February 10, 2014 |
WELL, HERE we are in the depths of the annual midwinter sports doldrums. The Eagles are done, the Phillies haven't begun yet, the Sixers are toast, the Flyers seem horribly inconsistent, and Wing Bowl is over. The only thing Philly sports fans have left to get through this difficult stretch are the city's six Division I basketball teams. The sky could be the limit for the Villanova Wildcats; the Saint Joseph's Hawks definitely will play in the postseason (although it might be the NIT)
October 13, 2013 |
CINCINNATI - Freshman P.J. Walker dazzled early, then cooled in his debut as Temple's starting quarterback, and the Owls' defense fizzled in a 38-20 loss to the Cincinnati Bearcats on Friday night. The Owls dropped to 0-6 on the season, Matt Rhule's first, and 0-3 in the inaugural season of the American Athletic Conference. Temple's defense came in surrendering 518 yards per game, 120th of 123 Football Bowl Subdivision teams. Cincinnati (4-2, 1-1) gained 475 yards, but the Owls couldn't stop the Bearcats in the first half or get them off the field quickly in the second.
November 9, 2012 |
Another Saturday noon game. Another Big East opponent. And another game for which Temple is a decided underdog. It may seem like there isn't much for the players to be excited about. But the Owls (3-5, 2-3 Big East) are eager for the opportunity to play the Cincinnati Bearcats at Lincoln Financial Field. "I'm looking to see if our team can compete and see if we can string it together for three or four quarters," Temple coach Steve Addazio said. "We will see what that will bring because we certainly can. " The Owls played far from a complete game in consecutive losses to No. 24 Rutgers, Pittsburgh, and 11th-ranked Louisville.
August 30, 2010 |
Connor Walsh will be more relaxed when he goes through the doors of Radnor High School next week to start his senior year. The 6-1, 160-pound righthanded pitcher completed an amazing season for the Red Raiders, going 2-3, but don't let the record fool you. He posted a 1.80 ERA, with 71 strikeouts over 33 innings, which included a school-record, 19-strikeout game. Walsh has decided on his college destination, Cincinnati. Walsh gave an oral commitment on Aug. 27, choosing the Bearcats over Western Carolina and Temple.
March 24, 2006 |
Bob Huggins is apologizing to no one. "I don't think I'm a bad guy," he deadpanned. Several hundred people who streamed into Bramlage Coliseum for Huggins' introductory news conference yesterday laughed, then stood and applauded, bringing a wry smile to the face of Kansas State's new basketball coach. Huggins, 52, who turned the Cincinnati Bearcats into a national power during 16 sometimes-stormy years, signed a 5-year contract with the Wildcats. Although one of the winningest active coaches, Huggins was out of work for a year after Cincinnati president Nancy Zimpher refused to extend his 4-year contract rollover following his arrest and conviction for drunken driving in 2004 and other problems.
March 17, 2000 |
Basically, the Cincinnati Bearcats want anyone who has shed a tear or two for them during the last week to stuff their handkerchiefs up their noses and go away. They want anyone who seeks to portray them as sympathetic figures in the NCAA tournament because they must go on without probably the nation's best college player to forget about it. In their minds, the rest of the college basketball world has long despised them, what with their image as cocky rogues, the program's embarrassing graduation rate of 13 percent since 1992 (when the NCAA began tracking the information)
January 3, 2000 |
In the opening minutes, Kenyon Martin swatted away Trevor Diggs's shot, then turned his head and smiled at him as a teammate grabbed the ball and started upcourt. Before it was over, UNLV would see a lot more of that smile. Martin scored 21 points and led a swarming and gloating defense that blocked a dozen shots yesterday as the No. 3 Cincinnati Bearcats rolled to a 106-66 victory over the visitors. Cincinnati (12-1) reached triple figures for the first time this season by striking a balance between its front line and the perimeter.
March 12, 1998 |
Between NCAA suspensions and team suspensions, phone-card problems and "extra benefit" violations, the Cincinnati Bearcats have rarely had their whole starting lineup together. But the emphasis was always on winning, they said, no matter who was playing. Never just on getting by. Now that they're intact, they feel as if they're ready to make an impact on this NCAA tournament. "I expect to find us being one of those Final Four teams," said Bearcats guard D'Juan Baker, as Cincinnati, the No. 2 seed in the NCAA West Regional, prepared for No. 15 Northern Arizona today at the Boise State University Pavilion.
January 2, 1997 |
Danny Fortson is feeling good about the Cincinnati Bearcats. The 6-7 junior forward was named Most Valuable Player of the inaugural Puerto Rico Holiday Classic yesterday after scoring 24 points and 10 rebounds in the sixth-ranked Bearcats' 101-60 thrashing of previously unbeaten Southwest Missouri State in San Juan. "We're starting to come along. We're doing the things we didn't," Fortson said, referring to losses to Xavier and Kansas that knocked Cincinnati out of the No. 1 spot in the polls.
March 26, 1993 |
It looks harmless enough - unless you are a point guard about to venture into the frontcourt. The alignment looks like a 2-1-2 zone, something right out of the Catholic Youth Organization leagues - until the ball crosses midcourt. Then, all hell breaks loose. And the five Cincinnati Bearcats on the court seem like seven. Openings close. Slits of light disappear. The halfcourt trap is sprung. Cincinnati (26-4) plays Virginia (21-9) tonight (7:30) in the first game of the NCAA Tournament East Regional semifinal doubleheader at the Meadowlands.