Men’s Basketball

Center Court

November 2, 2015 |

$25 Million in Improvements at Cintas Center Benefit Fans and Athletes

If you like the new D’Artagnan’s Deck and the skyline silhouette on the court, you’ll love what’s coming next. It’s all part of a seven-year, $25 million renovation of the Cintas Center, a makeover of the Xavier landmark that’s well underway, as fans discovered last year. Read More

In the Clubhouse

April 14, 2015 |

Sr. Rose Ann Fleming’s special—sometimes loud—bond with men’s basketball: An excerpt from her book, Out of Habit

Out of Habit, My Life as Xavier University’s Unlikely Point Guard, explores Fleming’s powerful role with the men’s basketball team and its extraordinary … Read More

Together Again

September 12, 2014 |

Romain Sato and Justin Doellman were teammates on the men’s basketball team for just one season, 2003-2004. Sato was a senior, Doellman a freshman. But together they led Xavier to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament. Ten years later, … 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

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

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