tournament run. The Musketeers, who started the season unranked, quickly surpassed preseason expectations in the AdvoCare Invitational. Xavier dismantled rival Dayton in the tournament championship 90-61 to set the stage for a perfect nonconference finish. Freshman point guard Edmond Sumner showed flashes of stardom by leading Xavier … Continue reading Men’s basketball celebrates success

Nova wins title at buzzer

By: David Woeltz ~Staff Writer~ The trophy is back in the Big East and Villanova is hoisting it. Kris Jenkins etched his name in NCAA Tournament history with a game-winning three-pointer as time expired to give Villanova (35-5) a 77-74 victory over North Carolina (33-7). Ryan Arcidiacono found a trailing Jenkins by running a play that the Wildcats have worked on all season. “I didn’t have to say anything in the huddle,” Villanova head coach Jay Wright said. “We have a name for it, that’s what we’re going to do. Just put everybody in their spots.” Only moments before Jenkins’ … Continue reading Nova wins title at buzzer

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