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In the Mississippi Valley,
In the Crescent Bend
Stands our loved and noble Xavier,
Far her praises send.
Wave her colors bear them onward
Gold and white so true
Hail to thee, all hail, dear Xavier
Hail, all hail, X.U.!
Xavier, ever be our guide
And lead us on the way,
Through life's journey, onward, upward
To the eternal day. (Refrain)
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Xavier's 28 seasons of 20 or more victories are the most
in the history of Louisiana men's college basketball
updated April 23, 2013
Head Coach: Dannton Jackson (10th season), (504) 520-5448 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Publicity Contact: Ed Cassiere, (504) 520-5707 or email@example.com
The Gold Rush await the start of the 2013-14 season.
The season will begin in late October or early November.
Xavier was 24-8 overall, 11-3 in the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference in 2012-13. The Gold Rush
reached 20 victories for the third consecutive season and the eighth time in
Dannton Jackson's 10 seasons as head coach. The Gold Rush shared the GCAC
regular-season championship with Philander Smith and qualified for the
Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I National Championship for the third consecutive
year and the seventh time in nine seasons.
Xavier lost 72-59 to Faulkner in the opening round of the 2013 Buffalo Funds-NAIA
Division I National Championship at Kansas City, Mo.
tied for 16th
in the NAIA
Division I Men's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 of March 7. The postseason poll will be announced March 26.
Xavier was picked in a
preseason poll of
Gulf Coast Athletic Conference coaches
to finish first in 2012-13. In the NAIA
Division I Men's Basketball Coaches' Top 25, Xavier ranked 19th — the third straight
year the XU men were a preseason top-25 team.
Open For Business:
The Convocation Center, the new home of XU men's basketball. The first games there were November 3. Read about it here.
Xavier has announced the signing of six for 2012-13:
• RJ Daniels of New Orleans
• Lucas Martin-Julien
of Reserve, La.
• Wesley Pluviose-Philip
of Albany, N.Y.
• Xavier Rogers
of Denton, Texas
• John Gibson
of Marietta, Ga.
• Gary Smith
of Sugar Land, Texas
• Olivier Siewe
of Douala, Cameroon
Also joining the team as a walk-on was Keenan Gay of New Orleans.
Xavier was 23-9 and 11-3 (regular-season co-champion) in the GCAC.
Xavier was 24th
in the NAIA Division I Coaches' Postseason Top 25 Poll and qualified for the national
tournament for the second consecutive year and the sixth time in eight seasons.
Senior guard Chris Iles received honorable mention on the 2011-12
NAIA Division I All-America team.
Senior guard Chris Iles, junior forward Anthony Simmons and junior forward Denzell
Erves were Xavier's all-conference selections
in 2011-12. XU's Dannton Jackson was chosen GCAC Coach of the Year.
Praise on the Air:
Here's what Loyola play-by-play announcer Ken Trahan said about Xavier coach Dannton Jackson
during the game broadcast of December 17, 2011, on WGSO Radio: "The Gold Rush are a good team. Dannton Jackson's
always got his team prepared. They always do an outstanding job. They run their offense, pass the ball, play hard defense."
Xavier was No. 17 in the final NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 Poll announced on
March 9. Xavier was ranked in all 12 polls of 2010-11.
Xavier attracted approximately 60 youngsters ages 6-16 to its 2011 basketball camp at The Barn from June 27-30.
to visit Facebook and view camp photos.
Excellent Report Card:
Of the 18 senior student-athletes to play for Dannton Jackson at Xavier during his head-coaching tenure,
17 received degrees from Xavier or are still enrolled.
The Gold Rush in 2012-13 extended a program record with a 13th consecutive winning season. Since
a 14-21 record in 1989-90, the Gold Rush have strung together 22 consecutive non-losing seasons,
including .500 records in 1996-97 and 1998-99 and 15 seasons of 20 or more victories.
The 2012-13 Xavier University of Louisiana men's basketball team.
14 Xavier appearances at the
NAIA Division I National Championship
1972 • 1973 • 1981 • 1982
1991 • 1996 • 2001 • 2004 • 2005
2007 • 2008 • 2011 • 2012 • 2013
2009-10 team members participate in a service project at XU's cafeteria.
|The Xavier Gold Rush and Gold Nuggets compete in Division I of the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) as a member of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC).
Xavier fields men's teams in basketball, cross country, tennis and track and field and women's teams in basketball, cross country, tennis, track and field and volleyball.
Department of Intercollegiate Athletics
Xavier University of Louisiana
1 Drexel Drive
Campus Box 92
New Orleans, LA 70125
(504) 520-7329 phone
(504) 520-7934 fax