February 10, 2008 |
CINCINNATI -- Drew Lavender reached in and smacked the arm of a La Salle player who was trying to get off a shot in the lane, drawing a whistle and a foul. When referee Gene Steratore headed toward the scorer's table and held up two fingers, then four, to signify the point guard's number, an Xavier fan lodged a protest. "Hey Geno," the fan yelled. "Give the little guy a break!" Lavender doesn't need any breaks. Usually, it's the other way around. The 5-foot-7, 160-pound point guard is the shortest player in the Atlantic 10, but has a knack for taking charge of a game in which size matters.
March 27, 2008 |
PHOENIX -- What is this, the Skyline Chili Crosstown Shootout? It's Bob Huggins against Xavier all over again. The Cincinnati-Xavier basketball rivalry could make USC-UCLA hoops look friendly, and now Huggins, the old nemesis, is sending his West Virginia team against Xavier in an NCAA West Regional semifinal. "I'm sure a lot of Xavier fans are glad he's not coaching UC anymore because when he was there, they were a real hard team to beat," said Xavier forward C.J. Anderson, a Cincinnati native who remembers when Huggins prowled the sideline.
March 12, 2004 |
From perfect to pummeled. Saint Joseph's first game as the nation's No. 1 team also was its first loss, a shocking 87-67 collapse against unranked Xavier in the Atlantic 10 quarterfinals Thursday. The Hawks entered with a 27-0 record, three victories from becoming the first team since 1991 to enter the NCAA tournament undefeated.
August 31, 2008 |
THE LONELY A'ida writes to her imprisoned lover, Xavier -- her letters form the bulk of the epistolary romance "From A to X." We hear from Xavier only in the notes he has made on the back of those letters, in which A'ida mixes the details of her day-to- day life with moments of genuine beauty and longing. "Now I look down at my hands that want to touch you and they seem obsolete because they haven't touched you for so long." A'ida draws a hand with this passage, as if to reach through the page and touch Xavier in his cell.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 1998
Two points warrant comment in "2 More Candidates Join Campaign to Unseat Alatorre" (Nov. 17). First, you report that I am "backing" Deputy Dist. Atty. Nick Pacheco in his bid for the 14th District L.A. City Council seat; I have taken no position in that race. Second, Councilman Richard Alatorre and I have always worked well together; it is an error to characterize us as "most bitter political foes" and allow this to damage a good working relationship. REP. XAVIER BECERRA D-Los Angeles
March 17, 2008
Teams Favorites: UCLA got its No. 1 seeding in the West and its first two games in Anaheim. Now the Bruins would like a healthy Luc Richard Mbah a Moute at forward. No. 2 Duke was also hopeful of a No. 1 until it lost to Clemson in an Atlantic Coast Conference semifinal. Xavier was ranked in the top 10 nationally before losing to St. Joseph's in an Atlantic 10 Conference semifinal. No. 4 Connecticut has the size, defense and outside shooting to contend. Cinderella search: No. 5 Drake was a preseason pick to finish ninth in its conference.