Cincinnati prepares for the Big Game

Bengals pep rally ignites a week of celebration and anticipation By Kayla Ross, Spencer de Tenley and Lilly Cotton Paul Brown Stadium was aglow on Monday, as the city of Cincinnati rallied together to kickstart Super Bowl week. The Bengals hosted a pep rally to celebrate its team and prepare for their trip to Los Angeles. Over 30,000 Cincinnatians were in attendance after tickets sold out in hours. The night started with an appearance and a few words from the Cincinnati Major Aftab Pureval, which was followed by hype music and a performance from the team’s mascot, Who Dey, and … Continue reading Cincinnati prepares for the Big Game

Bengals are headed to the Super Bowl

Cincinnati edge out Kansas City at AFC Championship game By Joe Clark, Sports Editor The Cincinnati Bengals defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 27-24 in overtime on Sunday afternoon in the AFC Championship game, clinching the team’s third trip to the Super Bowl, the first since 1989. Cincinnati trailed 21-10 at the half after trailing 21-3 earlier in the game. Right before halftime, cornerback Eli Apple tackled Chiefs’ wide receiver Tyreek Hill short of the goal line to keep Kansas City from taking an even bigger lead. That play seemed to shift the momentum of the game, as Cincinnati stifled KC … Continue reading Bengals are headed to the Super Bowl

Opinion: An homage to Bengals from a proud fan

By Julia Lankisch, Staff Writer Ever worn a jersey and gotten laughed at? Well, that’s a pretty common experience for Bengals fans. We’re a sad bunch, watching our team lose year after year and doing our best to fend off the doubters. The past 31 years, which is how long it’s been since Cincinnati football won a playoff game, have been tough to stick out. That’s about one-and-a-half times the entire lives of most Xavier undergraduate students. To add insult to injury, there’s always just enough talent to lead us into thinking we can make something happen. Carson Palmer led … Continue reading Opinion: An homage to Bengals from a proud fan