April 3, 2012
The University of Cincinnati will host Bearcat Bowl VI presented by Fifth Third Bank, the annual spring football game, at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 14, 2012 in historic Nippert Stadium.
The game, which features the 2011 BIG EAST Conference and AutoZone Liberty Bowl Champions, will showcase a fan-friendly and competitive preview of the 2012 UC squad.
The 90-minute session is a free event, open to all fans.
Fans will witness the Red and Black Scrimmage as the offense battles the defense. The contest will feature four 12-minute quarters, regular clock stoppages in the first half, running clock in the second half with a 10-minute halftime.
The day will also serve as a Celebration of Champions, recognizing the 2011 BIG EAST and Liberty Bowl Champions prior to kickoff. The Department of Athletics will unveil BIG EAST and Liberty Bowl Championship banners inside the stadium.
The spring game culminates a full day of activities on campus celebrating Bearcat Bowl VI and Fan Fest. The day gets started with a Youth Football Mini Camp from 12-2:30 p.m. in Nippert.
The free youth mini-camp is for players up to eighth grade from 12:30-2 p.m. on the Bearcats home turf in historic Nippert Stadium. The clinic will be led by Head Coach Butch Jones, his staff and selected student-athletes.
Registration for the mini-camp begins at 11:30 a.m. under the overhang in the north end zone at field level.
Following the mini-camp, football student-athletes will be on hand to sign autographs inside the Fan Fest on Sheakley Lawn.
The Bearcats Fan Zone will be open from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on Sheakley Lawn, featuring activities for Bearcats fans young and old. The Victory Plaza Stage will feature live music throughout the event and football student-athletes will sign autographs for fans from 2:15-2:45 p.m. Other featured events include a dunk tank, inflatable games, cornhole, a Bearcats Kids Club coloring contest, face painting and an opportunity to meet Bearcat and the cheerleaders. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
UC will also hold the Bearcat Gear Super Sale, a public sale of new and vintage equipment, uniforms and apparel.