Xavier Musketeers Articles

Matt Stainbrook
Few believed Xavier would finish in the top half of the retooled Big East based on last year’s preseason predictions. But the Musketeers, picked seventh by the league’s media in the fall, went on to tie for third with a 10–8...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
Battle 4 Atlantis Facts and FiguresSite: Paradise Island, BahamasTV: NBC Sports NetworkChampionship game: Saturday, 9:30 p.m.First-round gamesVillanova vs. USC (1 p.m.)Kansas vs. Wake Forest (3:30 p.m.)Xavier vs. Iowa (7 p.m.)Tennessee vs. UTEP (9:...
David Fox
1 year ago
This preview and more on Xavier and the Big East are available in the Athlon Sports 2013-14 College Basketball Preseason Annual. The magazine is available online or on newsstands everywhere.Xavier Facts & FiguresLast season: 17-14 (9-7 Atlantic...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
The new Big East has a leg up on other basketball leagues that don’t have major college football. That’s clear. Georgetown, Villanova, Marquette, St. John’s and even Butler and Xavier are established basketball brands.The ...
David Fox
1 year ago
One thing is pretty clear about the new Big East: Projecting the league is going to be difficult.Georgetown and Marquette tied for the Big East title in the old conference, but both teams lose key players. Villanova, which defeated Georgetown and...
David Fox
1 year ago
The Big East will be a new league with an old name. One of the big storylines for the 2013-14 season will be the new Big East, an amalgam of the so-called Catholic 7, two Atlantic 10 teams and one Missouri Valley powerhouse. At first look, the...
David Fox
1 year ago
March Madness is just getting started as the college basketball season shifts to the conference tournaments. Titles will be won, NCAA Tournament spots will be clinched or lost all over the country. Here’s what to watch in the Atlantic 10....
David Fox
1 year ago
Finishing the season on the NCAA Tournament bubble is a tight-rope walk to start. In addition to a handful of teams looking to build their NCAA Tournament resumes, bubble teams must also keep an eye on conference tournaments starting this week...
David Fox
1 year ago
The opening of the college basketball season garnered a little more buzz this season, even if some of the key games didn’t go as planned. Even if the aircraft carrier games -- two of which were canceled and one was postponed -- didn’t go off...
David Fox
2 years ago
Athlon Sports continues its countdown to the start of the 2012-13 basketball season, which begins with the first games on Nov. 9, with a countdown of the nation’s top conferences. We will release one conference preview each day, counting down to...
David Fox
2 years ago
The full list of the top 40 transfers can be found in the Athlon Sports 2012-13 College Basketball annual available in the online store. College basketball transfers are flying through the sport at an...
David Fox
2 years ago
With Midnight Madness less than two months away, our look at some of the biggest questions in college basketball for 2012-13 continues into its second week. Like the NCAA Tournament, we’re taking on 17 questions in each of our four regions of...
David Fox
2 years ago
March Madness has lacked some excitement this year, and one reason seems obvious. Besides badly-officiated contests, a lack of shooters and no buzzer-beaters, the missing ingredient has to be the absence of Gus Johnson announcing games. We have...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
Each college basketball weekend is taking on more meaning with less than a month to go until league tournaments begin. Saturday saw several big-time clashes, highlighted by Kentucky surviving in a great SEC game at Vanderbilt, Michigan State...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
The calendar has turned to February, so college basketball teams are currently fighting for seeding or just to get in the NCAA Tournament. Missouri had a huge comeback win over Kansas in this weekend’s best game, while Duke suffered its second...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
2011-12 Athlon Sports Preaseason Top 25 Click on each team for their preview 1. North Carolina 2. Kentucky 3. Ohio State 4. Connecticut 5. Syracuse 6. Duke 7. Vanderbilt 8. Louisville 9. Florida 10. Pittsburgh 11. Baylor...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
The biggest issue facing Xavier this season is managing expectations. After all, Xavier has won five straight A-10 regular-season titles and made the NCAA Tournament 10 times in the last 11 years with four trips to the Sweet 16 and two to the...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago