Since when does comparing the merits of one G5 program earned against other G5 programs distinguish them enough to warrant serious playoff consideration? Binturongs have long, low, stocky bodies covered with coarse, shaggy black fur tipped in gray, so they sometimes appear speckled. The passing attack has been the one thing holding the offense back, and Cincinnati’s a dangerous team if they can find a balanced approach. The Bearcats are not only winning games, but they are dominating them. Binturongs walk flat-footed, like bears and people. At the onset, Cincinnati was betting on college football chalk to win the American Athletic Conference. Millhollin was an honorable mention All-MIAA selection last season as the team’s second-leading scorer and most dangerous 3-point shooter with 100 makes at a 39 percent clip. De Leon, J. Duckworth. If you’re a Houston fan, you have to feel worried about facing this Bearcats defense. No, The struggle here is not to convince whomever that UC is worthy, it’s to convince myself and y’all that we shouldn’t spend the entirety of their 2020 season measuring everything against a crooked system. It's a binturong, also known as a bearcat. ET. Their pair of losses came against perennial AAC power UCF, 44-21 on Halloween, and BYU, who took the Cougars to the woodshed a couple weeks prior but also look to be a fearsome club in 2020. It's a binturong, also known as a bearcat. The main threats to binturongs are habitat destruction, hunting, and the wildlife trade. In the final week of in-season high school football, the Branson/Kim Bearcats upset the No. 2. Mike DeWine announced Thursday as he urged residents to … Lambert, F. (1990). If you remove that play and Memphis’ other chunk gain — a 44-yard pass — the Tigers had 185 total yards in the game and 2.9 yards per play, which is .9 more than their rushing total for the game (two!). BYU head football coach Kalani Sitake, center, walks onto the field with his team after the Cougars defeated North Alabama in Provo on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. The meaning of the word binturong is unknown. Due to their large size, binturongs cannot leap between trees; they must climb down to the ground to move from one tree to another. Harper is a native of Springfield, Ohio, the seventh-most dangerous city in the state , according to 2018 FBI statistics. And this wasn’t a fluke. Bearcats! Dennis Dodd of CBS joins On the prowl, it may periodically produce a series of low grunts or a hissing sound made by expelling air through its partially opened lips. Y’ALL: The Bearcats are, without question, one of the most complete and balanced and impressive-looking and downright dangerous teams to come out of the G5 in this Playoff Era. Ad Choices, The Creature Feature: 10 Fun Facts About the Binturong (or, How Can It Binturong When It Feels So Right?). I can also tell you the offense is legit right now: Cincinnati has scored more than 40 points in back-to-back games, and Desmon Ridder was an efficient 21-26 passing for a five-touchdown day against Memphis. The binturong belongs to the Viverridae family, an ancient group of small- to medium-sized mammals found only in the Old World (eastern hemisphere). It doesn’t matter. Like other members of the Viverridae family, the binturong has scent glands, which are located just under its tail. Their diet consist of fruits and insects. If Cincinnati wins that game Nov. 21 with a similar defensive execution, they’ll complete a hat-trick referendum on the AAC’s best offenses. And aside from that margin of victory and accompanying stats (see below! Bobcats are common wild animals found across the United States. ALLISON - After a season of living dangerously, the North Butler Bearcats' claws should be nibbled down to nubs. The only other team to defeat 11-3 Cincinnati in 2019 was Ohio State. Females can delay implantation of an embryo. Even when sleeping, its tail is anchored securely around a branch. 5. We have to learn to cope with that. The Bearcats also will not play this week against Tulsa. [Takes deep, Group of Five-biased breath]. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement (updated 1/1/20) and Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement (updated 1/1/20) and Your California Privacy Rights. 6. "Binturong (Arctictis binturong)" (On-line), Arkive. Photo by Tassilo Rau, distributed under a CC BY-SA 3.0 license. After a 4-8 debut season spent cleaning up after Tommy Tuberville in 2017, Luke Fickell’s Bearcats have gone 27-5 since. * Both animals have thick fur to be able to thrive in cold environments. Scientists think this means binturongs are one of the approximately 100 mammal species capable of delayed implantation. In order to respect the joy these Bearcats are to watch, we have to maintain the aforementioned OH MY GOD CINCINNATI energy while embracing the cold reality that this sport’s championship designation system will absolutely not include them for recognition. It’s also worth noting this offense has enjoyed very long scoring drives — 75, 75, 70 and 90 yards against Memphis and 70, 72, 70 and 91 against SMU. Binturongs mate throughout the year, yet most births occur between January and March. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. What has a face like a cat, a body like a small bear, and a tail like a monkey? Y’ALL: The Bearcats are, without question, one of the most complete and balanced and impressive-looking and downright dangerous teams to come out of the G5 in this Playoff Era. The binturong's tail might be its most important climbing tool. They walk like bears. (2013). To revist this article, visit My Profile, then View saved stories. The Bearcats had just reclaimed their rhythm on both sides of the ball when Hollar returned from his injury on Oct. 23. WIRED is where tomorrow is realized. The Cincinnati Bearcats’ opponent this Saturday, the Houston Cougars, are an awfully talented team. The Bearcats came on strong at the end of the season and carried that momentum into the playoffs. The uncertainty … Similarities: * Both are mammals, warmblooded, born blind and raised on their mother’s milk. Though 2-2 overall, the Cougars are definitely a bowl caliber club. From Monday to Friday the college football season has been a grind of uncertainty and instability. We have to enjoy this for what it is while it happens, even if their inevitable eventual exclusion will be served up with the usual logicless smarm and a ticket to the Cotton or Fiesta or whatever indoor warehouse gets the G5 game, where they’ll track-meet some “sleepy” or “disinterested” P5 team while a two-loss Georgia gets smeared across the Sugar Bowl by Clemson. 9. Accessed July 18, 2013 at www.iucnredlist.org/details/full/41690/0. They smell like buttered popcorn. Pissing into an East Texas wind yields better results than trying to disabuse the committee in Dallas of their calcified ideas on competitive balance and strength of schedule. They are docile and probly why u wont see them often is because they are nocturnal. The Tigers beat UC twice in the span of seven days last season, (34-24 on Black Friday and 29-24 in the conference championship) to win the AAC and an at-large bid to the New Year’s Six bowls. Bearcats are not dangerous. Studies on the Binturongs (Arctictis binturong) in captivity at the Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Vandalur. Cincinnati doesn’t have a ranked team left on their schedule, and they don’t play a Power 5 team at all, despite juggling to land two superior G5’s (Army and BYU) post-pandemic to replace Nebraska on their original schedule (yes — 2020 robbed us of this G5 “city school” marching into Lincoln and beating the brakes off of Big Red). Left alone, they often pose no threat to humans, but in rare instances, bobcats can be dangerous. The 7th ranked Cincinnati Bearcats had their game last week against Temple cancelled due to Covid-19 and come into this game with an overall record of 8-0 after defeating the UCF Knights, 36-33, on November 21st. © 2020 Condé Nast. 2005. They’re really good, and they’re worth watching one Saturday. "Arctictis binturong" (On-line), Encyclopedia of Life. Which brings us to the real, sober task at hand. The Bearcats look like the next great Group of Five team left out of the postseason. As the COVID-19 pandemic reaches dangerous new levels nationwide, the White House Coronavirus Task Force acknowledged this week that state … “They are a dangerous team, with their personnel and their athletes,” Cronin said. This results in an ambling, side-to-side gait. Its tail is almost as long as its body and acts like another limb when climbing. Widmann, P., J. Created by Douglas Heyes. The impact of gut passage by Binturongs (Arctictis binturong) on seed germination. [Exhales Group Of Five energy loudly, slumps]. With Rod Taylor, Dennis Cole, Henry Darrow, John Anderson. With the culmination of the 2019-2020 season, the Cincinnati Bearcats were left with plenty of questions with unknown answers. Just like the old BCS. This isn’t an attack predicated on short fields or quick bursts. COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's overnight curfew will be extended into the new year, Gov. So far this season, they are winning by an average of over 27 points … 2008. The WIRED conversation illuminates how technology is changing every aspect of our lives—from culture to business, science to design. They're robust animals, growing to be 2-3 feet long (double that if you include the tail) and between 25 and 50 pounds. It is uncommon in much of its range, and has been assessed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List because of a declining population trend that is estimated at more than 30% since the mid 1980s. 3. What has a face like a cat, a body like a small bear, and a tail like a monkey? Their faces have slightly lighter fur and stiff, white whiskers that can reach up to 8 inches long. To humans, the smell is reminiscent of buttered popcorn, but to other binturongs it communicates that the area is occupied and they should move along. This is especially true for seeds of the strangler fig, which cannot germinate without assistance. Bearcats! I’m not gonna waste anyone’s time assembling a fact-based resume for a G5 team’s playoff inclusion. Arivazhagan, C. and K. Thiyagesan (2001). Binturongs live in the dense tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia and are not often spotted in the wild. Wildlife Biology, 11: 49-57. As usual, Heisman trophy candidate Zach Wilson and the BYU football teammates the head band-wearing quarterback shares a house with will be glued to their television sets Tuesday night. They are often mistaken for other cats, such as mountain lions or house cats, but tend to be about twice as big as a domestic cat and smaller than a mountain lion. Accessed July 18, 2013 at animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/accounts/Arctictis_binturong/. And if this year’s minefield of asterisks, cancellations and logical hiccups can’t allow for a team as solid as this Cincinnati team to play Alabama, it’s proof the system is a closed loop to the Group of Five. Weighing up to 44 pounds (20 kilograms), the bearcat’s bodylength can reach 38 inches (96 centimeters), and its tail alone nearly doubles its total length, as they can beup to 35 inches (89 centimeters). As it moves about, the binturong drags its tail, marking branches and foliage in its territory. 7. 6-ranked Cheraw Wolverines in conference play. On the night, Moore finished 4-for-11 passing with 65 yards and two touchdowns, but he was most dangerous on his feet, rushing for 87 yards on 12 carries and adding another touchdown. They are excellent climbers, moving slowly and cautiously through tree branches, aided by strong feet with semi-retractable claws. Binturongs also make lots of noises to communicate. On Friday Nov. 20, the Branson Bearcats beat the Walsh Eagles in the two teams’ second matchup of the season, after Branson fell to the Eagles 16-12 in week two. chalk to win the American Athletic Conference. Long ear tufts protrude from their small, rounded ears. The requisite kind of Chaos isn’t possible in this format, it’s not allowed. (all fields are required) In captivity, a binturong could enjoy dog food, leaf-eater biscuits, ground meat, carrots, yams, tomatoes, apples, bananas, and — their favorite, according to the San Diego Zoo — grapes. They are just about the size of a dog and suprisingly you can actually And besides, UCF has already played this scenario out: In 2018 the Knights went undefeated in the regular season and had one of their P5 games vs. UNC was cancelled (because of a hurricane, and they did also beat Pitt). Wired Science blogger Mary Bates shares some interesting facts about this funny critter. This family, which also contains civets and genets, is one of the most diverse of all carnivore families, covering 66 species distributed throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East, India, and Southeast Asia. www.arkive.org/binturong/arctictis-binturong/, The impact of gut passage by Binturongs (, Ranging, habitat use and activity patterns of binturong, Some notes on fig-eating by arboreal mammals in Malaysia, animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/accounts/Arctictis_binturong/. At the tip of the tail is a leathery patch for extra traction when gripping branches. is an American Western television series broadcast on the CBS television network during the fall 1971 television season. On Saturday, the Bearcats took total command on the American Athletic Conference, thumping Memphis 49-10. 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