Aug. 17, 2010
Fabini Interview | Coach Jones Interview | Jefferson Ave. Sports Complex Webcam
WEST HARRISON, Ind. - The University of Cincinnati football team held a pair of workouts Tuesday, its second two-a-day session, at the Higher Ground Conference & Retreat Center in West Harrison, Ind.
The weather has taken a turn for the better over the past two days, featuring sunny skies and temperatures in the 80s, a welcome change after the heat during week one of camp.
Some of UC's front-line players were held out of major action this morning as the coaching staff wanted to get more repetitions for the second and third string. Quarterbacks Chazz Anderson and Brendon Kay saw the majority of the play during 11-on-11 and wideout Marcus Barnett saw some extended action as well.
Jason Fabini (1994-97), a former letterwinner and longtime NFL player, visited practice today. Click the video link above for an interview with Fabini.
Former letterwinner Richard Morgan (1962-64) was also a special guest at practice. Morgan was the winner of an auction item to spend a day at Higher Ground with the football team. The auction took place following the annual Lettermen's Weekend Golf Outing during the spring. Morgan attended both practices, had lunch and dinner with the team, and sat in on a position group meeting and team meeting.
The Bearcats will scrimmage Wednesday at the start of practice.
Dr. Lawrence Johnson, Dean of the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services, cooked dinner for the team on Monday night. Dr. Johnson, an award-winning chef, made several dishes, including chicken cacciatore, pasta, homemade meatballs and Italian sausage, and cheese garlic bread.
If you haven't checked out the Jefferson Avenue Sports Complex web cam lately, please click on the link above. The installation of the turf has begun and the 100-yard field is moving towards completion.
Check out www.CoachButchJones.com for an inside look at the UC program through training camp and 365 days a year.
team will have a single practice Wednesday before practicing twice Thursday, once Friday and Saturday 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.