Posts By By Skip Tate

Thinking Differently

September 15, 2014 |

When the world zigs, Gary Sharpe zags. If someone says no, he says yes. Sell? Nope. Buy. “I’ve been a contrarian my entire life,” he says. “I’m not sure how my parents put up with me.”

While such an … Read More

Back on the Pitch

September 15, 2014 |

After his first day of practice with Xavier’s men’s soccer team, Mike Mossel called his mom back home in The Netherlands. “I don’t think I can compete,” he said. “All of these guys are a lot bigger and stronger.”

Off the Field: Students of Service

April 26, 2014 |

Fans are still filing out of the Cintas Center after watching Xavier beat Providence as Landyn rolls his wheelchair out onto the court. His brother and sister grab basketballs and start tossing them wildly toward the basket that towers … Read More

A Different Business Approach

April 26, 2014 |

Larry Blanford was walking through the hallways of a Catholic high school in Guatemala, checking out how his company’s strategic business plan was working. The 1984 MBA graduate was president and CEO of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, and carefully etched into … Read More

Brian Grant

October 2, 2013 |

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

October 1, 2013 |

In 1999, the National Basketball Association awarded Brian Grant with its J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award in recognition of his outstanding community service and charitable work. Some of his efforts include:

• The family of Dash Thomas contacted Grant, asking if … 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

The Competition

July 1, 2013 |

As Xavier prepares to enter its first season in the Big East, it faces an entirely new set of competitors. Here are the new Big East teams with basic information on how they stack up against Xavier.

Xavier Musketeers

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Words to Run By

April 26, 2013 |

I run. I don’t run very far, nor do I run very fast. And I try to run early in the morning before the sun comes up so it’s dark and no one can see me sweating and swearing and gasping for … Read More

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