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Notre Dame promotes Freeman, 35, to replace Kelly as coach

Dec. 03, 2021 12:46 PM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame has completed a whirlwind coaching search that never seriously left campus, promoting defensive coordinator Marcus Freeman to coach of the Fighting Irish on Friday. Freeman, 35, takes over less than a week after Brian Kelly’s...

Bengals start critical December stretch against Chargers

Dec. 02, 2021 13:18 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — For the first time in years, the Cincinnati Bengals are positioned to make some noise in December. The Bengals (7-4), with offensive playmakers and a defense that coalesced in back-to-back blowout wins, find themselves in the thick of a wide-open AFC...

Ohio priest pleads guilty to raping altar boy

Dec. 02, 2021 13:18 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest in Ohio on Thursday pleaded guilty to raping an altar boy during a three-year period in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Under terms of a plea agreement, Father Geoff Drew, 59, will be sentenced to seven years in prison and must...

No. 3 Cincinnati hosts No. 16 Houston for AAC championship

Dec. 02, 2021 12:28 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — There are larger implications for No. 3 Cincinnati — namely staying in the College Football Playoff picture — when the Bearcats meets No. 16 Houston in the American Athletic Conference championship. But the Bearcats certainly need a win Saturday to...

AP source: Notre Dame set to promote Freeman to head coach

Dec. 01, 2021 23:27 PM EST

Notre Dame is working on a deal to promote defensive coordinator Marcus Freeman to head coach to replace Brian Kelly, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday night. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because nothing had been...

DeJulius helps Cincinnati hold off 59-58 Miami (Ohio) 59-58

Dec. 01, 2021 22:29 PM EST

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — David DeJulius scored 12 points, hitting a jumper and a layup in the final 1:38, as Cincinnati held off Miami (Ohio) 59-58 on Wednesday night. Mekhi Lairy hit a 3-pointer with 50 seconds remaining to pull Miami (Ohio) within 1 of Cincinnati, but the...

Cincinnati council member enters plea in deleted texts case

Dec. 01, 2021 17:51 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — A Cincinnati city council member accused of felony tampering with records for allegedly deleting text messages related to an ongoing investigation pleaded no contest Wednesday to a misdemeanor charge of obstructing official business. Wendell Young was...

Championship picks: Georgia over Tide, Michigan over Iowa

Dec. 01, 2021 15:42 PM EST

Those conference championship upsets with the potential to create College Football Playoff chaos scenarios never actually happen. As AP Top 25 college football poll voter Brett McMurphy of Action Network pointed out, only six teams that went into championship weekend...

Medical director named for Ohio Aging, Health departments

Dec. 01, 2021 10:55 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A longtime physician has been appointed medical director for both the state Aging and Health departments with a charge of helping lead Ohio's coronavirus pandemic response. Dr. John Weigand, a central Ohio doctor, has served most recently as...

Michigan moves to 2nd in CFP rankings; coachless Irish 6th

Nov. 30, 2021 23:39 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Michigan moved up to No. 2 Tuesday night in the second-to-last College Football Playoff rankings, joining Georgia, Alabama and Cincinnati in the top four heading into conference championship weekend. Oklahoma State is fifth going into the Big 12...