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Xavier adjusts competition schedules after Hurricane Isaac
September 4, 2012

     NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana's cross country and women's volleyball teams are adjusting their schedules after Hurricane Isaac.
     XU's distance runners withdrew from this past week's Mississippi College Opener because of the storm, and the host school subsequently canceled the meet. Coach Joseph Moses replaced that meet with the Azalea City Classic at Mobile, Ala., on Sept. 15.
     The Gold Rush and Gold Nuggets will open their seasons Saturday in the Loyola Wolfpack Invitational at Lafreniere Park in Metairie, La. It will be XU's only local competition of 2012. The men's race will begin at 7:50 a.m., and the women will run at 8:25.
     Xavier did not lose any volleyball matches while the university was closed but postponed its home opener against Loyola, which had been scheduled for today (Tuesday, Sept. 4). Coach Christabell Hamilton said no makeup date has been determined.
     The Gold Nuggets (1-2) will travel to Jackson, Miss., for the Belhaven Tournament on Friday and Saturday. Xavier will play Pensacola Christian, Mississippi College, Rust and Belhaven in that event, then return home to play Spring Hill — which was 40-3 a year ago — on Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. in The Barn.
     The university received no major damages from the hurricane, which made landfall on the Louisiana coast on Aug. 28. Classes resumed today.
     "Our Xavier staff members are doing an incredible job in making the campus available for classes and the other required services," XU president Dr. Norman C. Francis said. "We will continue to pray for all of those who have experienced the effects of this hurricane and ask that we be spared further hardships during the remainder of the hurricane season."


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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.

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