XAVIER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Report: Kentucky Transfer Charles Matthews Considering Michigan, Xavier

Last month, Kentucky guard Charles Matthews announced his intent to transfer after one season in Lexington. According to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, two fairly prominent programs are in the running for the former four-star recruit: the Michigan Wolverines and Xavier Musketeers. Two schools that are in the mix for Kentucky transfer Charles Matthews: Xavier and Michigan, per sources. —...
Via College Spun
June 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Xavier star Trevon Bluiett returning for junior season

The Xavier Musketeers fell just shy of getting to the Sweet Sixteen in the 2016 NCAA Tournament earlier this year and they are looking to be even better in the 2016-17 season. They will get one of their best players back at forward Trevon Bluiett will return for his junior season. Bluiett has been one of the best players for the Musketeers the last two years and this year should...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Xavier's J.P. Macura arrested after pulling down pants at bar

This has got to be a first in college sports. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Xavier University guard J.P. Macura faces misdemeanor charges for “knowingly pulling down his pants” at a bar on Thursday morning. The sophomore allegedly pulled down his pants at R.P. McMurphy’s Irish Pub in front of several people. To make matters worse, Macura allegedly had a fake ID as he...
Via The Comeback
March 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Bill Murray gets Michael Jordan crying face treatment

Not even beloved actor Bill Murray could escape the grasp of the Michael Jordan crying face meme after Xavier’s loss to Wisconsin on Sunday. Murray, who attended the game to support his son who is an assistant coach for the Musketeers, was in total shock after Bronson Koenig’s buzzer-beating 3-pointer. We already had some fun with him, but the internet had even more fun. Of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Bill Murray has ultimate sad face after Xavier loses

Nothing showed the heartbreak of Xavier fans quite like Bill Murray's reaction to his Musketeers losing to Wisconsin 66-63 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday. Wisconsin won on a last-second 3-point by Bronson Koenig that sent the Badgers to the Sweet Sixteen: Bronson Koenig game winner! pic.twitter.com/D8l02liTpz — ⓂarcusD (@_MarcusD_) March 21, 2016 ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Xavier vs. Wisconsin – Game Time, TV Channel, Announcers, Betting Line, Predictions

Twitter/@XavierMBB On a day that saw a number of crazy upsets, including a 15-seed knocking off one of the Tournament’s biggest favorites, Xavier took care of business. The East Region two-seed had little trouble casting aside Weber State, winning 71-53 behind a balanced scoring effort led by big man James Farr, who led all players with 18 points. Farr and the Musketeers effectively...
Via College Spun
March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Watch: Jalen Reynolds throws down monster dunk

Jalen Reynolds backs into his defender and then makes a strong move to the rim and throws down a thunderous dunk. What did the basket do to deserve this? https://t.co/cJIf56oz8p #MarchMadness — NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 19, 2016 Xavier went on to beat Weber State and advance to the next game….. The post Watch: Jalen Reynolds throws down monster dunk appeared...
Via The Student Section
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Bill Murray throws up a Xavier 'X' as only Bill Murray can

Xavier Musketeers assistant coach Luke Murray is the son of actor Bill Murray, who showed up at Madison Square Garden Thursday to support his son and watch Xavier blow out Marquette in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament. Murray celebrated Xavier's dominant performance late in the second half with a very unique version of the Xavier X. Bill was feeling it.
Via FOX Sports
March 11, 2016  |  Discuss

NCAA top five: Why Xavier will and won't win the national title

National championships are hard to come by, and just because you are ranked at the top doesn’t mean somebody from the bottom won’t knock you off on the road to Houston. It’s true that the stronger your ranking, the smoother your path to success, but not everybody has an airtight case (Villanova, I’m looking at you). That is where we come in. In honor of the beginning of...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
March 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Xavier's Bluiett and Sumner claim Big East weekly honors

For the second time this season, the Xavier Musketeers swept the Big East weekly honors.Trevon Bluiett was named Big East Player of the Week for the second time this year, while Edmond Sumner earned Big East Freshman of the Week honors for the fifth time. Bluiett, the team's leading scorer at 15.3 points per game, scored 23 in an 85-74 win over No. 23 Providence on Tuesday night...
Via FOX Sports
February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Xavier freshman Edmond Sumner taken off on stretcher

Xavier University freshmen basketball player Edmond Sumner was taken off the court Thursday against Villanova on a stretcher after colliding with two opposing players at the rim. Xavier’s Edmond Sumner removed from court on stretcher after collision. DETAILS/VIDEO: https://t.co/VlVTWU9Bvx — Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS) December 31, 2015 The collision lead to a hard fall...
Via Yardbarker
December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Early-season report: few have been more dominant than Xavier

Let’s give you an early report on a college basketball season which is just beginning to take shape. When it comes to one of the best unbeaten teams, the response may surprise you. When you’re told that it comes from the Big East and it is not Villanova, prepare to be shocked even further. Xavier, which comes into December 7-0 and ranked 12th in the nation, has non-conference...
Via The Student Section
December 04, 2015  |  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

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

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

Xavier Basketball: Bid for Home Court Perfection

  Cintas Center Xavier Basketball is sitting at 11-5 and 2-2 in the conference.  Sitting at .500 in the Big East Conference the Musketeers would appear to be a mediocre team.  By taking a closer look at conference play Xavier has knocked off 25th ranked Georgetown and 19th ranked Seton Hall. The Seton Hall win is bigger than just beating the 19th ranked team.  Seton Hall was...
Via isportsweb.com
January 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Xavier Musketeers and The Curse of Cal

Trevon Bluiett loses ball The Xavier Musketeers found themselves leaving Cal with 1 win and 2 losses after starting the season 4 and 0 with one of the best offenses in the country. Well what happened is basically Xavier played awful. I attribute this bad play to lack of experience on the roster. With 6 freshmen on the roster and losing two games to veteran teams I think the lack...
Via isportsweb.com
December 01, 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 exemplifies the qualities...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 29, 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's biggest...
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 during two...
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 Associated Press
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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