A message from Director of Athletics John Cunningham

In simply over 24 hours, you may be on campus able to cheer on the Cincinnati soccer workforce that hosts Japanese Kentucky College within the 2023 season opener.

The Sabbath marks the daybreak of latest ages. New season. New coach. New convention.

We have offered out 12 straight video games at historic Nippert Stadium, and I am excited for coach Scott Satterfield to expertise the sport ambiance that our followers have made a convention. I do know you may gas us for tomorrow afternoon, and I am unable to thanks sufficient.

This summer time, we entered the Large 12 Convention. It’s a historic second for this division, college and neighborhood that has been a few years within the making however got here to fruition on September 12, 2021, due to the unwavering assist of our followers, alumni and college management. I’ve mentioned it earlier than and I am going to say it once more: We would not be within the Large 12 with out your wonderful assist.

Over the previous two years, we have ready for this second, devoting vital time and sources to taking our gaming atmosphere to the following degree. Tomorrow, you may see new and improved facilities. A few of my private highlights:

The expanded perimeter we skilled within the closing two video games of the 2022 season has returned, and is everlasting, to incorporate the TUC on the west facet of the stadium. Not solely does this convey extra meals choices to sport day (Chick-fil-A, Qdoba, Panda Specific), however it additionally will increase the variety of bogs obtainable and offers climate-controlled seating for followers who want a break from the climate.

Our privilege updates are essential. Rhinegeist’s Cincy Mild shall be obtainable all through the stadium, together with the Stadium View Café above the north finish zone. Strive Ben’s Pretzels on the high of Part 111 and the Large Cat sandwich at Stadium View Cafe. I sampled it for the primary time on a Monday night time, and this pastrami, beer cheese and coleslaw on rye bread was out of this world.

Our administration has additionally invested closely in our in-house manufacturing, from sound to replays to extra cameras. Tagboard, a cloud-based multimedia platform, permits followers to see their social media images on the video board, use QR codes and vote in polls, amongst many different options that we are going to expertise because the sports activities 12 months begins. Utilizing #Bearcats in your sport day posts is all you might want to get 38,193 further impressions on that tailgate selfie. You’ll find extra details about all of our insurance policies and enhancements her.

Now that we’re within the Large 12 Convention, this isn’t the time to chill out or relaxation on our laurels. Our division continues the identical arduous work that has introduced us into this new period, and we want the identical continued ardour from all of you. We need to compete for championships and together with your assist I’m assured we are able to proceed to construct on the inspiration now we have began.

Proceed to donate to Sensei Reigns In any method potential, which is what helps our student-athletes.

Proceed to donate to UCATSwhich helps our tasks on campus, giant and small.

Particularly persevering with to fill our locations. We set an attendance report for our volleyball sport final weekend and I imagine we are able to proceed to indicate that degree of assist this 12 months. For those who miss out on the Soccer Season tickets, there are nonetheless restricted tickets for one match obtainable right here.

It is anticipated to be a sizzling day, so put in your whites to ship us off into Labor Day weekend. Try some Nike gear at Rally Home, our new official workforce on-line retailer, at www.rallyhouse.com store.gobearcats.com.

Please discover our snowboard – free for anybody to make use of – at The Grid. In case you are 21 or older, take pleasure in Sensei’s cool lighting from the tailgate and/or stadium seat. Rejoice this historic leap together with your family and friends. you deserve it. You have acquired it. OK see you tomorrow. Go Bearcats!

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John Cunningham, Director of Athletics

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