The Bengal Beat

Are Sports Essential?

During this time, the stadiums are empty waiting for sports to resume (Photo courtesy of Jacob Smith).

Tyler Davidson, Reporter

May 26, 2020

In the times we are currently in, many people have found themselves with hours of free time and are unsure what to do with themselves. On top of that, many people are under the shelter in place order, so we cannot go out.This leaves many people looking for entertainment, but many televised events can n...

NFL Draft First Round Review

The Cincinnati Bengals selected their franchise signal caller with the number pick. Welcome to the Jungle, Joe Burrow (Photo courtesy of Derek Ho).

Matson Montilla, Reporter

May 21, 2020

Each year, 252 college football players are selected in the NFL Draft. No matter what number pick they are, they have all achieved one of the biggest accomplishments, being drafted. The players that are projected to be the best are selected in the first round. I will break down each teams’ first round...

NFL Mock Draft 2020

The draft is the transfusion of new talent into the league and I will be predicting how it will go (Photo courtesy of Tyler Davidson).

Tyler Davidson, Reporter

April 20, 2020

In this article, I will be making predictions for how I believe the NFL Draft will happen. I will be making these predictions based off of team needs, their free agency moves, past draft strategies, and current rumors. I will not be making trades, even though some will certainly be made. With that, the...

Coronavirus in Sports

Marques Ford, NFL Draft Prospect, is one of the many examples of players who have had a difficult time preparing for the NFL Draft due to the cancellation of most facilities and camps because of the Coronavirus (Photo courtesy of Marques Ford).

Matson Montilla, Reporter

April 9, 2020

The NBA is over. March Madness is not a thing. The NHL and MLB is postponed. The NFL Offseason is falling apart. Sports are nonexistent. We can thank the coronavirus for this. With the increased risk of people contracting the coronavirus, all sports have been canceled for a temporary period since it i...

A Score for Charlotte Soccer

David Tepper fulfills his promise to bring an MLS team to Charlotte after purchasing the 30th expansion team (Photo courtesy of Tyler Davidson).

Tyler Davidson, Reporter

March 3, 2020

After buying the Carolina Panthers from former owner Jerry Richardson, David Tepper had something to say about Charlotte sports in his introductory press conference. He wanted to bring an Major League Soccer (MLS) team to Charlotte. Now, less than two years after that statement, Tepper has fulfilled...


Kobe Bryant was so much more than a basketball player; he was an inspiration (Photo courtesy of Camden Streifel).

Matson Montilla, Reporter

February 26, 2020

Kobe. When you hear this name, many things may flash through your head, including legend, star, hero, MVP, GOAT, father, husband, friend, enemy, competitor, and so many more. Kobe Bean Bryant, unfortunately, passed away on January 26, 2020, in a helicopter accident. Although we may have lost him physically...

Do you know Joe?

Everybody doubted Burrow, but he blocked out the noise. Now he’s a National Champion (Photo courtesy of Instagram, photo credit to colinovermanedits).

Matson Montilla, Reporter

February 7, 2020

Many people know Joe Burrow as a Heisman trophy winner, a National Champion, a cocky player, and a future number one draft pick in the NFL. Although all of these are true statements, the truth is: Joe Burrow is just a confident person who came from humble beginnings. On December 10, 1996, Joe Burrow was born in...

Bringing Back the Buzz

The Hornets’ developing young talent has started to shine and the future could be a bright one for the Hornets (Photo courtesy of Matson Montilla).

Tyler Davidson, Reporter

February 6, 2020

During the offseason, the Hornets were projected to be one of the worst teams in the National Basketball League (NBA) after losing their best player, Kemba Walker. Most analysts saw the Hornets’ roster as one without stars and filled with developing young talent and old veterans on big contracts. ...

Riverboat Ron Gone

After nine years as the head coach for the Panthers, Ron Rivera has been fired and the team is moving in a new direction (Photo courtesy of Instagram, photo credits to @NFLParadise).

Tyler Davidson, Reporter

January 15, 2020

After coaching the Carolina Panthers for nine years, the Panthers have fired head coach Ron Rivera. Rivera had a 76-63-1 record as the head coach of the Carolina Panthers. He was the winningest head coach in Panthers history. Rivera led the team to a Super Bowl appearance after the 2015 season, and he a...

Colin, Contracts, and Controversy

Colin Kaepernick was given a second chance of a lifetime, but the question is: what was the true meaning behind it all?(Photo courtesy of Amer Karic- Vision Globe Design)

Matson Montilla, Reporter

December 16, 2019

Colin Kapernick was last seen in the National Football League (NFL) three years ago. Since then he has been very active in the equal rights movement, but he has also attempted to come back to the NFL. On November 16, 2019, Kaepernick conducted a 40-minute tryout in front of eight NFL scouts and the media to try to entice teams to pick him up. Althou...

Pay for Play

The NCAA is faced with the decision on how to handle paying athletes (Photo courtesy of Tyler Davidson).

Tyler Davidson, Reporter

November 28, 2019

College football is the bridge between high school football and the world of professional football in the National Football League, but college football as we know it has started to change. There has been a push to pay players, but the NCAA has remained strong in their belief that players should not ...

(N)othing (B)ut F(A)cts Award Show

Many players and teams are deserving to make a push for awards and winning the finals, but only few will have the chance to (Photo courtesy of Matson Montilla).

Matson Montilla, Reporter

November 27, 2019

With the NBA (National Basketball Association) season underway, I always enjoy predicting who will win the end of the season awards. Thus, it lead me to write this article for everyone to read about my award picks, and so when I predict them all correctly. It will be written in ink. Now let’s get down to...

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