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Know your hated non-conference opponent: UC

Xavier fans follow the University of Cincinnati. That’s not to say that Musketeers fans are closet Bearcat fans or lend credence to the absurd “little brother” theory UC fans console themselves with come late in the season; it’s a simply statement that when your hated rival is less than a 5k away, you know what is going on with them. This offseason, the big news was that Mick Cronin departed to the coaching graveyard at UCLA.

Cronin was a great lightning rod for Xavier fans ire. He was self-aggrandizing, a massive hypocrite, coached hideous basketball, and tried to fight a Xavier icon in JP Macura.