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Bearcats Box Lunch: Beating Duke and an Early Look at the 2017-18 Season

Today we do some time traveling.

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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.

It takes a whole lot to “Out-Laettner” Duke, but Cincinnati did just that during the 1998 Great Alaska Shootout. (Ryan Clark; WCPO)

The 2017 college basketball season is over. So now let’s obsess about the 2018 season, where Cincinnati is ranked No. 14 in Sports Illustrated’s Way Too Early Top 25. (Seth Davis;

But don’t think the Mother Ship doesn’t have its own too early rankings. Spoiler alert: UC is at No. 15. (Mike Rutherford; SB Nation)

We know that Cincinnati’s men’s basketball team will share BB&T Arena with Northern Kentucky during the refurbishment of Fifth Third Arena next year. Now the women’s basketball and volleyball teams have a home, as they will play at St. Ursula Academy’s Gymnasium and Convocation Center. (

Speaking of UC volleyball, standout sophomore Jordan Thompson was named to the USA Volleyball Collegiate National Team. (