The Cincinnati Bearcats football game against the Toledo Rockets to open the 2014 season will be a white out. This, according to UC’s new football website.
As a side note, how many of these sites are the folks in the Lindner Center going to roll out? They have the primary GoBearcats one, of course, they have Bearcats Football one I linked above, and one dedicated to football videos? Or something? Yet they haven’t updated the football records page since the Mark Dantonio days. All sizzle and no substance, UC. I’m #JustSayin.
Anyways, pointless rant aside, the flashy scheduling page on the Bearcats Football site reveals that Cincinnati’s home opener against the Rockets at Paul Brown Stadium has been designated as a white out. Will a fan guide prelude the game? Who knows but let’s hope so. Considering the hype built up around Gunner Kiel and with two whole weeks prior to kickoff watching everyone else play, it’s not unfathomable to think we’ll see a sold out PBS for this game. And if those 45,000+ are clad in white, or whatever the capacity is without the upper deck, it will make the atmosphere all the better.
But the nuggets don’t stop there.
- Cincinnati’s annual Battle for the Victory Bell contest against Miami (OH) will be UC’s “Ring of Red” game and the school will also celebrate homecoming on the same day.
- The one against the Memphis Tigers will have “Hometown Heroes” events surrounding the game. A quick Google search suggests that this is either a band from Chicago or an organization that honors the men and women who service in our communities. People like teachers, doctors, and nurses. I’m guess it’s that one.
- East Carolina on November 13th will be a black out. Considering the utmost importance of that game, it could very well decide the AAC championship, having a sheet of black around Paul Brown Stadium should make the environment even more menacing for the Pirates. Bearcats fans have known to be especially loud during black outs. You know it. I know it. UC knows it. So they probably strategically made the black out this game. Nicely done!
- The final home game of the season on December 6th is again the Houston Cougars and as such has been designated as Senior Day.