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 24, 2008 |
WASHINGTON -- It was the kind of loss that could leave a program a shambles. The tale of Xavier's 2007 NCAA basketball tournament experience isn't told in what was. It's told in what should have been. Facing top-seeded eventual national runner-up Ohio State in the second round, the Musketeers had a nine-point lead and were three minutes from the Sweet 16.
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.
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.
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August 31, 1990
There'll be no question where Milt Gordon's loyalty lies come Saturday's first Cal State Fullerton football game of the season. Though the Titans will face the Cossacks from Sonoma State University, where Gordon just finished four years as vice president, Fullerton's new president will sport Titan blue and orange at Saturday's 1 p.m. game at Santa Ana Stadium. "I'm a Titan, full-blooded and eager!"
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November 19, 1997
In a continuing effort to recruit members of the black community into the Catholic Church, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles announced a scholarship for black men wanting to study at Xavier University in New Orleans before going on to a seminary. The archdiocese set up the St. Charles Lwanga Los Angeles Vocations Scholarship for students who eventually plan to attend St. John's Seminary in Camarillo, Father Dick Martini said.
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September 10, 2007 |
John T. Scott, a New Orleans artist best known for large-scale abstract sculptures, has died. He was 67. Scott, a longtime art professor at Xavier University in New Orleans who received the prestigious John D. MacArthur Fellowship -- commonly called the "genius grant" -- in 1992, died Sept. 1 at Methodist Hospital in Houston after a long fight against pulmonary fibrosis. The New Orleans Museum of Art held a retrospective of Scott's work in 2005, shortly before Hurricane Katrina hit the city.