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Hilltopper basketball forward transfers to Hilltop for friendship

Reporter

December 4, 2012

Filed under Sports, Sports / Basketball

It's not hard to miss Shimeek Johnson on campus: the Hilltopper basketball player stands at 6’ 7”. Despite the team’s shaky start with a 4-6 record, Johnson has had some standout games, and he is trying to help propel the t...

Basketball team posts up with eight new faces

Reporter

November 7, 2012

Filed under Sports, Sports / Basketball

As the St. Edward’s University men’s basketball team gears up for the 2012-2013 season, there is an overwhelming sense of improvement and optimism, thanks to improved team chemistry and eight new players. The players and co...

Hoop dreams spring eternal for ‘Toppers

Brian Caudill

November 14, 2011

Filed under Sports / Basketball

  Hopes are high for the St. Edward's men's basketball team this season. While the Hilltoppers finished last season with a 9-16 record, the team started this season with three straight wins. The first two wins came in exhibit...

Freshman guard sets up for season

Denae Dibrell

November 14, 2011

Filed under Sports / Basketball

Freshman Frankie Iwebunor Mgbolu's attended St. Gregory College Preparatory in Tucson, Arizona, where his basketball team won two state championships—largely due to Mgbolu's participation. Mgbolu, pronounced ‘Ma-bo-lu,' h...

NBA Owners demand bigger piece of the pie, players refuse

Brian Caudill

November 7, 2011

Filed under Sports / Basketball

When the NBA released the 2011-2012 schedule on July 19, the season was slated to start on Nov. 1. We should have seen the defending champs, the Dallas Mavericks, take on reigning MVP Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls. Dirk Nowit...

Athlete Profile: Freshman basketball player Haley Meekins

Meg Seeger

October 31, 2011

Filed under Sports / Basketball

Freshman Haley Meekins was captain of her high school basketball team in Bridgeport, Texas and is now a player with promise on St. Edward's women's basketball team. Meekins, an undecided major, chose St. Edward's after she visite...

D-II team preps for D-I games

Meg Seeger

October 24, 2011

Filed under Sports / Basketball

The St. Edward's women's basketball team will open their season with two Division I exhibition games, visiting the University of Texas on Oct. 27 at the Frank Erwin Center, followed by a matchup with Baylor on Nov. 3 in Waco, T...

Rangers on rare mission

Russ Espinoza

October 17, 2011

Filed under Sports / Basketball

It was just 13 months ago that the Texas Rangers were a punch line for their postseason futility. Today, they've joined an elite class of franchises like Joe Torre's Yankees, the ‘Bash Brother' Athletics, and the ‘Big Red M...

Alum tops WNBA twice

Russ Espinoza

October 10, 2011

Filed under Sports / Basketball

St. Edward's graduate and 12-year WNBA veteran Taj McWilliams-Franklin was a critical member of the 2011 WNBA Champion Minnesota Lynx. McWilliams-Franklin and company swept the Atlanta Dream in the league finals on Oct. 7 in Atlanta, GA. At 10....

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