The University of Cincinnati is celebrating the 100th birthday of the Bearcats name Friday.
University officials, students, and fans are gathering at the steps of the Tangeman University Center at 11 a.m. to mark the centennial event.
The UC band will kick off the celebration of school spirit and pride, followed by remarks from UC President Santa Ono.
The first 500 people to stop by the steps of the Tangeman will get a commemorative Bearcats Centennial lapel pin or a color-changing cup courtesy of the Student Government Association, which is heading the Bearcats Centennial Celebration.
The university created a commemorative website to mark the event. Visit: http://www.uc.edu/bearcats.