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UC Headed to Big House

Cincinnati, OH (FOX19) - Already with two Big Ten teams on the schedule for Tommy Tuberville's first year in charge at Cincinnati, the Cats have added another Big Ten road trip for the future.

The University of Cincinnati announced an agreement Wednesday to play a single game against the University of Michigan in 2017.  Set to be played at Michigan stadium in Ann Arbor, it will be the first football meeting for two of the oldest college football programs in the country.

A home and home men's basketball series between the two schools has also been scheduled with the first game set for 2015.

UC Athletic Director Whit Babcock made the announcement.  "It is ideally our preference to sign home and home non-conference games," Babcock said. "However, the chance for our fans to have a relatively short drive to see us play a great opponent, plus the men's basketball scheduling component above and beyond the single football game in Ann Arbor, made it a good one-off decision for us. I want to thank Deputy Director of Athletics Bob Arkeilpane for his creativity in getting this deal done from our side and to thank Michigan's Dave Brandon and his administrative team for their collaboration. We will continue to look at the best scheduling opportunities for UC moving forward and for the chance to promote the Bearcats on a national stage."

Tuberville agreed.  "We are excited. We are looking to enhance our schedule moving forward. You want to play teams that have great tradition. It will be a fun trip for our fans as well as our football team."

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