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Cincinnati QB Gunner Kiel returns to team for senior season

Gunner Kiel was once the hottest high school football recruit in the nation. After struggling at Notre Dame, he made the transfer to Cincinnati and during his junior season with the team, he had a rather up-and-down performance. The quarterback dealt with multiple injuries, including one after a scary hit early in the 2015 season that nearly left him paralyzed. He battled with redshirt...
Via Campus Sports Net
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati QB Luke Wright transferring to Kentucky

Cincinnati freshman quarterback Luke Wright is transferring across the river to the University of Kentucky, according to Kentucky Sports Radio. Originally from Atlanta, Wright appeared in just two games for the Bearcats and completed 1 of 3 pass attempts for 16 yards as the third stringer behind Gunner Kiel and Hayden Moore. His arrival in Lexington will be a welcome one, as Patrick...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Luke Wright Transferring to Kentucky

One of the dominoes from former offensive coordinator Eddie Gran and quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator Darin Hinshaw taking jobs at Kentucky has fallen. Bearcats backup quarterback Luke Wright is following them to Kentucky, per a report by QB Country. Former back-up Cincinnati QB, Luke Wright, is following OC/QB coach to Kentucky. Luke has been training with QB Country...
Via Bearcats Blog
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Cincinnati accept invitation to Hawaii Bowl

Tommy Tuberville has done a fantastic job with the Cincinnati Bearcats since arriving in 2013. He led the team to two straight nine-win seasons and a share of the AAC Championship last year. The team finished the season 7-5 this year and they will be going bowling again. According to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, the Bearcats accepted an invitation to the Hawaii Bowl and will certainly...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Andrew Gantz Beats East Carolina (Again)

The Bearcats pulled off a 19-16 victory over East Carolina to finish the regular season at 7-5. There were some late game heroics by Andrew Gantz, who nailed this field goal as time expired. Gantz missed a 44 yard field goal on UC’s previous drive, and had missed an extra point. Nailed the one that mattered the most. Shaq Washington set the UC record for receptions in a game, and...
Via Bearcats Blog
November 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bearcats vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Preview

The Cincinnati Bearcat seniors set onto the field at Nippert Stadium for the final time tomorrow night. In what has been a disappointing season overall, it has been a pretty successful home slate. The Bearcats have protected Nippert in each of the last three home games. The seniors have been a big part of the reason why. Here’s a list of the UC senior class Adrian Witty Kirk Willis...
Via Bearcats Blog
November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Bearcats BlogCast Episode 36 – Houston Hangover

On this edition of the world famous Bearcats BlogCast, Scott and Chris Bains of Cincy on the Prowl dive right into talking about the Bearcats loss at Houston. We lament another close loss in a season full of close losses, talk about the disappointment of the season overall, then dive into talking about the Bearcats defense. As bad as it sounds, it wasn’t so bad. We talked about...
Via Bearcats Blog
November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Gunner Kiel joins freshman teammate as Cincy 500-yard passer

Two quarterbacks from the same team own the top two single-game passing-yard totals in the country. Cincinnati's Gunner Kiel threw for a career-high 523 yards and four touchdowns in his team's 33-30 loss to nationally ranked Houston on Saturday. The Bearcats' unhappy result largely was due to two interceptions Kiel threw and his inability to hit receivers on four straight passes...
Via AP on Fox
November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Andrew Gantz Named Groza Award Semifinalist

Bearcats kicker Andrew Gantz has earned the honor of being named a Lou Groza Award semifinalist for the second season in a row. There are only six kickers in the entire nation that have earned repeat honors. That should signify how special this honor is for the Bearcats kicker. Andrew is 17-21 on field goals this season. His 17 makes has him in a four way tie for the most made field...
Via Bearcats Blog
November 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Delayed Thoughts on Cincinnati 52 UCF 7

Central Florida gave the worst showing of any Cincinnati opponent this season. Worse than FCS school Alabama A&M. Worse than MAC cellar dweller Miami University. Worse than anyone UC has seemingly played in years. The Bearcats ran up 726 yards of offense and the only reason they didn’t put up more is because they didn’t try to during the fourth quarter. After a showing like...
Via Bearcats Blog
November 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Cincinnati QB Kiel finishes 15 for 15 in near-record outing

Cincinnati quarterback Gunner Kiel didn't have to throw a lot Saturday against UCF but still had one of the best quarterbacking performances in NCAA history.Kiel completed all 15 of the passes he attempted -- that's right, with zero incompletions -- for 315 yards and five touchdowns in the Bearcats' 52-7 rout of the winless Golden Knights. The 15 completions without an incompletion...
Via Fox Sports
October 31, 2015  |  Discuss

UCF pummeled on road by Gunner Kiel, Cincinnati

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Gunner Kiel completed all 15 of his passes for 319 yards and five touchdowns as Cincinnati spoiled former Bearcat Danny Barrett's debut as the head coach at Central Florida with a 52-7 win on Saturday.Barrett, who was the Cincinnati quarterback through 1982, was named interim head coach after George O'Leary resigned after UCF's 59-10 loss to Houston at home. Barrett...
Via AP on Fox
October 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Kiel returns to lead Cincinnati over UConn

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Gunner Kiel made his first start in a month, threw two touchdown passes and ran for a third as Cincinnati won its first conference game, beating Connecticut 37-13.Kiel led the Bearcats (4-3, 1-2 American) over UConn (3-5, 1-3), which came in with the second-best scoring defense in the conference at 20 points per game.Kiel suffered a concussion against Memphis on...
Via AP on Fox
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Bearcats Run Over UConn, Pick Up First AAC Win

In a game that was never really close, the Cincinnati Bearcats improved to 4-3 with a dominating 37-13 victory over the Connecticut Huskies. UC moves to 10-2 all time against UConn, 7-0 in Cincinnati. The Bearcats had a great game from starting quarterback Gunner Kiel, who threw for 327 yards on 25-36 passing with 2 touchdowns. Kiel also ran for a score. He did lose a fumble, but...
Via Bearcats Blog
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bearcats vs Connecticut Huskies Preview

Tomorrow afternoon the Cincinnati Bearcats try to pick up their first league win in the AAC. If you would have told anyone back in August that Cincinnati wouldn’t have a league win a week before Halloween, they would have been surprised. Some would look at the schedule and say “Oh they’ve only played two league games by this point, it’s not as surprising as one would assume...
Via Bearcats Blog
October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bearcats vs BYU Cougars Preview

Tonight the Cincinnati Bearcats play their last game in what was a three game gauntlet to determine where their season would wind up. Unfortunately the loss to Memphis dashed any of the high, high hopes. But fortunately, the win over the Miami Hurricanes has breathed some life back into high hopes for a great closing stretch for this version of the Cincinnati Bearcats football squad...
Via Bearcats Blog
October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

BYU-Cincy showdown full of impact performers

BYU has a big showdown with Cincinnati coming up, and it's key to identify the most crucial players on each sideline.For the Cougars, quarterback Tanner Mangum is the straw that stirs the drink. The 22-year-old true freshman is listed as 'probable' due to a hamstring injury, but it looks like he'll be good to go.Mangum will have his work cut out for him, though, as he'll go up against...
Via Fox Sports
October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-Cincinnati player: Butch Jones hit players multiple times

Tennessee Volunteeers head coach Butch Jones could find himself in some hot water. There have been rumors swirling that Jones struck a player at practice over the summer which is a claim he has since denied. However, those allegations are now receiving more attention thanks to an ex-player. Former Cincinnati punter John Lloyd took to social media to claim he has seen Jones hit players...
Via Campus Sports Net
October 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Cincinnati Player Says Butch Jones Hit Players At Practice “Multiple Times”

Last week, a number of rumors regarding Tennessee head coach Butch Jones – including a claim that he punched a player this past summer during practice – made the rounds on social media. This Monday, Jones commented on the rumor, calling it “absolutely ridiculous.” Wednesday night, one of Jones’ former players made an interesting claim on Twitter regarding the situation...
Via College Spun
October 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Freshman leads Cincinnati to win over Miami in first career start

  Hayden Moore threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score in his starting debut, and Cincinnati's struggling defense held on for a 34-23 victory over Miami on Thursday night to end the Hurricanes' streak of 10 straight wins over the Bearcats. The redshirt freshman followed up the best passing game in Cincinnati history with a solid performance. The Bearcats (3-2) surged...
Via AP on Fox
October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cincinnati Bearcats RB Hosey Williams Had To Use Magic To Score This Touchdown

Whenever a player runs into the pile and doesn't come out it is not uncommon for a ref to blow the play dead because he thinks the running back isn't going anywhere and his momentum is stopped. Well--it sure was a good thing that no one blew this play dead in Thursday night's Miami-Cincinnati game.It looks like Bearcats running back Hosey Williams is stuck in the pile and isn't going...
Via FatManWriting
October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Bearcats BlogCast: Episode 30 – The M&M Show

The Bearcats are in the middle of their incredibly challenging three game gauntlet, one that is highly discussed on this week’s edition of the Bearcats BlogCast. Scott King, of this very site, and Matt Opper start the show by breaking down the Bearcats loss to Memphis. From the historic game from Hayden Moore, to Gunner Kiel’s injury, to officiating talk and why officiating...
Via Bearcats Blog
October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Sanity Prevails: Kiel Won’t Play Against Miami

After two blows to the head, one that sent him to the hospital, over the last 12 days,  Gunner Kiel has been ruled out for the Bearcats home game against the Miami Hurricanes tomorrow night. While it was previously announced that Hayden Moore would start, there was somehow still speculation that Kiel would play. That talk has died with the news that Kiel didn’t practice Monday...
Via Bearcats Blog
September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Cincinnati QB Gunner Kiel out Thursday vs Miami

In last week’s loss to the Memphis Tigers, the Cincinnati Bearcats took a big blow when they lost starting quarterback Gunner Kiel. He took a shot as he was sliding to the ground and his head bounced off the turf. He had to be stretchered off the field and did not return to the game. Redshirt freshman Hayden Moore came into the game and performed very well, but the team still lost...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Starting QB Out For Thursday’s Game Against Miami

Almost one week ago, the Cincinnati Bearcats collectively held their breath as they watched their starting quarterback, Gunner Kiel, being taken off on a stretcher following this ugly hit against Memphis: Cincinnati said X-rays were negative for Gunner Kiel after this hit: http://t.co/BdrqWT7TDJ https://t.co/JIA3apz77A — Dr. Saturday (@YahooDrSaturday) September 25, 2015 Kiel...
Via Gamedayr
September 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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