ATLANTA (AP) — Cincinnati came oh so close to toppling a Power 5 opponent on a big stage.
The sixth-ranked Bearcats blew a double-digit lead in the fourth quarter of the Peach Bowl on...
ATLANTA (AP) — Coach Luke Fickell believes No. 6 Cincinnati has a lot on the line in its Peach Bowl game against No. 6 Georgia, even though the Bearcats didn't land in the College Football...
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati head coach Luke Fickell believes his team deserves a spot in the College Football Playoff. On Saturday night, his focus was on winning an American Conference...
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.
The regular season is winding down and UCF finds itself in the unaccustomed role of potential spoiler instead of front-runner in the American Athletic Conference.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati has had one of the nation's stingiest defenses the past three years. But last season, East Carolina scored 43 points and piled up 638 yards against the Bearcats....
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati head coach Luke Fickell isn’t insulating his players from the national buzz surrounding the Bearcats program. He believes they are mature enough to handle it....
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati played Memphis twice in a span of eight days last season, in the final regular-season game and again in the American Athletic Conference championship. Both games were...
Even though South Florida was routed 52-0 by Notre Dame and then sat for a week due to COVID-19 issues, Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell is wary of the rebuilding Bulls.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati wanted to add a game to its non-conference schedule after some games were lost due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. When the Bearcats decided to put Army on...
CINCINNATI (AP) — When Cincinnati lost three games from its nonconference schedule, the Bearcats looked around for someone to give them a good test before American Athletic Conference play begins....
CINCINNATI (AP) — No. 13 Cincinnati had to wait a while to kick off its season. Once it got started, the Bearcats found their stride in a hurry.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Coach Luke Fickell informed Michigan State on Monday that he's decided to stay at Cincinnati, leaving the Spartans to resume their search to find Mark Dantonio's...
For the fourth time ever, teams that met in a regular-season finale will play in a conference championship a week later.
That makes Saturday’s Cincinnati-Memphis rematch to determine the...
CINCINNATI (AP) — The 17th-ranked Bearcats have been living on the edge. In their last two road games, they needed last-second field goals to beat East Carolina and South Florida.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — No. 17 Cincinnati can clinch at least a share of the American Athletic Conference East Division title by beating South Florida.
CINCINNATI (AP) — A couple of close calls against overmatched opponents got Cincinnati's attention. The 17th-ranked Bearcats made sure the lowliest team in the American Athletic wouldn't stick...
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Bearcats trailed by a dozen points in the fourth quarter on the road against an overmatched opponent, a predicament that felt rather familiar.
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Trailing by double figures in the final minutes, No. 17 Cincinnati proved something to coach Luke Fickell — and maybe to everyone else, too.
No. 17 Cincinnati isn't sneaking up on anyone anymore. Not with its highest national ranking in a decade.
The challenge for the Bearcats: Being mentally strong enough to handle its...
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bearcats were going nowhere, and now their best running back was limping off the field, giving Gerrid Doaks the chance he'd long awaited.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Coach Luke Fickell was in Columbus in 2009, getting Ohio State ready for the bowl season, while Cincinnati was knocking off Pitt and wrapping up an undefeated regular...
Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell noticed his Bearcats displayed an increased energy level against UFC that was missing in their first three games.
CINCINNATI (AP) — As a reward for his game-turning interception, freshman cornerback Ahmad Gardner was invited to address teammates in the locker room as Cincinnati Bearcats celebrated a...
CINCINNATI (AP) — A Midwest thunderstorm was the only thing that slowed UCF the last time the Knights came to Cincinnati. Clear skies are forecast when they return with a focus on extending a long...
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Cincinnati started off slowly in its past two games and quarterback Desmond Ridder wanted to make sure that didn't happen against Marshall.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohioans Michael Warren II, from Toledo, and coach Luke Fickell, from Columbus, were not aware of this rivalry until they first arrived on the Cincinnati campus but have become...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former Buckeye Luke Fickell returns to Ohio Stadium for the first time since he took the Cincinnati job in 2016.
There are plenty of story lines and Fickell is at the...
Cincinnati (1-0) at No. 5 Ohio State (1-0), Saturday at noon EDT (ABC).
CINCINNATI (AP) — A national television audience for the home opener against a Power Five team with a deep tradition. This is about as good as it gets for the Cincinnati Bearcats, who are trying...
CINCINNATI (AP) — Nobody gave Cincinnati much thought heading into coach Luke Fickell's second season since he made the 90-minute drive down Interstate 71 from Ohio State to rebuild a...
Nobody saw Cincinnati coming in the American Athletic Conference last year. Not even Luke Fickell, who guided the team to a seven-victory improvement in his second season as Bearcats...
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh lashed out Tuesday night at Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell, who said Michigan did not support a transfer's attempt to immediately play for the...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — New Ohio State coach Ryan Day has hired a second assistant away from rival Michigan.
The university said Tuesday that Day hired Michigan linebackers coach Al Washington for the same position on the Ohio State staff. The move comes a day after Michigan defensive line coach Greg Mattison was added to the staff as co-defensive coordinator.
Day will part ways with Bill Davis, who was the linebackers coach under Urban Meyer last season.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bearcats surpassed their win total from the last two years combined and were in the American Athletic Conference race right to the end. By any measure, their young roster surpassed expectations.
Redshirt freshman Desmond Ridder threw a career-high four touchdown passes in the first half, and Cincinnati wrapped up the regular season with 10 victories for the first time since 2012, routing East Carolina 56-6 on Friday.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — UCF and Cincinnati are Top 25 teams eager to show the college football world what they and the American Athletic Conference are all about.
The undefeated, 11th-ranked Knights and once-beaten No. 19 Bearcats are ready to state their case Saturday night in a prime time, nationally televised matchup with league championship implications.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Luke Fickell doesn't listen to sports talk radio while driving to his office at the University of Cincinnati each morning. He's more a fan of '80s tunes and country music.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Coach Luke Fickell describes his running back as "built for November." So far, his surprising Bearcats are, too.
Michael Warren II ran for three touchdowns and caught a pass for another score Saturday night, leading 25th-ranked Cincinnati to a 35-23 victory over South Florida that kept the Bearcats in the chase for the American Athletic title.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Whenever senior defensive tackle Cortez Broughton mentioned the American Athletic Conference championship over the summer, he'd get a look that said, "Yeah, right."
The Bearcats won only four games each of the last two seasons, so expectations were low heading into coach Luke Fickell's second season. All that has changed.
A 6-0 start got Cincinnati (8-1, 4-1) back into the Top 25 and changed a lot of perceptions. They're in the title chase as mid-November approaches.
CINCINNATI (AP) — After Navy trampled the Bearcats with their option offense last season, Cincinnati was determined it wouldn't happen again.
The Bearcats changed their defense for the rematch, adding a linebacker to put eight players up front, and they overpowered Navy's running game while pulling away to a 42-0 victory on Saturday.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Desmond Ridder led Cincinnati on a 92-yard fourth-quarter drive to take the lead then the defense stopped Ohio at the Bearcats 1-yard line with 52 seconds left on James Wiggins' interception for a 34-30 win on Saturday.
Michael Warren's 3-yard run brought the Bearcats all the way back from a three-touchdown deficit for Cincinnati's fourth straight win to start the season. Cincinnati has already matched its win totals of the last two seasons.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Chip Kelly will lead UCLA into the Rose Bowl on Saturday to coach his first collegiate game in six years.
Nobody has much of an idea what his first bunch of Bruins will look like, thanks to the coach's famous reticence and the upheaval in the Bruins' roster over the past several months.
Football being, in many ways, the ultimate team game can make it difficult for good players to shine when the players around them are ... not so good.
Stars toiling on losing teams rarely get much recognition. They almost never win the big awards or get selected to the All-America teams. Time to give some love to those overlooked players whose teams did not reach the postseason last year and might have a hard time climbing back into it in 2018.
CINCINNATI (AP) — First-year coach Luke Fickell would never talk about the future of the Cincinnati program and where it was headed out of respect to the 16 seniors, who won the last game they will play as Bearcats, 22-21 over Connecticut on Saturday.
"I didn't want to overshadow the seniors, some of whom have been here four or five years," Fickell said. "We really wanted to do this for them."
Haden Moore scored on a 4-yard run with 1:28 left to lead Cincinnati to the season-ending win.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Navy and Cincinnati will meet for the first time Saturday since 1956, yet both coaching staffs are quite familiar with each other.
Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell previously served as defensive coordinator at Ohio State and faced Navy twice — in Columbus to open the 2009 season and in Baltimore in 2014.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Hayden Moore was told by first-year Cincinnati head coach Luke Fickell that he won the quarterback job over Ross Trail last week.
Moore responded with touchdown passes to Thomas Geddis, Kahill Lewis and Tyler Cogswell in the Beacats' 26-14 win Thursday night over the Austin Peay Governors in the season opener for both teams.
The Bearcats offense started slowly and didn't score until the 10:54 mark in the second quarter.
By promoting Lincoln Riley to head coach at age 33, Oklahoma locked up one of the most promising coordinators in college football and took a likely hot candidate off the job market.
Riley replacing Bob Stoops makes 11 former assistant coaches who will be making their head coaching debuts in 2017, including Justin Wilcox at California, Luke Fickell at Cincinnati and Tom Allen at Indiana.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Ohio State's defense had been laid to waste by Clemson in the 2014 Orange Bowl, the last in a series of lousy performances by the Buckeyes that caused a promising season to end with a thud.
Coach Urban Meyer had seen enough. He ordered defensive coordinator Luke Fickell to blow up everything and start anew.
"His mindset was: I want to be aggressive. I want to challenge, challenge, challenge," Fickell said Wednesday.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State has hired veteran NFL defensive assistant Bill Davis as an assistant coach to replace Luke Fickell, who is the new head coach at Cincinnati.
Davis has been on staff as an analyst for Ohio State this season. He worked 24 years on NFL staffs of head coaches, including Bill Cower, Tom Coughlin, Dan Reeves and Dom Capers. Most recently, he spent three seasons as defensive coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Cincinnati hired Ohio State defensive coordinator Luke Fickell as its head coach, turning to the Buckeye state native to re-establish a program that has slipped in recent years.
He agreed to a six-year deal on Saturday, pending approval from the board of trustees. He'll continue to coach the Buckeyes through the playoffs.
"Few have invested as much time and effort and passion into Ohio State and its football program than Luke," Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said. "We all knew this day was coming."