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12.10.22

12.10.22

Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via The fiercest rivals in college basketball have their date now set for their annual tussle. The Cincinnati Bearcats and Xavier Musketeers will meet on December 10, 2022 at our very own Fifth Third Arena. The good guys have dropped three straight. This year will be a great chance for Wes Miller and our Bearcats to get back on track in the series. For the seniors, it will be their last chance to make a mark in the series. We’ll be getting our offseason basketball coverage ramped up later this week. Thanks as always for your...
Down The Drive Jul 3, 2022
Two Months Till Fayeteville

Two Months Till Fayeteville

Photo by Richard Rodriguez/ We sit just two months away from the start of Cincinnati Bearcats football this fall. Our Bearcats open on the road with a tough test in Fayetteville. Cincinnati will be visiting the Arkansas Razorbacks, a perennially rough-and-tumble foe from the SEC. Down the Drive will be here to preview the contest in every dimension imaginable. Thanks as always for your support for our site and looking forward to a great fall. Now go enjoy your summer. Cheer Cincinnati, Cincy will win Fight to the finish, never give in You do your best, boys, we’ll do...
Down The Drive Jun 30, 2022
I Guess It Doesn’t Matter Anymore

I Guess It Doesn’t Matter Anymore

Conferences don’t seem to matter anymore. My mind is blown by a UCLA and USC-less Pac-10/12. This is true even as we in UC-land celebrate the Bearcats’ journey to the Big 12. As long as UC keeps winning, they will remain relevant. If they don’t win, they won’t be relevant. Buddy Holly spelled it out correctly some 60 years ago. There you go and baby here am I Well you left me here so I could sit and cry Well, golly gee what have you done to me Well I guess it doesn’t matter anymore Do you remember baby, last September How you held me tight, each and every night Well...
'He is a dynamic leader.' Here's what new Big 12 commissioner means for the UC Bearcats

'He is a dynamic leader.' Here's what new Big 12 commissioner means for the UC Bearcats

The Big 12 – the home conference of the University of Cincinnati beginning July 1, 2023 – announced Brett Yormark as its new commissioner.       
Down The Drive Jun 27, 2022
From the Video Vault: Kay to Kelce for the Win!

From the Video Vault: Kay to Kelce for the Win!

Photo by Streeter Lecka/ Cincinnati football is going to have a great season. Despite a tough schedule, we are going to finish strong too. Just like the Bearcats did in the December 2012 Belk Bowl. A more-than-game Duke Blue Devils team played us tough. In the end, a dart from Brandon Kay to Travis Kelce that turned into an 83-yard touchdown pass sealed the 48-34 win for the Bearcats. I’m thinking 12-0 regular season. What do you all think? Tell me about it in the comments. Cincinnati football is going to have a great season. Despite a tough schedule,...
Former Cincinnati Bearcats to participate in Sunday's USFL championship game

Former Cincinnati Bearcats to participate in Sunday's USFL championship game

Former Bearcats Devin Gray and Kahlil Lewis are on the Philadelphia roster, while former Cincinnati lineman Darius Harper plays for Birmingham.       
Down The Drive Jun 24, 2022
From the Video Vault: Dontonio Wingfield

From the Video Vault: Dontonio Wingfield

Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via A one-and-done Bearcats great He may have been a one-and-done, but Dontonio Wingfield generated some serious excitement during his lone year on the UC campus. Here are some highlights from his debut for the Bearcats during the 1993-1994 season—specifically, a Preseason NIT game against Butler. The Bearcats defeated the Bulldogs handily in this November 17th, 1993 contest. Wingfield led the way with one of the most impressive debuts in NCAA history: 30 points and 12 rebounds. Wingfield’s 30 points broke Oscar Robertson’s UC record...
Cincinnati Bearcats HOF football player Brigman 'Brig' Owens dies at 79

Cincinnati Bearcats HOF football player Brigman 'Brig' Owens dies at 79

Owens led Cincinnati to back-to-back Missouri Valley Conference titles in 1963 and 1964 before being selected by the Cowboys in the 1965 NFL Draft.       
Crosstown Shootout: Cincinnati to host Xavier on Dec. 10 in 90th installment of rivalry

Crosstown Shootout: Cincinnati to host Xavier on Dec. 10 in 90th installment of rivalry

The University of Cincinnati announced Thursday that the Bearcats will host the Xavier Musketeers on Dec. 10 at Fifth Third Arena.       
Doc: John Cunningham has a plan to compete against big-money schools. Will it work?

Doc: John Cunningham has a plan to compete against big-money schools. Will it work?

What can the Bearcats offer that schools with a blank check can't?       
Cincinnati Bearcats football marks another first in program history

Cincinnati Bearcats football marks another first in program history

The University of Cincinnati Bearcats football has sold out of their 2022 season tickets, marking another historic step in the program.       
Cameron Calhoun of Winton Woods elects be latest Cincinnati Bearcat hometown hero

Cameron Calhoun of Winton Woods elects be latest Cincinnati Bearcat hometown hero

Winton Woods defensive back Cameron Calhoun committed to the Cincinnati Bearcats Tuesday. He previously was committed to West Virginia.       
CB Amare Snowden, 4-star recruit from Class of 2023, commits to Cincinnati Bearcats

CB Amare Snowden, 4-star recruit from Class of 2023, commits to Cincinnati Bearcats

Cincinnati Bearcats football coach Luke Fickell and his staff added another four-star recruit to their already top-five 2023 recruiting class.       
Down The Drive Jun 10, 2022
7.1.23

7.1.23

Photo by Jacob Snow/Icon Sportswire via The Cincinnati Bearcats athletics department sent the word down from the Big 12 that July 1, 2023 will be the official date when UC joins the league. A little more than a year of waiting but we’ve got a big season ahead of us in the AAC. I expect big things out of football and basketball in our final campaign in a conference that has in fact been very good for us. Thank you all for your support in the season ahead. The Cincinnati Bearcats athletics department sent the word down from the Big 12 that July 1, 2023 will be the...
Down The Drive Jun 9, 2022
From the Video Vault: Rookwood Pottery!

From the Video Vault: Rookwood Pottery!

Photo by: Sepia Times/Universal Images Group via Cincinnati’s own Rookwood Pottery: Ceramics at their finest! Rookwood Pottery was to 20th Century American ceramics what the Cincinnati Bearcats are to the AAC. Culture yourself up with this video precis of Cincinnati’s own Rookwood Pottery. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uh6I3vEof6Y Rookwood Pottery was to 20th Century American ceramics what the Cincinnati Bearcats are to the AAC. Culture yourself up with this video precis of Cincinnati’s own Rookwood Pottery. Rookwood Pottery was to 20th Century American...

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