The Ohio University Bobcats football team is one of the historic and most accomplished programs in the State of Ohio. The Bobcats trace their history back to 1894 when the school fielded its first football team. In the century since then the team has racked up over 520 wins. Ohio has won or shared 11 conference championships, spanning 2 conferences. In 1960 the Bobcats won a National Championship (Small college), after successfully completing an undefeated season. The Bobcats have competed in the Mid-American Conference since 1946 and have been MAC champions 5 times. A number of memorable players have worn the Ohio Green and White, including Gerald Moore, LaVon Brazill, Noah Keller, Lenard Sadosky, Art Lewis, Todd Syner, Mark Poindexter, and Dion Byrum. The last decade has been one of the most successful in Ohio football history with the Bobcats reaching bowl games in 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 as well as MAC East Division titles in 2009 and 2011. All of the success has amplified the always-fantastic atmosphere at Peden Stadium. When the Bobcats are not on the field, the Marching 110 showcases one of the most exciting and award winning bands in the country. This is one of the best times in history to be a Bobcats fan, and the success looks to continue as they push towards another Mid-American Conference championship. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Ohio Bobcats football tickets.
Ohio Bobcats Football at Peden Stadium Address: 200 Richland Ave, Athens, Ohio, 45701
The Ohio University Bobcats football team plays their home games at Peden Stadium in Athens, Ohio. Peden Stadium has been home to the Bobcats since 1929 and can seat over 24,000 fans. The venue is the oldest college football stadium in the MAC and is one of the oldest in the nation. The stadium was originally known as Ohio Complex and was renamed after legendary Ohio coach Don Peden in 1946. Peden Stadium sits on the banks of the Hocking River, and is one of the most picturesque arenas in the sport. The stadium is known for its intimate viewing experience, with the stands sitting close to the field. The team has a tradition of saluting the students by raising their helmets to the student section as the band plays the Ohio Alma Mater following every game. Down on the sidelines Rufus the Bobcat roams, firing up and inspiring Bobcats fans and players. The game day atmosphere at Peden Stadium is at the top of the Mid-American Conference and seeing a game at the historic venue is on the list of college football fanatics across the nation.
Ohio vs. Miami of Ohio
Over a century old, the Battle of the Bricks is one of the biggest football events in the State of Ohio. The Bobcats and RedHawks first met on the gridiron in 1908 and have played over 85 times since. Although the RedHawks own the series lead, the Bobcats have dominated the last decade. This instate rivalry is known for its rabid following, and high scores. Throw in MAC East Division implications, State recruiting and bragging rights, and you have one of the most special series in the Mid-American Conference.
Ohio vs. Marshall
Known as the Battle for the Bell, this matchup has been contested over 55 times since 1905. In 1997 the series introduced the Bell Trophy, which is awarded to the victor. The series has been historically tight with Ohio leading in overall wins, but Marshall holds the advantage in the Trophy Series. Although not played annually, the history and tradition of this game makes it one of the most exciting for fans and players and it is a highlight of the season every time it is on the Bobcats schedule.
Ohio Bobcats Event Guide
How can I buy cheap Ohio Bobcats tickets?
TicketCity offers a big selection of Ohio Bobcats football tickets which include some of the lowest priced seats on the market. Ohio tickets fluctuate based on demand and opponent. Marquee MAC opponents like Bowling Green, Miami (Ohio), and NIU can drive up home game prices. While cheap tickets are more plentiful for unranked, non-conference opponents. Those early season games may offer the best opportunity to purchase Ohio tickets near face value.
Where can I find the 2016-2017 Ohio Bobcats football schedule?
The Bobcats 2016-2017 football schedule is listed as soon as it is announced by the MAC. Ohio plays in the MAC East Division, which means games against Bowling Green, Buffalo, Kent State, Miami (Ohio), and Akron. Game times are announced by Ohio as soon as the TV schedule is set. Ohio’s home opener is typically one of the most popular games. They also play Miami (Ohio) in the Battle of the Bricks. If you are looking for Bobcats news or scores, then visit our partners at CBS Sports. They are also a good source for the official Ohio Bobcats team roster.
Can I buy Ohio Bobcats football season tickets?
Ohio Bobcats season tickets are available to buy until kickoff of their home opener. Check our listings above or call us if you would like to purchase Ohio football season tickets. Let us know if you want a particular section at Peden Stadium.
What is the best Ohio rivalry game during the season?
Without a doubt the biggest game on the Bobcats schedule is the Battle of the Bricks. Ohio has been playing Miami (Ohio) for over 100 years, and the desire to beat each other exceeds the boundaries of sport. There are few matchups in the country that have as much history as this game, and even fewer that are between programs in the same state. Every Bobcat, coach, player, and fan has this game circled on the schedule each and every year.
What is the best game day tradition at a Bobcats home game?
One of the newest traditions at an Ohio Bobcats home game is also one of the loudest traditions in the MAC. After every Bobcat touchdown and extra point an 1800’s-style cannon, which resides in the north end zone at Peden Stadium, is fired to celebrate the success and fire up the team. The cannon is also fired when the Bobcats initially take the field before kickoff, and the smoke O that rises from its nozzle draws loud cheers as it lingers in the air. Seeing the O and hearing the cannon has become a right-of-passage for Ohio fans, and should be experienced by every member of Bobcat nation.