CINCINNATI (AP) — Coach Luke Fickell has suggested a book about Cincinnati's upcoming football season could be titled “Life Without Desmond Ridder."
While finding a replacement for the record-setting four-year starter at quarterback may be at the front of the coach's mind this spring, the title of that tome should probably be amended to also lament the loss of a stud running back, a pair of All-American defensive backs and all seven captains from last year's College Football Playoff team.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell has received a two-year contract extension through 2028 and a raise to $5 million per year after leading the Bearcats to the College Football Playoff.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Fired Ohio State defensive coordinator Kerry Coombs will be the new special teams/cornerbacks coach at Cincinnati, joining the staff of longtime friend and former colleague Luke Fickell.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Ryan Day continued to revamp his coaching staff by hiring of two defensive assistants Friday.
Tim Walton, a former Ohio State player who spent the last 13 years coaching in the NFL, most recently with the Jacksonville Jaguars, was added as cornerbacks/secondary coach.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati has lost two stars from its College Football Playoff team to the NFL draft.
The school announced Tuesday that junior cornerback Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner declared for the draft, one day after junior running back Jerome Ford said he would do the same.
Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner was considered the ultimate project when he joined Cincinnati's 2019 signing class.
He weighed just 160 pounds, was the No. 163 cornerback prospect in the 247Sports Composite rankings and No.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Cincinnati proved it belonged, Alabama showed it should never be doubted and Jim Harbaugh finally delivered Michigan fans the season they have been craving.
The College Football Playoff picture easily fell into place Saturday as the Bearcats stayed unbeaten, poised to become the first team from outside the Power Five conferences to make the four-team field in the eight-year history of this postseason format.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Jerome Ford rushed for 187 yards and two touchdowns, Desmond Ridder threw three touchdown passes and No. 3 Cincinnati broke open a close game in the third quarter and rolled past No.
CINCINNATI (AP) — There are larger implications for No. 3 Cincinnati — namely staying in the College Football Playoff picture — when the Bearcats meets No. 16 Houston in the American Athletic Conference championship.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell won't get drawn into the debate over whether the Bearcats deserve inclusion in the College Football Playoff if they win the AAC title Saturday.
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — No. 4 Cincinnati looked comfortable playing its first game in playoff position.
The Bearcats handled business in their final road game of the season Friday, beating East Carolina 35-13 in a quest to maintain a spot among the top four in the College Football Playoff rankings.
Cincinnati moved into position to make the College Football Playoff on Tuesday night, climbing a spot to fourth behind Georgia, Ohio State and Alabama.
A team from outside the Power Five conferences has never been selected for the semifinals in the previous seven years of the College Football Playoff.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Desmond Ridder threw three touchdown passes, ran for another score and even caught a TD pass to help No. 3 Cincinnati roll past SMU 48-14 on Saturday.
Alec Pierce had a pair of TD catches for the Bearcats (11-0, 7-0 American Athletic).
CINCINNATI (AP) — No. 3 Cincinnati will try to keep its College Football Playoff dream alive on Saturday against one of the better teams in the American Athletic Conference.
The Bearcats' matchup with SMU may not have the same luster as it would have had before the Mustangs dropped out of the AP Top 25 after Week 10, but there’s still a lot at stake.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Desmond Ridder threw two touchdown passes to break the Cincinnati career record and ran for a score to help the No. 2 Bearcats beat South Florida 45-28 on Friday night.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Second-ranked Cincinnati understands what’s at stake.
The Bearcats (9-0, 5-0) will try to remain unbeaten, move a step closer to a return to the American Athletic Conference championship game and bolster their case for a spot in the College Football Playoff when they visit heavy underdog South Florida (2-7, 1-4) on Friday night.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Tulsa’s Steven Anderson fumbled as he was reaching for the goal line on fourth-and-goal from the 1, Jabari Taylor recovered for a touchback and No. 2 Cincinnati held off Tulsa 28-20 on Saturday.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell believes the contrasting styles of opponents had more to do with recent too-close-for-comfort wins than his team being distracted by all the rankings and playoff hype.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two underwhelming victories in a row has Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell answering questions about whether the still unbeaten, second-ranked Bearcats are living up to their billing.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell and the No. 2 Bearcats' sound eager to prove that a close call at unranked Navy last week was more of a mirage than a potential sign of weakness.
That could spell trouble for reeling Tulane (1-6, 0-3 American), which has never beaten a top-five team in its history, and hasn’t beaten a Division I FBS team this season.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell could tolerate his team’s slow start, and he may have expected some issues defending Navy’s triple-option offense.
Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell's unbeaten Bearcats handled their first two conference tests with ease.
Up next is Navy — and although the Midshipmen aren't having a good season, they always present some challenges for whoever is preparing to face them.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Jerome Ford rushed for a career-high 189 yards and four touchdowns, helping No. 3 Cincinnati roll past UCF 56-21 on Saturday.
Desmond Ridder passed for 140 yards and a touchdown as the Bearcats (6-0, 2-0 AAC) extended the nation's second-longest home winning streak to 24 games.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Coming off the biggest win in program history, No. 5 Cincinnati has had a short week in which to shift focus to the American Athletic Conference opener Friday night against Temple, a team that has played the Bearcats tough in recent years.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The last pass of the day by Desmond Ridder was a celebratory heave way up into stands toward the Cincinnati fans who came to Notre Dame to see their Bearcats make a statement.
The day before one of the most important football games Cincinnati has ever played — maybe the most important — the Bearcats will do a little sightseeing.
The team hotel in South Bend, Indiana, is just a few minutes away from Notre Dame Stadium, where No.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Luke Fickell understands that bye weeks can come in handy during a grueling college football season.
He’s just not sure that the week off enjoyed by his Cincinnati players came at the best time.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — No. 8 Cincinnati took one small step toward playoff contention on Saturday.
In two weeks, the Bearcats could have another breakthrough moment at No. 12 Notre Dame as they aim to break up the Power Five's monopoly on College Football Playoff bids.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Cincinnati quarterback Desmond Ridder struggled through the first half.
He reverted to form in the second half -- and so did the Bearcats.
The senior threw two touchdown passes and ran for another in the final 30 minutes, helping No.
Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell spent this week preparing his team to hit the road.
He talked about the sellout crowd, the hostile environment the eighth-ranked Bearcats expect to face Saturday at Indiana and the potential impact it could have on the game plan.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Jerome Ford rushed for 113 yards and three touchdowns, Desmond Ridder passed for 243 yards and two TDs, and No. 7 Cincinnati beat Murray State 42-7 on Saturday.
The Bearcats were heavy favorites coming in, but the Racers outgained them 190-83 in the first half and led 7-0 in the second quarter.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell wants his players to maintain their focus heading into Saturday's game with FCS opponent Murray State.
But that is becoming more difficult with all the buzz surrounding the Bearcats program, including reports Cincinnati could get an invitation to join the Big 12.
CINCINNATI (AP) — No. 8 Cincinnati has hopes of reaching the College Football Playoff and has big games on the nonconference schedule at No. 9 Notre Dame and No. 17 Indiana. But none of that will matter if the Bearcats don’t take care of business in the season opener against instate rival Miami on Saturday.
Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell knows all the talk about expected playoff expansion, conference realignment and the impact all of that could have on the American Athletic Conference.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Bearcats quarterback Desmond Ridder returns for his senior season looking to add to his 6,905 career passing yards and 57 career touchdowns, but also to take on more of a leadership role.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — No. 7 Cincinnati found itself in a four-quarter struggle for the first time all season and Desmond Ridder and the Bearcats showed they can take a punch...