TAG: Xavier

College / Aug 17, 2012 / 4:00 pm

College Super Tournament Of Nike Schools Is Close To Happening

Michigan State

Sixteeen Nike-sponsored universities from eight college conferences are getting closer to creating a branded tournament as a tribute to Nike co-founder Phil Knight in 2017, ESPN reported yesterday. The names, as expected, are some of the biggest headliners in college basketball — Duke, North Carolina, Kentucky included. Technically, it will be two eight-team tournaments because NCAA rules prohibit two teams from the same conference playing at the same regular-season tournament. Working around that means the party for Knight’s 80th birthday is ready to go, as long as it can find a TV partner (and ESPN is very interested). Read More »

Video / Dec 10, 2011 / 8:39 pm

Video: Cincinnati and Xavier Brawl

Cincinnati Xavier Brawl Yancy Gates

If you didn’t catch the end of the Xavier/Cincinnati Crosstown Shootout this afternoon, you missed a brawl for the ages. After a week of trash-talking in the media leading up to the rivalry game, things went off the rails with about 10 seconds to go when Xavier star Tu Holloway was jawing with the Cincy bench. What happened next? 300-level brawling: Read More »

College / Mar 18, 2011 / 11:00 am

DJO Diaries: Dime’s Big Dance Blog With Marquette’s Darius Johnson-Odom (Part 2)

Darius Johnson-Odom

After an efficient sophomore year in which he averaged 13.0 points on 45.5 percent shooting, including 47.4 percent from distance, Marquette guard Darius Johnson-Odom took his game a step further this season. By upping his scoring average by nearly three points and making big strides on the defensive end, he became an All-Big East Second Team selection and led Marquette to a 9-9 record in the toughest conference in America. DJO will now try to use his pure shooting stroke and defensive toughness to advance his 11th-seeded Golden Eagles deep into March. Darius has agreed to take Dime readers along with him on the journey, which begins Friday in Cleveland against 6th-seeded Xavier. Here are his words: Read More »

College / Mar 17, 2011 / 11:00 am

DJO Diaries: Dime’s Big Dance Blog With Marquette’s Darius Johnson-Odom

Darius Johnson-Odom

After an efficient sophomore year in which he averaged 13.0 points on 45.5 percent shooting, including 47.4 percent from distance, Marquette guard Darius Johnson-Odom took his game a step further this season. By upping his scoring average by nearly three points and making big strides on the defensive end, he became an All-Big East Second Team selection and led Marquette to a 9-9 record in the toughest conference in America. DJO will now try to use his pure shooting stroke and defensive toughness to advance his 11th-seeded Golden Eagles deep into March. Darius has agreed to take Dime readers along with him on the journey, which begins Friday in Cleveland against 6th-seeded Xavier. Here are his words: Read More »

Video / Mar 26, 2010 / 10:00 am

Kansas State vs. Xavier: The Best Game Of The NCAA Tournament (So Far)

In case you missed the instant classic between K-State and Xavier last night, check out the highlights below.

NBA, Twitter / Mar 24, 2010 / 5:00 pm

Today’s Best NBA Tweets: Chris Douglas-Roberts Likes His Women Inked Up

twitter

We spend a ton of time on Twitter every day. We have to, it’s the fastest way to get breaking NBA news and information and to connect with our readers, basketball fans and other basketball outlets.

Along the way though, we find ourselves laughing every single day at the tweets from NBA players, bloggers and fans. We decided that every afternoon we’re going to put the best tweets (both funny and informative) we see that day in one place for our dimemag.com readers who either aren’t on Twitter or don’t have the time to sit and follow tons of feeds all day long like we do.

Check out today’s best tweets below: Read More »

College / Mar 17, 2010 / 6:42 pm

4 Things That Will (But Probably Won’t) Happen this week in March Madness

Villanova's Scottie Reynolds

Happy St. Patty’s Day to everyone out there! I figured today would be the perfect day to post my first assessment of this year’s Tournament field, and for three reasons: (1) because people will be drunk enough to actually read what I am about to write, (2) because when I don’t get enough comments I can blame it on you people being too drunk to type, and (3) because if any of what you’re about to read turns out to be completely wrong, I can blame it on myself being drunk. Which I’m not, or am I… Read More »

College / Mar 15, 2010 / 10:45 am

March Madness: 6 First Round Upsets To Have In Your Bracket

Derrick Favors

Now that the brackets have been released, and you’ve been able to get your initial observations out of the way, it’s time to start talking upsets. So check below for 6 first round upsets to have in your bracket. Read More »

College / Mar 15, 2009 / 6:47 pm

March Madness: 5 Players Who Can Take Their Team to the Final Four

Sam Young at Pitt

In every NCAA Tournament, there are big-time players who step, put their team on their back, and carry them deep into the Dance. Here are six players who can be “THAT GUY” this year. Read More »