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Tony Pike Earns Big East Honors

Associated Press

CINCINNATI — University of Cincinnati quarterback Tony Pike has been named as the Big East offensive player of the week.

The senior quarterback returned to the starting lineup this past Friday for the first time since October 15 and picked up right where he left off before getting hurt.

He completed 32 of 46 passes for [...]

Bengals add Mike Mickens to their practice squad.

The Bengals released cornerback Antonio Smith one week after signing him to make room for Mike Mickens and signed him to their practice squad Monday.

Bengals signed rookie cornerback Mike Mickens to the practice squad Monday.

Mickens, a 6-1, 190-pound, is a local product from the University of Cincinnati out of Wayne High School in Dayton, [...]

SELLOUT STATUS: Bengals say more than 6,000 tickets remain

The Cincinnati Bengals front has stated the there is more than 6,000 tickets remaining for the game this Sunday’s 1 p.m. against the Lions.

It was noted on their website that ticket manager Andrew Brown remains “hopeful,” because the Bengals had the same amount of tickets left on Monday before the Oct. 18 sellout against the [...]

With Johnson leading, Bengals run over Browns

Associated Press

CINCINNATI — For Larry Johnson, it felt like the good old days.

Less than two weeks after he signed with Cincinnati as the equivalent of a half-season insurance policy, the running

Larry Johnson ran for a season-high 107 yards on 22 carries and Bernard Scott had 18 carries for 87 yards.

back found himself leading the [...]

N.C.-Asheville-Kentucky Preview

STATS LLC

Star freshman John Wall continues to find ways to keep Kentucky unbeaten. He probably won’t have to get too creative in the Wildcats’ next game.

Wall and the fifth-ranked Wildcats take on winless UNC Asheville at Louisville’s Freedom Hall on Monday night.

In his college debut Nov. 16, Wall made a winning shot with 0.5 seconds [...]

Ravens survive Steelers in OT

Associated Press

BALTIMORE — In a fierce rivalry that has featured several of the most notable NFL players over the past 10 years, a

Baltimore Ravens defensive end Paul Kruger (99) intercepts a pass in front of intended Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes (10) during overtime of an NFL football game

couple of backups made their [...]

Xavier 64, Baylor 69

Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. — Tweety Carter had 27 points, including connecting on six 3-pointers, as Baylor beat Xavier 69-64 on Sunday.

Carter made his sixth 3-pointer of the game to put Baylor up 61-57 with 33.4 seconds to play at the Old Spice Classic. Baylor finished 11-for-23 from beyond the arc (47.8 percent), while Xavier hit [...]

Cleveland 7, Cincinnati 16

Associated Press

CINCINNATI — With newcomer Larry Johnson leading the way, the Bengals ran the table in the AFC North by running all over the Cleveland Browns.

Johnson rushed for 107 yards in Cincinnati‘s conservative approach Sunday, and the Bengals completed their first division sweep with a 16-7 victory in their one-sided intrastate rivalry.

The Bengals (8-3) went [...]

Tennessee 30, Kentucky 24

Associated Press

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Montario Hardesty ran for three touchdowns, including a 20-yard game winner in overtime, as Tennessee outlasted Kentucky 30-24 on Saturday night, the Volunteers’ 25th straight victory against their border rivals.

Hardesty, who also ran for a career-high 179 yards, scampered up the middle for the final score after Kentucky‘s Lones Seiber missed [...]

St. Francis (PA) 47, (18) Ohio State 110

Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio — St. Francis coach Don Friday didn’t mince words.

“We got shellacked,” he said through a forced half-smile. “I feel like I went through a 15-round street fight with an 18-wheeler.”

Jon Diebler hit five 3-pointers to get Ohio State (No. 18 ESPN/USA Today, No. 17 AP) off to a fast start, and the [...]