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XAVIER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Four-star 2016 PG Quentin Goodin visiting Xavier this weekend

Goodin, a four-star point guard in the class of 2016, is also being recruited by schools like Florida, Western Kentucky, Louisville, and Miami. The Musketeers have historically been an excellent school for point guards, as Goodin could follow in the footsteps of Semaj Christon and Dee Davis.
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Xavier’s Matt Stainbrook to join track and field team

Xavier Musketeers center Matt Stainbrook took the Internet by storm during the 2015 NCAA Tournament. With his signature glasses and added Uber charm, no one could get enough of the big man. Now, they will have another opportunity to watch Stainbrook competing in athletics. In a report from the Cincinnati Enquirer, it was revealed that the 6-foot-10 basketball player will be joining...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Xavier’s Matt Stainbrook Interned For Dan Patrick Today

Monday, Xavier center Matt Stainbrook, one of the breakout stars of the NCAA Tournament, scored a pretty cool gig when Dan Patrick asked him to be his intern for the day. Here’s video of his entrance, which didn’t go very well.  Stainbrook was called for a 3-second violation by Patrick for standing under the basket for too long. Luckily, he made up for it by later removing his...
Via College Spun
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Stainbrook is interning for the Dan Patrick Show today

Xavier’s Matt Stainbrook made some fans during the NCAA Tournament with his tenacity on the basketball court. Now he’s having some fun on the Dan Patrick Show…. Stainbrook prepping for the show. Intern for a day. Big guy in a little desk. A photo posted by Paul Pabst (@ppabst34) on Apr 6, 2015 at 4:49am PDT It doesn't take much for Matt Stainbrook to block...
Via The Student Section
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Xavier Is Preparing For Tonight’s Game vs. Arizona By Listening To DMX’s “X Gon’ Give It To Ya” On Repeat

Xavier is an 11.5-point underdog in tonight’s Sweet 16 match-up against No. 2 seed Arizona, but if the program’s Spotify playlist is to be believed, the Musketeers are receiving proper motivation. Xavier Athletics tweeted out a picture of a playlist, which is just DMX’s 2003 hit “X Gon’ Give It To Ya” on repeat. Tonight’s playlist. #XMarchesOn pic.twitter.com/fdfsFfI0tv...
Via College Spun
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Xavier's Jalen Reynolds With the Off the Backboard Dunk Against Providence

Xavier guard Dee Davis appeared like he was going for the layup on this fast break play during Saturday's game against Providence--but he had something else in mind instead. Somehow he knew that his teammate, Jalen Reynolds, was trailing the play, but Providence's Jalen Lindsey, who was trailing Davis did not.So rather than go for the boring lay-up Davis gave fans something to get...
Via FatManWriting
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Vine: Xavier’s Jalen Reynolds Slammed Home An Alley-Oop Off The Backboard

Xavier defeated Providence 78-69 this afternoon. Musketeer forward Jalen Reynolds tied for the team lead in points with 19, while point guard Dee Davis dished out 15 assists. Together, the two combined on a ridiculous fast break alley-oop. Check it out: Davis’ pass is a risky one with no one back on defense, let alone with a defender right there. And give credit to the Providence...
Via College Spun
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Vine: Xavier’s Off the Glass Alley Oop to Close out Providence

Jalen Reynolds. Off the back board. https://t.co/GbXdvJ6sEQ — Rob Dauster (@RobDauster) February 7, 2015 Xavier picked up a big win over Providence today 78-69. The Muskeeters iced the game Dee Davis’ 15th assist and Jaylen Reynold’s 18th and 19th points. The big news coming from this game is the Providence coach Ed Cooley left the sidelines and was taken to a hospital after...
Via The Student Section
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

College Basketball 2014-15: Xavier Musketeers Team Preview

Few believed Xavier would finish in the top half of the retooled Big East based on last year’s preseason predictions. But the Musketeers,...
Via Athlon Sports
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Xavier’s New Basketball Court Features A Detailed Cincinnati Skyline

Basketball court designs are huge right now. Oregon’s court features a forest design, while Long Beach State’s court looks like an actual beach. Other schools that are associated with major cities have used the skyline on the sideline to add some flair to the court. Xavier has joined this club, and will feature the Cincinnati skyline this season. This is one of the more detailed...
Via College Spun
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Xavier hands out postseason awards

Xavier held a reception for season ticket holders Tuesday night and revealed winners of the team's yearly awards. Headlining the honors was guard Semaj Christon, who was named the winner of the George E. "Skip" Prosser Award for the second consecutive year. Named after the late former Xavier head coach, the Prosser Award is presented annually "to the player who...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Justin Martin to transfer from Xavier

It’s been a long week for X fans. First leading scorer Semaj Christon enters for the NBA Draft and now second leading scorer Justin Martin will transfer upon graduation in a few weeks. Rumors that Coach Chris Mack could be heading to California hit the waves also, but Coach Mack put an end to those rumors stating he was staying at Xavier. Martin won’t have to sit out the 2014...
Via The Front Office News
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: California interested in Xavier's Mack

Xavier lost its leading scorer to the NBA late last month. Could the Musketeers' head coach be the next out the door? Ryan Gorcey of Scout.com site BearTerritory.net reported Thursday afternoon California has offered its vacant men's basketball coaching position to Chris Mack, who just finished his fifth season as head coach at Xavier. The Musketeers are 111-57 during Mack's tenure...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Xavier sophomore Semaj Christon to declare for NBA Draft

Xavier's Semaj Christon announced Friday night that he would forgo his final two years and declare for the NBA Draft. The sophomore guard was sixth in the Big East in scoring, averaging 17.0 points per game. He was also a unanimous first-team selection to the Big East team and was also on the conference's All-Tournament team. Said coach Chris Mack in a statement: "Semaj is excited...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Xavier coach Chris Mack has a new perspective on tournament

CINCINNATI - Chris Mack walked into the Xavier media room heavily armed. He had an extra large Dunkin' Donuts coffee and his emotions ready to go. The Musketeers will be playing in the NCAA tournament after a one-year absence. They found out Sunday evening they will be playing North Carolina State on Tuesday night as part of the First Four in Dayton, home of one of Xavier'...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

What Seed Did Xavier Get In The 2014 In The NCAA Tournament?

Seed: For the upcoming 2014 NCAA Tournament, the Xavier Musketeers were given a 12-seed in the Midwest-region. They are coached by Chris Mack and hail from the Big East. You can view the entire 2014 NCAA Tournament field here in our official bracket. Where: They will open play against NC State in the first round in Dayton. Winner gets Saint Louis in Orlando. Why: Xavier finished...
Via College Spun
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Xavier player becoming half-court shot legend

Half-court heaves are propelling former Xavier guard Brad Redford to an iconic status in the electrifying world of media timeout contests. "Shooting a half-court shot without any practice shots in a shirt and tie with penny loafers on puts me in a level with few others," Redford said (tongue-in-cheek). Few can master the art the way Redford has, hitting half-court shots...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Xavier suspends freshman forward Jalen Reynolds

Xavier has suspended freshman forward Jalen Reynolds from the team so he can concentrate on his ''responsibilities greater than basketball.'' The school did not elaborate on the suspension, but coach Chris Mack said Tuesday that Reynolds will be reinstated when he shows sufficient progress. Reynolds has played in 19 games, averaging 2.8 points and 2.8 rebounds. The Musketeers...
Via AP on Fox
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Xavier beats Abilene Christian 93-65

Matt Stainbrook led Xavier's dominant inside game, and Myles Davis made 5 of his 7 shots from beyond the arc Monday night, helping Xavier pull away to a 93-65 victory over Abilene Christian. Xavier (5-0) completed an opening stretch of five home games that included a victory over Tennessee. The Musketeers leave for the Bahamas and a tournament that opens with a game against No....
Via AP on Fox
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Xavier wins 100th meeting over Miami (OH) 77-51

Dee Davis was 6-of-7 from the field and scored 15 points to lead Xavier to a 77-51 win over its oldest rival. Davis missed the first two games with a head injury but has returned to lead the Musketeers (4-0) to their fourth straight victory to start the season. Semaj Christon scored 13 points for the Musketeers and James Farr turned in his first career double-double with 11 points...
Via AP on Fox
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss
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