April 29, 2009
The University of Cincinnati football team has earned the No. 21 spot in Sports Illustrated's post-spring rankings compiled by SI.com's Andy Staples, a national college football writer.
The Bearcats, defending BIG EAST Conference Champions, are the only league team to appear in the rankings.
The complete rankings can be found HERE. UC went 11-3 during last year's historic run to the 75th FedEx Orange Bowl, earning a final national ranking of No. 17 in both the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches polls.
The 2009 team returns eight starters on offense, and one on defense, including seniors Tony Pike (QB), Jeff Linkenbach (OL) , and Aaron Webster (FS).
The Bearcats will open the 2009 season on Monday, Sept. 7, in a nationally-televised BIG EAST Conference road game against Rutgers at 4 p.m. on ESPN. Season ticket packages are available now by calling 1-877-CATS-TIX or visiting CATSTIX.com.