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Notes from the loss to No. 6 Villanova
Villanova is a good team. A very good team. If Xavier’s loss to the Wildcats at their home arena, where they are 10-1, happened at another time, it might not have been as disconcerting as tonight. But it did happen tonight. It extended XU’s skid to three...
Posted: 2/4/2014 1:56 AM in Xavier Sports
James' Manning Rant
Is Peyton Manning one of the best ever after losing 43-8 in the Super Bowl? I answer that and you hear from Manning himself right here:
Posted: 2/3/2014 7:59 PM in James Rapien
Men’s hoops tumbles in RPI
As of Jan. 27, the Musketeers’ men’s hoops team checked in at No. 25 in the NCAA’s official RPI. In today’s edition they dropped to No. 36. Saturday’s home loss to Seton Hall, XU’s only game of the week, was the catalyst. The Pirates today are No. 121...
Posted: 2/3/2014 11:59 AM in Xavier Sports
High marks for XU women’s soccer
The Musketeers’ women’s soccer team punctuated its first winning season since 2005 with a record-setting 3.51 team GPA. Fifteen players made the Dean’s List and three garnered Academic All-Ohio Second Team honors – junior goalkeeper Katie Markesbery (Indian...
Posted: 2/3/2014 11:31 AM in Xavier Sports
Notes from the loss to Seton Hall
Maybe a week between games wasn’t what Xavier needed after all. Both Isaiah Philmore and Matt Stainbrook said there was a lackadaisical feel in the Musketeers’ 68-60 loss to Seton Hall. With so much on the line – the home-court winning streak and a crucial...
Posted: 2/1/2014 6:15 PM in Xavier Sports
XU defense in spotlight vs. Seton Hall
The Musketeers’ men’s hoops team returns to action at noon tomorrow against Seton Hall (12-9, 3-5 Big East) at Cintas Center. The big question is how XU’s defense will emerge after a week-long reboot. “What happens in the locker room sometimes determines...
Posted: 1/31/2014 6:02 PM in Xavier Sports
Super Bowl XLVIII Prediction: The Seahawks Fly High over Manning and the Broncos
I refused to buy into the Seattle Seahawks this season. I picked the New Orleans Saints to upset them in the divisional round of the playoffs. I also doubted this young team could make a Super Bowl run. Now, they face one of the best offensive teams ...
Posted: 1/30/2014 12:00 PM in James Rapien
Wes Welker Gets Videobombed... And It Is Pretty Funny
Wes Welker attended a Knicks game... I don't think anyone saw this coming:
Posted: 1/30/2014 11:12 AM in James Rapien
Baseball players to shave heads April 13
Fourteen Xavier baseball players and coaches will shave their heads after their April 13 home game vs. Villanova as part of a pledge to fight cancer. The team has paired with the Vs. Cancer Foundation and is aiming to raise $10,000 for Cincinnati Children’s...
Posted: 1/28/2014 5:04 PM in Xavier Sports
Semaj Christon named to Big East honor roll
Semaj Christon has made the Big East honor roll for the third time this month. The sophomore guard garnered the accolade after averaging 22.5 points while shooting 54 percent in XU’s 1-1 week. He leads the team (15-5, 5-2 Big East) in scoring (17 ppg),...
Posted: 1/27/2014 1:06 PM in Xavier Sports
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