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Bearcats Weekend Roundup

Get caught up on the latest news and notes from Down the Drive.

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-First Round- Iowa Hawkeyes vs Cincinnati Bearcats Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports


Rick Minter, who coached Cincinnati from 1994-2003 joined the Podcast last week and shared some stories about snapping the school’s 47 year bowl drought, his relationship with his old QB and UC’s current QB Coach Gino Guidugli, what makes Marshall tough to play at, and more.

Moving forward, Down the Drive Podcast will be live every Wednesday morning. We understand the first few have been a bit lengthy, and our goal is to keep the focus on interviews and conversations with former Bearcats or weekly enemies moving forward.

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Cincinnati basketball season is 44 days away.

Jaquon Parker wore #44 for Cincinnati from 2009-2013. Parker was part of Mick Cronin’s first NCAA Tournament team in 2011. He had a limited role as a freshman and sophomore but was a key player as a junior and senior. During those last two years he started 57 out of 64 games, averaging 28 minutes per game. As a junior and senior, he averaged 10 ppg and 4.8 rpg. Parker was always best known for his toughness and his defense. He would often lock down on the opponents best scorer.

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No UC game from Saturday, but get caught up on week 4 in the AAC

UCF lost. How does that impact Cincinnati?

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In addition to UCF’s loss and AAc happenings, here are the top stories from week 4 CFB

  • Former Cincinnati coach Brian Kelly’s Notre Dame Fighting Irish lost at Georgia, in a game which could have playoff implications later in the season. Always a shame to see Kelly and the Irish lose. Always a shame...
  • For the second week in a row, Miami blew a first quarter lead. One week after leading Cincinnati 10-0 after the first quarter, only to lose 35-13, the RedHawks led 5-0 early on Saturday against Ohio State. Buckeyes went on a casual 67-0 run from there. In week 2, Cincinnati allowed 42 points over 60 minutes. On Saturday, Ohio State scored 42 points in the second quarter alone, with QB Justin Fields throwing 4 TDs and running for 2 TDs.
  • UCLA, who lost to Cincinnati week 1, won the wildest game of the day. They trailed 45-17 and all hope seemed lost. Bruins came back and won 67-63, despite 9(!!) TDs from Washington State QB Anthony Gordon. Dorian Thompson-Robinson. who looked like he belonged in Division II week 1, accounted for 7 total TDs (5 pass, 2 rush) and threw for 500 yards.
  • Texas (vs Oklahoma State) and Auburn (vs Texas A&M) both won key conference games
  • Wisconsin has now outscored opponents 145-14, after a 35-14 win over Michigan. Wolverines looked lifeless and completely unprepared and trailed 28-0 at halftime.


Last Thursday, Cincinnati’s women’s volleyball team defeated Xavier in three straight sets. Anytime Cincinnati wins any type of event it’s a good day. Any time Xavier loses, it’s a good day. When you combine the two? It’s a great day!