Hello Bearcats fans! My name is James Rapien. First of all, I would like to thank Matt Opper for bringing me aboard. I am very excited about the opportunity to write for some of the best college sports fans around. I am in my third year at the University of Cincinnati, where I've contributed to the News Record and The Activist. I've been a Bearcats fan for as long as I can remember, and have explored the great tradition and history the University has offered on and off the field/court.
I am a Cincinnati native, and I currently reside in the Oakley area. I look forward to this opportunity as a writer. My goal is to provide Down the Drive readers with the best information possible and to help continue the website's growth in the Cincinnati area and around the country. If anyone has a comment or question, feel free to email me. I look forward to hearing from you. Go Bearcats!