Jay Morrison

Sports reporter

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

Four Reds selected to NL All-Star team

Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman will be making his third consecutive trip to the All-Star game while starting pitcher Johnny Cueto, catcher Devin Mesoraco and third baseman Todd Frazier are going for the first time. Actually, for Frazier, the July 15 contest in Minneapolis will mark his second trip to ...

CINCINNATI, OH - JULY 6:  Jay Bruce #32 of the Cincinnati Reds celebrates after Cincinnati defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 at Great American Ball Park on July 6, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Bruce snaps slump, lifts Reds to win

Todd Frazier predicted it, the Great American Ball Park scoreboard operators posted it and Jay Bruce produced it. Despite being tangled in the longest hitless slump of his career and facing one of the best left-handed relievers in the National League, Bruce blasted a 1-2 pitch from Milwaukee’s Will Smith ...

Wright State coach Billy Donlon talks to his players during an exhibition game against Findlay at the Nutter Center on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. David Jablonski/Staff

Q&A with Wright State basketball coach Billy Donlon

With the start of college basketball season less than 100 days away, Wright State men’s coach Billy Donlon took a break from summer workouts earlier last week week to sit down and talk about vacationing, scheduling and parenting, among other topics. Q: It seems the term “offseason” is really a ...

Dayton loses a hockey legend

If their first date wasn’t enough of a clue, Dianne Trottier truly found out what life with Dayton Hockey Hall of Famer Guy Trottier would be like he when he proposed.“One evening he just said ‘We’ve been dating for awhile, and I think it’s time we got married,’ ” Dianne ...

Bengals single-game tickets on sale Saturday

Single-game tickets for the Cincinnati Bengals first eight home games of the 2014 preseason and regular season will go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday.The only way to purchase tickets Saturday and Sunday is online at bengals.com; by phone through the Bengals Ticket Hotline at 866-621-8383 and Ticketmaster at 800-745-300; ...

Working youth camps helps bridge transition for WSU’s new recruits

There are numerous hurdles facing many athletes as they transition from high school to college, but programs such as Wright State are taking advantage of a recently passed NCAA rule by preparing players for their futures by having them step into their past. For up to two hours per day ...

Center Russell Bodine points out a blocking assignment during the first day of Cincinnati Bengals minicamp held at Paul Brown Stadium, Tuesday, June 10, 2014. GREG LYNCH / STAFF

Five Bengals battles to watch heading into training camp

The Cincinnati Bengals wrapped up their offseason program earlier this week, which means the next time they come together as a group will be for the start of training camp next month.And when the whistle blows to begin the first practice of camp on July 24, there will be as ...

Lewis reflects on passing of Chuck Noll

Marvin Lewis’ first NFL job was a linebackers coach for Pittsburgh in 1992, the year after Chuck Noll had retired as Steelers head coach.But even though Lewis, a Pittsburgh native, never got a chance to work alongside the legendary Hall of Famer who passed away last weekend, he said he ...

Head Coach Marvin Lewis watches his team during the opening day of Cincinnati Bengals minicamp at Paul Brown Stadium, Tuesday, June 10, 2014. GREG LYNCH / STAFF

Lewis sends a message as OTAs wind down

With spring practice winding down and a one-month break within reach, the Cincinnati Bengals weren’t exactly finishing strong in their next-to-last OTA practice Monday at Paul Brown Stadium. And head coach Marvin Lewis let them know about it. Lewis abruptly ended practice a few minutes early, told everyone to get ...

Bengals sign first-round pick Dennard

Following Wednesday’s minicamp practice at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati Bengals first-round pick Darqueze Dennard was asked if he was concerned that he had not yet signed his contract. Dennard said it was no concern at all because it wasn’t a matter of if, but rather when, he would sign. That ...

 
 

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