SPORTS NEWS FOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2001|
| RADEL: Take the battle to Bengals |
The Bengals lost the Battle of the Bands to three scrawny Hamilton County commissioners. Four local high school marching bands were allowed to perform their halftime shows on the field during a football doubleheader at Paul Brown Stadium. So what if the whole field would need re-sodding? That's the cost of doing business the people's business.
SULLIVAN: Contraction - A reality show worth watching |
Bud Selig's mistake the latest one, at least has been to conduct baseball's contraction deliberations behind closed doors. This is a process tailor-made for television, the kind of reality programming the networks clumsily manufacture and ceaselessly hype. It's Survivor on a grander scale.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL SPECIAL PREVIEW SECTION |
It's hard not to pick Duke as the preseason No. 1 team in the country. The defending national champion Blue Devils have the nation's best player in guard Jason Williams, potential stars in Chris Duhon, Carlos Boozer and Mike Dunleavy (who hit some of the biggest shots in the 2001 national championship game), and a big-time transfer in Dahntay Jones.
U-Cincinnati basketball preview
Bob Huggins is about to begin his 13th season as University of Cincinnati men's basketball coach, the longest tenure in the program's 101-year history.
Xavier basketball preview
Thad Matta is something of a Pied Piper. Believers follow the sound of his bouncing basketball.
Dayton basketball preview
DAYTON - Dayton has some big shoes to fill this season with the loss of scoring leader Tony Stanley. But the Flyers have at least three different pairs of feet that might be able to do it.
Kentucky basketball preview
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Mateen Cleaves could have turned pro after his junior year at Michigan State but returned to lead the Spartans to the 2000 national championship.
Miami basketball preview
OXFORD - Ever since he was 8 years old, Miami coach Charlie Coles knew he wanted to teach. From his early days in Yellow Springs, Ohio, Coles remembers teaching kids in his neighborhood the fundamentals of basketball.
Ohio State basketball preview
COLUMBUS - Ken Johnson, the Big Ten's all-time leader in blocks, is gone and the Ohio State Buckeyes must adapt to life without its soft-spoken, art-major of a bully. Now the Buckeyes must play defense without having someone who can erase their mistakes and opponents' shots with one expansive arm.
C-USA conference preview
Atlantic 10 conference preview
Mid-American conference preview
Southeastern Conference preview
Bengals Q&A with Mark Curnutte
Write anything even remotely complimentary about Bengals president Mike Brown, and these are the types of responses you receive:
Sidelines could be used to patch field
The Paul Brown Stadium grass is greener on the stadium's sidelines.
Dugans is making his role special
If you're the former Florida state prep champion in the triple jump and averaged 20 points a game for the defending state basketball champions and neither one is even your best sport you have skills and confidence.
Bengals 2002 preseason schedule announced
For the third consecutive year, the Bengals will play their first two preseason games on the road and their final two exhibition games at Paul Brown Stadium.
Cowher apologizes for run-in with Browns' Fuller
PITTSBURGH Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher apologized Tuesday for an angry confrontation Sunday with Cleveland's Corey Fuller.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. The officials gave Tennessee one final chance at the end zone, and the Titans knew they would put the ball back into the hands of quarterback Steve McNair.
New plan leaves Rockets wide open
At the time John Rodenberg and Steve Klonne attended a clinic to learn the particulars of the spread offense, neither realized they would be coaching together this season.
Big games worth all the hassle
Each week, the Enquirer's Tom Groeschen and Channel 9 sports anchor John Popovich tackle hot topics on the prep football scene. This week: Will we ever see another event like the big Paul Brown Stadium doubleheader?
'Unit' adds 4th Cy Young
Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Randy Johnson won the National League Cy Young Award, easily defeating teammate Curt Schilling to take the honor for the third straight year.
ATLANTA Andruw Jones could have tested his value on the open market after next season. Instead, he decided to stay with the Atlanta Braves.
UC recruit near signing
The Bearcats could end up with a pleasant surprise today when the fall recruiting period begins, according to two recruiting services.
Buckeyes can't look past Illini
COLUMBUS On the blustery day in January when Jim Tressel took over as the head football coach at Ohio State, he said he already was thinking about ways to beat Michigan.
Vols using Memphis as lesson
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer says last week's fourth quarter against Memphis was a good lesson.
College basketball roundup
MEMPHIS, Tenn. Dajuan Wagner had 18 points and four assists in his college debut to lead No.12 Memphis to an 88-61 victory over Wofford on Tuesday night in the opening round of the inaugural Guardians Classic.
Blue Jackets finally win one on home ice
COLUMBUS, Ohio Since Ray Whitney has returned to the lineup, the Columbus Blue Jackets have won two in a row.
INDIANAPOLIS Jason Kidd scored 20 points and had 10 assists, and Keith Van Horn added 15 points and 13 rebounds as the New Jersey Nets beat the Indiana Pacers 91-82 Tuesday night.
Tristate golf guide
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Tennis Masters Series Cincinnati
Where high school stars are going to college
High school: Football Boys basketball Girls basketball
New look of Cinergy Field
Flying Pig Marathon, including searchable results