Senior Seminar: Ranking Every Player in My Four Years

When my buddy Jack Spooner approached me with this idea, I was immediately floored. As sports fans, we live for rankings of any type. We want power rankings, mock drafts, big boards and more, especially when it involves our favorite team. Continue reading “Senior Seminar: Ranking Every Player in My Four Years”

Dear Xavier Fans: Don’t Miss Tomorrow

In sports, just like in life, there are mountains and there are valleys. Some peaks are just as high as the deepest depths are low, and the 2015-2016 season of Xavier basketball was one of those peaks. Relative to last season, this year might seem like one of those depths; even a Mariana’s Trench to some doom-seekers. However, in the grand scheme of things, Xavier is having a season dozens of other teams would use as their benchmark. Continue reading “Dear Xavier Fans: Don’t Miss Tomorrow”

An Uppercut But Not a Knockout

Last night, after commiserating for about an hour after the heart-wrenching performance that had just been witnessed, I found myself needing some sustenance and decided on Currito. As I opened the door, the first words I heard were “life goes on” from the legendary song Jack and Diane by John Mellencamp. That caused me to stop, think, and reflect on both the game and the season as a whole. First, let’s take a look at this game. Continue reading “An Uppercut But Not a Knockout”

Recap: Musketeers Dismantle Buffalo with Turnaround Performance

A few nights after the Musketeers escaped with a win against Lehigh, Xavier looked like a completely different team on Monday night in their 86-53 romping of Buffalo.

The big story was the defense, which stepped up in more ways than one in the win. After allowing Lehigh to shoot 50 percent from the floor and almost 40 percent from three, the Bulls shot 31 percent from the field in one of the longest games we will (hopefully) see all year. Buffalo only made five two-point field goals, including a mere eight points in the paint. Continue reading “Recap: Musketeers Dismantle Buffalo with Turnaround Performance”