Bearcats to join Big 12

By Tyler Clifton, Staff Writer The University of Cincinnati (UC) accepted an invitation on Friday to join the Big 12 Conference, and 18 of the school’s varsity sports – including football and basketball – will begin competing in the conference no later than 2024. Invitations were also sent and accepted by Brigham Young University, the University of Central Florida (UCF) and the University of Houston.  This decision comes a few months after Texas and Oklahoma announced they would be leaving the Big 12 for the Southeastern Conference by 2025. These four schools are projected to replace the withdrawing Longhorns and … Continue reading Bearcats to join Big 12

O’Bannon dealt tough blow

By: Isabel Smith ~Staff Writer~ In a decision that New York Times op-ed columnist Joe Nocera deemed a “hollow victory” for Ed O’Bannon over the NCAA, the United States Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a portion of federal judge Claudia Wilken’s ruling that the NCAA’s practices violated federal antitrust laws. The former power forward for the UCLA Bruins claimed the NCAA “used the names, images and likenesses of college athletes to profit commercially without compensating the athletes.” He won his antitrust lawsuit regarding the issue in August 2014. In addition, Wilken also ruled that the NCAA is required to allow … Continue reading O’Bannon dealt tough blow