Rivalry Week

By: Nick McGill ~Sports Editor~ Men roll past Cincinnati and Butler, fall to St. John’s Xavier men’s basketball went into the Crosstown Shootout on Feb. 18 looking to spoil the Cincinnati Bearcats on their home court. After narrowly escaping with a victory at Cincinnati, the Musketeers upset No. 19 Butler at home before losing by one to St. John’s on the road. As the Musketeers took the floor at Fifth Third Arena, the hostile crowd booed. Way in the back corner of the upper level behind the Xavier bench, a small army of X-treme fans raucously cheered on their Musketeers. … Continue reading Rivalry Week

Classical Piano Series

By: Nick McGill ~Sports Editor~ Acclaimed pianist Bruce Brubaker discusses his passion In anticipation for the Music Series piano concert on Feb. 8, the Newswire sat down with Bruce Brubaker to learn more about his career, what pieces he will be performing and what it takes to become a professional musician. Xavier Newswire: For those of us on campus and in the Xavier community we now have access to the Xavier Music Series, which highlights great performers. What has come to be the greatest joy as a concert pianist? Bruce Brubaker: The reaction of people to music is strong. When … Continue reading Classical Piano Series

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