This Week in Sports

Bengals vets enter final preseason game itching for regular season

08/27/2014 03:30 PM

The Colts will come to town on Thursday for the Bengals final match-up of the preseason. Although Marvin Lewis said Tuesday that he expects the starters to see the field, we won’t plan on seeing much of them… which leaves the vets itching for the regular season. When asked if he’s sick of preseason games and ready for the Week 1, A.J. Green said, “I’m ready, man. Now we’ll get to play some real football.” But being ready for Week 1... Read more 

Bengals cut roster to 75

08/26/2014 04:17 PM

On Monday, the Bengals released four players, including first-year defensive tackle Larry Black, rookie safety Isaiah Lewis, first-year kicker Quinn Sharp and fourth-year wide receiver Ryan Whalen. The team also terminated the contract of fourth-year cornerback R.J. Stanford, which releases him to free agency. Today, six more were waived to meet the 75 player requirement by the NFL’s 4 p.m. deadline. Cincinnati waived tight end Kevin Brock, wide receiver Jasper Collins, linebacker James Davidson and quarterback Matt Scott. They also... Read more 

Fairgoers take center stage with Bruce Snyder

08/26/2014 12:22 PM

The 2014 Kentucky State Fair is now in the books and the annual event wrapped up with cn|2 Day at the Fair. cn|2 Sports’ Bruce Snyder was there and took some time to chat with viewers.  Read more 

Vikings pass over Bridgewater for Cassel

08/25/2014 12:27 PM

As first reported by Jay Glazer of , Matt Cassel has been named as starting quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings — not rookie and former Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. During the pre-season, Bridgewater completed 26 of 40 passes for 266 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions. He appears to be second string as the Vikings’ other quarterback, Christian Ponder, did not see any action. Read more 

An experienced offense is less stressful

08/25/2014 11:30 AM

EKU Head Coach Dean Hood explains why it’s easier to build back up an inexperienced defense, than an inexperienced offense.

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Bengals get 1st preseason win; 19-13 over Cardinals on SNF

08/25/2014 12:18 AM

The Bengals came out to a slow start in Arizona for their Sunday Night Football match-up against the Cardinals. Their first series was also the starters’ first non-scoring possession of the preseason. The first team offense battled difficult field position throughout the first half. Three of the first four drives started inside the 20-yard line, and two inside the 10. In the first quarter, Terence Newman returned a Carson Palmer interception intended for Larry Fitzgerald to score the only Bengals... Read more 

The "final dress-rehearsal" for the Bengals

08/23/2014 11:30 AM

That’s what the players are calling their game Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. We will see a lot more of the starters in the game since they will not play much, if at all, in preseason game four. In case you missed it earlier this week, cn|2’s Kaci Kust takes a look at how the team refocused this week after their loss to the Jets.  Read more 

Bengals Report: Burfict signs four year contract extension

08/21/2014 10:43 AM

According to ESPN reports last night, Pro Bowl linebacker Vontaze Burfict and the Bengals have agreed to a contract extension. According to Adam Schefter, the contract inks Burfict through the 2017 season at four years and $20 million. He’d make $7.6 million this year. The Bengals have not yet made an announcement that the extension is official, but Cincinnati’s quarterback Andy Dalton, who recently signed a deal of his own, spoke out on twitter. Burfict led the league in tackles... Read more 

Bengals-Cardinals will not be about history with Carson Palmer

08/20/2014 04:10 PM

It’s hard to forget the drama that went down between the Bengals and Carson Palmer in his last year in Cincinnati. The Bengals QB wanted out… and he got it. Cincinnati brought in Andy Dalton as his replacement and according to Marvin Lewis, both sides have moved on. “[Carson Palmer] has gone on. We’ve gone on and everybody is happy,” the head coach told the media in his press conference this afternoon. Lewis’ players seem to echo his sentiments. As... Read more 

UK football names Patrick Towles starting quarterback

08/18/2014 11:30 AM

Mark Stoops kicked off the week with some good news for Big Blue Nation. He announced on Twitter that redshirt sophomore Patrick Towles will start at quarterback for the Wildcats. After thorough evaluation and a hard fought competition, we are naming Patrick Towles as our starting quarterback.— Mark Stoops (@UKCoachStoops) August 18, 2014 This competition has brought out the best in our quarterbacks and I'm confident in Patrick moving our team forward.— Mark Stoops (@UKCoachStoops) August 18, 2014 Coming into UK, Towles was... Read more 


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