The University of Cincinnati Bearcats Baseball Team Wins AAC Championship and Storms into NCAA Regionals

For the first time since 1974, the University of Cincinnati Bearcats baseball team will play in the NCAA tournament. After besting Memphis (11-6), Tulane (8-4), UCF (10-6), and absolutely obliterating the UConn Huskies in Clearwater, Florida (22-5), the Bearcats captured the American Athletic Conference Championship. By winning the Conference Tournament, UC now has a spot…

Mike Bohn, Luke Fickell, and the Search Committee Has a Direction: The John Brannen Era Is Officially Underway!

Smoke is pouring from the tiny chimney perched atop Varsity Village, as the University of Cincinnati has chosen John Brannen to replace Mick Cronin as the men's head basketball coach. The terms of the deal, reportedly, are six years for $1.5MM, with significant performance-based incentives. His path to Clifton has been long and winding, including…

Mick Cronin Bolts to UCLA

If you don't know, now you know... Mick Cronin has departed Clifton (and his alma mater) for Westwood, CA, accepting the head coaching position at UCLA. The deal is reportedly for $24MM over the next six years, approximately $4MM a year for my mathematically-deficient readers. His current contract, which Cronin sought to renegotiate, was for…

Dylan O’Quinn – Small Town Guy, Big Time Lineman

Number 50 Dylan O’Quinn played quarterback and tight end in high school. A talented athlete from rural Millbury, Ohio, where I actually grew up, O’Quinn is used to country roads, pickup trucks, and cornfields. He played baseball and basketball, as well, at Lake High School. He chose UC over offers from Western Michigan, Toledo, Eastern…