Metropolitan Planning Commissioner Charlie Thomas is running for City Council in 2019. To avoid any appearance of conflict, he is considering resigning from MPC. A decision will be made by Christmas. If he does resign, his MPC seat would be filled by Mayor Madeline Rogero. One issue high on many agendas is ReCode, which has triggered controversy in many neighborhoods. Anyone running for public office in the city next year will want to avoid this issue. We could use more lawmakers like Ben Atchley Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Ben Atchley through the years Fullscreen Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Buy Photo State Rep. Ben Atchley, R-Knoxville. March 3, 1974. News Sentinel Archives Buy Photo Fullscreen Buy Photo Former Tennessee state senator Ben Atchley talks about his days when he attended the former school that now houses Flenniken Landing during a tour Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011. Wade Payne/News Sentinel Buy … [Read more...] about MPC’s Charlie Thomas weighs resignation to run for City Council
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A voice is a powerful thing on a basketball court. It can be as important to a team as scoring, passing, or a smothering stop on defense. Point guard Quentin Goodin's voice was a great indicator to head coach Travis Steele that he was in line for a monster game. "I thought he had a voice, too," said Steele of Goodin, who had a career-high 22 points, nine rebounds and nine assists in Xavier's 69-55 win over Detroit. "We need leadership and we need player leadership during games. We only have so many timeouts and I thought Q did a great job. It started in shoot-around and it started in the practices leading up. He's been really good in practice over the last week to week and a half and I think he's seeing those results carry over to the game." Goodin, when asked about the pursuit of a triple-double, one assist and one rebound from it, he said, "To be honest, I was kind of happy to come out. I was tired. I had teammates and coaches telling me I was one … [Read more...] about Takeaways: Leadership goes a long way in Xavier’s win over Detroit
Xavier should be eager to host Detroit Mercy in its final non-conference game of the season Friday night (7 p.m., FS2) at Cintas Center. The Musketeers are coming off a poor road showing at Missouri Tuesday and after Friday, the battle for the Big East Conference begins. It will be another opportunity to find some consistency, something Xavier has struggled with this season. Detroit Mercy (3-8) averages nearly 10 points less per game than its opponents and the Titans allow almost 80 points per game to the opposition. More: Takeaways from Xavier's road loss at Missouri More: Catching up with Xavier great Romain Sato Detroit's coming off a 63-61 loss to Ohio University, a team Xavier beat 82-61 a couple weeks ago in a game that was fairly close for the first 30 minutes. Detroit's coached by former Texas Southern and Indiana head coach Mike Davis, who's in his first season with the Titans. Xavier beat Texas Southern last season in the first … [Read more...] about Scouting report: Xavier welcomes Detroit Mercy in its non-conference season finale
The Crosstown Shootout is the best in-city rivalry in college basketball, for all the obvious reasons and a few not so obvious: Big brother, little brother, five miles apart. Public school resources, private school intimacy. Bigger than thou versus holier than thou. Beyond big generalizations, though, there is this: Big-shoulders defense against lightning-strike offense. Intimidation versus strategy. Xavier and UC play different games and have at least since Bob Huggins arrived. The Shootout is as much about style as stereotypes. Upwardly mobile coaches (XU) against Cincinnati (almost) lifers. Take away the Andy Kennedy Experiment, UC has had two coaches since 1989. Xavier has had six. Far larger, far more publicly vocal fan base (UC) against dead-solidly loyal fan base. Sometimes, I think the 10,200 or so who show up at Cintas Center every game are the only X fans in the city. If I get 10 emails a winter from X fans, it’s cause for a party. I get that many a day from UC fans, … [Read more...] about Doc column: Cincinnati Bearcats, Xavier Musketeers’ Crosstown Shootout too close to call
After November and December and their non-stop parade of sexy trips to exotic islands, made-for-TV "classics" and home games with teams from hyphenated, directional schools, the real college basketball season will begin. Maybe by then, Xavier’s basketball team will look a whole lot different than it does right now. Because after their 77-68 home loss to Wisconsin Tuesday, the Musketeers need some work. Coaches would call it a "teaching opportunity." Or, they’d put it this way: "November basketball is really ugly," Xavier’s first-year coach Travis Steele said. It certainly was for his team most of Tuesday night. More: Xavier Musketeers 'fought back' but Wisconsin and Ethan Happ were too much More: Brad Davison Gator-chomps Xavier The point of November and December is January, when conference games start. At the moment, Wisconsin looks a lot closer to January than Xavier does. The Badgers shot better, got better shots, ran crisper sets and generally looked more … [Read more...] about Paul Daugherty: Wisconsin hands Xavier its first loss. There’s a lot of time to improve.