Xavier head coach buys fans $1,000 worth of drinks at local bar after beating Cincinnati

Eric HeYahoo Sports Contributor
Travis Steele was feeling generous after beating Cincinnati on Saturday. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports
Travis Steele was feeling generous after beating Cincinnati on Saturday. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

Xavier head coach Travis Steele was in a very good mood after the Musketeers beat rival Cincinnati 73-66 on Saturday.

How good a mood? Enough for the coach to walk into Dana Gardens, a local bar near the arena and drop a $1,000 tab for the patrons.

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What’s more, it appears that Steele walked in with his son, who carried a wad of cash to drop off to the bartender.

Steele hinted at a surprise with a tweet after the game in which he included the “thinking” emoji with “Dana’s...see you there.” But what are the odds that, as a fan casually gathering to celebrate a win, the coach of the team walks in and pays for $1,000 worth of drinks?

Xavier beat Cincinnati for the ninth time in the last 13 games behind 31 points from Naji Marshall. The Musketeers avenged last year’s defeat in the crosstown rivalry to improve to 9-1 on the season. This is Steele’s second season as head coach after Chris Mack departed for Louisville, and it appears that Xavier has weathered the coaching change very well.

Of course, buying everyone at the local pub a drink is surefire method to endear yourself to the fanbase.

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