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Diamond Club and 1200 Club: Winter Events a Success

In early February, members of the UC Football 1200 Club and UC Baseball’s Diamond Club took part in a historic couple of days, participating in two events to benefit each program.

On Friday, February 8, Diamond Club members, along with former players, parents and guests of the Cincinnati Reds and UC Baseball, sold out the third annual First Pitch Reception at the Riverfront Club at Great American Ball Park.

After enjoying appetizers and drinks, guests participated in a number of silent auctions to win UC and Reds memorabilia, with all proceeds going to the UC Baseball program.

Additionally, UC Director of Athletics Whit Babcock, Head Baseball Coach Brian Clearly and Cincinnati Reds Chief Operating Officer Phillip J. Castellini were all on hand to make a very exciting announcement for the Reds, UC and the city of Cincinnati: UC will play in the first ever collegiate baseball game at Great American Ballpark, Saturday, April 6th against the University of Louisville.

“The opportunity for our students, fans, and alumni to see our baseball team play at Great American Ball Park is special,” Babcock said. “It is a reward for our student-athletes, a great recruiting tool and shows the region that UC is fully committed to excellence in not only football and men’s basketball, but our Olympic sports as well.  We want the UC brand aligned with the Reds brand in this city. We’re proud of that. We’re grateful to the Castellini family and Hamilton County for allowing us the opportunity to showcase our baseball program in such an outstanding venue.”

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Earlier in the week, on Wednesday, February 6, the UC Football Program hosted a signing day dinner for the third year in a row, and for the first time with new Head Coach Tommy Tuberville.

The night kicked off with an exclusive 1200 Club member cocktail hour and meet & greet with the new members of the UC football coaching staff. 

Dinner and silent auctions took place after the meet & greet, with UC coaches and staff sitting amongst the members of the 1200 Club.
Tuberville and his staff – including Big12 Conference football recruiter of the year and UC Associate Head Coach Robert Prunty  –  provided an exclusive and in depth overview of each of UC’s 22 football players that signed with the Bearcats on National Signing Day. 

Tuberville, Prunty and the rest of UC’s staff assembled the majority of UC’s recruiting class in less than two months, after Tuberville was announced as UC’s newest head coach in early December.


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