Message from UC President Santa Ono:
Big East, ACC caught in crosshairs of realignment
Message from Louisville President James Ramsey: Ramsey wouldn't elaborate on any indirect discussions, but did not shy away from discussing the ACC openly.
"It would be a great conference for us, if we ever had that opportunity," Ramsey said.
Statement from Big East commissioner
(COLLEGEVILLE, Minn.) - Thomas More College senior defensive back Zach Autenrieb (Cincinnati, Ohio/Elder) has been named one of 10 finalists for the Gagliardi Trophy given to the top all-around football player in NCAA Division III.
Autenrieb was named the 2012 Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Player of the Year and first team All-PAC. He 48 tackles (36 solo, 12 assisted), including a half tackle for a loss, eight interceptions, five pass break-ups, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. Two of his interceptions were returned for a touchdown. With his eight interceptions he finished his career with 32 interceptions, which is the new NCAA Division III career interception record.
Off the field, Autenrieb carries a 3.33 grade point average in accounting and was named to the Capital One Academic All-District II team earlier in the month. He has participated in Thomas More's efforts with Special Olympics and the school's Relay for Life fundraising. Autenrieb has also been involved with the Friends of Jacyln Foundation.
The Gagliardi Trophy was first presented in 1993. Since that time, the award has become one of the leading collegiate football awards and is widely recognized as the premier individual award in Division III football, honoring excellence in athletics, academics and community service. The award is named for John Gagliardi who recently retired after coaching 64 years, 60 of those at St. John's University in Collegeville, Minn. He is college football's all-time wins leader with 489 victories.
For the fourth year, fans will be given one collective vote by casting votes on the web site www.d3football.com.
Vote: Benjarvus Green-Ellis nominated for Fed-Ex Ground Player of Week.
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6:30, UC basketball
Sheldon: Reds add six to 40-man roster
Larkin led Brazil stuns Panama to qualify for WBC
In a span of five days, Brazil went from unknown underdog to being the most dominant team of the Panama qualifier. Talk about a Cinderella story.
(The Enterprise Photo: Dave Ryan / BE)
Jay Bruce golf outing raises funds in Beaumont
Jay Bruce, Cincinnati Reds right fielder and West Brook High School graduate, was in town Monday to raise funds for the Arc of Greater Beaumont.
Crabbe writes strong finish with AFL opportunity
One of seven Cincinnati prospects who played for the AFL-champion Peoria Javelinas, Crabbe made the most of his fresh start, earning the win in the league's championship game on Saturday.
"It was definitely nice to have a little more of a season to feel like I can correct some of those things that hurt me in Double-A," Crabbe said. "I was definitely excited, it's a great honor to be here."
Rule 5 Draft: Who gets protected?
Free Agent Faceoff: Ludwick vs Ross
AP Photo/ Robert E. Klein
Arroyo: My life as a shower singer
"Who knows where this will go after baseball, but for now, I’m stockpiling my demos. Once I have 20 or 30 songs that I feel decent about, I’ll probably sit down with a studio and see what kind of record I can conjure up. Maybe I could put it out under a pseudonym so I wouldn’t be criticized or stereotyped as a ballplayer trying to do music. But to have a record I’m happy with and to be able to sit on stage and rip off 15 songs that were mine would be very satisfying."
Hoard: Jackson plans to avoid Palmer questions
Podcast: Bengals Line
Breakdown: Lap and me
Comparing Andy Dalton to Palmer reveals Cincinnati coup
Paul Dehner, CBS Sports
They never played together, but in Cincinnati, they will forever be compared. The great news for Marvin Lewis, President Mike Brown and the entire Bengals organization is not only do Dalton's numbers compare favorably with Palmer's current output in Oakland, they live in the same conversation as his prime Pro Bowl years in Cincinnati.
6 questions with Carson Palmer
Will it be strange to see Hue across the field?
"Yeah, I think so. I don't know. You can try to guess or assume how something is going to feel. But to see him over there, I'm not sure if he's on the field or up in the box, but it will be good to see him once again. ... Hue and I have talked a number of times since everything went down last year. I'm looking forward to seeing him."
Are you curious to see the fans' reaction?
"I have a pretty good feeling how that's going to go. We'll wait and see Sunday at 1."
Still underappreciated, AJ Green might be NFL's best WR
Dhani Jones 'In the Zone': Andrew Hawkins' long road to the NFL
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Talk of Big East death greatly exaggerated
Big East bound schools could be heading back to MVC
OSU fans petition President Obama for pardon
OSU bowl ban leaves fans wondering what if?
Ohio State is 11-0 under Meyer. If the Buckeyes had their bowl ban out of the way last season, there would be much more left after Michigan week — there would be the Big Ten title game and, possibly, a shot at another national title. Think of the ramifications for the coaches and players. Think of the millions of dollars lost to a university with no more parking garages to sell.
Does Smith second-guess himself?
Louisville programs deserve more respect
The future of the Big East is as bright as the future of the pay phone. Louisville administrators know that. Louisville coaches know that. Louisville fans know that.
This is one of the best college sports towns in America. It's the best college basketball town in the country. Louisville is one of the most ambitious college football programs in the nation. There are plenty of programs that would love to have all the assets Louisville has parked on South Floyd Street.
Doesn't matter. Think about how absurd that sounds. But it doesn't matter.
Honors for Kilpatrick
CINCINNATI – University of Cincinnati junior guard Sean Kilpatrick has been named to the weekly BIG EAST Honor Roll after scoring a career-high 29 points on 10-of-15 shooting from the field, including a career-high eight three-pointers in Cincinnati’s 93-39 win over North Carolina A&T on Sunday. He also added seven rebounds, five assists with no turnovers and two steals against the Aggies.
With his effort, Kilpatrick became the first player to lead UC in points, rebounds and assists since Yancy Gates posted 12 points, nine rebounds and three assists against Savannah State on Nov. 24, 2010.
XU: Take 50% OFF Select Upper-Level Tickets
CINCINNATI – In the spirit of the holiday shopping season, Xavier University Athletics announced today a special four-day online “Black Friday” offer beginning Friday, November 23 and continuing through Cyber Monday, November 26. Select upper-level tickets will be available at 50% OFF for men’s basketball home games at Cintas Center for the remainder of the 2012-13 season. The offer is available only at GoXavier.com and includes games versus Vanderbilt, Temple, Dayton, VCU and Memphis. Only 500 tickets will be available at the special discounted price.
The promotion will open early for Xavier Season Ticket Holders on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. EST and will later open to the general public Friday at 12:01 a.m. EST. The discount will continue through Monday at midnight or until supplies are exhausted.
This special offer is only available for orders placed online at GoXavier.com, and while supplies last. There is a maximum purchase of eight tickets per game.