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Nippert will no longer host Crosstown Showdown games, per NCAA rules

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The Crosstown Showdown can no longer play its annual high school football games at the University of Cincinnati’s historic Nippert Stadium, per a revised regulation by the NCAA.

The showdown is considered to be one of the nation's largest high school football showcase. It features41 teams playing 21 games over a four-week period.

The NCAA ruling stats that games cannot be played on a campus facility during the month of August because it is considered a dead period for college coaches when they may not have face-to-face contact with student-athletes or their parents. Coaches also may not watch student-athletes play a game or visit them at their school.

UC notified the Crosstown Showdown of the change in rules and regulations on Wednesday, forcing the Showdown to find a new site for six scheduled games this August including:

Elder vs. Lakota West

Colerain vs. La Salle

Lakota East vs. Walnut Hills

Milford vs. Oak Hills

St. Xavier vs. Hinsdale Central (IL)

Moeller vs. Hamilton

Those games scheduled for August 25 and 26 at Nippert Stadium will be relocated, Showdown event organizer Tom Gamble told FOX19 Now.

The revised schedule will be released on Monday afternoon on the Crosstown Showdown twitter account and on their website.

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