Week Ahead: Volleyball Chasing BIG EAST Tournament Title Men's basketball opens regular season
Stephanie Niemer and the Bearcats are the No. 1 seed in the BIG EAST Tournament.
Nov. 14, 2010
By Megan Roehm
This is a look at what's coming up this week in UC sports:
The men's basketball team will kick off the 2010-11 regular season with a home game against Mount St. Mary's at 7 p.m. Monday at Fifth Third Arena. The Bearcats then take on IPFW in another home game at 1 p.m. Saturday. Both games will be televised on Fox Sports Ohio and broadcast on 700 WLW.
The women's basketball team will host Robert Morris at 2 p.m. Sunday at Fifth Third Arena. The Bearcats are 2-0 this season.
The football team will take on Rutgers in the Black Out game at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Nippert Stadium. The game will be televised on the BIG EAST Network (locally on WKRC-TV) and on the radio on 700 WLW. Fans are encouraged to wear black. The Bearcats are 3-6 (1-3 BIG EAST).
The swimming and diving team will participate in the Purdue Invitational Friday through Sunday in West Lafayette, Ind.
The No. 19 women's volleyball team will compete in the BIG EAST Tournament this weekend in Pittsburgh, Pa. The top-seeded Bearcats will face USF in quarterfinal play at 12:30 p.m. on Friday. UC will take a 26-4 record into the tournament after finishing 13-1 in the BIG EAST.
The baseball team will play in their annual Red/Black World Series this weekend at Marge Schott Stadium. Game one will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, followed by game two at 6:30 p.m. Friday and game three at 1 p.m. Sunday.
7 p.m. Monday: UC vs. Mount St. Mary's, Fifth Third Arena Gametracker | Fox Sports Ohio | 700 WLW
1 p.m. Saturday: UC vs. IPFW, Fifth Third Arena Gametracker | Fox Sports Ohio | 700 WLW
The baseball team released its 2011 season schedule last week. The schedule includes a trip to Florida for the BIG EAST/Big Ten Baseball Challenge and 28 home games. UC begins the season with the BIG EAST/Big Ten Challenge in the St. Petersburg/Clearwater area Feb. 18-20. UC kicks off its home schedule with three straight three-game series' versus Youngstown State March 4-6. Click here for the full 2011 schedule.
The men's basketball team signed four players to national letters of intent for the 2011-12 season. Joining the Bearcats will be Shaquille Thomas (Paterson, N.J./NIA Prep School), Jermaine Sanders (Far Rockaway, N.Y./Rice), Octavius Ellis (Memphis, Tenn./Whitehaven), and Ge'Lawn Guyn (Georgetown, Ky./Scott County).
The cross country team's junior Eric Finanfinished in first place overall last Saturday, at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Cross Country Championships at the Katke-Cousins Golf Course on the campus of Oakland University. Finan finished the men's 10k run in 30:25.4 minutes, propelling the UC men's team to a ninth-place finish with 277 points after being projected to finish 12th. The Cincinnati women's team ended the day in 20th place, with a 550-point tally.