March 16, 1997 |
It was all for one and one for all Saturday in UCLA's defeat of the Xavier Musketeers. "People say they have four No. 1 NBA draft choices, and their most valuable player might be the fifth guy," was Xavier Coach Skip Prosser's impression of the Bruins, after watching them storm the Palace of Auburn Hills to oust his Musketeers, 96-83, from the NCAA basketball tournament.
March 28, 2008 |
PHOENIX -- It was exhausting, exhilarating, extraordinary. And after a seesawing 79-75 overtime victory over West Virginia, X marks a spot in the Elite Eight for Xavier. The third-seeded Musketeers play top-seeded UCLA on Saturday in the NCAA West Regional final for a trip to the Final Four. Up by 18 in the first half, Xavier trailed by six in overtime before the heroics of the final two minutes. B.J.
March 27, 2009 |
Pittsburgh is back in the Elite Eight for the first time since 1974 after an ugly 60-55 win over Xavier that might be described, in NCAA tournament parlance as: survive and Levance. Senior guard Levance Fields scored two key baskets in the final minute Thursday night -- a long three-pointer and a layup off a steal -- to lift top-seeded Pittsburgh to the East regional semifinal at TD Banknorth Garden. "I never get tired of watching Levance take big shots," Pitt Coach Jamie Dixon said.
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.
June 22, 1989
Ohio State University officials asked permission to speak with two coaches about the vacant Buckeye basketball job. They are Xavier University's Pete Gillen and the University of Arkansas' Nolan Richardson.
July 8, 1993 |
Utter the words "New Orleans jazz" and "clarinet" together and for nine out of 10 people, the bald pate and goateed face of Pete Fountain instantly come to mind. But though his performances at his French Quarter club are justifiably legendary, Fountain's actual playing style--technically masterful, smooth as a glass table top--is closer to that of such Swing Era masters as Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw than to the turn-of-the-century players who gave birth to jazz in Fountain's hometown.
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July 5, 2000 |
Michael White talks a lot about spirituality. It's central not only to his personal life, but to his career. He's not a preacher. Or a theologian or a philosopher--at least not professionally. White plays clarinet, and that's the instrument he uses to preach the gospel of traditional New Orleans jazz.
April 12, 2008 |
Officials of a Catholic liberal arts college shut it down and told students to leave campus after threatening messages were found scrawled in the bathroom of a freshman dorm. The messages were found twice this month at St. Xavier University's Regina Hall, including one that read, "Be prepared to die on 4/14," President Judith Dwyer said in a statement. Officials indefinitely closed down campuses in Chicago and suburban Orland Park and canceled all classes for the school's 5,700 students.
October 29, 1994
Lee Allen, 66, soulful rhythm and blues saxophonist who backed such singers as Fats Domino and Little Richard. A native of Kansas, Allen moved to New Orleans in 1944 to attend Xavier University on a music and athletic scholarship. Within four years, he was considered a professional saxophonist. Known for his solos, in 1957 Allen had a solo hit record, "Walkin' with Mr. Lee." He later turned to rock and roll, touring in the 1980s with the Rolling Stones and the Blasters. On Oct.
October 18, 2005 |
Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco appealed for an end to the bickering that has dominated Louisiana's hurricane recovery as she announced the creation of the Louisiana Recovery Authority to oversee the process. The 24-member panel will be in charge of developing short- and long-range plans to help the state's households, schools and businesses, Blanco said at the Capitol in Baton Rouge. The panel will work with a similar commission set up by New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin.