Newswire’s Xavier Basketball Round Table

By: Robert Jamieson We are entering one of the most anticipated basketball seasons in many years, if not because of the potential of the current basketball team but at least for the potential of Xavier sports for years to come. The excitement of a new conference with new opponents has been the center of attention and rightly so. However, there are many other intriguing storylines that shouldn’t be overlooked, and the Newswire sports staff is here to make sure that doesn’t happen. We’ve asked our panel of experts to answer the tough questions that the average fan should know about … Continue reading Newswire’s Xavier Basketball Round Table

Where is Tu now?

By: Robert Jamieson Where is Tu Holloway now? Holloway was hyped as one of the best guards in the nation his senior year but went undrafted in 2012. He was then signed by the Dallas Mavericks at the end of the summer only to be released right before training camp in October. A month later, the six-foot, 190-pound guard signed with Aliaga Petkim, a Turkish Basketball League team that he thought would further his development and provide him with an opportunity to prove he could play in the NBA. This, unfortunately, did not turn out to be the case when … Continue reading Where is Tu now?

XU Musketeers hoping for Final Four push against Purdue

By: Robert Jamieson The Xavier Musketeers have advanced to the 2001 NCAA Tournament Mideast Regional Championship, more popularly known as the Elite Eight, with a 80-65 win over the top-seeded Tennessee Volunteers Saturday. The Musketeers will play the Purdue Boilermakers for a chance to earn a Final Four berth in St. Louis. Xavier would potentially play the winner of Washington and the Cinderella team Southwest Missouri State. Xavier never trailed in the second half, but the Volunteers never made it easy. With 10 minutes remaining Tennessee forced the 11th and final tie of the game before the Musketeers responded with … Continue reading XU Musketeers hoping for Final Four push against Purdue