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Jay Morrison

Jay Morrison covers the Cincinnati Reds, Cincinnati Bengals and various other teams and events in Southwest Ohio. He graduated from Fairfield High School and the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University.

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Start of Bengals OTAs special for Thompson, Jackson
 The start of OTAs can have a routine feel for some players as their years in the NFL roll on, but the start of practice Tuesday was especially meaningful for a couple of Cincinnati Bengals. It marked the first practice for cornerback William Jackson since the 2016 first-round pick tore his pectoral muscle Aug. 1. And it signified the end...

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The start of OTAs can have a routine feel for some players as their years in the NFL roll on, but the start of practice Tuesday was especially meaningful for a couple of Cincinnati Bengals. It marked the first practice for cornerback William Jackson since the 2016 first-round pick tore his pectoral muscle Aug. 1. And it signified the end...
Lewis opposed to NFL relaxing celebration rules
 Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis has seen his share of touchdown celebrations having coached Chad Johnson for eight seasons and Jeremy Hill for three, but he hasn’t grown any fonder of them. On Tuesday, Lewis made it clear he was not pleased with the NFL’s decision to relax the rules of celebrations. “I’m...

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Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis has seen his share of touchdown celebrations having coached Chad Johnson for eight seasons and Jeremy Hill for three, but he hasn’t grown any fonder of them. On Tuesday, Lewis made it clear he was not pleased with the NFL’s decision to relax the rules of celebrations. “I’m...
5 Raiders earn HL postseason awards
 Five Wright State baseball players earned all-league recognition when the Horizon League announced its postseason awards Tuesday. Freshman pitcher Ryan Weiss was selected as the Freshman of the Year and joined second baseman Matt Morrow on the first team, while junior pitcher Danny Sexton, junior pitcher Derek Hendrixson and freshman third...

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Five Wright State baseball players earned all-league recognition when the Horizon League announced its postseason awards Tuesday. Freshman pitcher Ryan Weiss was selected as the Freshman of the Year and joined second baseman Matt Morrow on the first team, while junior pitcher Danny Sexton, junior pitcher Derek Hendrixson and freshman third...
Fractured hand to sideline Kirkpatrick for a couple of weeks
 Cincinnati Bengals starting cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick was a surprise spectator for the start of OTAs due to a fractured right hand. Kirkpatrick declined to say how he hurt his hand, only that it was a “freak accident” that recently occurred off the field. »RELATED: NFL to loosen celebration rules He said he expects to return...

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Cincinnati Bengals starting cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick was a surprise spectator for the start of OTAs due to a fractured right hand. Kirkpatrick declined to say how he hurt his hand, only that it was a “freak accident” that recently occurred off the field. »RELATED: NFL to loosen celebration rules He said he expects to return...
Former Wright State rival headed to Xavier
 A former Wright State rival is headed to Xavier after Kerem Kanter withdrew his name from consideration in the NBA Draft on Monday. XU coach Chris Mack announced that Kanter, a 6-foot-10 forward who played for Wisconsin-Green Bay from 2014-17, signed an athletic financial aid agreement. ›› RELATED: WSU cuts swimming programs...

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A former Wright State rival is headed to Xavier after Kerem Kanter withdrew his name from consideration in the NBA Draft on Monday. XU coach Chris Mack announced that Kanter, a 6-foot-10 forward who played for Wisconsin-Green Bay from 2014-17, signed an athletic financial aid agreement. ›› RELATED: WSU cuts swimming programs...
WSU’s Weiss wins HL Pitcher of Week award
 Wright State freshman Ryan Weiss has been named the Horizon League Pitcher of the Week for Friday’s performance against Illinois-Chicago. A 6-foot-4 right-hander, Weiss limited the Flames to two runs on three hits in six innings, leading the Raiders to a 3-2 victory that drew them into a first-place tie heading into the final game of...

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Wright State freshman Ryan Weiss has been named the Horizon League Pitcher of the Week for Friday’s performance against Illinois-Chicago. A 6-foot-4 right-hander, Weiss limited the Flames to two runs on three hits in six innings, leading the Raiders to a 3-2 victory that drew them into a first-place tie heading into the final game of...
5 storylines to watch during Bengals OTAs
 The Cincinnati Bengals move into the third phase of the voluntary offseason workout program this week with the start of Organized Team Activities. The first of 10 allowed OTA practices will be Tuesday, which will be one of three open to the media, along with May 30 and June 6. The Bengals also will practice May 31, June 1 and June 7-9. All...

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The Cincinnati Bengals move into the third phase of the voluntary offseason workout program this week with the start of Organized Team Activities. The first of 10 allowed OTA practices will be Tuesday, which will be one of three open to the media, along with May 30 and June 6. The Bengals also will practice May 31, June 1 and June 7-9. All...
Sports casualty of Wright State cuts: Swimming, diving programs
 Wright State is eliminating its men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams as part of the 
               $30.3 million in budget cuts
             announced at the university board of trustees meeting Friday morning. »RELATED: Wright State hits its ‘low point’ with announcement of layoffs, budget cuts The move...

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Wright State is eliminating its men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams as part of the $30.3 million in budget cuts announced at the university board of trustees meeting Friday morning. »RELATED: Wright State hits its ‘low point’ with announcement of layoffs, budget cuts The move...
Bengals Ogbuehi eager to participate in OTAs for first time
 When the Cincinnati Bengals hit the field for organized team activities next week, the rookies won’t be the only ones experiencing something new. Left tackle Cedric Ogbuehi is heading into his third season, but this will be his first offseason. The 2015 first-round pick missed all of the spring and summer work as a rookie due to a torn...

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When the Cincinnati Bengals hit the field for organized team activities next week, the rookies won’t be the only ones experiencing something new. Left tackle Cedric Ogbuehi is heading into his third season, but this will be his first offseason. The 2015 first-round pick missed all of the spring and summer work as a rookie due to a torn...
WSU tuning in to tune up for huge baseball series vs. UIC
 The Wright State baseball players are spending the week leading up to the biggest series of the year with some binge watching. Or perhaps it would best be labeled “cringe watching.” On the heels of getting swept at Illinois-Chicago on Saturday — and on the cusp of needing to sweep the Flames this weekend to win the Horizon...

Posted: 6 days ago

The Wright State baseball players are spending the week leading up to the biggest series of the year with some binge watching. Or perhaps it would best be labeled “cringe watching.” On the heels of getting swept at Illinois-Chicago on Saturday — and on the cusp of needing to sweep the Flames this weekend to win the Horizon...
Soft hands, fleet feet make Mixon a dual threat
 Since arriving in Cincinnati the day after the Bengals drafted him in the second round, running back Joe Mixon has answered every question posed to him about his past in a cordial, albeit guarded, fashion. But after two weeks he seems looser now that the conversations are turning more toward football. And he grows noticeably more animated...

Posted: 7 days ago

Since arriving in Cincinnati the day after the Bengals drafted him in the second round, running back Joe Mixon has answered every question posed to him about his past in a cordial, albeit guarded, fashion. But after two weeks he seems looser now that the conversations are turning more toward football. And he grows noticeably more animated...