A football's distinctive construction allows it to be thrown in a tight spiral, kicked through the uprights, or filled with helium so that it can return to its mother, the blimp overhead. Take possession with this GrouponLive deal to see the Cincinnati Bearcats football and basketball teams. For $49, you get a package (up to a $204 total value) that includes the following:
- Two tickets to a football game in sections 213-215, (a $32 value each). Choose between the following games:
- Against Syracuse on Saturday, November 3, game time TBA
- Against Rutgers on Saturday, November 17, at noon
- Four tickets for 200-level chair-back seating to any men's basketball nonconference games before December 22, excluding the games against Xavier, New Mexico, and Alabama (a $25 value each). See the season schedule here.
- Eight general-admission tickets to any women's basketball games, excluding the game against Xavier and University of Connecticut (up to a $5 value each). See the season schedule here.
In November, the Bearcats football team defends Nippert Stadium against Big East rivals during two of its final three home games of the regular season. Junior quarterback Munchie Legaux leads a Cincinnati offense that, much like a juggler parachuting out of a plane, excites both in the air and on the ground. Legaux earned Big East Offensive Player of the Week honors in Week 3, when he accumulated more than 400 combined passing and rushing yards, and senior running back George Winn continues to rack up huge gains, rushing for more than 300 yards himself through the first three games.
Meanwhile, at Fifth Third Arena, both basketball teams stomp back onto the hardwood, hoping to build on last year's successful seasons. On the men's side, guard Sean Kilpatrick captains a Bearcats squad that made it to the Sweet Sixteen round of the NCAA Tournament last March. During the women's 2011–12 campaign, Big East second-team member Dayeesha Hollins led the team with 15 points per game, demonstrating good sportsmanship by doling out multiple assists and rejecting her opponents' bribes to make her their school's dean of admission.
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.