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Bearcats Box Lunch: Prepping for USF and Failing to Qualify for the World Cup

Sad soccer news and preparations for USF are underway.

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Trinidad & Tobago v United States  - FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier Photo by Ashley Allen/Getty Images

The internet is a big, wide open, scary place. Why should you have to dive into its depths and find stories that pertain to the Cincinnati Bearcats when we can do it for you? Here’s what the world wide web has to offer today.

In Bearcat news:

As the Bearcats get ready for a big test against USF, the defense has to be more stingy when it comes to allowing yards. (Patrick Brennan; Cincinnati Enquirer)

Part of the immense challenge of this game is the fact that it will be played on the road. (Bill Koch;

Arquon Bush has already committed to UC but that doesn’t mean he can’t come visit. (Shane Kinnee; Bearcat Journal)

In other news:

The U.S. men’s soccer team missed the World Cup. Here’s why. (Chris Greenberg; SB Nation)

Isaiah Thomas doesn’t have plans to talk with Danny Ainge anytime soon and who can blame him? (Kristian Winfield; SB Nation)

We are already through the first half of the college football season. Here’s what’s going to happen the rest of the way, according to one ESPN staff writer. (Alex Scarborough; ESPN)