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

Crosstown Shootout

Previewing the city’s biggest rivalry By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ Feb. 18 marks another chapter in one of the greatest rivalries in all of college basketball as Xavier men’s basketball takes on its crosstown rival, the University of Cincinnati (UC) Bearcats. The matchup between Cincinnati’s two premier college basketball programs dates back to the 1928 season when UC came to play at St. Xavier College’s state-of-the-art Schmidt Fieldhouse. After taking a hiatus for roughly 15 years, the two schools began an annual meeting in which Cincinnati would dominate for the next half of a century. However, Xavier has responded justly, … Continue reading Crosstown Shootout

Cincinnati’s favorite rivalry

Staff writer Brent Raines discusses the city’s most heated rivalry and what makes it better to be a Musketeer By: Brent Raines ~Staff Writer~ There are precisely two times over the course of a year when being a Musketeer student especially beats being a Bearcat: when recent graduates are entering the work force in May and the week of the Crosstown Shootout. For a long time, the University of Cincinnati (UC) always seemed to be the big, fun school. Sure a Xavier degree was worth more, but we didn’t have cool architecture, parties and a football team. Only one of … Continue reading Cincinnati’s favorite rivalry