Feb. 10, 2012
CINCINNATI – Dates for the remaining two football games in a multi-year agreement between the University of Cincinnati and Ohio State University have been set. Ohio State will host UC in Columbus on Sept. 27, 2014, and Sept. 8, 2018.
“(UC and Ohio State) have worked jointly to nail down the dates for the last two games in an agreement that reaches back several seasons,” said UC deputy director of athletics Bob Arkeilpane. “We both had to work through conference realignment issues and how that impacted our scheduling. But now we can mark down on our calendars the next meetings between the Bearcats and the Buckeyes.”
UC football has marked the most successful period in its history as it enters its 125th year. The 2011 Bearcats were 10-3, were nationally ranked in the end-of-season polls and claimed five trophies: BIG EAST Conference champions, Liberty Bowl champions, and rivalry trophies against Miami University, the University of Louisville and the University of Pittsburgh. The Bearcats also swept the BIG EAST post-season honors with Butch Jones being named Coach of the Year, Isaiah Pead as Offensive Player of the Year, Derek Wolfe as Co-Defensive Player of the Year and J.K. Schaffer as Scholar-Athlete of the Year. No other institution had previously earned all four awards in one year. Further, 23 Bearcats earned Academic All-BIG EAST honors. Following the 2012 signing day, The Sporting News named UC’s class as the best in the BIG EAST.