The first three football matches and the networks announced

Zach Stipe

Assistant AD / Communications

CINCINNATI –The first look at Cincinnati’s 2022 football season came to fruition this afternoon, as the Bearcats’ first three kickoff times and broadcasts were announced by the American Athletic Conference.

UC’s home opener Sept. 3 at Arkansas will be at 3:30 p.m. ET on ESPN, followed by the home debut against Kennesaw State, also at 3:30 p.m., on ESPN+. The Bearcats next take on Miami, Ohio on Saturday, Sept. 17, inside Paul Brown Stadium at 12 p.m. on ESPNU.

Additionally, Cincinnati’s announced Friday, Nov. 11 home game against East Carolina will kick off at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2.

Tickets for 126and Cincinnati-Miami reunion are on sale for as low as $40, and fans can shop by visiting here or by calling the box office at 1-877-CATS-TIX. This competition is also UC’s Family Weekend. Family members planning to attend the event can contact UC Parent & Family Programs at [email protected] for more information on ordering discounted tickets.


The Bearcats box office accepts subscription purchases and there are fewer than 200 seats available. For more information:

  • To visit
  • Call the Bearcats box office at 1-877-CATS-TIX Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tickets for one match will go on sale Tuesday, May 31.


Led by consensus as National Coach of the Year Luc Fickel and 12 returning starters, the Bearcats are the two-time defending AAC champions and are coming off a 13-1 season that culminated in a trip to the 2021 College Football Playoffs. Going 44-7 since the at the start of 2018, Cincinnati’s 86% winning percentage ranks among the top 5 winning percentages in the nation for the past four years.


The University of Cincinnati Department of Athletics competes at the highest level of intercollegiate athletics with a vision to achieve Next Level Success for the 18 university teams and more than 500 student-athletes. The Bearcats have a proud athletic history, winning eight national championships and 117 conference titles. Cincinnati’s men’s basketball team is among the top 15 winningest programs of all time, while the football team became the first American Athletic Conference program to make the college football playoffs in 2021 Olympic gold medalist, volleyball player Jordan Thompson, NBA Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson and Major League Baseball legend Sandy Koufax are among the personalities who have competed as the Bearcats.

UC student-athletes collectively posted an overall GPA of 3,387 in fall 2021 with 78% honor roll earning.

Under the direction of the sports director John Cunninghamand supported by more than 150 full-time employees, The mission of UC Athletics is to relate our community, improve our university and impact the lives of student-athletes as they prepare to change the world on and off the field.

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