Cincinnati-Xavier brawl

Stories, videos relating to melee between Bearcats and Musketeers on Dec. 10, 2011.

Tearful Gates apologizes, ready to accept ‘punishment’


Yancy Gates didn’t start the Cincinnati-Xavier brawl on Saturday, but the Bearcats center was the man who inflicted the most damage — to the face of Xavier senior Kenny Frease and to the reputations of his school and himself. And for that, Gates, a Cincinnati senior who grew up The Queen City, apologized Monday, eventually [more]

Crosstown Brawl could re-shape Cincinnati, Xavier programs


We’re only one month into the college basketball season, and I’m sure you’d agree with me that hopefully this is as jarring and salacious as it gets. This year’s annual Crosstown Shootout between Xavier and Cincinnati resulted in the first ever Crosstown Brawl, and presented leaders from both schools with a moral dilemma on how [more]

Cincinnati, Xavier dish out suspensions from brawl


The player ramifications from Saturday’s ugly Cincinnati-Xavier brawl during the annual Crosstown Shootout game were announced Sunday. And while neither team got off easy, it was the Bearcats who dished out the most punishment. Yancy Gates got a six-game suspension for throwing punches, including one that caught Xavier center Kenny Frease in the face and [more]

Video: Cronin says ‘zero excuse’ for Cincy-Xavier brawl

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Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin was none too happy about his team’s loss to Xavier, which not only resulted in a rout, but in an ugly postgame melee. See Cronin’s comments below. The full transcript is here. You also can follow me on Twitter @MikeMillerNBC. [more]

Xavier-Cincinnati ends in a brawl


Ugly ending to an ugly game. With 9.4 seconds left on the clock, No. 8 Xavier was up 76-53 on Cincinnati in the Crosstown Shootout. As always, this was an intense game with plenty of squawking going on between the two teams. But Ge’Lawn Guyn got in Tu Holloway’s, Dez Wells shoved Guyn and, well, [more]