Cincinnati Bearcats Link Jump Off | January 25th


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Basketball

Breaking Down the Perimeter Defense // Bearcats Blog
In short the perimeter defense is terrible. Or it was Monday. On the whole the defense this year has been about as I expected it. Teams are actually shooting at a slightly lower clip (eFG% allowed is identical 45.8, true shooting percentage defense is actually down this year to 48.3 from 49.9). But that isn't the issue. The issue was that on Monday UC had no answer for the combination of Scoop Jardine and Kris Joseph. Joseph in particular was untouchable. I need to see more games like Monday's defensively for me to worry about this.

Mick's Mantle - Wayne Miller

Football

Butch Jones contract details // Big East Blog // ESPN

Buyout Here is what Jones has to pay should he leave: Before Feb. 1, 2012: $1.75 million, up from $1.08 million *Before Jan. 1, 2013: $1.4 million, up from $1.25 million *Before Jan. 1, 2014: $1.1 million, up from $850,000

The buyout is the first things that UC fans think about in terms of Football coaches contracts. With good reason. I think this approaches equal footing to the last deal Kelly signed before moving on.

Returning starters in the Big East // Big East Blog // ESPN

Senior Bowl One on One: Isaiah Pead // KCCheifs.com

Stability tough to find in college football - Cincinnati Bearcats

"The history with the money that's involved in it and football and the immediate pressure to win, I don't know that all of those are good things necessarily, but it is the nature of the business," Babcock said. "I also think you have to compete on more than just money. I think money is important but if that is the sole driving factor -- it better be built on relationships and opportunity to win and all those other things."

Expansionaganza

Cincinnati and UCF: You Can’t Dislike Taking An Extra Trip Down to Florida
Yea expansion

Big 12 Still Looking To Expand, Louisville Is Top Choice - Card Chronicle
Booooo! expansion

Other Bearcat News

Nevarez Aims for BIG EAST title, Olympic bid - University of Cincinnati Official Athletics Site

Nevarez wanted to qualify for the Mexico Olympic trials, but said he also really wanted to stay and train with the Bearcats for the Big East Championship instead. He ended up doing both when he qualified in three different events at the Miami Invitational by placing in the top eight. In those events, Nevarez is also ranked sixth in Mexico.

Women's Basketball Announces February Promotions - University of Cincinnati Official Athletics Site

Jasmine Cotten Named BIG EAST Field Athlete of the Week - University of Cincinnati Official Athletics Site

Women's Basketball Announces February Promotions - University of Cincinnati Official Athletics Site

Conklin & Hargrove Featured on Swimming World Magazine's "The Morning Swim Show" - University of Cincinnati Official Athletics Site

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