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MLS readies for Week 2 of young season; Crew SC to host Montreal in home opener


This Week in MLS – March 5, 2018
  • Asad faces former club as D.C. United has Atlanta’s number
  • NYCFC to host 24-hour soccer match in Rockefeller Center ahead of match against LA Galaxy
  • LAFC looks to add to dream start, visits Real Salt Lake
  • After shocking defending champs, Crew SC square off against Montreal
  • MLS trio dives into CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals
  • Young newcomers make immediate difference in Opening Week
  • Offseason transactions prove valuable in first week
  • 2018 Roster Rules, Competition Guidelines
  • MLS Week 2: Match Notes

Asad faces former club as D.C. United has Atlanta’s number
D.C. United is coming off its best start in three seasons, and with some new personnel, the club could be channeling the 2015 success that led to a fourth-place Eastern Conference finish and a spot in the playoffs. With newly acquired midfielder Yamil Asad facing his former Atlanta United team, the pacey wide player comes into the match with continued confidence after scoring in consecutive season openers. The two clubs faceoff on Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium (3 p.m. ET, ESPN/ESPN Deportes).

Atlanta United, meanwhile, will be looking to rebound from a tough 4-0 loss suffered at the hands of the Houston Dynamo on the road last week. Atlanta will be looking for its first win over D.C. United in club history, with the backing of a potential sellout crowd in what will be the first of four matches this season with Mercedes-Benz Stadium open to its full capacity.

NYCFC to host 24-hour soccer match in Rockefeller Center ahead of match against LA Galaxy
In celebration of the start of the 2018 season, New York City FC will host a 24-hour soccer match at the world-famous Rockefeller Center, pitting teams managed by Head CoachPatrick Vieira and star forward David Villa against each other. Team Villa and Team Vieira will kick off on Friday, March 9 at 4 p.m. ET and conclude their marathon match at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, March 10. The event is open to the public.

NYCFC will then host its first home match of the season on Sunday, welcoming the LA Galaxy to Yankee Stadium (5 p.m. ET). Both clubs impressed in the opening week of play with victories powered by club newcomers. NYCFC 20-year-old Jesús Medina scored a goal and added an assist in a 2-0 victory at Sporting Kansas City, forming a dangerous attack with fellow Designated Players Maxi Moralez and Villa. Ola Kamara, meanwhile paired with Jonathan dos Santos and Romain Alessandrini in a 2-1 win over the Portland Timbers, scoring a goal in his first match with the Galaxy.

LAFC looks to add to dream start, visits Real Salt Lake
The Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) scripted a perfect start to their first MLS campaign with a victory in their debut against 2017 MLS Cup runners-up Seattle Sounders FC. They will be put to the test again heading into altitude to face Real Salt Lake on Saturday at Rio Tinto Stadium (3:30 p.m. ET / Univision).

LAFC stole the show Sunday when the club blanked Seattle 1-0 in front of 40,070 at CenturyLink Field. Head coach Bob Bradley, who led the 1998 MLS Cup champion Chicago Fire to a season-opening victory in that club’s debut, saw his LAFC roster follow suit. LAFC’s first signing, Mexican international Carlos Vela, set up Uruguayan Diego Rossi(who turned 20 today) for the organization’s first goal – a 23-yard strike placed perfectly inside the right post. Coupled with Tyler Miller earning a clean sheet against his former Seattle side, LAFC meshed from the get-go.

The 2018 newcomers now take on a Real Salt Lake club that features an intriguing blend of youth – such as 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup players Justen Glad and Danny Acosta – and veteran leadership in goalkeeper Nick Rimando and midfielder Kyle Beckerman. RSL nearly pulled off a strong road result this past weekend through a first-half goal by Joao Plata, only to concede an own goal in the closing minutes.

A former expansion side itself in 2005, Real Salt Lake are looking to revive their status as a staple in the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs, coming off a 2017 in which the club narrowly missed the postseason for just the second time over the previous 10 seasons.

After shocking defending champs, Crew SC square off against Montreal
Columbus Crew SC opened 2018 with a vengeance, unseating the defending champions Toronto FC on the road. Crew SC will look to keep that form going when they host another Canadian side, the Montreal Impact, on Saturday at Mapfre Stadium (1 p.m. ET / TVA Sports, CTV).

Former LA Galaxy striker Gyasi Zardes, traded to Columbus during the offseason, tallied in his Crew SC debut to lead Columbus to a 2-0 win against Toronto this past Saturday.Federico Higuaín shared the spotlight with the first goal of the 2018 MLS Regular Season, and the veteran Designated Player will remain a key focal point when he goes up against fellow Argentina native Ignacio Piatti of Montreal. Piatti, the Impact’s team MVP for the past three seasons, has posted back-to-back 17-goal seasons and hopes to open his scoring account in Columbus.

Montreal is coming off a 2-1 loss at Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Italian striker Matteo Mancosu contributed the lone Impact goal – an 81st-minute header to keep Montreal in the match in the closing moments.

Columbus swept the season series against the Impact in 2017, winning by a combined 7-3 margin in their two meetings. The last match included a brace from Higuaín en route to a 4-1 Crew SC victory on June 24, 2017.

MLS trio dives into CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals
Three MLS clubs return to action this week as the quarterfinals of CONCACAF Champions will be in full swing with an exciting slate of games between MLS and Liga MX foes. The New York Red Bulls, who had an opening-week bye in MLS play, visit Club Tijuana on Tuesday, while Toronto FC and Seattle Sounders FC look to shake off home losses when they host Tigres UANL and Chivas de Guadalajara, respectively, on Wednesday. Toronto FC, the 2018 MLS Cup winners, host Apertura 2017 champions Tigres UANL, the Liga MX side that has earned back-to-back CCL runner-up finishes in 2016 and 2017. The CCL tournament winner qualifies for the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup hosted by the United Arab Emirates in December.

Leg 1 quarterfinal previews:

  • Club Tijuana vs. New York Red Bulls (Tuesday, 10 p.m. ET / Univision Deportes Network; – The Red Bulls travel to Tijuana, Mexico, for the opening leg at Estadio Caliente. NYRB earned a 3-1 aggregate victory against Olimpia of Honduras in the Round of 16. A second-half goal from Bradley Wright-Phillips proved to be the series winner as the Red Bulls went on to a 2-0 victory in the second leg on March 1. Xolos advanced with a 2-1 aggregate victory against Honduran side FC Motagua. Tijuana’s best CCL run was in 2014, when Xolos reached the semifinal stage.
  • Toronto FC vs. Tigres UANL (Wednesday, 8 p.m. ET / Univision Deportes Network; – One of the most anticipated quarterfinal matchups pits two defending league champions going head-to-head. Toronto FC, winners of the 2018 MLS Cup, host Apertura 2017 victors Tigres UANL at BMO Field. Toronto’s MLS title defense started off with a hiccup – a 2-0 loss to Columbus Crew SC on Saturday – but the Reds have a chance to turn the tide in CCL action. Toronto advanced past fellow MLS side the Colorado Rapids 2-0 on aggregate in the Round of 16. Jonathan Osorio and  Sebastian Giovinco each provided a goal in the first leg on Feb. 20 in Commerce City, Colo. Tigres defeated Costa Rican side Herediano 5-3 on aggregate in the Round of 16. Enner Valencia ultimately was the difference maker with a second-half brace to earn a 3-1 victory in Leg 2 on Feb. 27, after the sides had drawn 2-2 in the opening leg one week earlier. Tigres have earned CCL runner-up finishes in the past two editions of the tournament; Toronto was a CCL semifinalist in 2012.
  • Seattle Sounders FC vs. Chivas de Guadalajara (Wednesday, 10 p.m. ET / Univision Deportes Network; – Seattle posted one of the strongest halves of CCL action this year to advance to the quarterfinals and now takes on one of the most historic clubs in Mexican football, Chivas. The Sounders built some CCL momentum through Uruguayan Nicolás Lodeiro , who tallied in both games during the Round of 16 to lead the Sounders to a 5-2 aggregate victory against Honduras side Santa Tecla FC. Chivas had a smooth Round of 16, easily dispatching Cuba side Cibao FC with a 7-0 aggregate victory. Guadalajara owns the distinction of winning the first CONCACAF competition – the 1962 CONCACAF Champions’ Cup – which ran in that format through 2008. Chivas have yet to reach the final in the CCL format; Seattle advanced to the CCL semifinals in 2013.

Leg 2 quarterfinal schedule:
Tuesday, March 13

  • New York Red Bulls vs. Club Tijuana (8 p.m. ET / Univision Deportes Network;
  • Tigres UANL vs. Toronto FC (10 p.m. ET / Univision Deportes Network;

Wednesday, March 14

  • Chivas de Guadalajara vs. Seattle Sounders FC (10 p.m. ET / Univision Deportes Network;

Young newcomers make immediate difference in Opening Week
Following an exciting opening week of MLS action, a number of clubs across the league have reason to celebrate the play of dynamic young newcomers. Three Designated Players of 20 years of age or younger dazzled in their first matches in MLS, as Los Angeles Football Club’s Diego Rossi, New York City FC’s Jesús Medina, and Columbus Crew SC’s Milton Valenzuela helped their clubs to victory in the first week of the season.

LAFC captured a 1-0 victory over Seattle Sounders FC in its first ever MLS match, with two Designated Players in Mexican National Team midfielder Carlos Vela and Rossi linking for abeautiful goal in the early moments of the contest. The Uruguayan, who celebrated his 20thbirthday today, scored the fastest goal ever for an expansion club in its first match, also helping LAFC to become the second expansion club ever to win its first road game.

Medina, meanwhile, assisted on NYCFC’s first goal of the season then put the ball into the back of the net to complete a 2-0 victory over Sporting Kansas City in what proved to be a complete performance for the 20-year-old Paraguay National Team player. Rounding out the group of exciting newcomers was 19-year-old Argentine defender Milton Valenzuela, whoassisted with a precise cross on Federico Higuaín’s header in the opening goal of the 2018 season.

Offseason transactions prove valuable in first week
After some head-turning, offseason movement, several high-profile players are paying immediate dividends for their new clubs.

Stalwart forwards Gyasi Zardes and Ola Kamara were featured in one of the most talked about trades of the year, and it has already proven fruitful for all parties involved. Back from injury, Zardes spent his former five seasons with the LA Galaxy before the January trade sent him to Columbus Crew SC. Returning to fine finishing form, Zardes scored a goal last weekend to help seal a shutout 2-0 victory over last year’s MLS Cup champions on the road.

Ola Kamara, a former Columbus frontman with 18 goals and three assists last season, was on the other side of that trade. Traveling west to join the Galaxy, Kamara wasted no time getting back on the scoresheet with a goal in the 32nd minute to spark LA’s 2-1 win over the Portland Timbers.

Midfielder Yamil Asad has come surging out of the gates for a second straight season to again net his club’s first goal of a new campaign. Last year, Asad recorded Atlanta United’s first-ever goal during their inaugural match, and the now-D.C. United box-to-box midfielder has given the Black-and-Red a new energy that could mean all the difference.

Journeyman Kei Kamara joined Vancouver Whitecaps FC from the New England Revolution, marking the eighth time he has started for a new MLS club. Kamara found the back of the net in a season opener for the first time since his first MLS goal in Sporting Kansas City’s 2010 season-opener, and the positives continue with his first win in a season-opening appearance since 2012.

On the defensive front, goalkeeper Tyler Miller moved from Seattle Sounders FC to the Los Angeles Football Club as the No.1 overall pick in the 2017 Expansion Draft, and recorded his first career regular season shutout against his former team in LAFC’s 1-0 victory over Seattle on Sunday.

2018 Roster Rules, Competition Guidelines
With the start of a new season, 2018 MLS Roster Rules and Regulations and 2018 MLS Competition Guidelines are available on

Among the roster updates, MLS clubs will receive 100 percent of the corresponding transfer or loan fee revenue from any transaction involving a Homegrown Player (regardless of service years). A significant instance of this new change included the Montreal Impact’s transfer of Ballou Tabla to FC Barcelona in late January.

New to Competition Guidelines in 2018, a Venue Medical Director (VMD) will be stationed at the fourth official’s table to make the final medical decision in a match for players on both the Home and Visiting Teams.

MLS Week 2: Match Notes
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Columbus Crew SC vs. Montreal Impact, 1 p.m. (CTV / TSN / TVA)

  • Crew SC won their season opener for the first time since 2014, getting goals from Federico Higuaín and Gyasi Zardes for a 2-0 win against defending MLS Cup champion Toronto FC at BMO Field.
  • The goal was the 49th of his MLS career for Higuaín, who also has 49 assists in league play. Eighteen players in MLS history have hit for 50 goals and added 50 assists.
  • The Impact opened their campaign with a 2-1 defeat by Vancouver Whitecaps FC in their season opener, spoiling the MLS coaching debut of Rémi Garde. Matteo Mancosu scored the lone Impact goal.
  • Crew SC won both meetings a year ago, a 3-2 win May 13 at Stade Saputo, and a 4-1 victory June 24 in Columbus.
  • The Impact last won in the series on April 9. 2016, a 2-0 win in Montréal. Crew SC have won two of the four meetings since, with two draws.

New England Revolution vs. Colorado Rapids, 1:30 p.m.

  • The Revolution opened their 2018 season with a 2-0 loss to the Philadelphia Union at Talen Energy Stadium, winless in their season openers since 2013.
  • The Rapids kick off their 2018 season at New England, but they have already faced MLS opposition in competitive matches, falling 2-0 on aggregate to Toronto FC in the round-of-16 of the CONCACAF Champions League.
  • The Rapids won the lone meeting between the clubs a year ago, a 1-0 victory to open the season March 4 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.
  • The win was the first for the Rapids vs. the Revolution since 2013, when they had also scored their last goal against New England. The Revs won the three games in between, by a combined 7-0 scoreline.
  • The Rapids have not won in Foxborough since 2010. The Revolution have won three of the four home meetings since, with one draw.

Real Salt Lake vs. Los Angeles Football Club, 3:30 p.m. (Univisión / UDN)

  • Real got their first goal of the 2018 season from Joao Plata, but a late own goal drew them back into a 1-1 draw with FC Dallas in their season opener at Toyota Stadium.
  • Real did extend their undefeated streak in season openers to nine matches, dating back to the 2010 season, playing to a draw to start the campaign for a fourth consecutive year.
  • LAFC opened their history with a 1-0 win against Seattle Sounders FC at CenturyLink Field, becoming the second expansion team in MLS history to win their inaugural match on the road. The first: Chicago Fire, 1998. The head coach of that team: Bob Bradley, current LAFC head coach.
  • Diego Rossi scored the first goal in LAFC victory for the game-winner, after 11 minutes, matching the fastest goal ever scored by an expansion team. The first: Fredy Montero, for Seattle Sounders FC, in their 3-0 win vs. New York Red Bulls in their first MLS match in 2009.

Houston Dynamo vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC, 6 p.m. (TSN)

  • The Dynamo are undefeated in their last seven season openers, rolling to a 4-0 win against Atlanta United at BBVA Compass Stadium. It was the third time in 13 season openers the Dynamo have scored at least four goals.
  • The Dynamo goals came from four players from four different countries: Philippe Senderos (Switzerland), Mauro Manotas (Colombia), Darwin Ceren (El Salvador) and Andrew Wenger (USA).
  • Alphonso Davies became the 11th-youngest goalscorer in MLS history in netting his first league goal for the eventual game-winner for Whitecaps FC, as they opened the season with a 2-0 win against the Montréal Impact at BC Place. Kei Kamara also scored in his Whitecaps FC debut.
  • The teams split their two meetings last season, each winning 2-1 at home, the Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium on May 12, and Whitecaps FC on Aug. 19 at BC Place. The road team has never won in the all-time series between the teams – the Dynamo are 4-0-1 vs. Vancouver in Houston; the ‘Caps are 6-0-1 vs. the Dynamo in B.C.

Chicago Fire vs. Sporting Kansas City, 6 p.m.

  • Sporting won the lone encounter between the clubs last season, a 3-2 victory July 29 at Children’s Mercy Park. Sporting have now won the last four meetings between the teams in KC, the Fire’s last win there coming in 2012 (six meetings).
  • The Fire have won the last three meetings between the teams at Toyota Park, including a 1-0 win in 2016 in the last matchup in Bridgeview. Sporting haven’t won at the Fire since 2013.
  • The Fire kick off their 2018 season after concluding their preseason preparations with a 2-1 win against USL affiliate Tulsa Roughnecks last weekend. The Fire ended their preseason campaign with four wins and two draws in seven matches, with a win against Orlando City SC, a draw with the Philadelphia Union, and the lone loss to the Montréal Impact.
  • Sporting lost to open the season for the first time since 2014, dropping their season opener 2-0 to New York City FC at Children’s Mercy Park.

New York Red Bulls vs. Portland Timbers, 7 p.m.

  • The Red Bulls will open their 2018 league campaign after facing Club Tijuana of Mexico in the first leg of their quarterfinal series in the CONCACAF Champions League on Tuesday at Estadio Caliente in Tijuana. The Red Bulls advanced to the quarterfinals after defeating CD Olimpia of Honduras 3-1 on aggregate in the round of 16.
  • The Timbers started their 2018 campaign with a loss, falling 2-1 to the LA Galaxy on Sunday evening at StubHub Center. It was the first time since the Timbers’ inaugural MLS season of 2011 they have opened the season with a loss. Portland opening’s goal of the season came from Sebastian Blanco.
  • The Timbers won the lone meeting between the teams last season, a 2-0 win Aug. 18 at Providence Park. It was the Timbers’ first victory in the series since 2014; the Red Bulls had won on their last trip to Portland in 2016.
  • The Red Bulls have not defeated the Timbers at Red Bull Arena since 2012; the Timbers have come away with a win and a draw on their last two trips to Harrison, including reaching a scoreless draw in the last encounter there in 2016.

Orlando City SC vs. Minnesota United FC, 7:30 p.m.

  • Kevin Molino scored a pair of goals, but Minnesota United went down to defeat in their 2018 season opener, falling 3-2 to the San Jose Earthquakes at Avaya Stadium. It was the fourth time in MNUFC’s MLS history a player scored a pair of goals; Molino also did it last May 13 vs. Toronto FC.
  • Stefano Pinho netted his first career MLS goal in dramatic fashion, hitting for the equalizer in stoppage time to give OCSC a 1-1 draw with D.C. United in their season opener at Orlando City Stadium. OCSC have yet to lose a match to open the campaign in their four MLS seasons.
  • Minnesota United claimed victory in the lone meeting between the teams in MNUFC’s inaugural season, the game’s lone goal coming from Christian Ramírez for the victory May 27 at TCF Bank Stadium.

Sunday, March 11, 2018
Atlanta United vs. D.C. United, 3 p.m. (ESPN)

  • D.C. United won all three meetings between the teams in Atlanta United’s inaugural season, taking a 3-1 win in the first matchup April 30 at Bobby Dodd Stadium, then claiming wins by 2-1 (June 21) and 1-0 (Aug. 23) at RFK Stadium.
  • Atlanta United went down to a 4-0 defeat to the Houston Dynamo on Saturday afternoon at BBVA Compass Stadium open their second MLS season. Atlanta United did not allow more than three goals in any game in their inaugural MLS campaign.
  • Yamil Asad – acquired by D.C. United from Atlanta United in the offseason – netted his club’s goal of the campaign, but D.C. United were pulled back into a late 1-1 draw at Orlando City SC to start off their 2018 campaign.

New York City FC vs. LA Galaxy, 5 p.m.

  • New York City FC started off their season with an impressive victory, getting goals from Maximiliano Moralez and Jésus Medina on their way to a 2-0 win against Sporting Kansas City at Children’s Mercy Park.
  • The Galaxy kicked off their new season with a victory, Ola Kamara and Romain Alessandrini netting goals in a 2-1 win against the Portland Timbers at StubHub Center.
  • NYCFC have won two of the three meetings all-time between the teams, coming over the last two seasons, including a 2-0 victory last Aug. 12 at StubHub Center in the lone meeting between the teams. NYCFC has won the only matchup between the clubs at Yankee Stadium, a 1-0 win Aug. 20, 2016.


Dayton Flyers loses to VCU in A-10 Tournament 2nd round, 77-72; Darrell Davis gets 1,000th career point

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Trey Landers recorded 19 points and 10 rebounds and Josh Cunningham added 17 points and 11 rebounds as the Dayton Flyers fell to the VCU Rams 77-72 in the second round of the 2018 Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Championship.

Darrell Davis ends UD career with 1,008 points

Darrell Davis scored 14, while Jalen Crutcher added seven points, eight rebounds and seven assists as the Flyers closed the season 14-17 overall.


  • Dayton trailed 38-33 at the half.
  • After a slow start, the Flyers picked up their first lead of the game, 21-20 midway through the first half.
  • Yet the Flyers went on a cold spell and trailed 36-27 with 2:52 to go after going 2 of 14 from the field.


  • With the Flyers leading 70-65 VCU closed the game on a 12-2 run in the final 2:51.
  • VCU opened the second half on a 7-2 run and took a 10 point lead before the Flyers pulled within 45-40 at the 13:10 mark.
  • The teams would trade buckets for most of the second half until a Crutcher 3 gave the Flyers would take a 70-65 lead with 3:10 to go.
  • Out of the media timeout, the Rams would rally on an 8-0 run and held on for the victory.


  • Darrell Davis became the 48th Flyer to score 1,000 or more points in his Dayton career. He finishes his Flyer career with 1,008 career points.
  • Cunningham recorded his ninth double-double of the season.
  • Cunningham scored in double figures in 21 of the last 24 games.
  • Landers closed the season with six consecutive games scoring in double figures.
  • VCU shot 49 percent from the field and 8 of 27 from beyond the arc. Dayton was 47 percent from the floor, but 5 of 21 from 3 points range.
  • Dayton has lost three straight in the A-10 Championship.





Sporting News names Bearcats’ Mick Cronin National Coach of the Year



Cronin Named National Coach of the Year by the Sporting News


CINCINNATI – University of Cincinnati men’s basketball head coach Mick Cronin has been named the 2017-18 Sporting News Coach of the Year.


Cronin has guided the eighth-ranked Cincinnati Bearcats (27-4, 16-2 American Athletic Conference) to their first outright conference championship since 2002 and earned the top seed in this week’s American Championship at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla.


The 2017-18 regular season saw the Bearcats win a nation’s best 16 consecutive games, grow their home-court win streak to a nation’s longest 39 games and climb as high as No. 5 in both national polls – all Cronin coaching era (since 2006-07) high marks.

Mick Cronin (courtesy


The Bearcats’ 16 conference wins tied for most in school history while their 27 overall victories at the end of the regular season are tied for the second most at UC.


UC ranks among the nation’s Top 25 in 11 categories entering the postseason: scoring margin (first at +18.3), field-goal percentage defense (second at .371), scoring defense (second at 57.3), win-lost percentage (fifth at .871), blocked shots per game (eighth at 5.6), rebound margin (10th at +7.7), total blocks (10th with 174), offensive rebounds per game (12th at 13.2), three-point field-goal percentage defense (14th at .310), turnover margin (18th at +3.5) and total rebounds per game (21st at 39.2).


Bearcat opponents are shooting only 37.1 percent from the field this season (second nationally), the lowest in the 12-year coaching tenure of Cronin and the lowest at UC since the 1961-62 campaign (.369). UC’s scoring defense (57.3 points allowed) is the second lowest of the Cronin era behind only the 2014-15 squad (55.8).


Cronin was named a semifinalist for the Werner Ladder Naismith Men’s College Coach of the Year on Feb. 23.


The 2014 AAC Coach of the Year, Cronin was tabbed a finalist for the 2014 USBWA Henry Iba National Coach of the Year Award for his efforts in helping guide the Bearcats to a share of the inaugural AAC regular-season crown with Louisville.


Cronin is one of only six coaches to take his team to the NCAA Tournament in each of the last seven years, joining Mark Few (Gonzaga), Tom Izzo (Michigan State), Mike Krzyzewski (Duke), Bill Self (Kansas) and Roy Williams (North Carolina).


Cronin owns a 332-163 career record in his 15th season overall. He is 263-139 mark in his 12th season at Cincinnati. He posted a 69-24 mark in three seasons as head coach at Murray State from 2004-2006.


The 46-year old Cronin ranks second in the nation in career wins among coaches under the age of 50.


With its victory at Wichita State on Sunday, Cincinnati earned the top seed in the 2018 Aaron’s American Championship and will play Friday, March 9 at noon ET (ESPN2/700 WLW) in Orlando, Fla., against the winner of eighth-seed UConn vs. ninth-seed SMU.


Stay connected with Cincinnati men’s basketball on Facebook (GoBearcatsMBB), Twitter (@GoBearcatsMBB) and Instagram (GoBearcatsMBB).




Sinclair’s Shepherd earns OCCAC Baseball Player of the Week honors


March 5, 2018



By Kyle Kuhlman/OCCAC Sports Information

Shepherd Player of the Week Mar 5SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – Believe it or not, Spring sports have begun in the OCCAC and the conference’s first Baseball/Softball Athletes of the Week (Feb. 26-March 4) have been awarded. Lakeland’s Kallista Hribar (position player) and Abby Takacs (pitcher) swept the softball accolades while Colin Shepherd of Sinclair picked up baseball player of the week recognition and Cuyahoga’s Doug Smith is the pitcher of the week.

Shepherd (Sophomore Infielder – Olentangy, OH) hit .500 (8-16) during a 4-1 opening week for the Tartan Pride of Sinclair Community College. He drove in seven runs and posted a pair of extra-base hits (a double and a triple). Once on the base paths, Shepherd swiped two bags and scored a run in four different games. He stepped it up in a series victory over No. 18 McHenry, going 7-for-13 (.538) with three straight multi-hit games and a half dozen RBI.

Sinclair is 6-3 overall this year and currently ranked 15th in NJCAA Division II.  The Pride will host Kellogg this weekend in a three game series at Athletes in Action.


2015-16 OCCAC Conference Champs
“Sinclair Community College, widely acclaimed as one of the best…colleges in the nation.” New York Times, 08/15/09




Blue Jackets celebrating NHL Green Month with many Community, Fundraising Initiatives




COLUMBUS, OH — The Columbus Blue Jackets join the National Hockey League in promoting environmental sustainability during NHL Green Month in March. The club invites fans to participate in the following themed events and fundraisers in the coming weeks:


Green Jersey Raffle: In recognition of both NHL Green and St. Patrick’s Day, the Blue Jackets Foundation will raffle off a complete set of authentic, individually autographed green jerseys with proceeds benefiting the Blue Jackets Foundation’s playground build initiative. The players will wear the Shamrock-adorned jerseys during pre-game warm-ups on Saturday, March 17. Raffle sales open Friday, March 9 and run through the second intermission of the March 17 game. Fans can text CBJAUCTION to 52182 or visit to participate. Raffle tickets, priced at $10, can also be purchased in-arena. All winners will be notified on March 18.


Recycle the Game Equipment Collection: Throughout the month of March, fans are encouraged to donate used hockey equipment at the Recycle the Game “green goal” located in the lobby of the OhioHealth Ice Haus. In exchange for donations, fans will receive a voucher redeemable for two tickets to the Blue Jackets-Red Wings game on April 3. All equipment collected will be sold at the Blue Jackets Foundation’s annual equipment sale in September with proceeds being reinvested back into youth hockey in central Ohio.


Recycled Auction Items: For each home game this month, the Blue Jackets Foundation’s online auction will feature at least one item that has been recycled, reused or repurposed. Offerings range from traditional game-used equipment to custom items made from broken sticks, rink glass, recycled jerseys and hockey socks. Proceeds from these items will help fund the Foundation’s playground builds.


The Blue Jackets return to action tonight when they host the Colorado Avalanche. Game time from Nationwide Arena is 7 p.m. ET.  Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 6:30 p.m.  All Blue Jackets games televised on FOX Sports Ohio will also be streamed live via FOX Sports GO.  The game may also be heard on the Eldorado Scioto Downs Blue Jackets Radio Network, including flagship station Sports Radio 97.1 The Fan in Columbus, and online at

Tickets for all home games are currently available for purchase online at,, or in person at the Big Lots Box Office at Nationwide Arena, OhioHealth Chiller Ice Rinks and all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers.  Fans may purchase tickets by phone at (800) 745‐3000.





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