Analysis: Saturday is crucial for Xavier

By Luke Servello, Staff Writer Whether you’re on the “Fire Steele” train or not, you have to acknowledge one thing: The trend of his Xavier teams fading down the stretch is cause for concern.  Xavier lost six of eight to end their season last year, four of six to end their season in 2020 and their 2019 season included a six-game losing streak in the later half of the season.  The 2021-2022 squad has now lost five of six and is moving closer and closer to the bubble after a brutal triple overtime loss against Providence. The Musketeers played well … Continue reading Analysis: Saturday is crucial for Xavier

Xavier baseball 2022 season preview

By Luke Servello, staff writer With the MLB season likely to be delayed due to the lockout, college baseball is sure to get more attention. Xavier’s baseball team is coming off an impressive season and will look to build off of it. The Musketeers will begin their season on Feb. 18 by squaring off with an SEC opponent right out of the gate, the Alabama Crimson Tide. The Tide posted a record of 32-26 last year (12-17 in the SEC) and should provide a good test for Xavier to begin the season.  Xavier, on the other hand, comes off a … Continue reading Xavier baseball 2022 season preview

NFL Conference Championship preview

By luke Servello, Staff Writer The divisional round of the NFL playoffs that took place last weekend provided one of the best rounds of football in playoff history.  Four instant classic games took place as the Bengals, Chiefs, Rams and 49ers advanced to Championship weekend. The hometown Bengals advanced to the AFC championship for the first time since 1988 with a 19-16 win over the No. 1 seeded Titans.  The two championship games shape up to be two more great games. The Bengals will have to do what the entire league has struggled to do since Patrick Mahomes has been … Continue reading NFL Conference Championship preview