Established in 1885, the Cincinnati Bearcats are one of the oldest football teams in American sports history. Known as one of the fastest-growing football programs in the nation, the Cincinnati Bearcats have given their fans plenty to rave over the past few decades. Part of the NCAA Division I Program, the Cincinnati Bearcats have obtained five conference titles, and have advanced to two Bowl Championship Series'(BCS) leaving an impressive track record in their wake. Nippert Stadium is where the Bearcats call home, housing over 40,000 loyal onlookers in the newly expanded historic venue. The Cincinnati Bearcats are known for having pumped out several NFL draft recruits including Brig Owens, Greg Cook, Trent Cole, and Ron Kostelnik. The game played against Cincinnati’s long-standing rival Miami Redhawks this season is sure to please, marking the team’s rivalry as one of the longest in NCAA Division I history. Grab your Cincinnati Bearcats tickets at StubHub.
Who are some of the Bearcats’ most notable coaches?
The Cincinnati Bearcats have had several coaches worthy of mention over the past few decades. Sid Gillman was coach to the Bearcats in 1949 and led the team to winning three American Conference Championships and two Bowl Games in six seasons. He later left to begin his career as a pro coach for the NFL team, the Los Angeles Rams. Brian Kelly, coach from 2006-2009, led the team toward becoming the No.3 team in BSC Standings. He later left the team in a controversial split to serve as coach for the Notre Dame in 2010. Butch Jones was also once head coach when the team earned its win in a Big East Championship and again with its Liberty Bowl win in 2011.
Who are some of the Bearcats’ most notable players?
There are many notable players that currently hail as Cincinnati Bearcat alumni. Brig Owens starred as the quarterback, half-back, and punter for the university until he was drafted by the NFL in 1965 by the Dallas Cowboys. He later went on to become associate executive director in the Player’s Association and subsequently for the NFL. Greg Cook is another notable team player. Though his football career was short-lived due to injury, he had great potential, especially considering his average of over 9 yards per pass attempt and 15 touchdown passes. Trent Cole also hails from the University of Cincinnati and was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2005. Since then, he has been selected as a two-time Pro Bowl recipient and has earned one All-Pro designation in 2009.
Who is the Cincinnati Bearcats’ current head coach?
A former player and assistant coach to the Ohio State Buckeyes in 2002, Luke Fickell has been the Cincinnati Bearcats’ current head coach since 2016. He is the university’s 42nd football coach and has 18 years of coaching experience under his belt. Over the course of that time, he has seen 12 of his players go to the NFL and was named “Top Recruiter” by ESPN.
Do the Bearcats’ have any historical rivalries?
One of the oldest rivalries in the NCAA Division I Football Program is the ongoing feud between the Miami Redhawks and Cincinnati Bearcats. The two teams first squared off in 1888, marking the game as the first-ever college football game played in the state of Ohio.
How much are Cincinnati Bearcat tickets?
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What is the Bearcats’ schedule this year?
The Bearcats will play August 29th, September 7th, 14th, 28th, October 4th, 12th, 19th, and November 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 29th. See the Cincinnati Bearcats’ full schedule at StubHub.Back to Top