Xavier Magazine

Honor Badge

In honor of former Xavier University president and chancellor, James E. Hoff, S.J., all Xavier athletic teams are wearing a patch inscribed with Hoff’s initials, JEH. Hoff, who died of cancer in July, is widely credited with improving the quality of Xavier athletics.

“Jim raised the bar at Xavier and set a tone that pushed the University, and all of us associated with it, to dream big and strive to be better,” says University President Michael J. Graham, S.J. “He set the example, academically, spiritually, athletically, in every way, of how to do things right, and we will continue to follow his example.”

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