Musketeers Charge Past Bison

This was one of those games to use as a tune-up, a means to an end in improvement before the impending top 10 showdown Saturday afternoon. A comfortable win for the Musketeers was expected, but the quality of the performance showed in the game was a step above. Continue reading “Musketeers Charge Past Bison”

Musketeers Return Cornsword to Cintas in Win over Panthers

The inaugural Cornsword trophy has found a home in Cincinnati after Xavier’s 64-42 victory over the Northern Iowa Panthers. The Musketeers, who beat the Panthers in the Tire Pros Invitation championship game on Sunday, move to 6-0 on the season. Continue reading “Musketeers Return Cornsword to Cintas in Win over Panthers”

The Gates are Open

If you want to read a preview of tomorrow’s game against Northern Iowa, we already have one for you! Check it out here. Because of the scheduling quirk, another Battle for the Cornsword will take place tomorrow, this time at the Cintas Center, against a Panthers team that Xavier just vanquished on Sunday. So, the player preview from Saturday still applies. Continue reading “The Gates are Open”

Musketeers win the Battle for the Cornsword, aka the Tire Pros Invitational

Early season tournaments used to be the bane of Xavier basketball’s existence. Around the time your stomach was full with turkey, stuffing, and apple pie, the team’s stomach was empty of wins. Before last year, they had not won an exempt tournament since 2008 when Sean Miller was head coach, and they had a 7-11 overall record in the Coach Mack era. Continue reading “Musketeers win the Battle for the Cornsword, aka the Tire Pros Invitational”

Preview: Championship Sunday versus the Panthers

The Musketeers will be playing for some hardware for the second year in a row in Orlando, as the winners of the AdvoCare Invitational from a season ago will take on the Northern Iowa Panthers in the Tire Pros Invitational championship. Coincidentally, the Musketeers had the Panthers on their non-conference schedule already, meaning that they will take on Northern Iowa on this Championship Sunday as well as this Saturday, Nov. 26 at the Cintas Center. Continue reading “Preview: Championship Sunday versus the Panthers”

Macura Leads Xavier Past Clemson and Into Championship Game

One thing Coach Mack has stressed this year is that he is not worried about the offense. The offense will come, it’s the defense the team needs to be focusing on. Continue reading “Macura Leads Xavier Past Clemson and Into Championship Game”

Xavier > Missouri = Survive and Advance

Ok, everybody do it with me. Breathe in…1…2…3…breathe out…1…2…3. Xavier won the game, and that’s what matters. It wasn’t pretty, but at the end of the day Xavier had more points than the other guys, and that means the Musketeers will advance to take on Clemson tomorrow. Continue reading “Xavier > Missouri = Survive and Advance”

We’re Going to Disney World!

Whoa! It may not be March but it’s tourney time everybody. Life comes at you fast, doesn’t it? One second you might be skipping night class to watch Xavier wallop the Buffalo Bulls, then three days later you’re discreetly opening your laptop in class to watch the guys take on the Missouri Tigers. So here’s what you need to know. Continue reading “We’re Going to Disney World!”

Cullen Barr: Regular Student Turned Walk-On

A mascot is one of, if not the most, recognizable cornerstones of any sports organization. However, just like walk-ons on a college basketball team, those that hold the position, those veiled by the mask, are often unknown. Their work shines, yet they rarely, if ever, receive the credit they deserve for what they produce. Continue reading “Cullen Barr: Regular Student Turned Walk-On”