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Ian Happ Goes 9th in MLB Draft to the Chicago Cubs

The first Bearcat to ever get drafted in the first round of the MLB draft was Ian Happ. He went 9th overall to the Chicago Cubs. Congratulations to Ian and congrats to the Cubs for landing yet another player who has a lot of skill and contribute (hopefully) in the future. With the 9th pick in the 2015 MLB Draft, the @Cubs select Ian Happ! He becomes the first ever first-rounder...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Where Will Ian Happ Be Drafted Tonight?

Tonight is the first day of the MLB draft. While not nearly as sexy as any other draft for any other sport, it often takes years for players to make an impact in MLB while other sports offer much more instant gratification, the Cincinnati Bearcats are going to have their first first round selection in school history with 2B/outfield Ian Happ. You know Happ as the AAC Player of the...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Kiel, Mouhon Lead Slew of Bearcats on Steele Preseason All-AAC Teams

Four Cincinnati Bearcats were named to Phil Steele’s preseason All-AAC team. As you can tell by the headline, Cincinnati quarterback Gunner Kiel was named to the first team, as well as defensive end Silverberry Mouhon. The pair were joined by receiver Mekale McKay and offensive lineman Parker Ehinger. Mouhon was one of three Bearcats to make the preseason Steele team a year ago...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

UC’s Big Game with Iowa State Loses Some Luster

The Bearcats huge December 22 basketball game against the Iowa State Cyclones has lost a little bit of luster as it has been reported that Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg is leaving to coach the Chicago Bulls. Just perusing a list of some of the coaching candidates, while Iowa State should still land a nice coach, it can’t be expected that they will have the same kind of frantic...
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28 days ago  |  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...
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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...
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May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

UC Releases Nippert Reopening Game Time

The University of Cincinnati announced the game time for the grand reopening of Nippert Stadium earlier today. Per a release from the school, the game will kick off at 7 pm on September 5. Night games at Nippert always have a different atmosphere, this game should be no exception. It’s very exciting that the grand reopening will not be a nooner or even a 3:30 start. Whatever festivities...
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May 15, 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...
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May 15, 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...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

A Little Update

As you may have noticed, I haven’t been writing on the site lately. The reason for this is that I have started a new job. The other reason for this is that there just hasn’t been a lot going on with the Bearcats, UCLA series aside. Some of this has just been sheer negligence on my behalf. I haven’t balanced my time very well. Plus, at the end of basketball season, there is...
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Kiley McDaniel Ranks Bearcat Ian Happ 8th in April Draft Rankings

Fangraphs writer Kiley McDaniel is known for his draft and prospect analysis. Today he released his 2015 MLB draft rankings for April. As you can tell by the headline, Ian Happ is ranked 8th. Here’s the appropriate paragraph: 8. Ian Happ, RF, Cincinnati Video: Happ has been moving up and down in the 5-20 range for me all spring. He played shorstop as a freshman and second base...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Bearcats Interested in Andrew Rowsey

UNC-Asheville star guard Andrew Rowsey is transferring. Tom Groeschen has some info about the situation, which includes this tweet: In speaking w/ Andrew Rowsey's father, Cincinnati, South Carolina, NC State, Duquesne, & Marquette has expressed interest — Rick Lewis (@Coach_Rick57) April 16, 2015 Rowsey scored over 1,000 points at Asheville in just two seasons. He’s a...
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April 17, 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...
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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...
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April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

AAC Roundup – April 10

Welcome to this week ending edition of the AAC roundup. Putting the UC news in this one because why not. There isn’t nearly as much to cover today, so let’s get right to it. CINCINNATI The Bearcats held their basketball banquet the other day. Here are all the awards:2014-15 Cincinnati Basketball Banquet Awards Assists Award — Troy Caupain Rebounding Award — Gary Clark and...
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April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

AAC News Review – April 8

A whole lot has happened in the AAC since the last update. Let’s tackle it like we are a security guard tackling a streaker running onto the field. Central Florida The Knights showed offensive improvement at their spring game. They also had a kick ass tug of war after the spring game. He called offensive position groups to fight defensive position groups in four-on-four, tug-of...
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April 08, 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...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Bearcats News Roundup – April 8

Things have gotten a little busy for me personally the last few days. Now is as good a time as any for all of us to be up to date with all the Bearcats news. Even if we all are, I’ll add my analysis to push this over the top. I got your back. Yeah, yours. We are in this together. One love. The biggest news, most recent I guess, is that Larry Davis turned down Eastern Kentucky....
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Bearcats Spring Game Highlights and Tommy Tuberville Reaction

Cincinnati held it’s spring game earlier today. Thanks to the Bearcats youtube account, we have some video highlights and an interview with coach Tommy Tuberville. It sounds like there was a great crowd at Sheakley. Here are the stats: Final score 38-37, Red2 over Red1. No one really 'won' but mostly, #1 offense faced #1D and 2s faced 2s. Offenses won day, essentially — Tom...
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April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Bearcats BlogCast – Riding the Coaching Carousel with Joseph Nardone

Hello, friends. The podcast wave keeps rolling as myself and fellow Student Section contributor Joseph Nardone discuss the various coaching hirings and firings going on in the world of college basketball. We recorded this episode on Thursday afternoon, so it was not official that Shaka Smart accepted the Texas job. Don’t worry though, we discuss that situation. The lone coaching...
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April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Bearcats BlogCast: Episode 19 – Mick is Back and so is Football Talk

On this edition of the Bearcats BlogCast, Chris Bains of Cincy on the Prowl, Matt Opper of Down the Drive and I talk about the Bearcats run in the NCAA tournament. The three of us are probably going to move to a biweekly podcast going into the summer, unless there is big news. Just felt like that part had to be knocked out up top. The show starts with the three of us discussing...
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April 02, 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...
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

AAC News Roundup – April 1

It would be great if there was amazing news on this April 1st, like Cincinnati was headed to the Big 12 or something. Unfortunately all of those headlines would be pranks because of the internt. What aren’t pranks, however, are the news pieces you are about to read. It’s time to catch up on AAC news. BOWL NEWS  The only thing to top UC news is potential bowl news. The AAC is...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Bearcats QB Jarred Evans Still Suspended

Bearcats quarterback Jarred Evans has been suspended since the day after the UC win at SMU. That is not changing, even with the news that he was found not guilty in his assault case. If you weren’t following along, the article states: Judge Robert Taylor declared a mistrial on a disorderly conduct charge after jurors could not reach a verdict. Prosecutors will decide whether to...
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March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Tweetcap: Mick Cronin’s Press Conference Highlights

Setting up for Mick Cronin press conference. Will be updating. pic.twitter.com/77FOf0TdZo — Joe Danneman (@FOX19Joe) March 30, 2015 Big smile on the face of @CoachCroninUC as he sits down for his first press conference since 1/1/15. pic.twitter.com/sJ0iRWXnuh — Tom Gelehrter (@Tommy_G) March 30, 2015 Cronin: I'm excited. Last three months felt like three years. Very thankful...
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March 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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