Bengals, Bearcats are making the Queen City feel like football royalty

Bengals fans gather at Barney's Beanery

By Steven Gorgei Medill Reports LOS ANGELES — Over the span of 30 days, the University of Cincinnati Bearcats became the first non-Power Five team to appear in the College Football Playoff and the Cincinnati Bengals advanced to their first Super Bowl since 1989, transforming the Queen City into football royalty and giving long-suffering Cincinnati […]

Sam Hubbard embodies heart of Cincinnati and the Bengals

By Jack Murray Medill Reports LOS ANGELES — “Cincinnati-born Sam Hubbard, yes, sir!” Those were the words of Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon as he left the podium and approached his teammate Hubbard, a defensive end. He could have descended straight to the track at Drake Stadium on the University of California at Los […]