Men’s basketball falls at home, bounces ba

By: Brent Raines ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier men’s basketball team continued its up-and-down play in conference season, winning two out of three games in seven days. The Musketeers (16-9, 7-6) lost in overtime to last-place Creighton at home before beating Providence at Cintas Center and Marquette on the road in Milwaukee. The game against Creighton on Feb. 4 (11-14, 2-10) saw the Bluejays notch only their second conference win of the season in a 79-72 overtime thriller. The loss also put the first “L” in Xavier’s previously unblemished home record, snapping an 11-game win streak. Xavier’s cold shooting from the … Continue reading Men’s basketball falls at home, bounces ba

The fight to keep winning continues

By: Isabel Smith ~Staff Writer~ The Butler Bulldogs handed the Xavier women’s basketball team its second straight loss at home and the team’s third home loss this season. The game was tightly contested throughout but resulted in a tough 58-54 loss for the Musketeers. On Jan. 25 the Bulldogs headed to Cintas Center for an afternoon match-up that was nationally televised on Fox Sports 1. The game benefitted the Cure Starts Now Foundation, raising money for brain cancer research. Each Big East team hosts a game in which ticket and merchandise sales will contribute to research on Lauren Hill’s type … Continue reading The fight to keep winning continues

Athletics sign new deal with Nike

By: Nick McGill ~Sports Editor~ The Xavier University athletics department signed a new deal with Nike that blankets all sports. Since the 2001-02 season, Nike has covered the men’s basketball team. In 2010 the program’s status was newly listed at Nike NTS promo status. With the new deal, the partnership will cover all Division I sports. Nike will be the footwear and apparel provider for all 18 varsity sports on campus. This partnership provides a big name that is in support of Xavier athletics. Nike sponsors many of the top collegiate programs in the country. A vast majority of teams … Continue reading Athletics sign new deal with Nike