|Basketball Home Games
|Men's Cross Country
|Women's Cross Country
|Gold Star Dance Team
|Golden Girls Pom Squad
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)
Allstate Sugar Bowl Crosstown Classic moves to The Barn
February 3, 2010
New Orleans Arena had been the site when Xavier played host to Dillard in six of
the previous nine seasons, including 2008 and 2009.
Sugar Bowl and Xavier officials agreed this past week to continue their
relationship and move this season's doubleheader to Xavier's campus.
NEW ORLEANS — The Crosstown Classic basketball
doubleheader is keeping its sponsor and moving to a familiar
venue in 2010.
Xavier University of Louisiana announced Wednesday that
the Allstate Sugar Bowl will sponsor for the second straight year when Xavier
plays host to Dillard in men's and women's games on Saturday, Feb. 20 —
and the games have been moved to The Barn. The women's game will tip off at 5 p.m.,
followed by the men's game at 7 p.m.
"We at Xavier thank the Allstate Sugar Bowl organization for
their continued investment and support of Xavier University,"
Xavier President Dr. Norman C. Francis said. "The gift is truly appreciated
and will continue to assist the university in its historic mission of educating deserving students."
This will be the second time since 1999 that The Barn
is the site of a Xavier-Dillard doubleheader. The other time was on Jan. 27, 2007.
The Xavier-Dillard men's series, which the Gold Rush leads 71-47,
dates to January 1948 and is the oldest college basketball rivalry involving two New Orleans teams.
"We're proud to sponsor the Crosstown Classic again this year,"
said Allstate Sugar Bowl CEO Paul Hoolahan. "The Sugar Bowl has been part of the city's
sports culture for over 75 years and we're excited to partner with the unique history
and tradition of the Xavier-Dillard rivalry that has been such an important part of
the New Orleans sports landscape for over 50 years now."
Because of limited seating in the Xavier gymnasium,
there will be a free and live closed-circuit broadcast of the doubleheader
at Xavier's University Center in the third-floor ballroom. Only those with
a valid Xavier identification card may attend the viewing at the UC.
Tickets for Allstate Sugar Bowl Crosstown Classic will
go on sale Tuesday (Feb. 9) at The Barn. General admission will cost $10. Tickets
for children younger than 12 will cost $3. Xavier students can purchase one ticket
for $5 with a valid Xavier identification card. The discounted student tickets
will be available Feb. 9-12 at The Barn during business hours, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Student tickets will cost $10 after Feb. 12.
No passes or pass list will be honored for this event.
Additional features of the Allstate Sugar Bowl
Crosstown Classic will include Rush/Nuggets Alumni Weekend, Nuggets Senior Night
— Brittany Powell and LaTashia Wise will be honored at halftime of the
women's game — and a men's halftime ceremony honoring former Gold Rush
Coach Denny Alexander and former Gold Nuggets Coach Janice Joseph-Richard.
Former Rush and Nuggets players planning to attend
can go online for a PDF flyer
which includes discounted hotel information.
Both Xavier teams will be trying for a two-game regular-season
sweep of Dillard, their longtime city, Gulf Coast Athletic Conference and HBCU rival. On Saturday
the Gold Nuggets defeated Dillard 69-40, and the Gold Rush — aided by a
rally in the final two minutes of regulation — won 72-67 in overtime in the Bleu Devil
Classic at Lakefront Arena.