Statt-us Update 4/15/19 – Today’s Headlines & More

Here’s a quick way to get caught up on what’s going on in the world. Everyday B-105’s StattMan puts together a collection of news stories that might impact the average person in Cincinnati. In no particular order. Nothing political or to heavy, just good country fun.

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UC names John Brannen new head basketball coach – John Brannen is the new head coach of UC basketball. Brannen, a Northern Kentucky native, led NKU to two NCAA Tournament appearances the last three seasons. “It’s truly an honor to take over such a storied program at the University of Cincinnati,” Brannen said. “The Cincinnati-northern Kentucky community is special to my family and we are happy to remain at home.” Go UC!!!

One billion Tuned In  for Season 8 Premiere of Game of Thrones

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 Premiere Leaked Early on DirecTV Now and Fans Lost It

DirecTV Now accidentally jumped the gun by releasing the first episode a full four hours before the set premiere time of 9 p.m. EST on Sunday. Customers of DirecTV Now got a notification around 5 p.m. EST (INSIDER saw the notification on an Apple watch and iPhone) letting them know the first episode of season eight was currently available. Fans were able to click in and play the entire episode, INSIDER confirmed, which has a current run time with previews of around an hour and five minutes.

Tiger Woods Won The 2019 Masters

Tiger Woods has won the Masters at a rainy Augusta National, finishing what was arguably the greatest career comeback in the history of golf.  His 10-year-old son, Charlie Axel, and his 11-year-old daughter, Sam Alexis. His children were among the first to greet him once his triumph was complete. Neither had been born when Woods basically ruled the sport. “To have my kids here, it’s come full circle,” he said after Sunday’s final round. “My dad was here in ’97, and now I’m the dad with two kids there.”

“It’s unreal for me to experience this,’’ Woods said in a television interview after his victory on Sunday. “It was one of the hardest I’ve ever had to win just because of what’s transpired the last couple of years.”