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Bearcats Box Lunch: The Cincinnati Observatory, Bill Russell, and WKRP

An upcoming date night under the stars in Cincinnati. Also, Bill Russell wins the evening

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In Bearcats News:

The Cincinnati Observatory, one of the genuine gems on the UC campus, is home to the oldest public telescope in the United States. On Saturday July 1st and Saturday July 8th, the Cincinnati Observatory will holding a pair of late night, date nights under the stars. Head to the Observatory website for more information. (Cincinnati Observatory)

Bearcats swimmer Connor Davis and cross-country runner Juliana Madzia were among a record-breaking 16 honorees from the American Conference who were named to the CoSiDA Academic All-American Team.

In News Elsewhere:

The best WKRP in Cincinnati podcast around will be returning on June 28th. the debut episode of Season 4 of Hold My Order Terrible Dresser will be dropping tomorrow. The podcast features recent Down the Drive interviewee Michael Grasso, who is a great twitter follow as well. Check out our interview with Mike here. (Hold My Order Terrible Dresser)

Bill Russell received a Lifetime Achievement Award last night at the inaugural NBA Awards telecast. He also cut a promo on every center under 60 who attended the event. (YouTube)

Check out our recent interview with New Orleans broadcast media legend Scott Alexander.

The Society for American Baseball Research just published a historical database of baseball beat writers, an invaluable resource for everyone in the sports media. (SABR Media)