Dating back to their first bowl game in 1947, the Cincinnati Bearcats have played in over 14 bowl games, winning more than seven. After winning the Big East Championship in back-to-back seasons, the Bearcats played in the 2009 Orange Bowl and the 2010 Sugar Bowl, unfortunately, losing both. Since the start of the 2000 season, the Bearcats have been a consistent bowl presence which has raised the expectations from the fan base that missing a bowl game is considered a disappointing season.
Cincinnati has had a few memorable bowl games in their program history, but the two biggest occurred in back-to-back seasons. Under head coach Brian Kelly, the Bearcats won the Big East title in the 2008 and 2009 season which gave them a right to play in one of the nation’s top bowl games. Cincinnati competed against the Virginia Tech Hokies in the 2009 Orange Bowl and the Florida Gators in the 2010 Sugar Bowl. Even though both games resulted in losses, it gave the Bearcats legitimacy in college football that they can be considered one of the better football programs in the country.
Cincinnati fans are very loyal and love to travel to see their favorite team play. Whether it be the Belk Bowl in Charlotte, North Carolina or the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida in front of 70,000, Cincinnati fans will be in attendance. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Cincinnati Bearcats Bowl Game tickets.
Cincinnati Bearcats Recent Bowl Game History
On December 28, 2013, Cincinnati squared off against the North Carolina Tar Heels in the Belk Bowl as Cincinnati was trying to finish the season with 10 victories. Average ticket price was $96, an increase over the $59 average price of the 2012 Belk Bowl between Cincinnati and Duke.