Must read on Mick Cronin
The coach, his princess and his city

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Really good read on life in NFL locker room, by former UC Bearcat Connor Barwin.


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Billy Hamilton is making pitchers work.
Johnny Cueto looked sharp in two innings of work Thursday.
Chris Heisy is vying for another starting opportunity.



College basketball

Do the Bearcats have a 3rd scoring option? Mick says everybody's a scoring option.
Audio: Mick Cronin talks about Justin Jackson and foul trouble.

Bearcat Journal's Chad Brendel goes one on one with SK.

Ready for a Saturday showdown at Cintas? Doug McDermott and #9 Creighton comes to town.

Final: Arkansas 71 UK 67
John Calipari called it 'two steps back'
Arkansas turned it over 20 times, shot 40%, got out rebounded by 9 and still won.
The Wildcats hit just 12 of 22 FTs, Arkansas 16 of 16.
The Harrison twins shot 7 of 27 with 7 turnovers.
Willie Cauley-Stein was outstanding: 16 points/13 rebounds/2blocks.
UK had four score in double figures. Julius Randle: 14 points/10 rebounds.
How many lobs did UK try, that failed?

NKU wins: How about this dunk?

DeCourcy: Fresh problems keep popping up for UK

Ever been to a Blue Jackets game?
We are attending our first Columbus Blue Jackets game, Saturday, 2pm.
Got any advice/tips? Where should we eat lunch near Nationwide Arena? 


NEWARK, NJ - FEBRUARY 27: Boone Jenner #38 of the Columbus Blue Jackets tries to keep the puck from Marek Zidlicky #2 of the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center on February 27, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey.The New Jersey Devils defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

UC football
Kevin Goheen writes that QB Gunner Kiel is ready to end his odyssey.

Spring practice
From Tom DeWees: Thursday morning felt like football weather, but not spring football weather!  The Bearcats kicked off preparations for the 2014 season with the first of 15 practices today on campus.  Compared to their winter conditioning schedule, spring practice can make for some long days and this morning our cameras were there when the players stared arriving just after six o'clock to kick off the 2014 season.

Court storming brawl
Utah Valley and New Mexico State brawl, amid court storming.

Chad Johnson says he twice tried to fight Ray Lewis.

Cool stuff: Andrew Hawkins tells his story

The Pacers, the adopted team of Sports Talk, wins again. 

Fantasy baseball
Pete Muehlenkamp continues his fantasy baseball previews, with a look at outfielders.

Jimmy Fallon and LeBron James rap and play Wastepaper basketball.