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Bearcats Box Lunch: Fifth Third Arena, Bracketology, Butch Jones (Again)

Today we check in on Fifth Third Arena, go over early rankings and bracket projections and talk about Butch Jones for the second time in as many days.

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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.


Fifth Third Arena is one of several college basketball venues that are getting face lifts during the 2017-18 season. (Jarah Wright; Arena Digest)

Here’s a breakdown of where the Bearcats fall in a host of college basketball top 25s for the 2017 season. Sure, it’s early, but rankings are fun no matter the time of year. (GoBearcats.com)

Joe Lunardi has UC as a No. 4 seed in his first bracketology update for the 2017 campaign. (Joe Lunardi, ESPN)

We talked about Butch Jones and how he is on the hot seat yesterday. But there’s still an argument to be made that the former Bearcats head coach has been underrated for Tennessee. (Dennis Dodd; CBS Sports)

Though not specifically named, Mike Tyson was one of the hybrid defenders that have been changing how college football is played. (Alex Scarborough; ESPN)