Posts By By Skip Tate


October 1, 2006 |

Corey Hawthorne spent his summer living life in the fast lane after securing one of the most coveted jobs available—an internship at the corporate headquarters of NASCAR in Daytona Beach, Fla.


The senior spent his days working in the … Read More

The Art of Living

July 1, 2006 |

My freshman year of college, I was walking down the main street that served as a connector/demilitarized zone between the campus and the city where it was located when I was stopped by a homeless person. By that point in … Read More

Personality Profiling

July 1, 2006 |

A number of years ago I lived in a large apartment complex in the suburbs—a residence that, how should I say, sometimes made sleeping a challenge. People would come and go at all hours of the night, doors would slam, … Read More

Unobtrusive View

January 1, 2006 |

They’re seats suitable for Jack Nicholson or Spike Lee—courtside. For the first time, the University is making available courtside seats for men’s basketball games. Eight seats, which are part of press row, are being offered to donors to the All … Read More

Media, Myself and I

January 1, 2006 |

Here’s one way to get the inside scoop: Media guides for men’s and women’s basketball are now for sale. The books, which have traditionally been available only to members of the working press, include player profiles, coaches comments, statistics, year-by-year … Read More

A New Hall

January 1, 2006 |

The University inducted three new members into the athletic hall of fame in November: golfer Steve Dixon, basketball player Joseph Geiger and volleyball player Elizabeth Osterday.

Dixon’s nine medalist honors rank first in Xavier history. He won the Atlantic 10 … Read More

Play Time

January 1, 2006 |

By all accounts, Dec. 19, 1973, was a typical early winter day at Xavier—cool, bare, quiet. Finals were finished and the students had already abandoned campus.

The day, though, turned out to be anything but typical. Within the University’s hallowed … Read More

The Great Debate

January 1, 2006 |

The questions began rattling around in Tarek Kamil’s mind as a 14-year-old: “What if Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan was able to go head-to-head with Hall of Fame slugger Babe Ruth? How would they stack up? Would the end … Read More

Hall of Fame

July 1, 2005 |

For years, they’ve been sitting in filing cabinets or storage boxes in dark closets: programs, trophies, individual pieces of history that collectively patch together the athletic accomplishments of the University. This fall, that changes. The University’s athletic history is being … Read More

The Natural

July 1, 2005 |

Dan Simonds stands on the well-groomed outfield grass of Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego shagging fly balls. It’s a warm summer afternoon, and the Chicago Cubs are preparing to play the San Diego Padres. Tom Trebelhorn, the Cubs’ manager, … Read More