July 18, 2013
The University of Cincinnati football and men's basketball teams will both play future games against the University of Nebraska, director of athletics Whit Babcock announced Thursday.
The Bearcats and Huskers will play at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Neb. on Sept. 12, 2020 season. Nebraska will return the game and play at Cincinnati on Sept. 13, 2025.
Cincinnati (1885) and Nebraska (1890) have combined to play 248 seasons of football, but have met only once on the gridiron, a 41-0 road loss for the Bearcats in 1906.
The men's basketball portion of the contract sees the Huskers coming to Fifth Third Arena this season for a Dec. 28, 2013 matchup with Cincinnati scheduled to return the trip during the 2014-15 campaign.
UC holds a 3-0 lead in the basketball series that dates to 1948. UC earned a 64-46 win on Dec. 18, 1948 at Music Hall and a 75-60 victory on Dec. 19, 1960 inside the Armory Fieldhouse. The most recent meeting came on Dec. 31, 1996, an 84-73 UC neutral-site win at the Puerto Rico Holiday Classic.
Nebraska is the latest marquee opponent UC has added to its future schedules list over the next five seasons. UC will face future contests against Purdue (Aug. 31) and at Illinois (Sept. 7), at Ohio State (2014), at BYU (2015), vs. BYU and at Purdue (2016) and at Michigan (2017).
Further future scheduling opportunities will be announced as arrangements are completed.
Season tickets, mini plans and single-game tickets for the 2013 season are on sale now. Fans can order tickets in a number of ways, online by clicking the tickets tab at www.GoBEARCATS.com, over the phone by calling 1-877-CATS-TIX or in person at the athletics ticket office on the fourth floor of the Richard E. Lindner Center in Varsity Village.
Fans who purchase online through www.GoBEARCATS.com can take advantage of our new pick your own seat map that allows you to click through the entire stadium to spot best available locations for seats.
Season ticket holders receive priority on access to bowl tickets, away game tickets as well as invitations to special events prior to and during the season.
Cincinnati, entering its first season under head coach Tommy Tuberville
, reports in for training camp on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013 ahead of the season opener against Purdue on Saturday, Aug. 31, a noon kickoff from Nippert Stadium that will be televised by ESPNU.
UC football is presented by Fifth Third Bank.