Aug. 14, 2010
Week 1 Sights & Sounds
WEST HARRISON, Ind. - The University of Cincinnati football team returned to the field Saturday, holding a pair of workouts at the Higher Ground Conference & Retreat Center in West Harrison, Ind.
The morning workout was in shells and under cloudy humid skies as temperatures remained in the 90s. The team returned to the field at 5:45 p.m. practicing for two hours in full pads to close out the day.
The No. 1 offense was clicking with quarterback Zach Collaros completing some well placed passes to receivers Marcus Barnett and Vidal Hazelton during 11-on-11 in the red zone.
The special teams received some heavy focus as well as the kickoff, kickoff return, punt, and field goal units all seeing work during the morning session. Patrick O'Donnell looks to take over the No. 1 punter role after kicking in a handful of games a year ago. Jacob Rogers, who handled all kicking duties in 2009, will focus on kickoff, field goal, and extra point duties. The senior has been consistently hitting kicks from the 50-yard range through the first week of camp.
The evening session featured a number of individual position group work, and emphasis on special teams and extended periods in 11-on-11 and 7-on-7.
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The Bearcats will take the day off from practice Sunday, before returning to the field Monday for a single practice at Higher Ground. UC is scheduled to return to campus on the morning of Aug. 26. All practices at Higher Ground are closed to the general public.
KINGS ISLAND MEET THE TEAM EVENT ON SUNDAY, AUG. 22 FROM 1-3 P.M.
On Sunday, Aug. 22, head coach Butch Jones and the two-time defending BIG EAST Champions will make the trek to Kings Island for their annual "Meet the Team Day." Beginning at 12:45 pm, the team will walk down International Street and will take part in a program on the main stage underneath the Eiffel Tower. Following the short program, student-athletes will take part in an autograph session until 3 p.m.
UC fans looking to attend the "Meet the Team" Days at Kings Island can purchase discounted tickets for $29.99 ($20 off the regular price) on the Kings Island website. NOTE: Discounted tickets must be purchased online prior to the day of the event.
The Bearcats open the 2010 season on Saturday, Sept. 4 at Fresno State. Kickoff is scheduled for 10 p.m. ET and the game will be televised on ESPN2. UC will open the home schedule on Sept. 11 against Indiana State at noon inside Nippert Stadium. Call 1-877-CATS-TIX or visit CATSTIX.com to reserve your season tickets today.