Cincinnati Bearcats Articles

Good thing the Belk Bowl in Charlotte is only a drive of two hours or so from Durham. After all, Duke fans are a little out of practice in making their way to bowl games. The Blue Devils will play in a rare postseason game not involving Mike...
David Fox
2 years ago
The merits of recruiting rankings are debated in every sports bar and around every water cooler in the nation. Athlon continues its look at how each all-conference team ranked as high school recruits with the first-team All-Big East team....
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Change seems like the perfect word to sum up the Big East in 2013. The conference will welcome six new teams next season, while three programs will have new head coaches. Willie Taggart was hired to replace Skip Holtz at South Florida, Tommy...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
College football's bowl season begins on Saturday with the New Mexico Bowl and the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. Here are predictions on the first 14 bowl games.  New Mexico Bowl – Arizona vs. Nevada Defensive stops will be at a premium in...
Mitch Light
2 years ago
The Big East suffered another setback in realignment, as seven basketball schools – Providence, DePaul, Marquette, Georgetown, St. John’s, Villanova and Seton Hall have decided to break away from the conference. While this is a much bigger...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Aside from the turmoil caused by conference realignment, the Big East has continued some familiar trends: Syracuse continues to be among the national elite with a bench player taking his turn in the spotlight, Louisville continues to be a...
David Fox
2 years ago
Butch Jones was one of the top names in the coaching rumor mill over the last few weeks and decided to leave Cincinnati for Tennessee. Jones led the Bearcats to a 23-14 mark in three years, which included a share of the Big East title the last...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Which bowls should you tune into? Athlon ranks and previews all of the matchups from the must-see to the ones you can avoid. Although Alabama and Notre Dame is clearly the biggest bowl game, with 34 other contests, there are plenty of other...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
For another year, the Big East football season almost seemed to be a sidenote. In 2011, charter football members Pittsburgh, Syracuse and West Virginia announced their departures as did never-was member TCU. In 2012, Louisville and Rutgers...
David Fox
2 years ago
This is not a sentiment often noted with the BCS: Good thing the championship game is more than a month away. Otherwise, good luck topping the game of the year in Atlanta. Every play and every decision was magnified in the SEC Championship...
David Fox
2 years ago
If the unofficial start of the SEC-Big East Challenge began in the Bahamas on Friday, the Big East is in good shape. Louisville defeated SEC newcomer Missouri 84-61 in a Battle 4 Atlantis semifinal, but, of course, the game was not part of the...
David Fox
2 years ago
Stumbling and limping isn’t the best way to enter a season-defining game. At least for Louisville and Rutgers, though, both teams will look across the sideline at a team in a similar spot. This de facto Big East championship game has been...
David Fox
2 years ago
Say this for the Big East: The title chase won’t be without intrigue. Losses by Louisville and Rutgers last week gave Syracuse and Cincinnati a chance to claim shares of the Big East title. Meanwhile, the two teams that scored the upsets --...
David Fox
2 years ago
Rutgers and Pittsburgh will play this week in what’s an important Big East game ... for now. The Scarlet Knights are seeking their first Big East title, and Pittsburgh is looking for a bowl game. After that, it’s off to the ACC for Pittsburgh...
David Fox
2 years ago
The de facto Big East championship game between Louisville and Rutgers has been established with the Scarlet Knights’ 10-3 win over Cincinnati on Saturday. But that’s not going to be the big topic around the Big East in the two weeks before...
David Fox
2 years ago
Louisville’s not playing this weekend, but the developments from last week loom over the Big East. The fall of the league’s last remaining undefeated team opened other teams to grab some notoriety, either in the standings or rankings. Rutgers...
David Fox
2 years ago
College football's Week 12 schedule is highlighted by two huge battles in the Pac-12. Stanford visits Oregon in a game that likely will decide the South Division champion, while USC makes the short trip to UCLA for the game of the year in the...
Mitch Light
2 years ago
With Louisville's loss to Syracuse, the battle to win the Big East title is a three-team race once again. The Cardinals, Rutgers and Cincinnati are in the mix to win the conference championship, with the Bearcats and Scarlet Knights matching up...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
As recently as Oct. 20, the Big East had three undefeated teams. Four Saturdays later, all three are sitting with at least one loss. Despite Louisville’s loss to Syracuse in the Carrier Dome, the Big East race likely comes down to the same...
David Fox
2 years ago
Louisville keeps rolling along as the Big East’s only undefeated team, but the rest of the conference has serious questions to answer in the final four Saturdays of the season. Cincinnati and USF have new quarterback concerns due to...
David Fox
2 years ago
The next two years will mark the end of an era for the Big East. No more Jim Calhoun this season. No more Syracuse and no more Pittsburgh next season. No more Notre Dame in the years to come. The Big East will expand again next season with...
David Fox
2 years ago
If Louisville is playing with a chip on its shoulder, Cardinals coach Charlie Strong has to be pleased with the results. Louisville is the lowest ranked undefeated team at No. 11 in the Associated Press top 25, two spots behind a two-loss LSU....
David Fox
2 years ago
Trailing 10-7 early in the second quarter, Cincinnati reached into its bag of tricks to score the go-ahead touchdown against Syracuse.  Running back George Winn took the handoff and appeared as if he was ready to run for the first down....
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Momentum for previously undefeated Cincinnati and Rutgers has been sapped the last two weeks, but the Big East has other teams starting to get hot in recent weeks. Syracuse has won back-to-back games for the first time this season, but a game...
David Fox
2 years ago
Just two weeks ago, the Big East was basking in the glow of three teams undefeated in October. That number is down to one. Barely. Louisville edged Cincinnati 34-31 in overtime Friday to keep its record unblemished. Rutgers wasn’t so lucky...
David Fox
2 years ago

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