XAVIER MUSKETEERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Xavier steps up for first win as members of Big East Conference

CINCINNATI -- You'll forgive Xavier fans if they were a bit anxious Tuesday afternoon. They had been waiting since May for this moment and now their Musketeers were making them wait a little longer. Xavier didn't score for the first eight minutes in its Big East opener against visiting St. John's. There were some open looks but for one reason or another the ball just...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Xavier's Matt Stainbrook Named Big East Conference Player of the Week

Press release from Xavier Athletics: CINCINNATI -- Xavier University junior Matt Stainbrook has been named Big East Conference Player of the Week. Stainbrook posted game highs of 21 points and 10 rebounds in Xavier's 68-53 win over Wake Forest on Saturday. Stainbrook shot 9-of-12 from the floor on his way to those 21 points, which also set a new Xavier career high. For the season...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Xavier wearing Sandy Hook jerseys – Auctioning them off for support

Tributes have been pouring in for the 26 victims of the Sandy Hook elementary tragedy in Newtown, CT this past week. Xavier’s basketball team became the latest to alter their uniform,by replacing their own school name with Sandy Hook on the front. They wore the jerseys on Saturday in their game against Wofford. Head coach [...]
Via The Victory Formation
December 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Xavier's Christon earns A-10 honors again

CINCINNATI --- Freshman Semaj Christon (Cincinnati, OhioWinton Woods HSBrewster Acad. N.H.) has earned Atlantic 10 Conference Rookie of the Week honors for the second straight week. Christon had a tremendous game on Saturday at Purdue in his first true road game as a Musketeer. Christon had a career-high 25 points on 8-of-12 from the field and 8-of-8 from the free throw line to go...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Dezmine Wells to Enroll at Maryland, Appears to Miss Point of Expulsion From Xavier Due to Sexual Assault Charges

Dezmine Wells could be headed to a happy ending. He reportedly will enroll at the University of Maryland less than two weeks after he was offically expelled by Xavier, and could be on the court for the Terrapins at the start of the 2013-14 season. Wells, 20, became the collegiate equivalent of a free agent when Xavier expelled him Aug. 21, citing a "serious violation" of...
Via NESN.com
September 04, 2012  |  Discuss

After Rough Offseason, Troubled Xavier Basketball Program In Need of a Rebound

I love the Xavier Musketeers. I always have been a fan of the Musketeers … although now I can’t say that I always will be. The past eight months have left me questioning who Chris Mack’s squad is and for what they stand. Of course there was the Crosstown Shootout brawl. On that day, the rivalry and animosity of the annual Xavier-Cincinnati game became bigger (and uglier) than...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
August 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Xavier expells sophomore Dezmine Wells

Sophomore Dezmine Wells has been expelled from Xavier University. From Xavier University; The Xavier University Conduct Board (UCB), made up of faculty, students and administrators, found Xavier sophomore and basketball player Dezmine Wells responsible for a serious violation of the Code of Student Conduct. The punishment for the violation is expulsion from the University. While...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Crosstown Shootout to be Moved to US Bank Arena for 2 Years

The latest repercussions from the Crosstown Shootout have come down. Per Koch, the game will move to US Bank Arena for the next 2 seasons. This year's contest will be played on December 18, 19 or 20 on one of the ESPN networks. The teams haven't played at this arena since the Bearcats used to play there in the 80s. I'm assuming that Cincinnati will be the 'home'...
Via Bearcats Blog
May 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Mark Lyons not returning to Xavier

Redshirt junior guard Mark Lyons won't return to Xavier, which is now missing four of its starters from the team that reached the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament last season. Coach Chris Mack announced the mutual decision on Monday, after they'd talked about how the shooting guard needed to change. Mack and Lyons were at odds during the season, when the guard repeatedly...
Via AP on Fox
April 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Xavier announces junior Lyons will not return

CINCINNATI --- Xavier University head basketball coach Chris Mack announced today that redshirt junior guard Mark Lyons will not be returning for the 2012-13 season. After our end of the season meeting with Mark it became apparent that a change for both parties was the right thing moving forward, said Mack. During our meeting expectations were outlined for his fifth and final season...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 23, 2012  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Spectacular between-the-legs pass leads to missed dunk

Via Guyism
January 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Xavier University is Punishing it’s Students Because of the UC Brawl

You people need a reflection session!! Image from musketeermadness.com As if going 1-5 since the infamous Crosstown Shootout Brawl with the rival Cincinnati Bearcats wasn’t enough for Xavier student basketball fans to stomach, Xavier Dean of Students, Luther Smith, sent a letter to the student body stating that they would be future games this season if they do not attend a “reflection...
Via The Hair of the Dog Sports Blog
January 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Xavier Dominates Cincinnati in Crosstown shootout, then they riot (video)

I guess the Bearcats wanted to win the fight after losing the game.
Via Halestorm Sports
December 10, 2011  |  Discuss
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