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AAC championship at stake in Memphis-Cincinnati rematch

Dec. 6, 2019 10:00 AM EST

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 American Athletic Conference a bit unusual. They’re returning to Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium just eight days...

Team effort makes No. 16 Memphis productive on kick returns

Dec. 5, 2019 3:38 PM EST

Tony Pollard set the standard on kickoff returns during his career at Memphis. He turned kickoffs into scoring threats and Pollard scored seven touchdowns in three seasons on kickoffs. Now that Pollard has moved on to the NFL's Dallas Cowboys the Tigers are using a group effort to continue that success. Antonio...

No. 17 Memphis tops No. 18 Cincinnati 34-24 to host AAC game

Nov. 29, 2019 8:39 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Tigers marked off their first 11-win season along with the 500th victory in program history all in the same game. Now those are almost afterthoughts with the Tigers’ sights set on much, much more. Brady White threw for 233 yards and two touchdowns as No. 17 Memphis...

No. 17 Memphis No. 18 Cincinnati play to host AAC title game

Nov. 28, 2019 10:05 AM EST

The 17th-ranked Memphis Tigers have a chance to do something for the first time in program history. So does No. 18 Cincinnati. The chance to host the American Athletic Conference championship will be on the line Friday when the Bearcats visit Memphis for the first time since 2015. The winner also has a shot at...

No. 17 Cincinnati beats Temple 15-13 for AAC title berth

Nov. 23, 2019 11:47 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — A blocked extra-point attempt turned into Cincinnati’s decisive points. In a season full of close escapes, this one was the most unusual. And the most meaningful, too. The Bearcats’ year of living dangerously has culminated in the American Athletic title game. Michael Warren...

No. 17 Cincinnati tries to clinch AAC East vs pesky Owls

Nov. 22, 2019 12:59 PM EST

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. These ‘Cats have managed to stay alive in the American Athletic race, taking it down to the two final games. Cincinnati...

No. 17 Cincinnati rallies to beat South Florida 20-17

Nov. 17, 2019 12:16 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — No. 17 Cincinnati’s latest fourth-quarter comeback had a familiar ending. Sam Crosa kicked a 37-yarder field goal as time expired Saturday night, giving the Bearcats a 20-17 victory over South Florida and at least a share of the American Athletic Conference East division title. It...

No. 17 Cincinnati wants to avoid letdown against USF

Nov. 15, 2019 4:42 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — No. 17 Cincinnati can clinch at least a share of the American Athletic Conference East Division title by beating South Florida. The Bearcats are two-touchdown favorites and determined to play with a sense of urgency. “The whole team knows it’s there, the whole conference...

No. 17 Cincinnati stays unbeaten in AAC, routs UConn 48-3

Nov. 9, 2019 8:14 PM EST

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 around very long. Desmond Ridder threw for a pair of touchdowns and Michael Warren II ran for two more during a...

No. 17 Cincinnati wants to avoid another close call vs UConn

Nov. 8, 2019 4:07 PM EST

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. The No. 17 Bearcats pulled another one out, rallying for a 46-43 victory at East Carolina. And they came away thinking this must...