Steele to leave Xavier

By Julia Lankisch, Staff Writer Xavier Basketball and Travis Steele have agreed to part ways as of the morning of Wednesday, March 16. He was originally supposed to coach for two more seasons, with a contract that extended through 2024. He started with the program in 2008 as director of basketball operations, and continued to be promoted through the ranks, being named head coach in 2018. This decision comes on the heels of a win in the first round of the NIT tournament vs. Cleveland State the night before, and he will continue to coach through Xavier’s play in the … Continue reading Steele to leave Xavier

Xavier upset at buzzer Despite loss, future looks bright for the Musketeers

By: Brent Raines ~Sports Editor~ When Bronson Koenig’s fall-away heave somehow found the bottom of the net on Sunday night, what was once Xavier’s most successful and promising season ended in bitter disappointment. With nothing but the Reds to hold Cincinnati sports fans until football season, we might as well take a way-too-early look at the 2016-17 Musketeers. Next year should be promising, as the Musketeers should return most of their players and coaches from this year’s top-five team. Chris Mack is turning into college basketball’s version of Jon Gruden and will likely be mentioned for every power conference opening, … Continue reading Xavier upset at buzzer Despite loss, future looks bright for the Musketeers

Busy week for men’s basketball

By: Brent Raines ~Staff Writer~ Just because its season is over does not mean that there are not any updates on the Xavier basketball team. Here are just a few as we begin the countdown to Musketeer Madness: Big Man’s Big Weekend After Xavier’s über-talented and Uber-driving senior center broke into the national conscious with his outstanding game in the Sweet Sixteen against Arizona, Matt Stainbrook got to spend another weekend in the spotlight. Stainbrook was invited to play in April 3’s Reese’s College All-Star Game for graduating seniors at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Playing for the East, Stainbrook … Continue reading Busy week for men’s basketball