by Amber Hemmerle
Posted In: Culture
at 12:13 PM | Permalink
Cincinnati's most buzzworthy tweets of the week
Each week our intern Amber will be
exploring what Cincinnatians are interested in by scouring the local Twitter
trends and reporting on what she’s found. From serious tweets to goofy
hashtags, she’ll highlight what Cincy’s been buzzing about. So get to tweeting,
Kilpatrick became the second player to score 2,000 career points at UC during the
Bearcats’ game against Louisville on Feb. 22. The only other Bearcat who tops
his record is Oscar Robertson, "The Big O," whose career points
totaled 2,973 by 1960. Fans from Cincinnati and beyond were showing their love
for Kilpatrick all over Twitter on Sunday.
Dale Earnhardt Jr., the superstar of NASCAR. Earnhardt won the Daytona 500 for
the second year in a row and as part of his celebration, he finally decided to
create a Twitter. In 10 hours, the racecar driver accumulated over 450,000
followers — 515,000 by Wednesday and 526,000 by Friday. I’ve had my Twitter for
years and I’m barely pushing 200 followers. Anyway, who says NASCAR is only for
the Southern folk?
in Texas voided the ban on gay marriage in the state this week. An outpour of
support for the judge’s decision was evident throughout the nation. Following
suit in equality, an Arizona judge vetoed a bill that would allow businesses to
refuse service to the LGBT community due to their “religious rights” being
violated. Of course, Cincinnati also made moves toward a more equal community
when announcements of a domestic partner registry for same-sex couples
was the start of spring training for the Reds. The boys took the win, 8-3 over
the Indians, in the Cactus League Opener. It doesn't matter if you think Homer
Bailey's extension is a total waste or that Joey Votto should have won the Face
of MLB competition, one thing we can all enjoy is the sweet sound of Marty
Brennaman’s voice and the memories of warm weather it has brought with it for
the past 50 years.
I had to do at least one funny trend. People just made up categories that
should be in the Oscars:
Tyler Perry presents the Tyler Perry Oscar for best performance by Tyler Perry.@startpuking:
Movies so bad you yell, Sharkeisha! No!@MnightShelton:
Best Seth Rogan film in a non-Apatow production
Stiles, #WatchingTop13, Taco Bell, #Scandal, Penn State, Son of God and #BBN.
by Brian Dill
Posted In: College
at 12:19 PM | Permalink
Bearcats one step closer to NCAA Tournament after win over Louisville
The Cincinnati Bearcats look one step closer to being a lock for their second straight NCAA tournament appearance after a 60-56 win against Big East rivals Louisville in front of a sellout crowd at Fifth Third Arena Thursday night. UC entered the game as the second-best 3-point shooting team by percentage – 36 percent – and the most 3-pointers made with 203 on the year. This theme continued as the ‘Cats went 11-27 from behind the arc including eight in the first half. Cashmere Wright fueled the 3-point barrage as he nailed a career-best, six long balls. Louisville on the other hand struggled mightily from behind the arc finishing the game 1-14.UC’s ability to make the long ball made up for an otherwise disappointing night from the field. The Bearcats made only eight 2-point field goals at a miserable 26 percent clip. Louisville didn’t shoot much better; leading scorer Kyle Kuric managed only 4 points, all from the free-throw line.Big man Gorgui Dieng finished with 11 points and 13 rebounds for the Cardinals. Peyton Siva added 14 points and 4 assists in the Louisville loss. Louisville fell to 9-6 in the Big East while UC improved to 10-5. Both teams have three conference games remaining.After last night's win over No. 17 Louisville, UC sits in a fourth-place tie with Georgetown and South Florida, who share 10-5 records, and UC holds the tiebreaker against Georgetown. The top four seeds in the conference tournament will received double byes and an automatic bid into the quarterfinals. The Bearcats have games remaining at USF and Villanova — a team they beat once already — and Senior Night when Marquette comes to town. In all likelihood the fourth seed will be a fight between UC and Georgetown. The Hoyas have the tougher schedule as they welcome Villanova and Notre Dame, which has won nine straight, while they travel to Marquette to end the schedule. Only weeks away from Selection Sunday, the Bearcats should guaranteed a spot in the NCAA Tournament with another win in the last three games. Xavier, on the other hand, needs to win out and have some results go their way if they want to make the Big Dance. The Musketeers lost at Massachusetts on Tuesday night and are three games back of the conference lead with three games remaining. League leaders Temple are not going to lose three games, so Xavier will have to make a push for the conference tournament title or hope the selection committee looks upon them favorably. A sloppy evening from the Muskies combined with a outstanding performance by Massachusetts’ guard Chaz Williams led to an easy win for the Minutemen. Xavier turned the ball over 20 times and could not compensate for the career-high 29 points from Williams, including six 3-pointers. Xavier had four players score double-digits and Dez Wells led the way with 19 points, but Wells also led Xavier with 6 turnovers. The Musketeers' remaining schedule includes two sub .500 teams in Charlotte and Richmond and a trip to second-place Saint Louis — which beat Xavier by five at the Cintas Center back on Jan. 25.
by Danny Cross
at 10:50 AM | Permalink
It was a late night at Fifth Third arena for our esteemed live bloggers, but the Bearcats came away with a much-needed Big East win. The 'Cats moved to 18-8 overall and 8-5 in the Big East. They're currently tied with No. 18 Louisville for sixth place in the conference. UC will host Seton Hall, winners of three straight, at 4 p.m. Saturday, followed by a visit from Louisville next Thursday. With only five remaining regular season games, the Bearskins have some work to do to ensure that Selection Sunday doesn't become "Where the hell do they play the NIT Monday."
by Danny Cross
Posted In: Basketball
at 06:44 PM | Permalink
PREGAME: Welcome to Fifth Third Arena everybody! We are gathered here today to witness a contest between the UC Bearcats and the DePaul Blue Demons. Let us take a moment to rejoice ... Lance Stephenson's epic slam against DePaul two years ago. In fact, let's take a moment to watch Lance JAM IT IN THE HOOP!(Gonna have to scroll down the page some, but it's worth it...)