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St. Joseph's 79, Xavier 76
The 24th-ranked Musketeers lost the Atlantic 10 lead and perhaps their national ranking.

Local athlete signings
Check our list of 111 area high school athletes who signed with colleges on Wednesday.

Boys basketball | Girls basketball
        Get the rundown on Wednesday's games and all of the games from the past week, plus this week's schedule, sectional tournament pairings and team-by-team schedules and rosters.

TODAY'S SPORTS HEADLINES

Sports Headlines for  Thursday, February 08, 2001

Portune drops idea of keeping Cinergy Field
        Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune, who last week suggested the county try to renegotiate its lease with the Reds to keep them playing in a revamped Cinergy Field, said Wednesday the issue was dead and the new stadium would be built.

Reds, Casey await arbitration result
        A decision in Reds first baseman Sean Casey's salary arbitration case could be announced as early as today and probably no later than Friday.

Smith's retirement could benefit Dillon
        Robert Smith's surprising retirement makes Corey Dillon of the Bengals the best running back available in free agency and presumably will increase the bidding war for him.

SULLIVAN: Huggins now dresses for success
        Bob Huggins is the model coach. If you don't believe me, ask Angela Lento. She is the authority behind college basketball's Fashion Power Index. She is responsible for ranking the University of Cincinnati's clothes horse as the nation's nattiest coach.

It's now or NIT for UC women
        At the start of this year, the University of Cincinnati women's basketball program appeared headed for its third NCAA Tournament berth. It was 10-1, rated as high as No.28 in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches' Poll and had a victory over crosstown rival Xavier, the highest-rated opponent on its schedule.

West takes blame for Xavier loss
        PHILADELPHIA — David West's eyes were wet. This one was personal.

Area college football signings
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Bowl game sparks UC recruiting
        Coincidence? Probably not. University of Cincinnati football coach Rick Minter said Wednesday that his eighth recruiting class is probably one of his best two.

UC loses three football assistants
        UC has lost three assistant football coaches, two to the NFL.

Miami adds size to football roster
        Miami emphasized adding beef to its roster during the recruiting season. Ten of the 21 players the RedHawks signed Wednesday are offensive or defensive linemen.

Tressel signs 17 in first OSU recruiting class
        Unlike his predecessor, Jim Tressel is apparently a fast finisher.

Two top Kentucky recruits bail out
        Kentucky lost two of its top recruits following coach Hal Mumme resignation Tuesday amid allegations of NCAA violations in his program.

Morriss vows to heal UK
        LEXINGTON — Guy Morriss isn't making any guarantees that he will lead Kentucky's football team to the top of the Southeastern Conference or to a third bowl appearance in four years.

Florida State has top recruiting haul
        Florida State is No.1 — in Recruiting Wars 2001, that is.

Miami 67, Kent State 63
        Miami University coach Charlie Coles was uncharacteristically critical of his players following Saturday's 67-63 home overtime loss to Bowling Green. He must have gotten their attention.

Small college basketball
        Anderson routed Mount St. Joseph 86-55 Wednesday behind Jim Scarbeary's game-high 25 points.

Stuff lose 10th straight
        The Cincinnati Stuff of the IBL were handed their 10th straight defeat, falling to the St. Louis Swarm 99-94 Wednesday night at Firstar Center.

Mighty Ducks 2, Hamilton 2
        HAMILTON, Ontario — Antti Aalto's second goal of the game at 6:45 of the third period lifted the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks to a 2-2 tie with the Hamilton Bulldogs Wednesday in the AHL at Copps Coliseum.

No. 1 Moeller wrestlers beat No. 3 Fairfield
        Mike Wahoff, a co-captain of the Fairfield wrestling team and a 145-pound state contender, was proud of his teammates despite Tuesday's 29-26 loss to Moeller, which is tied with Harrison for No.1 in The Enquirer's area coaches poll.
Wrestling honor roll

Cincinnati boys basketball games
        Phil Landes scored 13 points in the fourth quarter, including six consecutive free throws during the final minute, giving Mariemont, ranked ninth in the Enquirer's Divisions II-IV poll, a 56-48 upset victory over No.6 Reading.

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Cincinnati high school results

S U N D A Y   S P O T L I G H T
Shula finds success after football
        Dave Shula, now president of a restaurant chain, connects better with steakhouse employees than he ever did with Bengals players.

The new look of Cinergy Field
2001 Reds schedule
Cincinnati boys basketball rosters and schedules
Cincinnati girls basketball rosters and schedules
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