Jan 6, 2011

Hometown Rivals Square Off in Cincinnati: Don't Miss the Action in Your City!

North Carolina vs. Duke. UK vs. Louisville. There are some pretty fierce college rivalries out there… but we think none is more storied, exciting and Proudly Cincinnati than UC vs. Xavier. As ESPN's Jay Bilas once said, "Cincinnati and Xavier have created a rivalry that is unparalleled when it comes to outright passion and civic division.”

If we’re talking about UC vs. Xavier, then you know we must be talking about the annual Skyline Chili Crosstown Shootout, the rivalry-ridden tradition that was recently ranked higher than the Fiesta Bowl, Winter X Games and NHL All Star Game by The Ultimate Sports List website. After more than 75 games, UC leads its crosstown rival in Ws, with 47 wins under its belt… but the competition is fierce, especially considering that Xavier has won the last three matchups between the schools. 

But no more! We’re encouraging our alumni both near and far to show their Bearcat pride during tomorrow’s game! There are official game-watch parties scheduled throughout the country, courtesy of the UC Alumni Association, or you can tune in on ESPN2. You can learn more about the players making moves on the hardwood and in the headlines by clicking here.

We also want to learn more about your memories of the infamous Crosstown Shootout. What are some of the memorable plays you witnessed during your time at UC? Did you and your friends have specific Crosstown Shootout traditions or superstitions? Tell us about them in the comments!

Go ‘Cats!

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