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Bearcats Box Lunch: ESPYs, Fifth Third Arena, Ben Bryant

Today we have more sports awards than you need, an update on Fifth Third Arena’s renovation and Ben Bryant’s future.

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The 2017 ESPYS - Show Photo by Kevin Winter/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 Bearcats news:

Ben Bryant was a major recruiting get for the Bearcats, but the decision by Bryant was obviously more about his own future. (Bob Narang; Chicago Tribune)

The Fifth Third Arena renovation is well underway and so far, it appears to be on schedule. (Tom Groeschen; Cincinnati Enquirer)

Aeneas Hawkins, a 2018 defensive tackle prospect, recently made a visit to Cincinnati. (Shane Kinnee; Bearcat Journal)

If EA Sports put out a NCAA Football video game this year, then Cincinnati would rate around a 78. (Jason Kirk; SB Nation)

In other news:

College basketball is great, but you know what would make it even greater? A Heisman-type trophy. (Mike Rutherford; SB Nation)

It has been an up and down start to his pro career for Lonzo Ball, but right now its on an upswing. (Tom Ziller; SB Nation)

The 2017 ESPYs were last night. Here are all the winners. (ESPN)