Mar 6, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bearcats forward Justin Jackson (5) looks to the crowd during the closing minutes of the 97-84 win over the Memphis Tigers at Fifth Third Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rob Leifheit-USA TODAY Sports

April 26th Rollout: Cincinnati Bearcats News, Notes, Links, And More!

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Bearcats News

47 Student-Athletes Honored at Spring Senior Luncheon

The University of Cincinnati held its 2014 Spring Senior Luncheon, honoring 47 student-athletes who are exhausting their eligibility, on Wednesday, April 23, in the Lindner Center.

Men’s Golf Prepares for American Championships

The Bearcats, listed No. 95 in the Golfstat rankings, continue to raise the program’s competitiveness, finishing in the Top 5 in the team standings in nine of 11 tournaments this year — nearly doubling the number of Top 5 finishes in the previous five years combined.

Glass Leads Bearcats in loss to No. 12 Houston

The Bearcats were giving the nation’s No. 12 team all it could handle with a tie ballgame entering the sixth inning before the Cougars’ offense came alive, scoring one run in the sixth, two runs in the seventh and four runs in the eighth to take a commanding 11-4 victory.

Hurd Wins Jump at Historic Drake Relays

With just one other jumper remaining at 6’ 0.5”, Hurd made the most of her opportunity and cleared the staggering height on her first attempt. It took Dior Delophont from Kent State two jumps, which made UC’s sophomore the eventual Drake Relays Champion after each missed the following height. The clearance was the best of Hurd’s career, and it places her second in Cincinnati’s records book just a quarter of an inch behind Renee Hein (6’ 0.75”, 2007).

Georgetown Visits for Senior Day

The University of Cincinnati women’s lacrosse team caps its 2014 campaign with a visit from BIG EAST foe Georgetown on Saturday, April 26. The Hoyas visit the Sheakley Athletics Center for a 2:00 p.m. showdown. The game is the team’s white out and fans are encourage to wear white.

Justin Jackson Season In Review

He committed to becoming an effective post player. Jackson developed a series of post moves that individually weren’t overpowering, but in combination made him incredibly effective. That is an aspect of his game that wasn’t on display before his senior season. Prior to this season every JJ post up was an adventure. Something was going to happen, but it was never clear from possession to possession if what happened was going to be good for the Bearcats or for the opposition. In 2013-14 good things always happened when the Bearcats got the ball to Jackson in the post. Just look at his shooting by area for this year.

UC Dance Team Brings Home the Gold

The UC dance team was once again representing team USA at the International Cheer Union’s World Championships. The ladies competed in team hip hop. As you can tell by the title of this post, they brought back the gold.

AAC News

DeAndre Daniels leaving UConn for NBA draft

Daniels will file the paperwork with the league office and declare himself eligible for the June draft, sources said.

Tulane sees financial benefits from UConn’s title run

Every time national champion Connecticut pulled another upset on its way to the Final Four this year, the Green Wave’s cash registers went ka-ching. The way the system works, Tulane might receive more money from the AAC’s March Madness performance in 2014 than it would have gained from Conference USA’s past six NCAA tournaments combined if it had stayed in that league.

Ryan Boatright returning to UConn for senior season

Boatright averaged 12.1 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.4 assists last season for the national champion Huskies. He and senior Shabazz Napier blended into a powerful, dynamic tandem that gave the Huskies a memorable, unprecedented run, becoming the first No. 7 seed to win it all.

Nati News

Cincinnati Reds Rally Comes Up Just Short

What jumps off the page is Bailey’s either lack of confidence, or lack of willingness to throw his fastball.  When he’s at his best, Bailey’s fastball sits at 94-96 MPH, and he can work off the change in speed that creates.

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