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.
by Bill Sloat
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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.
1 Comment · Tuesday, November 20, 2012
It’s becoming harder and harder to
continue to be a fan of college sports and perhaps more difficult to
follow the ever-changing landscape of the supposed amateur athletics. By
the time this story hits the printing press, the Big East could be even
0 Comments · Wednesday, November 14, 2012
If a win isn’t televised, does it make a sound? Perhaps not, but coupled with a breather
of a stretch, a couple of wins for the Bengals could at least return the
team to TV in Cincinnati soon.
0 Comments · Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Cooperstown came to West Chester for a night, at least. On Nov. 3, the Courage and Character
Foundation hosted eight Hall of Fame players and Pete Rose as part of
the Johnny Bench and Friends fundraiser in West Chester.
0 Comments · Wednesday, October 31, 2012
There are days I miss being a fan.
Saturday was one of those days, and it reminded me what’s different
about my chosen profession and most people. I’m not a fan, no matter how
hard I try.
0 Comments · Wednesday, October 24, 2012
I don’t believe in curses. I don’t believe in voodoo, hexes, sorcery or jinxes.
I don’t believe in any of those things in regular life and I certainly don’t believe in them in sports.
0 Comments · Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Many people were unhappy that the Reds
signed Dusty Baker to a two-year extension shortly after the end of the
team’s 2012 season, but the people happiest with the news are the Reds
0 Comments · Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Losantiville is Loserville no more. With
the Reds’ Game 1 victory in the National League Division Series in San
Francisco, Cincinnati’s long drought of postseason failure came to an