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Bearcats Announce Future Football
CINCINNATI - 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 mens 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 top-tier 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.
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.
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