Buccigross’s gift of hockey

By: David Woeltz ~Staff Writer~ Xavier Hockey’s season came to an end last weekend in the program’s first trip to the ACHA Division III Atlantic Regionals. Xavier fell 4-2 to California University of Pennsylvania in a hard-fought matchup that saw the Musketeers concede an empty net goal in the closing minutes. In a season that brought Xavier Hockey to its highest ranking ever at No. 9 in the Atlantic Region, one victory came outside the rink. ESPN anchor John Buccigross, who recently donned a Xavier hockey jersey on SportsCenter, gave Xavier’s senior captain Dar Faroughi a one-semester scholarship of $10,000 … Continue reading Buccigross’s gift of hockey

Fisher out as NYK coach

By: David Woeltz ~Staff Writer~ Another day, another NBA coach fired. Second-year New York Knicks head coach Derek Fisher is the most recent coach to get the axe in a season that has sent five coaches on a job search. Fisher’s Knicks were riding a fivegame losing streak that dropped them to an unimpressive 23-31 mark. The Knicks were expected to miss the playoffs this season due to the lack of talent around Carmelo Anthony, but Fisher’s coaching abilities further exasperated problems. Fisher never figured out the best rotation for his team even with emerging rookie star Kristaps Porzingis posting … Continue reading Fisher out as NYK coach

Xavier demolishes DePaul

By: David Woeltz ~Staff Writer~ Game Story: In a conference that allows little room for error, the Xavier Musketeers (19-2, 7-2 Big East) were able to secure a tougher than expected 86-65 victory at DePaul (7-14, 1-8 BE) after a sluggish start. It looked as if DePaul was ready to upset Xavier for the second straight season at Allstate Center after jumping out to an early 9-0 lead over the Musketeers. Head coach Chris Mack had to turn to his bench early, which contributed 42-points while DePaul’s reserves only notched 12. J.P. Macura scored 10 of his 12 points in … Continue reading Xavier demolishes DePaul