The American Releases Football's 2014 Opponents

Feb. 12, 2014

CINCINNATI - American Athletic Conference commissioner Mike Aresco has announced the league opponents and game sites for the 2014 University of Cincinnati football season.

The Bearcats will face East Carolina, Houston, Memphis and USF at Paul Brown Stadium in downtown Cincinnati. The one-year move to PBS was necessary due to the start of the $86-million Nippert Stadium Renovation & Expansion Project.

UC's 2014 road matchups are against UConn, SMU, Temple and Tulane, sending the Bearcats to East Hartford, Conn., Dallas, Texas, Philadelphia, Pa. and New Orleans, La., respectively.

The 2014 conference schedule will produce 44 regular-season games, with each of The American's 11 teams playing eight intraconference contests. Each team will have four home games and four away games.

East Carolina, Tulane and Tulsa all join The American for 2014. The 2014 schedule model was approved the league's athletic directors before the start of the 2013 season.

The complete 2014 schedule will be announced at a later date.

Cincinnati finished the 2013 season with a 9-4 mark in Head Coach Tommy Tuberville's first season. The Bearcats are scheduled to begin the NCAA allowed 15-practice spring session on Feb. 28, 2014.