Aug. 22, 2010
CINCINNATI - The University of Cincinnati football team took a break from training camp Sunday, taking part in Meet The Team Day on a sunny day at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio.
The Bearcats paraded down International Street with head coach Butch Jones addressing the crowd on stage near the famous Eiffel Tower. The UC Pep Band, cheerleaders, dance team and the Bearcat helped lead a rally for UC fans in attendance.
UC players and coaches took part in an autograph session with fans and distributed posters, schedule cards and magnets and ticket materials for the upcoming season.
Following the autograph sessions, student-athletes, coaches and staff enjoyed the rides in the park before returning to the Higher Ground Conference & Retreat Center in West Harrison, Ind. Sunday evening.
Check out www.CoachButchJones.com for an inside look at the UC program through training camp and 365 days a year.
The Bearcats return to the practice field Monday, wrapping up the final few days 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.
UC will host a public season kickoff event at Dave & Buster's Tri-County location on Tuesday, Aug. 24, from 7-8:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Head coach Butch Jones, select football student athletes, and members of the football staff will be on hand to address the crowd and sign autographs. The UC spirit squad and Bearcat mascot will also be in attendance to greet fans, while the Bearcat Caravan will be on site with great giveaways for UC fans. Dave and Busters Tri-County location (1775 Commons Drive, Springdale, Ohio, 45246 (513) 671-5501) has served as the preferred away-game watch party location throughout the 2008 and 2009 seasons.
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.