Bearcat Bits for May 8th

Mar 18, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Cincinnati Bearcats guard Cashmere Wright (1) passes the ball against the Florida State Seminoles during the first half in the third round of the 2012 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Bridgestone Arena. The Bearcats beat the Seminoles 62-56. Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-US PRESSWIRE

The Kentucky Wildcats could be
coming to Fifth Third Arena next season as part of the Big East/SEC challenge. Nothing is definitive and ESPN will have the final say on the matter but Mick Cronin is lobbying hard for the match-up which would instantly become one of the biggest home non conference games since Fifth Third opened.

In related news with Kentucky canceling their yearly contest with Indiana the Hoosiers are looking for games. The rumor is that UC has pursued Indiana about a potential series. Louisville is also getting after Indiana about a home and home, though not until 2013-14. No idea if that helps or hurts the Bearcats chances of getting a game with the Hoosiers for this coming year.

A couple of local recruiting updates from Mike Dyer of the Enquirer.

Butch Jones is getting an early start with the class of 2014 locally. Cage and Barker are arguably among the top 5 or so recruits in the class of 2014 in the Cincinnati area. The Gall offer seems to be a formality. Gall is getting out of Cincinnati. Florida State is purported to be in the lead for Gall at this point.

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Et Cetera

the soccer teams spring success has set the table for a good fall for the still young Bearcats... the art of the Javelin has been mastered by a couple Bearcats...Baseball travels to Oxford today for a match up with the Redhawks...Kyle Kempt has been nominated for the US Army All-American Bowl. Kempt is one of 400 nominees nationwide...the recruitment of Nerlens Noel has drawn the interest of NCAA brass. Stunning, I know...saying that Dubai has changed greatly in the last 30 years is a massive, massive understatement

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