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Gunner Kiel Named A Top 100 Player in College Football

Being a sucker for lists, I clicked over Matt Brown’s list of the top 100 players in college football over on Sports on Earth today. The top 5 featured a couple of Buckeyes and a boatload of defenders, but the most important man on the list to the people who control+f Cincinnati was at number 90. Gunner Kiel was ranked the 90th best player in college football. A month ago he was...
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Your Cincinnati Bearcats American Notes

That is probably not the best name for a title, but here we are anyway. The AAC has put out some information pertaining to the Cincinnati Bearcats. This post is a grounds for that information. In my vacation, I have forgotten how to write gripping opening paragraphs. The biggest news of the last day or so has been that the participants for the AAC media day have been announced. Some...
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Cincinnati Bearcats Football Season Has New Confidence With Renovated Stadium

Tommy Tuberville’s Cincinnati football program will have a new feeling this season, after completed renovations to Nippert Stadium will have the team playing in an actual home stadium on campus. Home games will actually feel like home games for the first time in his third year as head coach. That could only be good news for a program that, despite having to play their 2014 home...
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Gunner Kiel and Andrew Gantz Appear on Watch Lists

It’s early July, which means one thing for college football: watch lists. This week has seen various awards start leaking out the names of players who are being watched. I actually don’t know what the point of a watch list is, I guess it’s to make people remember that the award exists. If that’s the case, good job awards. A couple of Bearcats have been named to various award...
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Bloguin Top 50 – Cincinnati Bearcats

Over at the Student Section, the staff has been counting down the top 50 teams in college football. Cincinnati was voted 39th. While I didn’t have a vote in the poll, I did write about the Bearcats and preview this upcoming season. Be sure to check out the Student Section for the rest of the poll. Cincinnati Bearcats 2014 Record: 9-4 (lost bowl game) 1 Burning Question – Can...
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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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June 08, 2015  |  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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June 08, 2015  |  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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June 02, 2015  |  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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June 02, 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...
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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
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