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
By: Kyle Isaacs The inaugural season of the new Big East promises surprising results, intriguing new rivalries and a plethora of exciting intra-conference matchups. This new basketball- centric conference will feature schools with impressive basketball resumes and universities with emerging basketball programs. The combination of these two types of teams will enhance the league’s reputation and provide excellent competition during the conference season. Led by head coach Buzz Williams, Marquette University is the early favorite to secure the league title by experts across the nation. The Golden Eagles return one of the biggest space-eaters in the league in Davante Gardner, … Continue reading Big East prediction: what to expect from XU’s new conference
By: Danny O’Malley After the many rumors of Xavier University joining the Big East proved to be true, XU finds itself among college basketball’s elite in its new conference. As the Big East logo gets painted on the court, placed on Xavier T-shirts and marketed across campus and the Cincinnati area, the Xavier community is eager to see the new set of basketball talent in the 2013-14 season. The conference now consists of Xavier, Butler, St. John’s, Georgetown, Villanova, Creighton, DePaul, Providence, Marquette and Seton Hall. When it comes to examining the teams with the best talent in the league, … Continue reading Big East key players and teams
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