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Victory Bell series extended through 2029

The Bearcats and RedHawks extending the longest standing rivalry in college football is a good thing. I know for Bearcats fans it can be a boring winning 11 in a row, but the RedHawks are on the rise, they made a bowl last season and seem to be picking up on that trend as they are favorite Saturday against the boys from Clifton.

Let us know your thoughts about this series being extended, now can we get our series back with Louisville? We can wish right!

Per GoBearcats

The University of Cincinnati and Miami University have extended the football series between the two schools through 2029, UC Director of Athletics Mike Bohn and MU Athletics Director David Sayler jointly announced Monday.

The Battle for the Victory Bell dates to 1888 and the series extension includes five home games for both schools and three games at Paul Brown Stadium, home of the Cincinnati Bengals. Miami will serve as the host institution for the 2018 and 2022 games at Paul Brown Stadium with UC as the host in 2026.

“Rivalries that date back into the 1800’s are uniquely valued and are deserving of being treasured by our collective fan bases, students and alumni, Bohn said. “We recognize the opportunity to escalate the intensity of interest in the series with this extension and utilizing Paul Brown Stadium within the mix of venues to compete. Both institutions are committed to building upon the rich history of the rivalry and we look forward to fostering a high level of pageantry through widespread community support of college football in Cincinnati.”

“One of the best aspects of college athletics is community – in that it brings people together and rivalry games with history play a large role in that,” Sayler said. “I am thankful to Mike Bohn for working with us on this and I am excited for the future of the series, including the games at Paul Brown Stadium where both schools will be partners in making those contests into feature events for all our great fans in and around the region to join in on.”

Upcoming Series Dates
Sept. 16, 2017 at Miami
Sept. 8, 2018 at Paul Brown Stadium
Sept. 14, 2019 at Cincinnati
Sept. 19, 2020 at Miami
Sept. 4, 2021 at Cincinnati
Sept. 17, 2022 at Paul Brown Stadium
Sept. 16, 2023 at Cincinnati
Sept. 14, 2024 at Miami
Sept. 6, 2025 at Cincinnati
Sept. 19, 2026 at Paul Brown Stadium
Sept. 11, 2027 at Miami
Sept. 9, 2028 at Cincinnati
Sept. 8, 2029 at Miami

The series continues on Saturday, Sept. 16 at Yager Stadium in Oxford, Ohio at 8 p.m. ET when the two teams meet for the 122nd time. Miami holds a 59-55-7 all-time series advantage, but the Bearcats have won the last 11 contests. Of the 121 meetings, 53 have been decided by seven points or less.

Managing Editor of Bearcat Insider, I’ve been on the BCI team the last couple of years. I made the final four in the Biggest Big East Fan contest in 2011, I covered UC also on Cincy on the Prowl. I’m just a lefty trying to get buckets in this game called life Van Exel style.

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