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Cincinnati Bearcats head coach Tommy Tuberville previews the Victory Bell rivalry match-up with the Miami RedHawks.

Cincinnati Bearcats head coach Tommy Tuberville previews this week's match up against rival Miami Ohio. The Bearcats and the Redhawks will battle for the Victory Bell at Nippert Stadium on Saturday, September 24 at 3:30 PM.

Cincinnati Bearcats head coach Tommy Tuberville spoke with the media Tuesday during his weekly press conference.  Tuberville discussed the Bearcats performance against the Houston Cougars and previewed the Bearcats next opponent Chuck Martin's Miami RedHawks.

More about the battle for the Victory Bell

The Miami-Cincinnati series ranks fifth on the list of most-played rivalries in college football and is the oldest Division I rivalry west of the Allegheny Mountains.

After the 2010–12 NCAA conference realignment led to the end of several historic rivalries, it is now the most-played currently active rivalry involving schools from the same state, and also holds the same distinction among inter-conference rivalries.

Of the more than 30 college football rivalries that include at least 89 games, none is older than Miami vs. Cincinnati.

Overall, it is the second-oldest rivalry in the NCAA FBS, starting in 1888. The Michigan-Notre Dame rivalry predates UC-Miami by one year (1887).

The two teams have played every year since 1945, not playing in 1943 or 1944, but UC and Miami also played every year from 1909 though 1942.

Of the 119 meetings, 50 have been decided by seven points or less, including the seven ties in series history.


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