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

Away matches begin

By: Isabel Smith ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier women’s volleyball team posted an impressive performance in its final road match up of the season, defeating the Butler Bulldogs three sets to one. With the victory against their Big East rivals, the Musketeers helped head coach Mike Johnson record his 100th career win. Johnson joined the Xavier family as the school’s ninth volleyball coach in June 2010. He is only the second coach in school history to reach this milestone, following his predecessor, Floyd Deaton, who previously held the position for the 20 seasons. Following a win the week before over the … Continue reading Away matches begin

In case you missed it: a recap of XU sports over Winter Break

By: Tim Wilmes While most of us went back home or visited family over Winter Break, Xavier’s men’s and women’s basketball players were competing against tough opponents and opening up their Big East conference schedules. If you couldn’t watch the games due to traveling or lack of network access, or if you decided to watch Netflix all break, don’t worry: here’s a quick recap to help you catch up on what you might have missed in the world of Xavier sports. Men’s Basketball The men’s basketball team posted a remarkable 5-1 record (3-1 Big East) over Winter Break and had … Continue reading In case you missed it: a recap of XU sports over Winter Break