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UC football: What do you think of Tommy T?
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UC emails reveal ACC dilemma
Cliff Peale, Enquirer
The email and other documents, obtained by The Enquirer through an Ohio Public Records Act request, also show that UC tried to enlist Ohio State University football coach Urban Meyer, whose sister works at UC. Urban used to coach at Notre Dame, which has joined the ACC for sports other than football. But Meyer eventually backed away from that request.
Big East Catholic schools breaking away?
In what could be the first step towards the collapse of the Big East football/basketball structure, officials of the 7 non-football playing Big East basketball schools held a meeting in New York on Sunday to discuss breaking off on their own. According to sources familiar with the talks, the conference included not only athletic directors, but Presidents and Big East commissioner Mike Aresco as well.
DeCourcy on Big East dissolution
Sporting News The pressure on Big East commissioner Mike Aresco reached blazing proportions when it was revealed the conference’s basketball-first schools met Monday in New York City to discuss their options going forward.
Big East direction concerns Catholic schools
A basketball split, which has been rumored for years, would send shockwaves throughout the rest of the potential Big East members, especially football-only members such as Boise State and San Diego State, which are scheduled to leave the Mountain West for an expected, but now uncertain, bigger media rights payday in the Big East. Boise State and San Diego State will have to put their non-football sports in the Big West.
Thanks Tom DeWees
College football regular season attendance dips to lowest since '03
Eight BCS schools experienced attendance declines of 10 percent or greater from 2011: Kentucky (17 percent); Maryland (15 percent); Stanford (13 percent); and Cincinnati, Wake Forest, Pittsburgh, North Carolina and Colorado (10 percent each).
Can't we all just root along?
Wayne Box Miller, GoBearcats.com
I challenged UC fans who were so critical of Butch Jones leaving his players behind to view Coach Tuberville the same way. If you can, thank you and trust me I am not mad at either one of them. It's the business of college sports like it or not. Contracts aren't worth the paper they're printed on and a coach's word is only real when it doesn't interfere with their next stop. I think Chris Rock said it, "People are only as loyal as their options."
Enquirer: Tubberville plans to keep recruiting close
What did Tommy Tuberville say to fans in Lubbock? Check out this 1-on-1 interview Saturday at 5th/3rd Arena.
5th things Tuberville left in better shape at Texas Tech than he found them.
AP: Tuberville's challenge is to attract fans to winning program.
Jones' staff taking shape at Tennessee
Kilpatrick Named to BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll
CINCINNATI - University of Cincinnati junior guard Sean Kilpatrick has been named to the BIG EAST Conference Weekly Honor Roll after averaging 20.5 points and 5.0 rebounds in a pair of Bearcats' victories last week.
It marks the third time the BIG EAST has honored Kilpatrick's play this season. He earned BIG EAST Player of the Week selection on Nov. 26 after earning weekly honor roll distinction on Nov. 19.
Kilpatrick led the Bearcats in scoring in both contests last week. The Yonkers, N.Y., native recorded his fourth game with 20 or more points this season when he scored a game-high 23 points in a 92-60 win against Maryland Eastern Shore on Saturday. Kilpatrick was 10 of 15 from the field with a pair of three-pointers and four rebounds in 24 minutes. Earlier in the week, Kilpatrick led all scorers with a game-high 18 points to go with six rebounds and two assists in an 87-53 victory over Arkansas-Little Rock.
Kilpatrick has scored in double figures in all nine games this season and moved into 45th place on the UC career scoring chart with 1,047 points after Saturday's win.
Reedy: Playoff picture quite complicated
Bengals blast from the past
Bengals rub Oilers' noses in turf, 61-7
''I don't like phonies,'' Wyche continued, ''and I don't think Jerry is a very genuine guy. The cheap shots they tried after our quarterback was down, their big mouths. Jerry tries coming up and talking to me before the game and when the cameras start rolling he puts his arm around you and smiles behind those dark glasses. When your football team is so talented and yet so undisciplined, you got to be ready to get kicked and the score run up on you. And that's exactly what happened today.''
Hoard: A memorable blocked kick for Josh Brown
December and January under Marvin:
From listener Adam Josefczyk
Record: 21-26 (0-3 playoffs)
Record: 10-18 in years in playoff contention entering December
L @ Ravens, W Niners, L @ Rams, L Browns
7-5 to 8-8: Lost outside chance at playoffs with home loss to Browns
W @ Ravens, L @ NE, L Buffalo, W NYG. W @ Eagles
5-6 to 8-8
W @ Steelers, W Browns, W @Lions, L Bills, L @ Chiefs
8-3 to 11-5: Lost to Steelers in playoffs (Carson injury)
W Raiders, L @Colts, L @Broncos, L Steelers
7-5 to 8-8: lost last wild card playoff spot in OT to Steelers
L @ Steelers, W Rams, L @ Niners, W Browns, W Dolphins
4-7 to 7-9
L @Colts, W Redskins, W Browns, W Chiefs
1-10-1 to 4-11-1
W Lions, L @ Vikings, L @ Chargers, W Chiefs, L @Jets
8-3 to 10-6: Playoffs Lost home vs Jets
L Saints, L @ Steelers, W Browns, W Chargers, L Ravens
2-9 to 4-12
L @ Steelers, L Texans, W @ Rams, W Cardinals, L Ravens
7-4 to 9-7 then Loss @ Texans in Playoffs
W @ Chargers,L Cowboys
West Virginia mascot does what with school issued musket?
In last year on HOF ballot, making a case for 'Murph'
If integrity and character are going to keep out of the HOF the most accomplished hitter (Barry Bonds) and most accomplished pitcher (Roger Clemens) most of us will see in our lifetimes, then integrity and character should be enough to put Dale Murphy over the top.
5th/3rd Bengals Trivia
Each week I post a Bengals trivia question. I will randomly select one winner each week. Each winner will be entered into a year end drawing for 2 suite tickets for Bengals vs Ravens at PBS on Sunday, December 30. Weekly winners will be notified by email. ONE ENTRY PER PERSON. Deadline is noon each Friday.
This week's question: The Bengals have 15 post season interceptions in franchise history. One of those playoff interceptions has been returned for TD. Name the player to accomplish the feat, the year and the opponent.
Send answer to: LanceMcAlister@clearchannel.com
Last week: 25 former OSU Buckeyes have qualified for the Bengals' official all-time roster. What school has placed the 2nd most players on the Bengals' all-time roster?
Each week Meijer offers you a chance to win tickets to a Tri-State sporting event. Tickets include Bengals, UC, Ohio State and more. Register to win by clicking on the Meijer Game of the Week button on the left hand side of my blog. A weekly winner will be drawn on Thursday evening and notified by email.
Next week: Ohio State vs Winthrop (December 18)