August 3, 2015 |
CINCINNATI - It's hard to imagine a classic American road trip that doesn't pass through dusty, forgotten towns with vintage neon signs advertising motels and roadside diners, still trying to lure motorists. Many of those signs are disappearing, victims of age, weather, and neglect. There's a glimmer of hope, though, for their rescue and preservation. For a guy who has spent his life around signs, Tod Swormstedt sure has a difficult name to fit on one. He's the founder of the American Sign Museum in Cincinnati, a celebration of the art of signage, from painted wooden panels to wildly lighted neon extravaganzas.
July 15, 2015 |
CINCINNATI - All eyes at Great American Ball Park will be on the field even before the first pitch of Tuesday night's All-Star Game. Pete Rose, expected to meet with new MLB commissioner Rob Manfred later this summer regarding his bid for reinstatement, is set to take part in a pregame ceremony alongside Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan, and Barry Larkin. The four were selected by fans as the Reds' Franchise Four. Rose, who in 1989 accepted his permanent ban from baseball for gambling on the sport, continues to seek reinstatement.
July 15, 2015 |
After picking up 16 commitments in the 2016 class, the Nittany Lions have added their first 2017 recruit, four-star quarterback Sean Clifford. He announced his decision Monday on Twitter: "Blessed and excited that I will be furthering my academic and athletic career at Penn State University!" The 6-foot-2, 203-pound quarterback from St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati also received offers from Michigan State, Kentucky, Louisville, and Missouri. Clifford received a four-star rating from 247 Sports and Rivals.com.
May 4, 2015 |
Tyler Kroft had a stellar season at tight end for Rutgers in 2013, starting in all 12 games and making 43 receptions for 573 yards and four touchdowns. His numbers dropped significantly last fall, largely due to the program's switch in offensive coordinators from Ron Prince to Ralph Friedgen. In Friedgen's more run-oriented scheme, he had 24 receptions for 269 yards. That didn't keep the Cincinnati Bengals from selecting the 2011 Downingtown East graduate in the third round of the NFL draft.
April 24, 2015 |
IT'S OFFICIAL. Pete Rose will participate in the All-Star Game this summer in Cincinnati. That doesn't, however, mean his lifetime ban from baseball has been lifted. Rose, who was banned in 1989 for betting on baseball while managing the Reds, was permitted to be part of the All-Century Team ceremony at the 1999 World Series in Atlanta. And he was in Cincinnati in 2013 when the Reds honored their 1975 and 1976 World Series teams. Word of Rose's possible appearance surfaced in January.
March 10, 2015 |
Temple's most dramatic win this season came over Memphis. Now the two teams will play against each other in an American Athletic Conference quarterfinal Friday (2 p.m.) at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn. The Owls earned the No. 4 seed while Memphis is seeded fifth. The top five AAC teams receive first-round byes. On Feb. 7, the Owls won at Memphis, 61-60, on Josh Brown's jumper with 2.4 seconds left. It was the only game this season between the teams. "It was a great win because Memphis is a really good basketball team," Temple coach Fran Dunphy said.
February 15, 2015 |
When: Saturday at 2 p.m. Where: Liacouras Center TV/Radio: CBS Sports Network; WPHT-AM (1210). Records: East Carolina, 11-13, 4-7 American Athletic Conference; Temple 18-7, 9-3. Coaches: ECU, Jeff Lebo (fifth season, 84-74); Temple, Fran Dunphy (ninth season, 185-104). Last time out: ECU defeated Memphis, 64-53, at home on Tuesday. Temple defeated visiting Cincinnati, 75-59, on Tuesday. Last meeting: This is the first game between Temple and ECU. ECU's top three: Terry Whisnant (12.9 ppg., 2.3 rpg.)
February 12, 2015 |
There is still work left to be done, but Temple greatly boosted its NCAA hopes Tuesday by righting its biggest wrong of the season. Facing the last team to beat them, and decisively at that, the Owls never trailed in defeating Cincinnati, 75-59, in an American Athletic Association game at the Liacouras Center. It was Temple's sixth straight win since they were overrun at Cincinnati, 84-53, on Jan. 17. They played that game without point guard Will Cummings, who was out with a strained muscle in his lower left leg. Cummings sure played on Tuesday.
February 12, 2015 |
Will Cummings missed all 40 minutes when Temple played at Cincinnati last month. He did not leave the court for a single second in the rematch Tuesday night, and you don't have to look any further than that to understand why there was a 47-point turnaround. A nagging left-leg injury sidelined Cummings for the entire game when the Bearcats pinned a 31-point loss on Cummings' Owls at Cincinnati's Fifth Third Arena. "It was very difficult," the Temple point guard said after providing 21 points and so much more in Temple's 75-59 win at the Liacouras Center.