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Comment 8 hours ago

"Over the weekend, four members of the University of Cincinnati football program were involved in an unfortunate incident that resulted in one arrest and three citations. We have higher expectations of everyone within our football program and there will be consequences for those actions," Tuberville said in a statement.

"Alex Thomas was arrested by the Cincinnati Police Department and charged with obstruction after running from the scene. In accordance with my team rules, he will not be eligible to participate in a game until his legal matter is completely resolved. He has a preliminary court date on Oct. 14 so he will miss at least four games and possibly more.

"Three other players, Ey'Shawn McClain, Leviticus Payne and Hosey Williams, were cited for minor misdemeanors and they have been disciplined for their involvement in the incident. They remain on our active roster.

"This kind of behavior is not acceptable and not indicative of the UC football program. Moving forward, we will continue to educate our players on making good decisions and being great representatives of the University."

Looks like only the freshman, non-starter Thomas will be the only one suspended. 

(source: http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/crime/2014/09/18/police-investigating-gunfire-at-party-near-uc/15806811/)

Comment 17 Sep 2014

And shoutout to all the UC students whose closets contain more Ohio State than UC gear that will be cheering for the Bearcats on next Saturday. You can just stay on that side.

UC student here who will be at the game next Saturday. Sadly for UC, this will apply to a rather large percentage of the 4,000 coming. Many of 'us' will be wearing our scarlet jerseys to the game. 

Comment 16 Sep 2014

I would think that even with multi-year scholarships, there must, or at least there should, be some exclusion criteria. Such as following some 'moral code' (whatever that is) or something that would void the renewal of any given athletic scholarship as there is with academic scholarships (ie., maintaining 3.0 GPA, etc.). 

Comment 11 Sep 2014

Maybe Ahmad's commitment elsewhere should have been somewhat telling, since just about everyone thought he was a 100% lock to the good guys. 

Comment 03 Sep 2014

 Of course, those same posters almost always predict a Hokie victory this weekend, but it's Hokie site, so to be expected.

I read through a few of their threads, including the one you mentioned... they are really a confident bunch that are convinced that they are going to win Saturday. Amazing what a win over a terrible D1 team will do to fan bases psyche. 

Comment 29 Aug 2014

Yeah, that is what I ended up doing was 'upgrading' to XTRA from CHOICE. That'll teach me... shoulda done the whole thing on their website to begin with (somehow I thought it'd be easier if I called them). As a sidenote, the DirectTV person was really really nice and helpful (FYI for those of you who are customers of the worse cable conglomerate with equally terrible customer service on Earth [Time Warner, et al.]) , but did ask me too many times if I was sure I didnt want Starz etc.

Comment 26 Aug 2014

Wish I could upvote this. Just got off the phone with DirectTV and that was essentially my conversation with them. I think I said 'no' at least 17 times to their onslaught of offers that I do not want. 

Comment 24 Aug 2014

Stahp watching ESPN. 

As far as the sexual assaults, he (Derrick Washington) was never charged with any crimes, thus no need for suspension or punishment (though, the circumstances do sound very very suspect and the school failed to properly report the sexual assault charges as required by Title IX). As far as the two assault cases, he was charged and served jail time. 

Comment 21 Aug 2014

I'm predicting a good number of heart attack-inducing 4th quarters...

Same. In fact, I think this year may play out more like 2012 than it will the 2011 season in regards to how close games will unnecessarily be in the 4th quarter. And THAT is where J.T. (Juice Time?) will either succeed or fail. 

Comment 20 Aug 2014

The whiskey tumblers are currently sold out; I didnt realize they were even sold here, my hopes went sky high when I saw the link, then came crashing down (like, 'finding out xBrax got hurt kinda crashing') when I realized they were sold out. 

Comment 19 Aug 2014

While this is an unpopular comment, I think you may have a bit of a point. 

I DO think xBrax has NFL talent as a QB (or a plethora of other positions)... but, his shoulder dislocated throwing the football (not even getting hit). He WILL dislocate his shoulder again. I think we will learn that his shoulder instability is chronic, which means his shoulder will (likely) continue to dislocate and/or a have a feeling of instability and considering that the first arthroscopy was unable to fully repair his shoulder, I wouldnt be optimistic that a second one will. Especially considering he will, as a QB, continue to add stress to his shoulder (by throwing) I dont see how his shoulder can ever be '100%' again.  

However, he is a great great great athlete that could play any number of positions including WR or RB, possibly even DB (?) in the NFL. Lets hope that some NFL team decides to take a great human being in xBrax next draft. Because, lets be honest... what NFL team is going to risk taking him as a QB (in the '15 draft, if he decides to go) after two repeated shoulder injuries which indicate a chronic issue?

Comment 14 Aug 2014

I miss the days during my undergrad at UC when I'd sit in the stadium and watch practice during my lunch... listening to Kerry Coombs yelling and screaming non-stop for an hour or more. While most of my classmates would return to the lab/class ready for a nap, I'd return with the energy of 1000 thunderstorms. Coombs' juice was/is contagious (that doesn't really sound right).