0 Comments · Wednesday, January 23, 2013
It’s tough, at this point, to debate the
fact that Bob Castellini might be the greatest thing to happen to the
Cincinnati sporting scene in the last decade. Coaches and players come
and go, but a commitment from ownership is the most important thing any
pro sports franchise needs for sustained success.
0 Comments · Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The shutout in this year’s Baseball Hall of Fame voting was ugly, but the 2013 ballot and beyond could get downright messy.
0 Comments · Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Is Dalton the quarterback who can lead
the Bengals to a Super Bowl? For now, at least, his coach is sticking by
him, so that’s about all that matters.
0 Comments · Thursday, January 3, 2013
Orson Charles had no idea that the
Bengals hadn’t won a playoff game in his lifetime. Yet, it’s true. The
Bengals rookie tight end was born Jan. 27, 1991 — just three weeks after
the team’s 10-7 victory over the Houston Oilers on Jan. 6, the
franchise’s last playoff victory.
0 Comments · Thursday, December 27, 2012
For too long the denizens of our fair
city have identified themselves as losers because of the struggles of
our professional sports teams, but perhaps we turned a corner in 2012.
0 Comments · Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Walt Jocketty’s Christmas list wasn’t
long, but it was still a tall order. Well, two weeks before Dec. 25, he
checked off the final big-ticket item: a leadoff hitter.
0 Comments · Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Joey Votto finished his 2012 season with
singles in each of his final two plate appearances, but it was his
fifth-inning at-bat in Game 5 of the National League Division Series
that sticks with him.
0 Comments · Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Butch Jones sat in a room Dec. 4 with
University of Cincinnati president Santa Ono and a representative of the
Belk Bowl and told the media — which was most certainly not there to
discuss the Dec. 27 game against Duke — he had every intention of
coaching the Bearcats in that game and beyond.
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Surprise state athletic association ruling made prep basketball phenom ineligible on Nov. 29
Hamilton County judge ordered the Ohio State High School Athletic
Association to back off a last-minute decision that blocked Walnut Hills
senior Dontonio Wingfield Jr. from playing basketball this season. Walnut Hills is the top-ranked large high school program in Southwest Ohio this year. Judge
Robert Ruehlmann said the OHSAA previously ruled Wingfield eligible
under school transfer guidelines and should not have suddenly reversed
course at the last minute. He described the Nov. 29 decision as a total change that came out of the blue.“I granted a
restraining order that said he can play, and now there is agreement he
can play,” Ruehlmann told CityBeat on Tuesday after an emergency hearing on
the dispute. “He is eligible and we’re done. The OHSAA has worked things out with his attorneys. It is over. He is playing.”Wingfield is the son of former University of Cincinnati Bearcats star Dontonio Wingfield, who left the university for the NBA after a single season. Wingfield Jr. is considered a the top prep shooting guard in Ohio this year. He has verbally committed to attend Ohio University in Athens.OHSAA
officials, who in August told Walnut Hills there was no problem with
Wingfield’s eligibility, notified the school by email last week that he
used up his transfer options when he moved from Summit Country Day to
Lockland High School. His lawyer, Terence R. Coates, said there has been some inadvertent paperwork errors involving transfer rules. “Dontonio
planned to attend a four-year college and felt the academic regiment at
Walnut Hills wouild best prepare him for being successful in college. His transfer was not motivated by athletics,’’ Coates said. He called the OHSAA ruling that made Dontonio ineligible “arbitrary, capricious and unreasonable."Meanwhile,
the hearing on another student athlete, Winton Woods female guard
Alexxus M. Paige, was delayed until Dec. 7 on procedural issues. Judge
Ruehlmann said there is a likelihood the case might be settled by
having Paige return to Withrow High School to finish her senior season
this year. She had transferred to Winton Woods because of family issues. OHSAA ruled her ineligible for a year.
0 Comments · Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Most people remember at some point in
life dating someone we now refer to as “crazy.” The use of the word can
sometimes feel as misleading as the choice of “dating” in the same
sentence. Batshitfuckingcrazy is often the preferred description.