Bearcat Insider took time from Friday's basketball press conference to ask Mike Waddell a few questions. And as always, the Senior Associate Director of Athletics was happy to oblige.
Fans can reserve a bowl ticket since the Bearcats are already bowl eligible, but many have already paid the $50 when they bought their season tickets. Mike explained the program. "It works the same way as it did with the bowl ticket club in the preseason. For every football season ticket that you have if you have a reserved UCATS seat, you have a $50 credit toward a bowl ticket. If the bowl tickets cost $50, you get a bowl ticket for each season ticket that you purchased." If a bowl ticket costs more than $50, the patron will pay the difference. The people that already have bowl tickets deposits with their season tickets will be serviced first. The people that are interested in paying the bowl deposits now will be added to that list, but Mike said there should be no shortage of bowl tickets available.
A representative from the Fiesta Bowl attended the Cincinnati/Oregon State game, and Mike said the bowl rep was shocked by the number of bowl tickets
already accounted for. "He was
floored that we had over 5,000 bowl credits already. That is only going to grow. We have a large contingent in this
weekend from the Meineke Car Care Bowl in
For Bearcat fans that didn't buy football season tickets this year, it's
not too early to reserve your football season ticket for next year according to
Waddell. Mike has set a pretty high
goal for next year. "We had about
10,800 season tickets sold this year.
Next year my goal is to have 20,000. I want to sell out this stadium a lot
next year. We were up in tickets
this year, and we want to continue going up. We have a good schedule again next
year. We have