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The Fast Break (October 29, 2015): Andrew Smith, Creighton Soccer and more!

It's a busy Thursday in The Fast Break

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Finally... We've made it - Kicking Cancer with the Smiths

Andrew Smith, a member of Butler's back-to-back National Semifinalist teams, has been undergoing quite a battle in the past couple years with lymphoma. Today, Andrew prepares for a bone marrow transplant, while his wife, Samantha, documents the process on her blog.

No. 1 Men's Soccer Suffers First Loss of Season; Falls to Xavier, 2-1 - Creighton Athletics

Like the New York Giants defeating the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII, or Brock Lesnar defeating The Undertaker at Wrestlemania XXX, an undefeated streak has ended. Creighton Men's Soccer, unbeaten in their last 18 matches (including the first 15 this season), fell to Xavier last night.

2015 Villanova Basketball Preview: Phil Booth - VUHoops

With all the talent around the Villanova Wildcats, I feel like Booth sometimes gets forgotten. This was a great look at him.

Know your Nonconference Weekend: The AdvoCare Invitational - Banners on the Parkway

Xavier finds themselves in a loaded Thanksgiving Week field with a lot to gain, but also a lot to lose?

Royals fans are caught between the impossible and the entirely possible - SB Nation

No offense, Mets fans. I couldn't pass this up, though. Every time I've done a link dump during the MLB Postseason, Grant Brisbee has written something I've had to pass along. He's the best in the world at what he does.