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Can the Cincinnati Bearcats Make the 2015 College Football Playoff?

Beginning last year, the NCAA changed the look of college football by ending the season with a four-team playoff, rather than the Bowl Championship Series it had used for roughly 15 years. Every team dreams of being one of those four finalists, which would give them a chance to walk away with a National Championship at the end of the season. Based on the way last season went, it...
Via AAC Football Fever
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The AAC’s Scheduling Problem and How UC is Stuck in the Middle

Last season, we watched the American Athletic Conference end in a three-way tie between the Memphis Tigers, Central Florida Knights, and the Cincinnati Bearcats, who each finished at 7-1 in the AAC and 9-3 in the regular season. The Bearcats were considered the least of those three teams because they didn’t have a win against the other two and did feature a loss against Memphis...
Via AAC Football Fever
9 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Bearcats Can Improve the AAC’s National Image

The youth of American Athletic Conference is such that it tends to be thought of in a very poor light. So much so, that as soon as the Big East folded into a basketball only conference of all the private schools of the former Big East, that this new conference lost it’s spot in the BCS format. The meaning behind that is basically saying that the AAC is the equivalent of the MAC...
Via AAC Football Fever
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Bearcats Future: Is Recruiting For “the Now”?

While most college football teams are looking at the “right now,” I’m going to go a different route and look at the future when it comes to Cincinnati’s roster, focusing on recent recruiting. 2015’s recruiting class, as I wrote in an earlier article, didn’t make it into the top 25 recruiting classes, according to ESPN. However, there’s still plenty to discuss inside...
Via AAC Football Fever
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bearcats Basketball Player’s Giants Hands Make NCAA Regulation Football Look Tiny

Coreontae DeBerry is a 6-foot-9, 275-pound beast for the Cincinnati Bearcats, and his hands make an NCAA regulation football look miniscule.
Via Gamedayr
May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bearcats 2015 Preview and Prediction

Cincinnati enters its third season under coach Tommy Tuberville as the favorite to win the American Athletic Conference. The Bearcats return an...
Via Athlon Sports
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

How Much Does Losing RDA Hurt the ‘Cats?

We spend a lot of time, in talking about the Cincinnati Bearcats, mentioning this potent and high-powered passing attack led by Gunner Kiel. For once, it’s time to give some love to the running game and the backs that fuel it. However, this is less about the current backs and more about the loss of another. For two years, we got to see and enjoy the explosiveness of Ralph David...
Via AAC Football Fever
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Bearcats BlogCast: Episode 21

On this edition of the Bearcats BlogCast, Chris Bains of Cincy on the Prowl, Matt Opper of Down the Drive and I talk about many things going on with Cincinnati Bearcats athletics. We start by talking recruiting, namely hitting on the three Bearcat verbals for 2016 as well as the one for the class of 2017. We talk the Chipotle recruiting pitch and ultimately what it all means. From...
Via Bearcats Blog
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Bearcats Ian Happ Named AAC Player of the Year

In a slam dunk move, Cincinnati Bearcats outfield Ian Happ was named AAC Player of the Year today by the AAC coaches. Happ was one of five unanimous selections to the All-AAC first team as well. Happ had one of the best single seasons in Cincinnati history. He led the AAC in batting average (.366), slugging percentage (.681), on-base percentage (.490), total bases (130) and walks...
Via Bearcats Blog
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Bearcats Add Two From Southern Florida

Most Cincinnati fans have been eagerly awaiting the first commitment to the Class of 2016. It seems like an eternity since National Signing Day and a lot of fans are dying to hear any news regarding football. Tommy Tuberville and staff finally received some good news this week as defensive back Dontye Carriere-Williams committed Tuesday and defensive back Romelo Webster committed...
Via Bearcats Blog
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bearcats To Retire Youk's Number 36

Next Saturday, the University of Cincinnati baseball team will retire uniform #36—worn by Bearcat alum Kevin Youkilis. Youk played for Cincinnati between 1998-2001—before starting his big league career with the Red Sox. All money raised by the number retirement event will go toward a scholarship in Kevin's name. Youkilis became one of the most popular Sox players of the 2000s—with...
Via FenwayNation
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

’17 Running Back Jordan Merrell Commits to Cincinnati

The Cincinnati Bearcats added a potential weapon to their 2017 recruiting class when Dillard (Fort Lauderdale, FL) running back Jordan Merrell chose to commit on Monday. Merrell chose the Bearcats over Florida Atlantic, Marshall, and Temple. Although he is still two years away from putting on a collegiate uniform, it is never too early to start piling up talent for the future. This...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

The Most Important Returning Bearcat

As many people assume, the most important player on the football field is the quarterback. Seemingly all the top teams have somewhere between good and great quarterbacks at their helm. Cincinnati is certainly no exception. However, what if I was to tell you that I don’t think that the most important returning player to the ‘Cats this season is Gunner Kiel? I’m sure many people...
Via AAC Football Fever
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Gunner Kiel as a 2016 NFL Draft Prospect

With the 2015 NFL Draft in the books, I’d love to be spending all this time talking about the many players out of Cincinnati taken in the draft and their bright futures with the teams that decided to take them. I’d like to, but I can’t seeing as for the second straight year, the Bearcats put up a goose egg, nada, zero when it comes to players taken. So, sadly, there isn’t...
Via AAC Football Fever
May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Scouting report for Miami Dolphins UFA linebacker Jeff Luc

Linebacker Jeff Luc from Cincinnati has verbally agreed to join the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent. Here is the scouting report for him from the PhinManiacs Draft Guide, courtesy of Jeff Hyde (@Jeff__Hyde). Jeff Luc’s size makes him hard to miss, but is somehow flying under the radar on NFL draft boards.  He’s by far the biggest, bulkiest linebacker in this class...
Via PhinManiacs
May 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Bearcats Add Talented Transfer Jordan Cunningham

The spring recruiting season has been relatively quiet for Coach Tommy Tuberville and staff. According to the official Cincinnati Bearcats Recruiting Twitter page, the staff has literally been all over in search of talented high school prospects. While no high schooler has pulled the trigger and pledged to become a Bearcat, news broke today that talented WR Jordan Cunningham has...
Via Bearcats Blog
May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Epic Collision at First Base During Louisville-Cincinnati Game Sends Players Flying

When you think of epic hits in a baseball you picture a home run crashing in to someone's windshield in the parking lot, but that was not the case during a recent game between the Louisville Cardinals and Cincinnati Bearcats. Louisville's Devin Hairston was trying to leg out a bunt he had laid down. Cincinnati infielder Kyle Mottice was just trying to cover the bag. The two met...
Via FatManWriting
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Bearcats BlogCast – Big Episode 20

On this edition of the Bearcats BlogCast, Chris Bains of Cincy on the Prowl, Matt Opper of Down the Drive and I talk about many things going on with Cincinnati Bearcats athletics. We kick things off talking about Deshaun Morman leaving the program. We discuss his potential impact on next year’s team, as well as the future. That spins off into talking about Gary Clark because you...
Via Bearcats Blog
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Thoughts About Deshaun Morman

The news of Deshaun Morman leaving the Cincinnati program isn’t new. It wasn’t even a new rumor. There were rumblings of Morman leaving the team last season before he ultimately returned. The redshirt freshman guard contributed off the bench, quite famously during the two tournament games against Middle Tennessee and Ole Miss, where Morman scored a total of 20 points over the...
Via Bearcats Blog
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Conference Realignment: Is Cincinnati Next?

My how college football has changed in these last five years. Teams like Nebraska, Colorado, and Utah began the transformation as the first teams to try conference realignment. Since that time, Syracuse, TCU, Louisville, and many others have followed suit. For a time, the Big 12 had 10 teams and the Big Ten had 12 teams. However, it was the former Big East conference took the biggest...
Via AAC Football Fever
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Cincinnati and Butler Home and Home Series Official

CBS’ Jon Rothstein just confirmed the news that the Cincinnati Bearcats and Butler Bulldogs will meet in a home and home basketball series starting at Fifth Third Arena next season. This was talked about during the tournament, when Butler’s AD mentioned it to Gregg Doyle. Butler is showing up on a lot of preseason top 25 lists for next year, as are the Bearcats. Both teams should...
Via Bearcats Blog
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: Bearcats Spring Game

Cincinnati held its annual spring football game today at the Sheakley Athletics Center. The Bearcat faithful filled Sheakley to near capacity in support of their 2014 American Athletic Conference co-champions. Here are some of the best pictures taken by Cincinnati Enquirer staff photojournalist Kareem Elgazzar, highlighting a spring game filled with offensive excitement and defensive...
Via AAC Football Fever
April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

UC and Under Armour Make it Official

The Cincinnati Bearcats officially announced today that Under Armour will be the official outfitter of Cincinnati athletics. As previously reported, the deal begins July 1. The biggest difference appears to be this stripe: That’s via Go Bearcats. We don’t have any glimpses of a uniform yet, that’ll come in July I’m assuming, but we know how the uniforms are going to look...
Via Bearcats Blog
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Mick Cronin Cleared to Coach

After not being able to coach the Bearcats most of last season, Mick Cronin has been cleared to return Cincinnati announced today. This is obviously great, great news both for the team on the court and much more importantly, great, great news for the health of Mick Cronin. Cronin has been dealing with an arterial dissection ever since before the Bearcats trip to Nebraska December...
Via Bearcats Blog
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Cronin to Attend Offseason Workouts, Press Conference Monday

Bearcats coach Mick Cronin could be in position to give us great news come Monday. The UC head man is holding a press conference to give full details about his health and recovery. Tom Groeschen writes that “all signs point towards Cronin returning to the bench.” Given the serious health concerns that Coach Cronin faced this year, that’s an incredibly encouraging sign. Cronin...
Via Bearcats Blog
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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