April 12, 2008
CINCINNATI -- For the first time, the University of Cincinnati's annual spring football game will be televised. The Ohio News Network (ONN) will air Bearcat Bowl II statewide live on April 26, through its network of cable carriers.
The voice of GoBEARCATS.com, Tom Gelehrter is set to make the play-by-play call and long-time UC radio analyst Jim Kelly, Jr., will be providing color commentary for UC's spring showcase event. Kickoff for the second annual Bearcat Bowl is 7 p.m.
Bearcat Bowl II is the culmination of Cincinnati's 15 permissible spring workouts by the NCAA. UC has evenly divided its 92 players into two teams for the intrasquad contest. Bearcat Bowl II, is scheduled to be a 60-minute football game.
ONN launched its 24-hour news service in May 1997, becoming the first statewide news channel in the country. The channel is seen in the markets of Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, and Toledo. ONN brings to Ohio a revolutionary approach to television news and the media industry: a comprehensive, 24-hour service covering the localism of each town and city and the regionalism of an entire state. Check with your local cable carrier for availability of ONN in your area.
UC returns 16 starters and 44 letterwinners from the 2007 squad that proved to be one of the most successful in the history of UC football. Cincinnati earned its first appearance in the final Associated Press Poll finishing the year at No. 17 after winning 10 games for the first time since 1951 and capping the year with a 31-21 victory in the Papajohns.com Bowl.
Season tickets for the 2008 Cincinnati football season are available by logging on to www.CATSTIX.com or by contacting the UC Athletics Ticket Office toll-free at 1-877-CATS-TIX.