Practice 13 In The Books For Football As Spring Game Approaches

April 21, 2009

Coach Kelly Video | Bearcat Bowl III Information

CINCINNATI - The University of Cincinnati football team continued the march towards Bearcat Bowl III on April 25, holding its 13th spring workout, Tuesday at Nippert Stadium. The team worked in a number of weather conditions, as it alternated from sunny skies, to clouds, to rain, and even a brief period of hail.

Following some field-goal unit work to open practice, the team moved into a number of individual position drills. Later practice periods saw 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 sessions with specific work on red zone and short yardage packages.

Looking back over the past three weeks, head coach Brian Kelly is pleased with the direction of the team heading into the final two workouts of the spring.

"I've got a better feel for our football team," Kelly said. "We've had three good weeks this spring. We know our strengths and weaknesses as we head into our summer conditioning.

"I think we've got some very good depth in certain areas, particularly the defensive line. I feel much better about where we are at the cornerback position. On the offensive side of the ball, our offensive line is better and the ability to run the ball. We've got a number of weapons at both wide receiver and running back. So there are some things we can take away from the last three weeks that are pretty positive."

View Coach Kelly's complete interview with HERE.

Bearcat Bowl III, set to kick off at 7 p.m. on April 25 at Nippert, is the marquee event of Bearcats Pride Day, a celebration of UC Athletics on Saturday. Other events include a football clinic, baseball game, athletics garage sale, and a soccer match. View complete information on Bearcats Pride Day HERE.



Saturday is also the renewal deadline for season ticket deposits, ticket payments, UCATS pledges, and 2009 football renewals/seat improvement requests. All patrons that renew their season tickets by Bearcat Bowl III will receive a display replica of the 2008 BIG EAST Championship ring.

UC Athletics is offering all patrons the opportunity to purchase 2009 season tickets at the current price and lock in that price for the 2010 season. Ticket purchases and new deposits can be made online at or by calling 1-877-CATS-TIX. Deposits allow fans to hold their spot in line and wait until they select their seats after May 11 to pay in full.

Fans can renew online at or by calling the Athletics Ticket Office at 1-877-CATS-TIX. Those wishing to renew in person can do so between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The ticket office is located on the fourth floor of the Richard E. Lindner Center next to Nippert Stadium.

Account Executives will be available April 25 from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Athletics Ticket Office inside the Richard E. Lindner Center to help season ticket holders renew their tickets or purchase new season ticket plans.

All seats not renewed by current season ticket holders will be released to general public.

The 2009 home schedule is one of the best-ever slates at Nippert Stadium, featuring home matchups with Connecticut, Fresno State, Illinois, Louisville, Southeast Missouri State, and West Virginia.