By: Jessica Griggs ~Campus News Editor~ Xavier basketball player JP Macura was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and obstructing official justice last week at an Oakley bar. Macura, 20, was at RP McMurphy’s bar when he allegedly pulled his pants down and then presented responding police officers with a fraudulent I.D. In a complaint filed by police, Macura, who was named the Big East 6th Man of the Year earlier this month, was allegedly “making unreasonable noise or an offensively coarse utterance, gesture or display or communicating unwarranted and grossly abusive language.” The I.D. that Macura gave to the police … Continue reading MACURA ARRESTED, CASE TO FOLLOW

Xavier upset at buzzer Despite loss, future looks bright for the Musketeers

By: Brent Raines ~Sports Editor~ When Bronson Koenig’s fall-away heave somehow found the bottom of the net on Sunday night, what was once Xavier’s most successful and promising season ended in bitter disappointment. With nothing but the Reds to hold Cincinnati sports fans until football season, we might as well take a way-too-early look at the 2016-17 Musketeers. Next year should be promising, as the Musketeers should return most of their players and coaches from this year’s top-five team. Chris Mack is turning into college basketball’s version of Jon Gruden and will likely be mentioned for every power conference opening, … Continue reading Xavier upset at buzzer Despite loss, future looks bright for the Musketeers

Butler beatdown: Xavier wins big

By: Isabel Smith ~Staff Writer~ After a tough weekday loss to an unranked Creighton squad, the Musketeers went in search of redemption at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Saturday where Xavier defeated the Butler Bulldogs 74-57. The Musketeers improved to 22-3 overall and 10-3 against Big East opponents. The Musketeers started the Creighton game on Feb. 9 going only 2-of-15 from the floor. Xavier looked for a stronger start in the game against Butler. The Musketeers were able to hit four of the initial five shots, two of which were three pointers. The Bulldogs answered with a pair of offensive rebounds that earned … Continue reading Butler beatdown: Xavier wins big