Monday morning on the first day of classes for the University of Cincinnati the Bearcats athletic department officially announced the sellout of beloved Nippert Stadium, meaning a minimum of 35,000 people will be in attendance. Athletic Director Whit Babcock has said in the past week this will be the largest game in history.
Currently the largest game in school history was the 2009 matchup against Illinois that saw 35,106 people in attendance. The excitement around this game is not the move to the American Athletic Conference but rather the arrival of veteran head coach Tommy Tuberville.
Students and fans alike have been clamoring for this game since the arrival of Tuberville this past winter, Saturday at noon they will get their first glimpse at this new found team. Tuberville replaces the departing Butch Jones who left the school for Tennessee. Jones was the third coach in a row to leave the Bearcats after three season at the Clifton school.
Saturday’s game against the Purdue Boilermakers is a white out, so wear white, obviously. Know the cheers as well, freshmen I’m looking at you. Overall enjoy the game people, this could be the start of something special.
By the way, students that didn’t get a ticket will be allowed to purchase overfill tickets at 8am tomorrow morning.