CINCINNATI – University of Cincinnati football head coach Tommy Tuberville completed his 2013 coaching staff Friday, naming Steve Clinkscale as defensive backs coach.
Clinkscale, who comes to Cincinnati after a year coaching the cornerbacks at Illinois, replaces John Lovett who left UC to join the Philadelphia Eagles staff.
“I’m happy and excited to add Steve to our staff,” Tuberville said. “He has a reputation as a great coach and teacher of the game as well as being a strong recruiter. We are really looking forward to getting on the field next week with the start of spring football.”
During his year at Illinois, Clinkscale mentored Honoroable Mention All-Big Ten selection Terry Hawthorne while the Fighting Illini ranked in the Top-20 nationally in pass defense, surrendering under 200 yards passing per game.
He joined the Illini staff after spending three seasons at Toledo, including the last two as the cornerbacks coach and special teams coordinator. Under his leadership, Toledo’s cornerbacks played a key role in the Rockets’ defensive resurgence, while special teams were a strong suit during Clinkscale’s tenure at UT. The kickoff return team ranked 11th in the nation in 2010 and the punt return unit ranked 17th in 2011.
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UC has now dropped 4 of last 5 and is 7-8 in last 15 games since December 27th.
UC led by six points with 4:20 remaining and lost in OT.
Mick told 700 WLW last night, that his team doesn't know how to win. How is that the case when Sean Kilpatrick, Cashmere Wright and JaQuon Parker have played a combined 337 games of college basketball?
Wright is wrong
Cashmere Wright stats before and after knee sprain on January 15.
Before: 18 games, 15.1 PPG, 47% FG, 44% 3PFG, 10.8 shots per game.
After: 8 games, 9.0 PPG, 25% FG, 21% 3PFG, 11.6 shots per game.
Kilpatrick motivated to provide for daughter
“Coming out of the tunnel being able to see her was just amazing,” the man they call “SK” told SNY.tv exclusively following Cincinnati’s 66-59 victory in which he went 5-of-15 from beyond the arc.
Steve Fisher calls Mick Cronin
2. Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin said he received a call from San Diego State coach Steve Fisher about possibly moving back a home-and-home series with the two schools, which was slated to start in Cincinnati. The reason? Fisher loaded up his nonconference schedule with the anticipation that the Aztecs were going to be in the Big West next season. But the Aztecs decided to stay put in the Mountain West and now have an overload of tougher games, so Fisher is trying to pull back a bit. Cronin is cool with moving the series back if he can get a quality home-and-home series to start at home in 2013-14. The problems in scheduling for San Diego State and Cincinnati are occurring at a number of Big East schools since they don't know exactly who will be in the conference in 2013-14 or 2014-15, although there is an assumption everyone will be settled in the fall of 2014.
The gauntlet begins
5 games, 4 at home
St Louis 20-5/9-2
Combined: 102-28 (.785)
A-10 record: 33-14 (.702)
There are still plenty of tickets available for the upcoming 4-game homestand, which begins Saturday with No. 24 VCU and continues on Tuesday with No. 19 Memphis. There are a lot of good lower level tickets to be had for the first three games of the homestand since most Xavier students will be away on Spring Break, which begins Friday afternoon. Tickets are available at all hours at Ticketmaster.com and GoXavier.com.
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It would take Patrick's fame to another level, too, and she is already known by 70% of U.S. consumers, on a level with Emmitt Smith, Bob Costas and John Malkovich, according to the Celebrity DBI, a database that quantifies consumer perceptions of roughly 2,800 celebrities.
Cheerleader does what?
William Carey University cheerleader makes incredible shot at halftime @WCU vs. AUM game.
St Louis announcer takes on ref, on the air!
The old saying, "talk is cheap" took on a new meaning during a regular season Atlantic 10 basketball game.
Saint Louis play-by-play announcer Bob Ramsey didn't agree with a foul called against the Billikens' Dwayne Evans during Tuesday's game against VCU.
"They're going to call a cheap foul on Evans and I'll tell you what," Ramsey started to say on the live broadcast. The referee who made the call just so happened to overhear Ramsey's "cheap" labeling and didn't take too kindly to the announcer's criticism, confronting him live on the air.