The Week Ahead: New AD, Men's Soccer Senior Night Highlight Week

Oct. 23, 2011

By Lindsay Brash

This week sees UC welcoming a new Director of Athletics and men's soccer, men's golf and women's golf close out the season, here's this weeks schedule:

  • On Monday, the University of Cincinnati welcomes Whit Babcock as the university's Athletic Director. Babcock comes to UC from the University of Missouri and will be introduced as the A.D. at 2 p.m. on Monday. A live stream of the press conference can be seen right here on gobearcats. A starting date has not yet been announced.
  • Women's golf opens up the second day of competition on Monday at the Pat Bradley Invitational. The tournament, which is taking place in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl., teed off on Sunday at the Pelican Preserve Golf Club. The Bearcats will finish the invitational on Tuesday, closing out the season as well.

  • Women's volleyball looks to keep the longest home winning streak alive when they battle cross-town rival Xavier on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. ET. The match will serve as the team's Cancer Awareness Game. The first 75 fans in the door of Fifth Third Arena will receive a free pink Adidas bag. Fans planning to attend will have to opportunity to donate to the UC Barrett Cancer Center and are also encouraged to wear pink. On Sunday, the team travels to Tampa, Fl. to play the University of South Florida. The match is set for 2 p.m. ET.

  • Men's soccer closes out the season with games against South Florida on Wednesday and St. Johns on Saturday. The team will travel to Tampa, Fl. for a 7:30 p.m. ET match. The Bearcats will return home on Saturday to close out the season. They will battle St. Johns at Gettler Stadium, for a 7 p.m. kickoff. It is senior night at the game and will be a whiteout. The first 50 fans in the gate will receive a free UC t-shirt.

  • The men's golf team closes out their fall season at the Cabo Invitational in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The team tees off on Thursday, closing out the tournament on Saturday.

  • Cross Country heads to the BIG EAST Conference Championship on Saturday. The meet takes place all day in Louisville, Ky. at the E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park.

  • Football has a bye week before traveling to Pittsburgh on November 5. The Bearcats moved into the Top 25 after their thrilling win at USF. The team is No. 23 in this week's USA Today Coaches Poll and No. 24 in the Associated Press poll.

This Week's Schedule
Women's Golf

  • All day, Monday: UC at Pat Bradley Invitational, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.
  • All day, Tuesday: UC at Pat Bradley Invitational, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.

Women's Volleyball

  • 7:30 p.m., Tuesday: UC vs. Xavier, Fifth Third Arena, Cancer Awareness Game
  • 2 p.m., Sunday: UC at USF, Tampa, Fla.

Men's Soccer

  • 7:30 p.m., Wednesday: UC at USF, Tampa, Fla.
  • 7 p.m., Saturday: UC vs. St. Johns, Gettler Stadium, senior night and whiteout

Men's Golf

  • All day, Thursday: UC at Cabo Invitational, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • All day, Friday: UC at Cabo Invitational, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • All day, Saturday: UC at Cabo Invitational, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Cross Country

  • All day, Saturday: UC at BIG EAST Conference Championship, Louisville, Ky.

Last week's results:

  • The women's golf team won the UD Invitational title on Tuesday. The Bearcats, with rounds of 303-302=605, posted a 15-shot victory over second place IUPUI. Olivia Dose won the event crown after going into a one-hole playoff with Lindsey Lammers from Detroit Mercy. Dose recorded rounds of 76-71=147. The Bearcats traveled to Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. on Sunday for the Pat Bradley Invitational, where they sit in eighth place after the first round.

  • The football team became the first BIG EAST team to be bowl eligible after their thrilling 37-34 win on the road at USF. The Bearcats were down 34-30 with 1:27 remaining in the game, which was enough time for the Bearcats to produce a winning drive. Quarterback Zack Collaros scored the final touchdown in the game with a 2-yard run into the end zone. The win moved the Bearcats to 6-1 on the season, placing them in the top 25.