Tuesday, February 3, 2004

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Staff/Wire reports

Find announcer poll results

In Wednesday's Sports section, look for results of our poll on who you think should eventually replace Joe Nuxhall and join Marty Brennaman (above) in the radio booth. You can still listen to the audio clips of the six candidates. Visit Cincinnati.Com, Keyword: Reds.

UC falls to 10th in latest AP poll

Cincinnati dropped two places to 10th in the new Associated Press poll. This is the fifth Crosstown Shootout in the Bob Huggins era with the Bearcats ranked in the top 10 (they're 3-2 in those games). Overall, UC is 11-2 against the Musketeers when ranked in the top 10.

Purdue drops UC from schedule

The Bearcats will be looking for an opponent for the 2004 season. Purdue, which was to meet the Bearcats on Sept. 18, replaced UC with a game against Syracuse.

Henson leaving Yankees for NFL

Yankees prospect Drew Henson will forfeit the final $12 million of his contract to pursue an NFL career. Henson, whose rights are held by the Houston Texans, will workout for the team Feb. 12 as a showcase to the other 31 NFL teams. The Texans plan to trade him.




2004 CROSSTOWN SHOOTOUT
Tonight, one trend has to end
XU disputes Huggins' claims
Bobbitt is Mr. Impact
Crosstown Matchups: A position-by-position look
Coaches' oaths
Storylines to keep your eyes on
Xavier's Chalmers: We still have bragging rights

FOOTBALL
Bengals' Jones arrested in Houston after scuffle
Patriots dominant in age of parity
Panthers say they'll be back
One dead, others injured in post-Super Bowl festivities

PREP SPORTS
Elder's Florian commits to Dayton
Lakota West boys now 10th in D-I poll
Ky. poll leaders stay the course
Monday's Ohio games
Monday's Kentucky games
Honor roll, results, schedules

MORE COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Smith seeking consistency from bench as Gators loom
Bobcats cash in when RedHawks stumble
Top 25: Okafor's big night leads UConn's rout

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