Cincinnati Bearcats Football: 6 Game Times announced by American Athletic Conference

May 27, 2021


CINCINNATI – Six additional game times for the 2021 University of Cincinnati football season were announced Thursday by the American Athletic Conference with the Bearcats confirmed for at least five national-television audiences.

The defending AAC Champion Bearcats will feature on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2 four times in 2021 and make their first-ever appearance on NBC.

• The first two home games at Nippert Stadium, the 125th Battle for the Victory Bell against Miami (OH) on Sept. 4 and the matchup with Murray State on Sept. 11 will kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET and air on ESPN+.

• UC travels to Indiana on Sept. 18 for a noon matchup on either ABC or ESPN and continues a road swing at Notre Dame on Oct. 2 with a 2:30 p.m. game on NBC.

• The Bearcats return home on Friday, Oct. 8 for a 7 p.m., primetime, under-the-lights AAC opener against Temple.

• An Oct. 23 road matchup at Navy will begin at noon and air on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2.

• UC’s trek to USF’s Raymond James Stadium on Friday, Nov. 12 will start at 6 p.m. on ESPN2.

Additional game times and TV network selections will be announced via the 12- and 6-day window period from the AAC.

For more information on the ESPN+ digital platform, click here.


Sat., Sept. 4 – MIAMI (OH) • 3:30 p.m. (ESPN+)

Sat., Sept. 11 – MURRAY STATE • 3:30 p.m. (ESPN+)

Sat., Sept. 18 – @ Indiana • Noon (ABC/ESPN)

Sat., Oct. 2 – @ Notre Dame • 2:30 p.m. (NBC)

Fri., Oct. 8 – TEMPLE * • 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Sat., Oct. 16 – UCF *

Sat., Oct. 23 – @ Navy * • Noon p.m. (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2)

Sat., Oct. 30 – @ Tulane *

Sat., Nov. 6 – TULSA *

Fri., Nov. 12 – @ USF * • 6 p.m. (ESPN2)

Sat., Nov. 20 – SMU *

Sat., Nov. 27 – @ East Carolina * ^

* – American Athletic Conference game; ^ – or Friday, Nov. 26; Home games in BOLD CAPS, played at Nippert Stadium; Game dates and times subject to change without notice.

Cincinnati finished 9-1 in 2020, winning the American Athletic Conference Championship and playing in its first New Year’s Six Bowl game in over a decade. 
The Bearcats return 16 starters from last season’s squad, including AAC Offensive Player of the Year Desmond Ridder and seven-time All-America selection Ahmad Gardner along with All-AAC selections Darrian BeaversMarcus BrownCoby BryantMyjai SandersTre TuckerJosh Whyle and Michael Young Jr.
The 2021 roster projects to have nearly 40 local players who grew up and played high-school football in the tri-state area.

Season tickets always represent the best value for Bearcats fans to see the defending American Athletic Conference Champions in action this fall. A majority of our best-value seats in the Varsity View and Bearcats Lair sections are available starting at $150. Bearcats fans are encouraged to visit season ticket central online to view available seats and review all price levels.

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