December 5th Jump Off

CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 03: Randy Martinez #53 of the Cincinnati Bearcats carries the Big East Championship Trophy as he celebrates with fans after the Bearcats defeated the Connecticut Huskies 35-27 to claim their share of the 2011 Big East Championship on December 3, 2011 at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Tyler Barrick/Getty Images)

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Liberty Bowl

UC will play Vanderbilt in Liberty Bowl // UC Athletics Blog

UC (9-3) finished its regular season Saturday with a 35-27 victory over Connecticut to earn a share of the Big East championship with West Virginia and Louisville. Vanderbilt (6-6) finished fourth in the SEC Eastern Division, tied with Kentucky at 2-6 in the league. The Commodores tripled their victory total from each of the last two seasons under first-year coach James Franklin, who recently had his contract extended.

Vanderbilt Accepts Bid to Play in the Liberty Bowl // Anchor Of Gold

Bearcats Going to the Liberty Bowl vs Vanderbilt // Bearcats Blog

It’s Official: Cincinnati Bearcats to the Liberty Bowl, Taking on Vanderbilt // Bearcats Nation

Football News

Derek Wolfe Named CFPA's National Defensive Performer of the Week // gobearcats
Derek Wolfe getting some recognition for his dominating performance Saturday. Well deserved.

Anthony McClung Nominated For Receiver Performance Of The Year // gobearcats.com
Anthony McClung had a special day

UC football struggles to attract fans, too // UC Athletics Blog

"We’ve got to get that," Jones said. "There’s no excuse. Part of elevating the football program is selling out games at Nippert. We want to make this the hottest ticket in the city. Sometimes when you have something right here you don’t appreciate it as much. They need to embrace this football program because we embody what the city of Cincinnati is all about – blue collar, hard-working, suffer through adversity, family-oriented. We’re a football program that the entire city of Cincinnati should say, this is our team."

Other Bearcat News

Xavier wins Women's Crosstown Shootout // cincinnati.com

The senior guard scored 17 points in the second half as the Musketeers came from behind to defeat Cincinnati, 69-60, before 6,479 fans. Xavier's third consecutive victory against the Bearcats also ended a four-game losing streak for the Musketeers.

That is an unfortunate loss. UC's women had gotten off to a fast start for the season and Xaiver is down this year.

Bearcats End 2011 Campaign With Heartbreaker at Florida State // gobearcats.com
Tough end to a great season for the Bearcats Volleyball ladies.

UC Swim/Dive Conclude Action at Miami Invitational // gobearcats.com

Reading This Will Make You Smarter

Michael Hudson: Debt and Democracy – Has the Link Been Broken? // naked capitalism
A fine essay. It is a bit lengthy but worth the effort

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