SPORTS NEWS FOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2004
Crosstown crossroads
After three losses in five games, the University of Cincinnati Bearcats find themselves at a crossroads in a season that began with so much promise and now threatens to unravel down the stretch.
With no time to revel, Musketeers forge ahead
Chalmers savoring Shootout victory
18 Photos of the Shootout

These Clydesdales can play
The Clydesdale Open is "the world's largest tennis tournament." As in, 32 doubles teams weighing approximately 7 1/2 tons, often in costume, blending a tennis tournament with an all-you-can-eat buffet and karaoke party.

Signing day a team effort
Six members of Elder's state Division I champion football team gathered in the school's library Wednesday to sign national letters of intent. Even for a traditionally successful program, it was a big day.
Prep signings, schedule, results

Reds, Reitsma prepare to go to arbitration
Chris Reitsma was heading from his home in Calgary to Phoenix Wednesday. The weather may be warm, but Reitsma will get no warm treatment from the Reds' group there.
Team trying to determine Vander Wal's 2004 status

'Good Sports' is coming
Your neighbor just got back from a national tennis tournament where she finished second. Your co-worker won his age division in the Chicago Marathon. You coached your daughter's AAU soccer team to the national age-group final. We want to hear community success stories.

Sports today on TV, radio
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Top of the First
PREP SPORTS
Transylvania men hold off Mount St. Joe
Transylvania pulled away from a three-point halftime lead to defeat Mount St. Joseph 85-66 Wednesday night.
Heisel's FTs push Madeira past Reading in 3 OTs
Jimmy Heisel made two free throws with 12 seconds to play in the third overtime Wednesday night, lifting Madeira to a 65-64 Cincinnati Hills League victory over Reading.
UC BEARCATS
A solid start for Dantonio
The University of Cincinnati revealed a list of 16 football recruits on national signing day Wednesday, highlighted by three local players and several athletes new head coach Mark Dantonio thinks could make an immediate impact on the team.
UC raids RedHawks
A little extra spice could be added to one of the area's oldest football rivalries next season.
COLLEGE SPORTS
This time, 'Hawks don't squander lead
Charlie Coles' first emotion after his Miami basketball team escaped with a 66-60 Mid-American Conference win over Bowling Green Wednesday at Millett Hall was relief.
Ohio State 72, Northwestern 64
COLUMBUS - Tony Stockman played his best game as a Buckeye, scoring 22 points with five assists and six steals to lead Ohio State to a 72-64 victory over Northwestern on Wednesday night.
Hokies snap skid, topple No.23 Friars
BLACKSBURG, Va. - Bryant Matthews scored 23 points and Coleman Collins added 21 to help Virginia Tech beat No. 23 Providence 69-57 Wednesday night and snap a five-game losing streak.
National exposure pays off in big way
Five Miami University football games were nationally televised last season, but RedHawks coach Terry Hoeppner needed to go only as far as Middletown to see the impact.
Ginn caps stellar recruiting class
Ohio State's class of 23 football signees is rated No. 6 nationally by ESPN.com and No. 8 by SportsIllustrated.com. The only Big Ten class rated higher is Michigan's, ranked fourth by ESPN.com.
'Basically every need' is covered
LEXINGTON - Kentucky football coach Rich Brooks expressed satisfaction with his second recruiting class Wednesday, saying the Wildcats "covered basically every need."
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