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Cincinnati Bearcats to face Arkansas Razorbacks for first time in football next season

Cincinnati Bearcats to face Arkansas Razorbacks for first time in football next season

Arkansas head coach Sam Pittman is a former Cincinnati Bearcats assistant.       
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Ian Happ Awarded a Skittles Helmet

Ian Happ Awarded a Skittles Helmet

Photo by Otto Greule Jr/ Cincinnati Bearcats baseball great Ian Happ has rebounded of late in the 2021 campaign. After a slow start, the Chicago Cubs slugger still owns a career low .224 batting average and a career low .315 on-base percentage. But he has started a late-season power surge. As of this morning, Happ is up to 23 home runs paired with 57 RBIs. Happ is one homer away from tying his career best and 11 RBIs from matching his career high. A few weeks back, fans at Target Field in Minneapolis were pelting Happ with Skittles. Skittles has responded by sending...
Down The Drive Sep 20, 2021
Chiefs Lose but Travis Kelce Still Magnificent

Chiefs Lose but Travis Kelce Still Magnificent

Photo by Rob Carr/ The Kansas City Chiefs dropped a barnburner on the road last night to the Baltimore Ravens, falling 35-34 in an exciting early-season shootout. The loss was certain not on Cincinnati Bearcats great Travis Kelce. Kelce caught 7 passes for 109 yards and scored this fantastic, 46 yard rumbling touchdown in the second half. Thanks as always for your support for Down the Drive. Enjoy the bye week. We’ll be catching up on many Bearcats alums this week. The Kansas City Chiefs dropped a barnburner on the road last night to the Baltimore Ravens,...
Down The Drive Sep 19, 2021
CINCINNATI BEARCATS BYE WEEK BEFORE NOTRE DAME WEEK!

CINCINNATI BEARCATS BYE WEEK BEFORE NOTRE DAME WEEK!

Photo by Michael Allio/Icon Sportswire via Your Cincinnati Bearcats enter their bye week with a 3-0 mark. It hasn’t always been pretty but it has been plenty. The Bearcats are heading into their most highly anticipated regular season matchup in recent memory, a game that looks to be a matchup with another top ten team. One that has also struggled at times in the early going but found a way to win. The Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. We will have full coverage of that contest as the Bearcats prepare for this esteemed matchup. Thanks as always for your support for Down...
Cincinnati Bearcats stay at No. 8 in latest AP poll, slip to No. 9 in USA Today coaches poll

Cincinnati Bearcats stay at No. 8 in latest AP poll, slip to No. 9 in USA Today coaches poll

Cincinnati overcame its largest deficit in three years Saturday at Indiana, but it wasn't enough to improve the Bearcats' position in the polls.       
Down The Drive Sep 18, 2021
Cincinnati Escapes in Struggle-some Road Matchup Against Indiana

Cincinnati Escapes in Struggle-some Road Matchup Against Indiana

Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA — A 14 point comeback, two-score performance by Jerome Ford and a second half defensive stiffening paved the way for Cincinnati’s third victory of the 2021 college football season. Overview The Cincinnati Bearcats continued their out of conference slate with a power five showdown against the Indiana Hoosiers on Saturday. Indiana — a team that dropped only one regular season game in the Big Ten last year — entered the day at 1-1 and a chance to play spoiler on the Bearcats playoff hopes. Michael Penix Jr. and co...
Down The Drive Sep 17, 2021
Cincinnati Bearcats vs Indiana Hoosiers: How to Watch, Listen and Stream

Cincinnati Bearcats vs Indiana Hoosiers: How to Watch, Listen and Stream

Albert Cesare / The Enquirer via Imagn Content Services, LLC The Cincinnati Bearcats are set to play in first power five matchup of the 2021 college football season on September 18th, 2021, against the Indiana Hoosiers. Overview One of the biggest surprises of the 2020 year, Indiana reached top 25 status and a near appearance in a New Year’s Six Bowl last season. The Hoosiers were only a few missed opportunities away from upsetting the Ohio State Buckeyes and having a chance to compete for the Big Ten championship. This year has seen a bit of a rocky road for the...
Three keys, prediction: No. 8 Cincinnati Bearcats hit the road to face Indiana

Three keys, prediction: No. 8 Cincinnati Bearcats hit the road to face Indiana

With Jerome Ford averaging 7.8 yards per carry, it's time for offensive coordinator Mike Denbrock to let the 5-foot-11, 220-pound back carry the load.       
UC notebook: Opposing offenses playing Keep Away from Cincinnati edge rusher Myjai Sanders

UC notebook: Opposing offenses playing Keep Away from Cincinnati edge rusher Myjai Sanders

Myjai Sanders, Cincinnati's 6-foot-5, 255-pound preseason All-American edge rusher, has no sacks and no tackles for loss through the first two games.       
Down The Drive Sep 16, 2021
Coach Fickell Impressed by Student Section’s Early Arrival

Coach Fickell Impressed by Student Section’s Early Arrival

Photo by Dylan Buell/ In his weekly presser, Cincinnati Bearcats head football coach Luke Fickell again thanked the Ruckus, Cincinnati’s student section, for their enthusiastic participation before, during, and after the game. He said the aspect of last Saturday’s 42-7 victory over the Murray State Racers that impressed him the most was the efforts of Cincinnati students to get to the game early and make plenty of noise during warmups. In a wide-ranging discussion, Fickell not only talked up the student section but reviewed the Bearcats’ slow start against Murray...
Down The Drive Sep 13, 2021
Travis Kelce Continues to Travis Kelce

Travis Kelce Continues to Travis Kelce

Photo by Jamie Squire/ Cincinnati Bearcats great Travis Kelce continues to Travis Kelce for the Kansas City Chiefs. Kelce opened the 2021 campaign with yet another exemplary performance, proving himself again to be one of the best tight ends in the National Football League (NFL). Kelce helped lead the Chiefs to a 33-29 comeback home victory yesterday. The former Bearcat caught 6 passes for a total of 76 yards while scoring a pair of touchdowns. At this moment, Kelce has 7957 career receiving yards and could easily cross the 8000 threshold next Sunday against the...
Down The Drive Sep 12, 2021
A Brief History of Cincinnati-Indiana Football

A Brief History of Cincinnati-Indiana Football

The Cincinnati Bearcats and Indiana Hoosiers have not met recently on the football field. Despite sitting just 125 miles apart, the two schools have not met since the Clinton Administration. Indiana holds a 9-3-2 overall lead in the rivalry. The Hoosiers have won 5 consecutive meetings, all in convincing fashion. The most recent contest was a 42-6 thrashing in the year 2000. Former Bearcats headman Rick Minter went 0-3 overall against Indiana. His first ever defeat as Bearcats’ head coach came in his 1994 debut, a 28-3 defeat in Bloomington. The 1994 game is available on...
Cincinnati Bearcats fall one spot to No. 8 in latest AP poll

Cincinnati Bearcats fall one spot to No. 8 in latest AP poll

The Bearcats (2-0) fell one spot in the AP poll and didn't budge in the coaches poll following their 42-7 win Saturday against FCS foe Murray State.       
Down The Drive Sep 12, 2021
Cincinnati Strikes Down Murray State Despite Ugly First Half

Cincinnati Strikes Down Murray State Despite Ugly First Half

Albert Cesare / The Enquirer via Imagn Content Services, LLC CINCINNATI, OHIO — Jerome Ford scored three touchdowns, the defense picked up a trio of interceptions and the University of Cincinnati cruised to a second-half highlighted 42-7 victory over the Murray State Racers. Cincinnati Improves to 2-0 The Cincinnati Bearcats continued their 2021 college football campaign on Saturday after defeating the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks last week. UC, which currently finds itself in the heat of conference realignment change, rested its hopes for a W on the shoulders of star...
Analysis: Cincinnati Bearcats' secondary finds 'swag' in 42-7 win over Murray State

Analysis: Cincinnati Bearcats' secondary finds 'swag' in 42-7 win over Murray State

Cincinnati's defense flipped the turnover switch on Saturday, particularly the secondary to beat Murray State.       

Bearcats Player News

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    Desmond Ridder

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  • Jerome Ford

    Jerome Ford

    Cincinnati Escapes in Struggle-some Road Matchup Against Indiana

  • Myjai Sanders

    Myjai Sanders

    UC notebook: Opposing offenses playing Keep Away from Cincinnati edge rusher Myjai Sanders

  • Tre Tucker

    Tre Tucker

    'I'm just glad he's on our team': Cincinnati's Tre Tucker's speed, vision a 'scary' combo

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