2021 recruiting class looks strong

By Joe Laurich, Staff Writer After back-to-back successful recruiting classes, the 2021 class was predicted to be smaller, with a focus on forwards and centers. Xavier did just that, bringing in two bigs in Cesare Edwards and Elijah Tucker.  Xavier lost big men Jason Carter, Bryan Griffin and Daniel Ramsey from last season’s team and have already lost Big East first-teamer Zach Freemantle for the first few weeks of the season due to a stress fracture in his foot.   The 2021 recruiting process was a difficult one, as coaches had to do almost all of their scouting online since in-person … Continue reading 2021 recruiting class looks strong

Xavier announces Brandr partnership

By Joe Laurich, staff writer Last week, Xavier Athletics announced a partnership with The Brandr Group (TBG) that will allow student athletes to profit off their Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) using Xavier’s official trademarks and logos.  The partnership covers all 19 varsity sports and opens up opportunities for Xavier fans to purchase apparel to support their favorite players. Some Xavier athletes took advantage immediately when the NIL policy was passed by the NCAA on July 1. Many, including men’s basketball junior forward Zach Freemantle launched accounts on Cameo. The partnership with TBG will make it easier for players to … Continue reading Xavier announces Brandr partnership

USWNT wins 8-0 in friendly in Cincy

By Joe Laurich, Staff Writer The USA Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT) played an international friendly at TQL Stadium in Cincinnati on Tuesday night, beating Paraguay 8-0 in a blowout. The star for the U.S. was Cincinnati native Rose Lavelle, who kicked off the scoring in the fourth minute, heading in a cross from Casey Krueger. Lavelle also contributed three assists, one of which came in the sixth minute when Lavelle connected with Sophia Smith on a through-ball near the top of the box and Smith scored her first international goal in her first career international start. The 21-year-old is … Continue reading USWNT wins 8-0 in friendly in Cincy