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Cincinnati Bearcats football
AmericanFootball current event.svg 2019 Cincinnati Bearcats
Cincinnati Bearcats NCAA-AAC-Cincinnati Bearcats Helmet - Left side
First season 1885
Head coach Luke Fickell
3rd year, 20–11 (.645)
Home stadium Nippert Stadium
Stadium capacity 40,000[1]
Stadium surface UBU Sports' Speed Series S5-M
Location Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Conference The American
Division East
Past conferences MVC (1957–1969)
Independent (1970–1995)
C-USA (1994–2003)
Big East (2005-2012)
All-time history
Cincinnati Bearcats Historical Teams
1895 1896 1897 1898 1899
1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899
1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909
1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
2020 2021 2022 2023 2014 2015
All-time record 621–589–50 (.513)
Postseason bowl record 9–9–0 (.500)
Conference titles 14 (BAA: 2, MAC: 4, MVC: 2, C-USA: 1, Big East: 4, AAC: 1)
Rivalries Miami (OH) RedHawks (rivalry)
Louisville Cardinals (rivalry)
Pittsburgh Panthers (rivalry)
Consensus All-Americans Template:American college football All-Americans
Current uniform
NCAA-AAC-Cincinnati Bearcats Uniforms 2019
Colors Red [2] and Black[2]

             


Fight song "Cheer Cincinnati"
Marching band University of Cincinnati Bearcat Bands
Outfitter Under Armour
Website gobearcats.com
The Cincinnati Bearcats football team represents the University of Cincinnati located in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Bearcats are a member of the NCAA FBS American Athletic Conference and play their home games at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati. For the 2014 season, the Bearcats played their home games at Paul Brown Stadium while their present stadium, Nippert Stadium was undergoing renovations. The Bearcats are currently coached by Luke Fickell.

HistoryEdit

The Bearcats have an all-time record of over .500 as of 2018, having reached their 600th program victory in 2017. The team has had a bit of a resurgence in the past few years, going 98-56 since 2006, along with 9 bowl game appearances, 5 conference titles, two BCS Bowl berths, and 22 NFL Draft selections.

Robert Burch served as Cincinnati's head coach from 1909-1911, compiling a record of 16–8–2.[3] It was during his tenure that Cincinnati joined the Ohio Athletic Conference, where they would remain until 1927.[4]

In March 1927, George Babcock was hired as a professor of athletics and physical training at the University of Cincinnati.[5] From 1927 to 1930, he was the head football coach of the Bearcats football, compiling a 12–21–3 record.[6]

Sid Gillman, a member of the College and National Football League hall of fame shrines, was the architect of one of the top eras of Cincinnati football history. He directed the Bearcats to three conference titles and a pair of bowl game appearances during his six seasons (1949–54) before leaving for the professional ranks. Cincinnati, with Gillman developing the passing offenses which would make him successful in the pro ranks, became known for its aerial attack in the early 1950s.[7]

In 1968, under then head coach Homer Rice, the Bearcats were the nation's top passing team. Quarterback Greg Cook was the NCAA's total offense leader with receiver/kicker Jim O'Brien the national scoring champ. A year later, Cook earned Rookie of the Year honors as a Cincinnati Bengal. Two years later, O'Brien kicked the game-winning field goal for the Baltimore Colts in the Super Bowl.[7]

Logos/Helmets/UniformsEdit

Image galleryEdit

Recent season resultsEdit

Season Coach Record
2019 Luke Fickell
2018 Luke Fickell 11-2
2017 Luke Fickell 4-8
2016 Tommy Tuberville 4-8
2015 Tommy Tuberville 7-6
2014 Tommy Tuberville 9-4
2013 Tommy Tuberville 9-4
2012 Butch Jones 10-3
2011 Butch Jones 10-3
2010 Butch Jones 4-8
2009 Brian Kelly; Jeff Quinn 12-1

References/notesEdit

  1. CollegeGridirons.com. Nippert Stadium. Archived from the original on 2010-09-07. Retrieved on 2010-08-28.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Brand Color (UC Official Team Colors - via PDF file). UC.edu.
  3. Cincinnati Football History Database. Nationalchamps.net. Archived from the original on 2017-07-04. Retrieved on 2017-06-19.
  4. Archived copy. Archived from the original on 2016-04-01. Retrieved on 2017-02-20.
  5. "Babcock Appointed", March 12, 1927. 
  6. George Babcock Records by Year. College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on October 13, 2011. Retrieved on October 29, 2011.
  7. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named gobearcats.com

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