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    2009 Spring Practice
      Tuesday, March 31

    Football Opens Spring Practice With Tuesday Workout

    The University of Cincinnati football team, defending BIG EAST Champions, opened up spring football Tuesday, with the first of 15 practices on the turf at Nippert Stadium.

    Spring practices concludes with BEARCAT BOWL III, set to take place at Nippert Stadium on April 25.

    Marcus Barnett saw time with the defensive backs, intercepting a pass and returning it for a touchdown. Barnett is one of several players at new positions on the opening day of spring practice. Craig Carey, Demetrius Jones, and Marcus Waugh all had reps at linebacker. Read More

      Wednesday, April 1

    Day Two Of Spring Practice In The Books For Football

    The University of Cincinnati football team held a two-hour workout on the Nippert Stadium turf Wednesday, marking the second of its 15 spring practices.

    The sun was out as the Bearcats ran through a myriad of drills with emphasis on 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 sessions. The tight ends group spent time working with the offensive line on blocking techniques, and the special teams got in some work on field goals early in the session. Read More

      Friday, April 3

    Football Back In Pads On Day Three Of Spring Practice

    The University of Cincinnati football donned full pads for the first time since the FedEx Orange Bowl on New Year's Day for a two-hour workout Friday under overcast skies at Nippert Stadium.

    The workout, the third of UC's allotted 15 for the spring, featured live hitting, individual position drills, and a spirited 11-on-11 session to close out the workout.

    Head coach Brian Kelly was pleased with the hitting, but pointed out an area of improvement for the upcoming practices. Read More

      Saturday, April 4

    Football Wraps Up Week One Of Spring Ball Saturday

    The University of Cincinnati football team closed out its first week of spring practice with a two-hour workout, the fourth of 15 for the defending BIG EAST Conference Champions, under sunny skies Saturday at Nippert Stadium.

    UC was in pads for the second-straight day, closing out practice with a brief scrimmage that included officials. Wide receiver Danny Milligan made a nice grab off a Chazz Anderson pass and turned it into a touchdown. Read More

      Monday, April 6

    Special Spring Football Auction Items Up For Bid

    Two special items are up for bid on the GoBEARCATS.com auction site. Two UC fans, one on offense and one on defense, will have the chance to to be an honorary team captain for Bearcat Bowl III on April 25, 2009 at Nippert Stadium.

    The winner of this once-in-a-lifetime experience will receive a sideline pass for Bearcat Bowl III, an official team-issued polo shirt, an official team-issued hat or visor, pre-game locker room access with the team, field access for the entire game, a game ball autographed by Head Coach Brian Kelly, and the captain will call the first play from the script provided by Coach Kelly before the game.

    Get your bid in now by clicking HERE.

      Wednesday, April 8

    Football Returns For Spring Practice No. 5

    The University of Cincinnati football returned to the practice field in full pads Wednesday, for a two-hour workout under sunny skies at Nippert Stadium.

    Wednesday was short-yardage day, with the session closing with 11-on-11 in the red zone. Head coach Brian Kelly continued to make the improvement of the offense in short-yardage situations a priority this spring. Read More

      Thursday, April 9

    Spring Practice Number Six In The Books For Football

    The University of Cincinnati football hit the Nippert Stadium turf Wednesday for a two-hour workout in brisk temperatures, the sixth of UC's 15 spring workouts. Read More

     Friday, April 10

    Football Closes Out Week Two Of Spring Football

    Rain and cloudy skies were on tap for the University of Cincinnati football team as it wrapped the second week of spring practice with the seventh of 15 workouts, Friday at Nippert Stadium.

    The two-hour session featured continued work on the installation of offensive and defensive sets, several sessions of special teams, and some extended work inside the red zone. Read More

     

     Tuesday, April 14

    Football Back On The Field For Third Week Of Spring Practice

    The University of Cincinnati football team opened up week three of practice with its eighth spring workout, under cloudy and rainy skies, Tuesday at Nippert Stadium.

    The defending BIG EAST Champions spent two hours on the field after taking the Easter holiday off. Following some early individual work, the team moved into goal line situations, a move head coach said was to shake the rust from a three-day layoff. Read More

     Wednesday, April 15

    Football Holds Ninth Spring Workout Wednesday

    The University of Cincinnati football team held the ninth of its 15 spring workouts Wednesday, practicing for two hours under cloudy cool skies at Nippert Stadium.

    Midway through the third week of practice, head coach Brian Kelly said that the focus is moving towards more situational work in the final six workouts of the spring. Read More

     Friday, April 17

    Football Closes Out 10th Spring Workout Friday

    The University of Cincinnati football team had a solid two-hour workout under sunny skies Friday at Nippert Stadium. Midway through practice, as the team engaged in situational 11-on-11 drills in the red zone, head coach Brian Kelly put a pair of gassers on the line for the unit that was successful on the final play of the period from the goal line. Isaiah Pead took the handoff from quarterback Tony Pike and took the ball in the end zone, earning a win for the offense, and sending the defenseto a post-practice gasser. Read More

     Saturday, April 18

    Week Three Of Spring Football In The Books After Saturday Workout

    The University of Cincinnati football team finished out spring practice 11 with a two-hour workout under clear skies, Saturday at Nippert Stadium.

    Following some special teams work in the kickoff and punting games, the players split into position groups for individual drills and later moved into one-on-one, and seven-on-seven situations. Read More

     Monday, April 20

    Football Opens Last Week Of Spring Football

    The University of Cincinnati football team returned to the practice fields Monday to open up the last week of spring football with a two-hour workout under rainy skies at Nippert Stadium.

    Monday's practice was the 12th of 15 alloted under NCAA rules. UC will conclude the spring on April 25 at 7 p.m. with Bearcat Bowl III. All fans will be admitted free. This year, it will serve as the marquee event of Bearcats Pride Day. Other events include a football clinic, baseball game, athletics garage sale, and a soccer match. View complete information on Bearcats Pride Day HERE. Read More

     Tuesday, April 21

    Practice 13 In The Books For Football As Spring Game Approaches

    The University of Cincinnati football team continued the march towards Bearcat Bowl III on April 25, holding its 13th spring workout, Tuesday at Nippert Stadium. The team worked in a number of weather conditions, as it alternated from sunny skies, to clouds, to rain, and even a brief period of hail.

    Following some field-goal unit work to open practice, the team moved into a number of individual position drills. Later practice periods saw 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 sessions with specific work on red zone and short yardage packages. Read More

     

     
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     2009 Schedule | Tickets
     09/05  Cincinnati at Rutgers
     09/12  Cincinnati vs. Southeast Missouri St.
     09/19  Cincinnati at Oregon State
     09/26  Cincinnati vs. Fresno State
     10/03  Cincinnati at Miami (OH)
     10/15  Cincinnati at USF
     10/24  Cincinnati vs. Louisville
     10/31  Cincinnati at Syracuse
     11/07  Cincinnati vs. Connecticut
     11/13  Cincinnati vs. West Virginia
     11/28  Cincinnati vs. Illinois
     12/05  Cincinnati at Pittsburgh
     
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