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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.

Rick Pitino is getting a five-game ban for his role in the Louisville sex-for-pay scandal. (Myron Medcalf; ESPN)

FC Cincinnati, which happens to play home game at UC’s Nippert Stadium, defeated the Columbus Crew 1-0 to advance to the Round of 16 of the U.S. Open Cup. (Patrick Brennan; Cincinnati Enquirer)

Marvin Alexander is a wide receiving recruit who has committed to Kentucky. Cincinnati is still taking a shot by sending him an offer. (Shane Kinnee; Bearcat Journal)

Here’s a discussion about which head coach will win a national title next. Wait. Luke Fickell isn’t on the list? Get the heck out of town. (Bud Elliott; SB Nation)

The National Baseball Hall of Fame has upheld Pete Rose’s ban. (William Weinbaum; ESPN)