UConn-Cincinnati warmups

Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett

CINCINNATI -- I spent a while watching Tony Pike in warmups.

The Bearcats quarterback has a brace on his left arm, but it's not immediately visible since he's wearing long, black sleeves. You can tell that his left arm is bulkier than the right though, and the brace is poking out of the sleeve at his wrist.

Other than that, Pike looked fine. He was taking snaps without any apparent problems. Again, I don't expect him to play unless Zach Collaros gets hurt or falters, but it looks like he'll be ready just in case.

Cincinnati is wearing its all black uniforms. That's a popular color these days, but luckily for the Bearcats, they don't have to change their school color scheme to pull off the look.