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
By: Paul Fritschner ~Staff Writer~ Another season of Xavier basketball is upon us and with it comes a plethora of new faces. Both the men’s and women’s programs are bringing in a new assistant coach, and each has a new recruit. Here is all you need to know about them. Kate Achter – Achter is the newest member of the women’s basketball coaching staff after serving as the associate head coach at St. Bonaventure University. As a player, she is a former All- American point guard. As a coach, she was a member of the staff at St. Bonaventure for five … Continue reading New faces arrive to both programs
By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ First-year basketball players of the Big East Conference gathered together in New York City this past weekend for the first ever “Freshman Fundamentals.” Representing Xavier was freshman forward Kaiser Gates, this year’s lone recruit in contrast to the slew of first-year additions that arrived at Xavier in August 2014. The two-day workshop allowed for the conference rookies to learn about the transition as a basketball player from high school to college, and eventually college to professional. “Freshman Fundamentals” came to fruition as an initiative by Stu Jackson, senior associate commissioner of men’s basketball, and commissioner … Continue reading Big East hosts freshmen basketball players in NYC
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