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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.

Latest from Jay Morrison

Mock Draft 2.0: Who do the Bengals, Browns select in the first round?
 As the third week of free agency gets underway, the dust has settled and ink has dried from the initial wave of craziness and huge contracts. More deals no doubt will be finalized in the next few weeks, but it’s clear that most teams have turned most of their focus to next month’s draft. After seeing who is staying and who is...

Posted: an hour ago

As the third week of free agency gets underway, the dust has settled and ink has dried from the initial wave of craziness and huge contracts. More deals no doubt will be finalized in the next few weeks, but it’s clear that most teams have turned most of their focus to next month’s draft. After seeing who is staying and who is...
Sweet 16: Five things to know about Xavier-Arizona matchup
 The Xavier Musketeers will try to keep their improbable run through the NCAA tournament going Thursday night when they take on Arizona in the Sweet 16 in San Jose, Calif. Seeded 11th in the West Region, Xavier (23-13) was one of the last at-large teams to make it into the field after a late-season stumble saw them lose six in a row. But the...

Posted: 19 hours ago

The Xavier Musketeers will try to keep their improbable run through the NCAA tournament going Thursday night when they take on Arizona in the Sweet 16 in San Jose, Calif. Seeded 11th in the West Region, Xavier (23-13) was one of the last at-large teams to make it into the field after a late-season stumble saw them lose six in a row. But the...
Prosecutor on Bengals Adam Jones: No felony ‘just drunken foolishness’
 Hamilton County prosecutor Joe Deters announced Wednesday he was dropping a felony charge against Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones and is suggesting the city of Cincinnati dismiss the three misdemeanor charges as well. Jones, 33, was arrested Jan. 3 in downtown Cincinnati and charged with assault, disorderly conduct and obstructing...

Posted: 19 hours ago

Hamilton County prosecutor Joe Deters announced Wednesday he was dropping a felony charge against Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones and is suggesting the city of Cincinnati dismiss the three misdemeanor charges as well. Jones, 33, was arrested Jan. 3 in downtown Cincinnati and charged with assault, disorderly conduct and obstructing...
Middletown’s Edwards engineering Purdue’s run to Sweet 16
 Middletown High School graduate Vincent Edwards has played in the NCAA tournament in each of his first three years at Purdue, but it wasn’t until last weekend that he got to experience the thrill of advancing. After suffering first-round losses to Cincinnati in 2015 and Arkansas-Little Rock last year, Edwards carried the Boilermakers...

Posted: a day ago

Middletown High School graduate Vincent Edwards has played in the NCAA tournament in each of his first three years at Purdue, but it wasn’t until last weekend that he got to experience the thrill of advancing. After suffering first-round losses to Cincinnati in 2015 and Arkansas-Little Rock last year, Edwards carried the Boilermakers...
Cincinnati Bengals: 5 positions team could still target in free agency
 As NFL free agency approaches its third week, the Cincinnati Bengals ledger shows seven signings and six departures with three players from the 2016 roster still unsigned. The departures are tackle Andrew Whitworth (Los Angeles), guard Kevin Zeitler (Cleveland), running back Rex Burkhead (New England), defensive tackle Domata Peko (Denver)...

Posted: 2 days ago

As NFL free agency approaches its third week, the Cincinnati Bengals ledger shows seven signings and six departures with three players from the 2016 roster still unsigned. The departures are tackle Andrew Whitworth (Los Angeles), guard Kevin Zeitler (Cleveland), running back Rex Burkhead (New England), defensive tackle Domata Peko (Denver)...
Wright State’s Davis dunking his way to national stage
 Steven Davis will get to wear his Wright State jersey one more time. The WSU senior has been chosen to compete in this year’s Slam Dunk contest at the Final Four in Phoenix on Thursday, March 30. “I thought I had a chance to get into it, so I’m looking forward to it,” Davis said. “I’ve been practicing,...

Posted: 2 days ago

Steven Davis will get to wear his Wright State jersey one more time. The WSU senior has been chosen to compete in this year’s Slam Dunk contest at the Final Four in Phoenix on Thursday, March 30. “I thought I had a chance to get into it, so I’m looking forward to it,” Davis said. “I’ve been practicing,...
Browns sign kicker
 The Cleveland Browns on Monday signed kicker Brett Maher. Originally signed as an undrafted college free by the New York Jets in 2013, Maher is officially entering his first NFL season. The University of Nebraska product also has spent time on the Dallas Cowboys roster. Maher spent the last three seasons playing in the CFL with the Winnipeg...

Posted: 2 days ago

The Cleveland Browns on Monday signed kicker Brett Maher. Originally signed as an undrafted college free by the New York Jets in 2013, Maher is officially entering his first NFL season. The University of Nebraska product also has spent time on the Dallas Cowboys roster. Maher spent the last three seasons playing in the CFL with the Winnipeg...
Wright State’s Davis chosen for dunk contest
 Steven Davis will get to wear his Wright State jersey one more time. The WSU senior has been chosen to compete in this year’s Slam Dunk contest at the Final Four in Phoenix on Thursday, March 30. The complete list of participants has to be announced. Davis made SportsCenter in December with a huge dunk against Urbana. The Slam...

Posted: 3 days ago

Steven Davis will get to wear his Wright State jersey one more time. The WSU senior has been chosen to compete in this year’s Slam Dunk contest at the Final Four in Phoenix on Thursday, March 30. The complete list of participants has to be announced. Davis made SportsCenter in December with a huge dunk against Urbana. The Slam...
WSU’s Collins earns another pitching honor
 The season is barely a month old and already Wright State senior left-hander Zane Collins has won two Horizon League Pitcher of the Week awards, the second of which was announced Monday. Collins capped a three-game sweep of Valparaiso on Sunday, holding the Crusaders scoreless through six innings on the way to a 7-0 win for the Raiders in...

Posted: 3 days ago

The season is barely a month old and already Wright State senior left-hander Zane Collins has won two Horizon League Pitcher of the Week awards, the second of which was announced Monday. Collins capped a three-game sweep of Valparaiso on Sunday, holding the Crusaders scoreless through six innings on the way to a 7-0 win for the Raiders in...
Franklin’s Luke Kennard facing big decision 
 Luke Kennard’s season is over following Duke’s 88-81 loss to South Carolina in the second round of the NCAA tournament Sunday. Now the question is whether his Blue Devils career is over. The Franklin High School graduate averaged 19.5 points during his sophomore season at Duke and is listed as the No. 20 prospect for...

Posted: 3 days ago

Luke Kennard’s season is over following Duke’s 88-81 loss to South Carolina in the second round of the NCAA tournament Sunday. Now the question is whether his Blue Devils career is over. The Franklin High School graduate averaged 19.5 points during his sophomore season at Duke and is listed as the No. 20 prospect for...
Bengals make Minter signing official
 The Cincinnati Bengals on Monday officially announced 
               the signing of free agent linebacker Kevin Minter
             to a one-year contract. “The Bengals have a very stout defense,” Minter said. “My goal is to come in and play every down. I’m excited to be a part of it. The way the organization embraced...

Posted: 3 days ago

The Cincinnati Bengals on Monday officially announced the signing of free agent linebacker Kevin Minter to a one-year contract. “The Bengals have a very stout defense,” Minter said. “My goal is to come in and play every down. I’m excited to be a part of it. The way the organization embraced...