Cincinnati Basketball does not need this. After somehow bouncing back from THIS MESS last season, their image seemed to greatly improve as they made serious runs in the Big East Tournament and then the NCAA Tournament.
All of that progress could potentially be undone though if there is any truth to the latest accusation that Cincy ballplayers assaulted a nightclub bouncer on Saturday night after he asked them to leave a VIP section. Check out this local TV news report: Read More »
/ Dec 10, 2011 / 8:39 pm
If you didn’t catch the end of the Xavier/Cincinnati Crosstown Shootout this afternoon, you missed a brawl for the ages. After a week of trash-talking in the media leading up to the rivalry game, things went off the rails with about 10 seconds to go when Xavier star Tu Holloway was jawing with the Cincy bench. What happened next? 300-level brawling: Read More »
Peyton Siva (photo. University of Louisville)
To say the Big East is pretty tough is like saying Wiz Khalifa smokes a little weed sometimes.
While the company line going into this college basketball season said the Big Ten was the strongest conference in the nation, the Big East has reclaimed its rightful place: At the moment, nine of the Big East’s 16 teams are ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 poll, from No. 3 Syracuse to No. 25 Cincinnati. Read More »
Lance Stephenson, Dime #42
Cincinnati freshman Lance Stephenson is the most polarizing prospect in this year’s NBA Draft. The former New York City high school phenom is all over mock drafts boards, with some slotting him in the teens, some in the 20′s, others in the second round, and some even have Lance going undrafted. In our Dime #57 NBA Draft preview, Austin Burton and Aron Phillips debated whether or not “Born Ready” will live up to the hype: Read More »
Lance Stephenson (photo. BH Photography/University of Cincinnati)
Once the regular season ended, 16 NBA GMs had their minds set on the NBA Playoffs. But for those teams that have been counting ping pong balls instead of playoff victories, the upcoming NBA Draft has many intriguing prospects that need to be recognized. So with March Madness over, Dime contributor Lucas Shapiro continues profiling players and giving them a team that would best fit their talent. Last week was Kentucky’s Eric Bledsoe, so now we’re on to Cincinnati’s Lance Stephenson. Read More »
Back in Dime #42 (June/July 2008) we declared Lance Stephenson was “Born Ready” saying on the cover that “This 17-year-old would be an NBA star right now.” Well, some things changed. Around swirly accusations surrounding his recruitment, weight/fitness problems and the rumors that he’d become uncoachable, Lance quickly fell from No. 1 prospect en route to the League, to a guy who could never make it out of NYC. Today, after a solid season at Cincinnati where he averaged 12.3 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game, Stephenson declared for the NBA Draft. Ready or not, here he comes. Read More »
For weeks we heard that we’d have to wait until after Lance Stephenson‘s June 29th court date was settled to get back to the recruitment business. But there’s a rumor circulating before his sexual assault case is adjourned in court today that “Born Ready” will be headed to Cincinnati.
Word is that the Bearcats leapfrogged Arizona, Memphis and Florida International, and we could hear about a commitment as early as tomorrow. Check out the rest of the story HERE.