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Xavier Magazine | July 25, 2014

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Men’s Basketball

Brian Grant

October 2, 2013 | | 2 Comments

The four boys are spread out along the end of an otherwise empty football field, running around and sweating in the heat of a summer Portland sun.

“Cut and change direction,” Matt James yells at them. “Good. Slide, slide, don’t … Read More

Main Musketeer

July 2, 2013 |

Greg Christopher was hired as athletic director in March. We asked him about himself and his vision for Xavier sports as the University enters the Big East.

Q: What attracted you to Xavier? A: Really three things. First and foremost … Read More

Game Changer

July 2, 2013 |

The official announcement of the worst-kept secret in college sports happened March 20: Xavier is leaving the Atlantic 10 Conference and joining a newly restructured Big East. Talk of the change was a shadow story throughout much of the past year, and making … Read More

Crosstown Cooperation

January 1, 2013 |

The intense and often-heated Crosstown Shootout, which has drawn the nation’s attention for its fierceness and upsets, has taken on a more sportsmanlike – albeit still intense – air.

The game has been rebranded as the Skyline Chili Crosstown Classic, … Read More

Basketball Success

January 1, 2013 |

A study by Basketball Times ranked the men’s basketball program 21st best in the country based on winning percentage, number of NBA players, graduation rate, the University’s U.S. News & World Report academic reputation, the program’s history with NCAA rules … Read More

Because I Came to Xavier I…

July 1, 2012 |

Each year members of the prestigious 1831 Society gather in the Cintas Center before a men’s basketball game to wine and dine before they head into the arena to clap and cheer.

The gathering is put together by the Annual … Read More

Sweet 16 Sounds

July 1, 2012 |

Some things never get old, like making it to the Sweet 16. Each trip offers its own unique sights and sounds, and this year we recorded a few things we overheard.

“He just kind of wilted, like a flower.” —Joe … Read More

Life-A-Twitter

July 1, 2011 |

Pete Gillen had his quips. Skip Prosser has his quotes. Now, in the growing line of media amusements by Xavier basketball coaches, Chris Mack is becoming known for his tweets—the 140-character sound bites posted on the social media site Twitter. … Read More

Brian Grant

April 1, 2011 |

The memories of Brian Grant during his 12-year NBA career are legendary—dreadlocks flopping as he drove to the basket on the court; smile beaming as he visited children in the hospital off the court. What made the memories especially gratifying … Read More

Home Sweet Home

October 1, 2010 |

Former men’s basketball coach Skip Prosser used to tell the story about trying to recruit players to Xavier before the Cintas Center was built. The Cincinnati Gardens was the team’s home court at the time, so he’d drive them over … Read More

Crosstown Kings

January 1, 2010 |

Dante Jackson celebrates Xavier’s 83-79 double overtime win over UC, which was ranked No. 19 nationally, in the annual Crosstown Shootout–a huge early season win for the Musketeers. Xavier has won six of the last eight Shootouts, including the last … Read More

New View

October 1, 2009 |

Basketball fans are getting an assist on reliving great plays, retrieving game stats and improving their overall game day entertainment. How?

A new $2 million scoreboard slated for 2011. What’s even better is it’s free. Well, maybe.

Xavier’s athletics marketing … Read More

More Mack

July 1, 2009 |

 Now’s your chance to get a good look at Xavier’s new men’s basketball head coach Chris Mack.

    • View a photo slide show of the press conference
  • View a photo slide show from the Meet … Read More

Basketball Gets Booked

July 1, 2008 |

Former Cincinnati Enquirer sports editor and Xavier beat reporter Michael Perry is writing a book on the rise of Xavier basketball, tracing the team’s ascension into one of the nation’s top programs back roughly 60 years. In Xavier Tales: Great Stories From Musketeer … Read More

The Value Game

April 1, 2008 |

You can’t really put a price tag on how valuable the men’s basketball program is to the University. There are just too many variables, too much vagueness. What, after all, is the price of pride? But Forbes magazine gave it … Read More

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