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Cincinnati quarterback job wide open

One team that may be pretty surprising going into the 2016 season is the Cincinnati Bearcats as they could make some noise in the AAC. They have a good problem right now as any one of their three quarterbacks could win the starting job. Last year, the position was held down by Gunner Kiel and true freshman Hayden Moore. The latter filled when Kiel went down with a nasty head injury...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Gardens helped build up Xavier Basketball

They haven’t played a game there in 16 years. Yet the Cincinnati Gardens holds a special place in Xavier Basketball’s history. The building saw some of Xavier Basketball’s best years. Including the 1989-90 season, when the Musketeers first advanced to the Sweet 16.  Plus, beating the no.1 ranked Cincinnati Bearcats team in the 1999 Crosstown Shootout. During their years...
Via isportsweb.com
June 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Bearcats BlogCast: Episode 48 – Ono, Odds and Offseason

The Bearcats BlogCast returns on this Friday, with myself and Chris Bains hitting all the relevant Cincinnati Bearcats news. The biggest news is of course that President Ono left Cincinnati. Chris and I talk about his impact on the university, what it could mean for Cincinnati in the Big 12 rumor mill and generally bemoan the loss a good leader. That spins into football game time...
Via Bearcats Blog
June 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Ex-Ohio State OL Grant Schmidt transfers to Cincinnati

Former Ohio State Buckeyes offensive lineman Grant Schmidt wasted no time finding his next home. In fact, Schmidt will not even have to leave the state to continue his college football career. According to a report from the Cincinnati Enquirer, Schmidt will be transferring to the Cincinnati Bearcats. Schmidt joined the Buckeyes as a three-star member of the Class of 2015, but he...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Bearcats BlogCast: Ep.47 – Big 12 Expansion and Contract Extensions

The Bearcats BlogCast makes it’s grand offseason return today, as Chris Bains and I discuss all things Bearcats. We kick off with the contract extensions received by basketball coach Mick Cronin and football coach Tommy Tuberville. This leads into a substantial discussion about Mick Cronin, expectations, recruiting and results. We end up talking similarly about Tommy Tuberville...
Via Bearcats Blog
May 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Duke, Cincinnati headline Hall of Fame Tip-Off field

The 2016-17 college basketball season is still a few months away, but that does not mean it is too early to look ahead to everything that is slated to happen. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off is just one of the many early season tournaments and at least two big name teams will be in attendance for the event. The field was released with the 2015 national champion...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Cincinnati is the most uncomfortable big-ticket program in the country

The city of Cincinnati is uncomfortable enough in the realm of professional sports. The Reds are in rebuilding mode, and the Bengals… well, they’re the Bengals. This discomfort extends to the collegiate ranks. Let’s be clear at the outset: An uncomfortable situation is not equivalent to a rock-bottom situation. Discomfort is not purely a reflection of a lack of quality. As...
Via The Student Section
April 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Cincy gets commitment from Cane Broome

The Cincinnati Bearcats lost a heartbreaker to Saint Joseph’s in the Round of 64 of the 2016 NCAA Tournament, but they are looking to be one of the better teams in both the AAC and the country for the next few seasons. And now, Cincy will get some big help from transfer Cane Broome, who announced his commitment Monday morning. Broome took to Twitter to confirm his transfer and...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 11, 2016  |  Discuss

LOOK: Mike Tyson's Hysterical Twitter Blunder Congratulates Cincinnati Women's Basketball on Their National Championship

The Connecticut Huskies put a beating on the Syracuse Orange in the NCAA Women's Basketball National Championship game last night, winning 82-51. RELATED: Villanova's Head Coach Barely Reacted After His Team's National Championship Win  The win marked UConn's fourth consecutive National Championship and the team's 75th straight victory. Their domination led many other star athletes...
Via Stack
April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Tyson mistakenly congratulates Cincinnati on winning national title

Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson deserves some credit for attempting to salute the UConn Huskies on winning their fourth consecutive national championship Tuesday night, but his execution was slightly off. After Breanna Stewart scored 24 points to lead the University of Connecticut past Syracuse in the final, Tyson congratulated University of Cincinnati on a magnificent four...
Via Fox Sports
April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Former Cincinnati head coach Rick Minter now D-line coach at Georgia State

Rick Minter was the head coach for the Cincinnati Bearcats football program from 19904-2003, leading the program during their FBS years and to four bowl games in their first seven eligible years. Minter was let go after a 5-7 season that came after three straight seven-win seasons. After, Minter coordinated defenses at South Carolina, Notre Dame, Marshall and Kentucky and coached...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Mick Cronin to remain Cincinnati’s basketball coach

University of Cincinnati president Santa J. Ono announced on Twitter today that Mick Cronin would remain the coach of the Bearcats’ men’s basketball team. The basketball program’s official Twitter also posted about Cronin’s return. I am thrilled to say Mick Cronin will remain our coach at the University of Cincinnati. — Santa J. Ono (@PrezOno) March 25, 2016 The second...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Cincinnati President Announces Mick Cronin Will Remain Bearcats’ Basketball Coach

Mick Cronin is staying at Cincinnati.  The Bearcats’ men’s basketball coach had been receiving some interest from UNLV, but he’s passing on the opportunity to lead the Rebels’ program.  University of Cincinnati president Santa J. Ono announced the news on Twitter.  I am thrilled to say Mick Cronin will remain our coach at the University of Cincinnati. — Santa J. Ono...
Via College Spun
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Bearcats BlogCast: Cronin to UNLV? Not So Fast

This tweet by Tom Groeschen:   JUST IN: Cronin says he is headed back to Cincinnati today, says nothing happening today. Sources say no deal with UNLV. Story to come. — Tom Groeschen (@TomGroeschen) March 24, 2016 dropped just as Chris Bains from Cincy on the Prowl and I finished recording this edition of the Bearcats BlogCast. We dive into the Mick to UNLV speculation full...
Via Bearcats Blog
March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

A late dunk, a last-second 3 add to Cincinnati's heartbreak

CINCINNATI (AP) Octavius Ellis slumped on a stool near the basket for the longest time, unable to fathom how he's just missed giving Cincinnati a game-tying dunk. Myles Davis pulled his white, No. 15 jersey over his face and slid to the court, unable to comprehend how Xavier's season had just ended. Back in Cincinnati, their fans were just numb. No other city has watched its sports...
Via AP on Fox
March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Cameras catch Saint Joseph’s hiding Gatorade bottles

The NCAA Tournament is sponsored by some big time names in the sports world, one of them being sports drink Powerade. However, it doesn’t look like Saint Joseph’s is a big fan of the Coca-Cola brand of sports drink. After the Hawks’ win over the Cincinnati Bearcats in the Round of 64 Friday night, cameras went to the team’s locker room. Those cameras caught head coach Phil...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Saint Joseph’s HC asks reporter about weed?

The Saint Joseph’s Hawks pulled off a big win in the NCAA Tournament when they beat the Cincinnati Bearcats to move on to the Round of 32. Following the game, head coach Phil Martelli was pretty happy for the big win. In fact, he was so happy that he seemingly asked the reporter if marijuana was sold “in this town.” Of course, the game took place in Spokane, Washington, where...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Dunk at buzzer waved off, Saint Joe's escapes with win over Cincinnati

SPOKANE, Wash. — A dunk at the buzzer by Cincinnati's Octavius Ellis was ruled just a tick too late Friday night, allowing No. 8-seeded Saint Joseph's to escape with a 78-76 NCAA Tournament win over the No. 9 Bearcats, the first for coach Phil Martelli and his program since 2004.DeAndre' Bembry scored 25 points and Isaiah Miles added 19 more as Saint Joseph's (28-7) survived a...
Via AP on Fox
March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Saint Joseph's edges Cincinnati 78-76 in NCAA tourney opener

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Isaiah Miles sank a 3-pointer with 9 seconds left to lift Saint Joseph's to a 78-76 win over Cincinnati in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday after a dunk at the buzzer by the Bearcats was waved off. Octavius Ellis appeared to tie the game with his dunk as time expired, but officials after a lengthy review determined that the shot came too late...
Via AP on Fox
March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Can’t Beat Buzzer With Dunk, Loses To St. Joseph’s (Video)

The final game of the NCAA Tournament’s first round ended in complete and utter heartbreak for the No. 9 seed Cincinnati Bearcats. Cincy trailed No. 8 St. Joseph’s by two with mere seconds remaining, and Octavius Ellis had the ball in his hands with a chance to send the game to overtime. Ellis had a clear look at the rim after receiving a pass in the paint, but rather than laying...
Via NESN.com
March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Saint Joseph's 78, Cincinnati 76

SPOKANE, Wash. -- A dunk at the buzzer by Cincinnati's Octavius Ellis was ruled just a tick too late Friday night, allowing No. 8-seeded Saint Joseph's to escape with a 78-76 NCAA Tournament win over the No. 9 Bearcats, the first for coach Phil Martelli and his program since 2004. DeAndre' Bembry scored 25 points and Isaiah Miles added 19 more as Saint Joseph's (28-7) survived...
Via AP on Fox
March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

St. Joe’s defeats Cincinnati in wild finish

No. 8 St. Joseph’s took the lead on Isaiah Miles’ three-pointer with 11 seconds remaining and punched a ticket to a Sunday date with No. 1 Oregon after a potentially buzzer-beating dunk by Octavius Ellis of No. 9 Cincinnati was waved off to pull off the 78-76 victory. Check out the highlights below! St Joe's hangs on to beat Cincinnati in a crazy finish after Ellis' dunk was...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: St. Joe’s Outlasts Cincinnati After Final Basket Ruled Late

What an end to a crazy opening round of the 2016 NCAA Tournament. Just minutes after Northern Iowa stunned Texas on a half-court buzzer-beater, Saint Joseph’s and Cincinnati gave us one for the ages. This one was a little more controversial, however. The Hawks, trailing 76-75, saw senior forward Isaiah Miles nail an absolutely huge three-pointer to take a two-point lead with less...
Via College Spun
March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

James “Flight” White Reflects On March Madness, Future Hendrix and Big Ass Fur Coats

Once upon a time the Cincinnati Bearcats were the scariest team in America. One player from that era of dominance was James “Flight” White. The high-flying swingman from the Washington, D.C. area spent three years at the University of Cincinnati after transferring from the University of Florida. Known for his abilities to dunk with grace, White was a good all-around player throughout...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Saint Joseph's and Cincinnati to play in 1st round of NCAAs

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Cincinnati will take the floor Friday for the first time since losing a four-overtime thriller to UConn in the American Athletic Conference quarterfinals, and guard Troy Caupain said the Bearcats have recovered from the loss. ''It was tough, but we got a lot of encouragement,'' Caupain said Thursday. ''It was not a loss where we keep our heads down,'' said...
Via AP on Fox
March 17, 2016  |  Discuss
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