Sumner turns pro, relishes opportunity

By: Steve Bartman ~Game Changer~ On March 28, Xavier redshirt sophomore guard Edmond Sumner made his decision to go pro – in computer engineering. He is accepting a specifically created position for him at IBM. “We’re all very excited to have Sumner come aboard,” CEO Ginni Rometty said. “We believe his ability to assist people on the basketball court will come in very handy for the job we have for him.” Sumner has always had a love for computer science and has even said that he’s “upgraded” his own MacBook. IBM believes that these are the exact skills that they … Continue reading Sumner turns pro, relishes opportunity

Sumner out with ACL tear

By: Kyle Tooley ~Sports Editor~ Xavier redshirt sophomore point guard Edmond Sumner tore his ACL against St. John’s Sunday, effectively ending his 2016-17 campaign. The Detroit product was the team’s leader in assists and second on the team in points and steals. As explosive as any guard in the country, Sumner found himself on highlight shows week in and week out. Xavier fans may even have Sumner’s dunk over Cincinnati’s Octavius Ellis as their phone screensaver. Plagued with a shoulder injury throughout much of the season, questions have surrounded the 6’6” Sumner since the year began. A Preseason All-Big East … Continue reading Sumner out with ACL tear

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