Kenny Frease reconciles with Yancy Gates (ESPN.com)


I’ll admit it: If my face looked the way Xavier forward Kenny Frease’s face looked after Cincinnati’s Yancy Gates sucker-punched him Saturday, I would not be quick to forgive. Frease’s welt was major. The left side of his face looked like Antonio Margarito after the Manny Pacquiao fight. Plus, Frease almost got stomped when he was on the ground. It was really bad.

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People who couldn’t beat UC feel they need to chime in! (Espn.com)


Were I a college basketball coach, I would probably want to stay as far away from Xavier and Cincinnati as possible right now. Both teams severely damaged their school’s reputations with Saturday’s ugly brawl, and both schools are currently dealing with the massive fallout and public relations nightmares that were always sure to follow. (We’ll have reaction to Cincinnati’s news conference on the blog soon.) To make matters worse, both schools botched their players’ respective punishments. It’s a mess. One is best advised to steer clear.

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Dan Hoard Interview (by BearcatsBlog.com)


My buddy Scott over at BearcatsBlog.com was awesome enough to let me post this on my blog! Go check him out

Dan Hoard is probably one of the nicest play by play commentators in America. He is also one of the better ones. You have heard him call Bearcats games for years. You heard him call Bengals preseason games. You’ve heard him call Reds games. He should have been the play by play guy for TV instead of Thom Brennaman. He probably wouldn’t have talked to Jeff Brantley about ribs and make me beat myself over the head with my controller. He was also on Fox19 forever. If you live in the northeast, you’ve heard him call Paw Sox games. There is really nothing he can’t do. Which is why it’s surprising that he would take the time to answer many questions from some guy who asked him on twitter. The wilder thing is that he let me interview him before on the old blog. Link. Thanks to Dan Hoard, and without further ado, here is what he had to say. It’s pretty great.

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