Football is the ultimate sport, as it incorporates the fast pace of basketball, the timely precision of baseball, and the full-contact aggression of wrestling down purse snatchers in food courts. Unleash the beast with this GrouponLive deal.
- $39 for two tickets to a Cincinnati Bearcats football game (a $69 value)
- Where: Nippert Stadium
- Seating: Sections 213–215
- Gates open 1.5 hours before each game
- Ticket values include all fees
- Click here to view the seating chart
Games and Dates
- Against the Temple Owls on Friday, October 11, at 8:30 p.m.
- Against the SMU Mustangs on Saturday, November 9, at a yet to be determined time
The Scouting Report
After a stellar 2012 season in which the Bearcats posted a 10–3 record and a victory in the Belk Bowl, the Purdue Boilermakers were feeling the pressure. On August 31, the 'Cats drubbed the ice-cold Boilermakers, 42–7, in front of more than 36,000 people at Nippert Stadium. On October 11 and November 9, two more visitors—this time, AAC rivals Temple and SMU—step onto the gridiron to face Cincinnati's fierce defense after wiping their cleats on the end zones' welcome mats.
With 10 national championships to their name and another 76 conference titles to boot, the Cincinnati Bearcats boast more than century of athletic tradition. Though the student athletes thrive in many different sports, the basketball program—which won back-to-back NCAA Championships in 1961 and 1962—is the school's crown jewel. Before embarking on a professional career that earned him a spot among the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History, The Big O cut his hard-court skills for the Bearcats, averaging a staggering 33.8 points per game in his three years at UC. In more recent years, the Bearcats football team has enjoyed its own run as a true contender, earning bowl berths in 2009, 2011, and 2012. In both 2011 and 2012, the squad pounced on their postseason opponents, taking home glittering trophies to use as tackling dummies in training camp.