Back on Track and Time to #BeatUC

You know what feels really great? Winning. When you win, the sky isn’t falling and things seem blissful and pleasant. When you lose, the world is collapsing before your eyes and the program might as well evaporate. Continue reading “Back on Track and Time to #BeatUC”

Myles Davis is No Longer a Musketeer

It was a tumultuous offseason for senior guard Myles Davis to say the least. About one week after the academic year commenced, Myles was suspended from the basketball team indefinitely. After missing 15 games, he was reinstated during the postgame press conference on January 7th. Continue reading “Myles Davis is No Longer a Musketeer”

Where Do Things Stand?

All season if you’ve been reading posts on here, I’ve been talking about how there’s still plenty of time left and how this team hasn’t fully developed yet. Everywhere you turn, someone is second-guessing a tactical decision, complaining about a blown call, or questioning the tenacity of some of the guys. After four losses (all on the road), some concerns may be valid. To say that everything is fine when 58 points are surrendered in the second half would be both naive and a lie. But to say this is a lost team with little potential would also be far from accurate. Continue reading “Where Do Things Stand?”

He’s Baaaaack…

Yesterday, Coach Mack was answering questions for about ten minutes in his postgame press conference. He was giving some pretty thorough answers reflecting on the day’s game and where the team stands as a whole. Then, as if embodying a magician, he seemingly waved a proverbial wand that made Xavier Nation forget about what had just happened over the last two and a half hours. Continue reading “He’s Baaaaack…”

Xavier/Big East Whiparound

Due to some unforeseen circumstances, a busy couple of weeks has hindered the ability to push out content here on the website. Nevertheless, WE’RE HERE, and there is a LOT of great content we have planned for the new year. We’ll announce all that jazz in a post coming fairly soon, but for now, let’s roll through what’s happened in the last week. Continue reading “Xavier/Big East Whiparound”

When in Vegas, Play Basketball

If you have been following @NorwoodHardwood on Twitter, you may be wondering why there was no game recap from Wake Forest and why the account was suddenly tweeting about Rick Harrison’s Pawn Shop yesterday. Well, the only option for Saturday’s men’s game was to listen to the Wake game at 38,000 feet on a spotty wifi connection as we traveled across the country to Las Vegas. Continue reading “When in Vegas, Play Basketball”

What is the Skip Prosser Classic?

Some of you are Xavier students that had no idea the school existed three years ago, but when you applied and they gave you great money, you accepted. Some of you knew about Xavier, but only started following the team since you’ve been here. Then others of you reading this are life-long Xavier supporters; those that bleed navy and white. Whoever you are and however you ended up a part of the Musketeer community, you have been thrust into the culture of winning basketball, and that culture was entrenched during the Skip Prosser era. So who was he? Why do Xavier and Wake Forest play a game honoring him every year? Continue reading “What is the Skip Prosser Classic?”

Don’t Worry. Onwards and Upwards.

We’re going to keep this short and sweet. Xavier has lost two games in a row, something they didn’t do all of last season. In fact, you have to go two seasons back, to 2014-2015, to find the last time this has happened. Continue reading “Don’t Worry. Onwards and Upwards.”

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”

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”