Dec. 10, 2007
CINCINNATI -- The University of Cincinnati already has a large contingent of Bearcats football fans, and they are showing their support by reserving 21 buses to travel to see the 2007 Papajohns.com Bowl. Fans interested in joining one of many groups heading south to Birmingham, Ala. to watch the Bearcats in their sixth bowl game in eight years against the University of Southern Mississippi.
Included in the 21 charters buses are six dedicated for UC Students. The UC Foundation, Alumni Affairs and Alumni Office are all working hand-in-hand to cultivate even greater support for the Bearcats at the Papajohns.com Bowl.
Tickets for the Papajohns.com Bowl are $30 and are available on-line at www.GoBEARCATS.com via the Bowl Central page. Fans and UC Students have a variety of travel options to choose, including same-day and two-day (Friday-Saturday) airplane charters as well as a two-day bus trip. Bearcats' fans interested in traveling to Birmingham for the entire week of bowl festivities should contact Joel Pieper at Provident Travel (800) 323-9230 for customized packages.
In 2007, the Bearcats ended the regular season at 9-3 overall and third in the BIG EAST Conference with a 4-3 record. They defeated three Top 25 teams this season, including wins at then-No. 20 USF, No. 21 Rutgers and at home against No. 16 Connecticut.
The all-time series between Cincinnati and Southern Miss. is knotted, at 7-7. The two sides have not tangled since Gino Guidugli led UC to a 52-24 win over No. 21-rated USM in Hattiesburg, Miss. on Nov. 6, 2004.
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