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Military Bowl Capsule

CINCINNATI (9-3) vs. VIRGINIA TECH (6-6), 1 p.m. ET (ESPN) Line: Cincinnati by 3 Series Record: Tied 5-5 WHAT'S AT STAKE Virginia Tech seeks to extend its run of consecutive seasons with a winning record to 22 in its 22nd successive year in a bowl game. Cincinnati, the American Athletic Conference champion, seeks its eighth straight win overall and is looking for redemption after...
Via AP on Fox
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Several Bearcats pick up conference honors

Press release from UC Athletics: Seven University of Cincinnati football student-athletes earned All-American Athletic Conference honors for the 2014 season, the league office announced Wednesday. OG Parker Ehinger (Rockford, Mich./Rockford), OT Eric Lefeld (Coldwater, Ohio/Coldwater), DL Terrell Hartsfield (Raleigh, N.C./Rolesville/Copiah-Lincoln CC) and LB Jeff Luc (Port St. Lucie...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Bearcats Populate the All-AAC Teams

The AAC released it’s all conference teams, as well as it’s award winners, for this past season. The Bearcats populate the list of all conference selections, even though none of them won individual awards. Let’s jump right to the Bearcats that made the teams. First Team OL – Eric Lefeld OL – Parker Ehinger DL – Terrell Hartsfield LB – Jeff Luc   Second Team K – Andrew...
Via Bearcats Blog
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Bearcats Move One Step Closer to AAC Championship with Win over Temple

Cincinnati defeated Temple 14-6 today. That’s about the best thing you can say about the game. The defense once again shut down a bad offense. The defensive performance, ECU exempted, has been really good the last 6 weeks or so. You don’t have to give up 0 points every game, but not giving up touchdowns is pretty great. The defense has come a long way from being the not good...
Via Bearcats Blog
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati 41 Connecticut 0: 10 Thoughts

The Bearcats shut out victory over Connecticut can not fully pass without a write up. I very much apologize for the delay in this post. It seemed like I wrote something about it. It really did. There was the tweetcap. To put a bow on this one, here are 10 thoughts from the dominating victory. This was the best defensive effort of the Tuberville era. UConn sucks and all that, but...
Via Bearcats Blog
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Luc: American of the Week, Houston Game Time and TV

Let’s start with the second football note first. TV Update for 12/6 Houston at Cincinnati (Noon ET, ESPN/ESPN2) Temple at Tulane (7:30 ET, ESPN2) SMU at UConn (Noon ET, CBSSN) — American Football (@American_FB) November 24, 2014 A nooner, yes, but it’s an ESPN game nooner. On day full of championship games, this is a good tradeoff. I’m assuming no championship game will...
Via Bearcats Blog
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

American Athletic Conference Weekly Football Honors – Nov. 24

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The American Athletic Conference has announced the winners of the league’s weekly football honors for the 13th week of the college football season. AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK Kenneth Farrow • Jr. • RB • Houston • Hurst, Texas Farrow was the offensive catalyst behind Houston’s 38-28 win against Tulsa Saturday as he ran...
Via Sox and Dawgs
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

No more Bad News Bearcats

CINCINNATI -- Call it tough love on Tommy Tuberville's part. Coaches have to know how to push the buttons of players to get something out of them. Tuberville have been pushing everything he knows to get something -- anything -- out of a defense that has been one of the nation's worst this season. He's publicly called "The Bad News Bearcats." It all had little effect through the first...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Cincinnati 41 SMU 3: Grading the Bearcats

The Bearcats won in the best way they could on Saturday, a complete run-away laugher. SMU is legitimately the worst FBS team Cincinnati has played in terms of effort and talent in a couple of years. Say what you will about Miami, but at least they gave Cincinnati a fight the last two seasons despite the very long losing streak. The Mustangs are just awful all around. I don’t know...
Via Bearcats Blog
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami; by the numbers – week 6 vs. Cincinnati

  Amidst the heated, emotional outcries against the UM coaching staff this week after a bad loss on the road at Georgia Tech, there’s still a game to be played Saturday at noon vs. Cincinnati (2-2, 0-1 American). Here’s a closer look at the visiting Bearcats: UC has lost its last two games and will look to avoid its first three-game skid since 2010 UC has averaged 4.0 yards...
Via CaneInsider
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Bearcat Notes: Chris Moore AAC Player of the Week, Kiel and Luc to Honor Roll, Memphis Spread, Miami TV

Hello, friends. Sorry to go Nantz on you this afternoon. Here are some Cincinnati notes for your Monday. Hopefully this will start to cure your hangover from the disappointing outcome from Saturday. The grading the Bearcats piece will come tomorrow, as will the Tuberville press conference notes. Wednesday should be the next edition of the Bearcats Blogcast with Scott and Chris, so...
Via Bearcats Blog
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

American Athletic Conference Weekly Football Honors – Sept. 29

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The American Athletic Conference has announced the winners of the league’s weekly football honors for the fifth week of the college football season. AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK Chris Moore • Jr. • WR • Cincinnati • Bastrop, La. Moore set an NCAA single-game record by averaging 73.7 yards per reception in Cincinnati’s...
Via Sox and Dawgs
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Porous UC defense exposed in every way by Buckeyes

COLUMBUS -€“ Gunner Kiel completed 21 of 32 passes for 352 yard, four touchdowns and wasn't intercepted once Saturday night against Ohio State. And the Cincinnati Bearcats lost by 22 points. No amount of Kiel or the multitude of wide receivers the Bearcats have at their disposal will matter when you have a defense that gives up 710 yards of offense – 380 by ground, 330 by...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Ohio State Opens as Big Betting Favorite Over Cincinnati, Luc Named to AAC Honor Roll

The Ohio State Buckeyes have opened as a big favorite against the Cincinnati Bearcats in advance of Saturday night’s contest. OSU opened at -13 and the line has grown in some places. Take a look. The first number is the open, the second is the consensus and the last few are lines from other places. Ohio State is ranked 20th in the USA Today poll and 22nd in the AP poll. That makes...
Via Bearcats Blog
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

American Athletic Conference Weekly Football Honors – Week 4

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The American Athletic Conference has announced the winners of the league’s weekly football honors for the fourth week of the college football season. AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK Shane Carden • Sr. • QB • East Carolina • Houston, Texas Carden led East Carolina to its second straight win against a top-25 opponent as he completed...
Via Sox and Dawgs
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Bending Bearcats come up big at right time

CINCINNATI -- It would have been hard before Saturday night's 119th game between the Cincinnati Bearcats and Miami RedHawks to envision the scenario that was unfolding midway through the fourth quarter. It had been nine years since UC lost the Victory Bell to its rival, and this wasn't supposed to be the year that changed. Miami was owners of 19 losses in a row, including...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

American Athletic Conference Football Players of the Week – Week 3

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The American Athletic Conference has announced the winners of the league’s weekly football honors for the third week of the college football season. AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK Gunner Kiel • So. • QB • Cincinnati • Columbus, Ind. Kiel will have a hard time topping his collegiate debut as he led Cincinnati to a 58-34 win...
Via Sox and Dawgs
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Gunner Kiel and Sam Geraci Lock Up American Honors

The American put out it’s players of the week for week 3. The Bearcats had two players honored, as you can see by the headline. The first was Gunner Kiel, which is absolutely no surprise because Kiel was awesome. The second Bearcat honored was punter Sam Geraci. Two Bearcats playing their first games and they both were honored as players of the week. No pressure to repeat that...
Via Bearcats Blog
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Bearcat Season Countdown – 1 Day – ONE DAY

The next chapter in Cincinnati’s football history starts tomorrow night. It’s a very exciting chapter because this Bearcat team is set up for success. This is, on paper, one of the most talented teams Cincinnati has ever had. They are starting a former top quarterback prospect. They have one of the deepest group of receivers in the nation. They have a highly regarded middle linebacker...
Via Bearcats Blog
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

FSU has had better luck with 5-star recruits in recent years

Why did Florida State win the 2013 national title? Look no farther than the last three signing classes. Coach Jimbo Fisher landed the Scout.com No. 1 signing class in 2011, bringing defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan, tailback James Wilder Jr. and safety (turned tailback) Karlos Williams to Tallahassee. The next year, Florida State added prep stars like quarterback Jameis Winston, defensive...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Belk Bowl Beatdown for Bearcats

Cincinnati turned in their worst performance of the season against North Carolina and paid for it with a 39-17 beat down. UC fell down 16-0 due to a couple of special teams mishaps, a hole from which they couldn't recover. The game was never close after that. It was really disappointing. It was a disappointing capper on what turned out to be a disappointing season the more I think...
Via Bearcats Blog
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss
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