Week Ahead: Calendar Full Of Home Action Basketball teams each host pair; swimming, tennis also play in Queen City
Mick Cronin's Bearcats host Rutgers and West Virginia this week.
Jan. 23, 2011
By Megan Roehm
Here's what's going on this week in UC sports:
The No. 25 men's basketball team will host Rutgers at 9 p.m. Wednesday at Fifth Third Arena. The Bearcats will then take on West Virginia at 8 p.m. Saturday at Fifth Third Arena. Both games will be televised on Fox Sports Ohio/BIG EAST Network, and on the radio on 700WLW. Cincinnati is 17-3 overall and tied for eighth in the BIG EAST at 4-3 BIG EAST.
The women's basketball team will host No. 13/18 DePaul at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Fifth Third Arena. They will then take on No. 2 Connecticut at 2 p.m. Sunday, also at Fifth Third Arena. The Bearcats are 8-10 and tied for 12th in the BIG EAST at 1-5.
The swimming and diving team will compete in a tri-meet against Kentucky and Virginia Tech at 1 p.m. Saturday at Keating Aquatics Center in Cincinnati.
The women's tennis team will take on Miami (Ohio) at 6 p.m. Friday at the Western Tennis & Fitness Club in Cincinnati. UC will then match up against Indiana at 4 p.m. Sunday in Bloomington, Ind. The Bearcats are 0-2 on the year.
The pole vaulters will represent UC Track and Field at the Pole Vault Summit Friday and Saturday in Reno, Nev.
9 p.m. Wednesday: UC vs. Rutgers, Fifth Third Arena Gametracker | Fox Sports Ohio/BIG EAST Network | 700 WLW
8 p.m. Saturday: UC vs. West Virginia, Fifth Third Arena Gametracker | Fox Sports Ohio/BIG EAST Network | 700 WLW
1 p.m. Saturday: UC vs. Kentucky & Virginia Tech, Keating Aquatics Center
6 p.m. Friday: UC vs. Miami (Ohio), Western Tennis & Fitness Club
4 p.m. Sunday: UC at Indiana, Bloomington, Ind.
TRACK & FIELD
Friday-Saturday: Pole Vault Summit, Reno, Nev.
In case you missed it:
Tickets are now available for the baseball team's 2011 season debut at the third annual BIG EAST-Big Ten Challenge, Feb. 18-20, in the St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Fla. area at www.bigeastbigtenbaseballchallenge.com. The Bearcats open the Challenge against Ohio State on Feb. 18 at Al Lang Field in St. Petersburg. They follow up the opener with games vs. Illinois (Feb. 19) and Michigan State (Feb. 20), both at the Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater. The Challenge will feature eight teams from each conference playing in 24 games over three days to open the college baseball season. An all-tournament pass, which provides access to all 24 games, can be purchased for $25. Individual day passes are available for $10 and admit a spectator to all games at all venues for that day.
The women's swimming and diving team tallied 549 points to take the top spot at the Kenyon Quad meet, Saturday on the second day of competition at the Kenyon Aquatic Center. The women held off Oakland University (507) and finished ahead of Kenyon (490), and Ashland University (164). The men's squad placed fourth with 190.5 points. Oakland (672) took the top spot, followed by Kenyon (525), and Ashland (200.5).