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 the fun tradition that Cincinnatians had come to look forward to every December.
The confrontations that occurred in the closing seconds were disappointing. The comments after the game by senior Tu Holloway and Mark Lyons were even more regrettable for the image of Xavier University.
Luckily for Xavier, their season wasn’t a complete failure. They made the Sweet Sixteen and played Baylor close for the chance to match up against Kentucky.
However, since the 2011-12 season ended, the Muskies’ two best players are no longer enrolled at Xavier.
Mark Lyons was not willing to be the leader and team player that coac...