Bearcats 2012 Year-In-Review


Swimming & Diving |

Dec. 28, 2012

As 2012 comes to a close, we take a look back at the top stories of the year for Bearcat Nation. From men’s basketball reaching the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament to football coming from behind to claim the 2012 Belk Bowl Championship, we invite you to revisit this year’s highlights.



Men’s Basketball: Bearcats Win at No. 22 Pitt on New Year’s Day

Men’s Basketball: Cincinnati Claims Victory at No. 11 Georgetown

Men’s Soccer: Three Bearcats Earn All-Ohio Honors

Men’s Basketball: Kilpatrick’s Three Takes Down No. 13 Huskies

Women’s Basketball: Reaves' Last-Second Jumper Gives UC First BIG EAST Win

Football: Isaiah Pead Named Senior Bowl MVP




Football: Football: Sporting News Ranks Football's Recruting Class No. 1 In BIG EAST

Football: JK Schaffer Tabbed As American Eagle Outfitters BIG EAST Football Scholar Athlete of the Year

Football: UC Places 23 On Academic All-BIG EAST Team

Volleyball: Alvey Named Head Volleyball Coach

Swimming & Diving: Hansson Defends BIG EAST Crown

Indoor Track & Field: UC Finishes All-Time Best Second at BIG EAST Championship as Klump And Cotten Sweep MOP Awards

Men’s Basketball: Bearcats Upset No. 17 Louisville at Fifth Third Arena

Lacrosse: UC Sets Program-Best, Defeats Presbyterian, 20-16

Men’s Soccer: Williams Signs with Dayton Dutch Lions FC

Men’s Basketball: Cincinnati Sends Off Seniors with Win over No. 8 Marquette




Women’s Basketball: Hollins Named To All-BIG EAST Second Team

Men’s Basketball: Bearcats Down No. 13 Georgetown in BIG EAST Tournament Thriller

Men’s Basketball: Bearcats Claim Epic Win against No. 2 Syracuse

Baseball: Cleary Reaches Win No. 400
Indoor Track & Field: Cotten and Klump Earn All-America Honors at NCAA Championship

Men’s Basketball: Cincinnati Holds off Texas to Advance in NCAA Tournament

Women’s Basketball: UC Knocks Off Duquesne in Overtime, Advances in WNIT;

Bearcats Win First Postseason Game Under Head Coach Jamelle Elliott

Men’s Basketball: Bearcats Battle Past Florida State to Reach Sweet 16

Outdoor Track & Field: Bearcats Sweep Titles at Oliver Nikoloff Invitational




Men’s Soccer: Former Bearcat Brown Set to Retire

Track & Field and Cross Country: Seaton Honored as GCNKWSA Coach of the Year

Volleyball: Harpenau Named Sportswoman of the Year

Tennis: Women's Tennis Earns Nine Seed at BIG EAST Championship

Outdoor Track & Field: UC Wins Women's Title at All-Ohio meet

Football: Pead & Wolfe Selected in Second Round Of 2012 NFL Draft

Football: Hughes Chosen By Cleveland in Third Round of 2012 NFL Draft

Football: Robinson Goes to New York Giants in Fourth Round Of 2012 NFL Draft




Lacrosse: Lellie Swords Resigns as UC Lacrosse Head Coach

Women’s Golf: Melek Named to All-BIG EAST Squad

Football: JK Schaffer Tabbed as UC's 2012 Mr. Bearcat Award Winner

Baseball: Glass Named to All-BIG EAST Baseball First Team

Tennis: Tennis Participates in Buddy Up Program

Men’s Basketball: Bearcats Legend Jack Twyman Dies




Women’s Golf: Carl Named NGCA President

Baseball: Three Bearcats Selected in MLB Draft

Athletics: Forty-Nine Bearcats Set To Receive Degrees at 193rd Commencement

Outdoor Track & Field: Klump, Cotten, Eby and Larsson are All-Americans at NCAA Championship

Men’s Golf: Herman to Compete at US Open Championship

Lacrosse: Gina Oliver Named Head Lacrosse Coach

Baseball: Glass Named to NCAA Mideast Region Second Team




Swimming & Diving: Schneider Advances to 50 Free Final at U.S. Olympic Trials

Athletics: UC Student-Athletes Contribute Over 5,000 Service Hours

Women’s Golf: Two Bearcats Named NGCA All-American Scholars

Swimming & Diving: Swim Trio Earns CSCAA Scholar All-America Honors

Volleyball: Miller to Coach in European Global Challenge

Women’s Golf: Carl Earns Spot In US Women's Amateur Championship

Athletics: Szymanski Named FAR

Lacrosse: UC Lacrosse Among 24 Teams Recognized By BIG EAST Conference

Lacrosse: Lacrosse Coach Gina Oliver Named To 2012-14 U.S. National Team

Men’s Golf: Tepe Qualifies for US Amateur




Outdoor Track & Field: Larsson and Akerstrom Win Titles at Swedish Junior National Championship

Lacrosse: Three Bearcats Named to IWLCA Honor Roll

Athletics: Sheakley Athletics Center Opens




Football: Bearcats Win River City Rivalry, Top Pitt 34-10

Track & Field and Cross Country: Schnier To Retire After 33 Seasons At UC

Men’s Soccer: Manga Named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week

Football: Late TD Seals Football's Dramatic Win Over Virginia Tech, 27-24



Men’s Golf: Golf Welcomes New Virtual Simulator

Women’s Golf: Golf Welcomes New Virtual Simulator

Lacrosse: Oliver Will Compete as Member of Team USA

Volleyball: Scott Named BIG EAST Player of the Week

Track & Field and Cross Country: Kris Mack Tapped To Succeed Schnier        

Hall of Fame: Schnier, Ruffin, Merrill, Faul and 61-62 National Championship Team Inducted into UC Athletics Hall of Fame




Men’s Soccer: Israel Named to BIG EAST All-Rookie Team

Volleyball: Four Bearcats Earn BIG EAST Volleyball Honors




Football: UC Wins Fourth BIG EAST Title In Five Years

Women's Soccer: Bearcats Win 7th Straight NSCAA Team Academic Award

Volleyball: Jordanne Scott Named AVCA All-Region

Swimming & Diving: Bearcats Participate in Hour of Power Fundraiser for Nate Kramer

Football: Butch Jones Resigns as Football Head Coach

Football: Tommy Tuberville Named Football Head Coach

Volleyball: Scott Notched All-America Honor

Athletics: 17 Student-Athletes Receive Degrees at December Commencement

Football: Proposed Nippert Stadium Renovations Announced

Men’s Soccer: Bahner, Jannelli and Patterson Receive Postseason Honors

Football: Kay Leads Cincinnati Past Duke In Belk Bowl, 48-34




    The Birmingham News

    Tuberville would want home-and-home with Alabama in 2015

    NBC Sports

    Cincinnati getting a home game with Alabam would be huge

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Murky two-division AAC split could become clearer soon

    USA Today

    Breakout stars for the 2014 NFL season


    Top 10 Reascons Cincinnati Will Win the AAC Football Championship

    Philadelphia Business Journal

    Celek Earns Prestigious 40 Under 40 Award

    Sports Illustrated: Campus Union

    Cincinnati QB Gunner Kiel finally where he wants to be

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Bearcats will be filled with fresh faces next season

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Sandy Koufax's season with UC Bearcats remembered

    News Record

    Freshman basketball player creates new expectations


    Cincinnati Bearcats Shut Out No. 12 Houston Cougars, 3-0


    Dangel breaks former high school coach's UC record

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Sycamore High School grad excels in lacrosse at UC

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Gunner Kiel impresses at UC football's spring game

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Youthful UC can make its own history next season

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    UC's defense makes statement in latest scrimmage

    Remember Gunner Kiel? He's Ready to Dominate

    Hank Hughes Q&A

    New York Times

    Growing as a Player, Beaming as a Father

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    NCAA Tournament is 'Cincinnati vs. the world'

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Kiel comes out strong in Bearcats' spring scrimmage

    Sporting News

    2013-14 Men's Basketball All-Americans

    Fox Sports

    Cincinnati made me a believer


    Former redshirt Sean Kilpatrick finishing out historic career

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Q&A with UC AD Mike Bohn


    Brennan's Wooden Watch: Week 14

    Fit and healthy, Omar Cummings offering a new dynamic up top for Houston Dynamo

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Men's soccer signee Clark named Gatorade Ohio player of the year


    Munchie Legaux and Shaq Washington gain extra year

    Denver Post

    Mike Bohn eager to point Cincinnati Bearcats in right direction as AD

    The Washington Post

    No. 7 Bearcats have highest ranking in 10 years

    Yahoo! Sports

    How Sean Kilpatrick willed UC past Louisville and back into the nation's consciousness

    Cincinnati takes over AAC with win at Louisville

    Tough Bearcats don't get rattled

    UC staves off Temple to stay perfect in AAC

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    UC looks to 15-year sports admin vet Reed-Francois for interim AD

    CBS Sports

    No. 15 Cincinnati stomps UCF, wins 11th straight

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Bearcats take down USF 61-54, win 10th straight

    USA Today

    Why Cincinnati is not a team to sleep on

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Short-handed Bearcats cautious about ranking

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    UC's goal: win them all at home

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Cronin: Not easy, but Cats got through fatigue

    The News Record

    What you missed in UC sports during break

    FB Schedules

    Boise State, Cincinnati Schedules 2019, 20 Home-and-Home Series


    The Best and Worst College Football Teams for the Money

    USA Today

    Report: Colleges doing poorly at hiring women coaches

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Randolph named AAC Player of the Week

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    UC women's basketball knocks off Ohio State

    Bleacher Report

    Belk Bowl 2013: Cincinnati-North Carolina

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Belk Bowl: UC vs. UNC


    Belk Bowl Breakdown

    The Showdown is Set


    Cards, Bearcats set for defensive battle

    CBS Sports

    Louisville-Cincinnati Preview

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Thursday is UC's fight for perception

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Don't let UC's next opponent fool you

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    UC jumps to No. 23 in USA Today football poll

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Bearcats break into USA Today Top 25

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    McKay turns in monster game against Rutgers


    Kay throws for 408 yards, 4 TDs as Cincinnati routs Rutgers

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Bearcats won't lessen the pressure

    News & Record

    Pressure takes toll on NC State against Cincinnati

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Bearcats face variety of bowl scenarios

    The News Record

    UC weary of SMU's aerial attack ahead of AAC clash

    Bleacher Report

    Best College Football Moments in Cincinnati History

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Mark Barr returns to UC, gets ovation

    After frustrating year, Omar Cummings puts Houston Dynamo on his back with clutch playoff goal

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    UC's Shaq Thomas 'our version of Herb Jones'

    USA Today

    Cincinnati holds off Memphis for third straight


    Cincinnati's Mark Barr out of hospital

    TopDrawer Soccer

    Furman and Cincinnati men go nose-for-nose in College Goal of the Week

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Green seizing his moment for the Bearcats

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Bearcats' Jermaine Lawrence is new breed of forward

    UC Magazine

    Hostility to Hope: Feature on Men's Soccer Player John Manga

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Bearcats' Jermiah Davis III fights to be remembered

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Bearcats' Justin Jackson goes from energizer to example

    The News Record

    Cronin excited for new group

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    UC Bearcats' Sean Kilpatrick: 'It's the season now'

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Bearcats basketball will have fresh look

    The News Record

    UC Looks to RetainVictory Bell for Eighth Consecutive Season

    Miami Herald

    Kay Ready to Lead Bearcats into Rivalry Game

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Former Bearcat Thompkins making most of shot in NFL

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    New practice setup could benefit UC basketball

    Munchie Legaux out for season

    Cincinnati Rolls Past Purdue

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Bearcats defense puts up dominant effort

    American Athletic Conference

    2013 Team Previews: Cincinnati Bearcats

    Sports Illustrated

    Bowl projections: Cincinnati vs. North Carolina in the Russell Athletic Bowl

    Cincinnati Business Courier

    Bearcats sell out football opener against Purdue

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Depth at defensive line still strong for Bearcats

    Bleacher Report

    Cincinnati Bearcats Football 2013 Team Preview

    UC Voted 2nd

    Coach Tuberville and his players discuss their reactions to being voted to finish 2nd in the inaugural season of the American Athletic Conference

    QB Timetable

    Coach Tuberville discusses his timetable to choose a starting QB with The Cincinnati Enquirer

    Thompkins at Patriots' Training Camp

    Former UC wide receiver, Kenbrell Thompkins, impressed many at Patriots' training camp 

    World University Games

    Sean Kilpatrick talks about his experience overseas

    World University Games

    Sean Kilpatrick talks about his experience overseas 

    Nippert Renovation Plan

    The Cincinnati Enquirer looks at the Nippert Stadium Project

    Cincinnati football's 'Crocodile Dundee'

    A former professional rugby player from Australia joins the Bearcat football team

    2013 Preseason 'Watch List' 

    Several Cincinnati Bearcats make 2013 national 'watch list'

    Sports Insider Today

    Young Cincinnati Team Looks to Improve in 2013 Amidst New Conference Setting

    ESPN Blog

    Cincinnati to play Pitt in December

    Former Bearcat Herman Qualifies for U.S. Open

    USA Today

    BearcatsTV Gets National Attention from USA Today's For the Win

    Cincinnati Bearcats Baseball Earns Top Honors in Videobombing

    The Washington Post

    Cincinnati Bearcats Do the Best Postgame Interviews

    Fox Sports

    Bearcats Rock Postgame Interviews

    Cincinnati Bearcats Revolutionize the Post Game Interview


    You'll love this Cincinnati Bearcats Post Game Funny Business Compilation

    Those guys having all the fun: An oral history of the Cincinnati baseball team's videobombs

    MSN Now

    This college baseball team wins the 'best interview' award

    Winn, Cincinnati run over Pittsburgh Bearcats Blog

    Cincinnati looks to sophomore RB Ralph Abernathy to increase production