Ready to talk incredible alumni? A rundown of former Bearcat greats reads like a Hall-of-Fame ballot, in domains as varied as baseball and volleyball, and everything in between.
Sandy Koufax. Kevin Youkilis. Kenyon Martin. It’s easy to see why Cincy is a mecca for the physically gifted, and to celebrate their success, we’re bringing you this super-soft tee to help you rep your Bearcats in style. Pay homage.
We’re repping your Bearcat pride in style with this super-soft tee, perfect for everything from the Keg of Nails to a quick stroll through campus.
On your way, make sure to say hi to Mick and Mack - UC’s famed stone lions, who have sat watch outside McMicken Hall since 1904. And don’t forget the clock tower at Tangeman University Center—every day at noon and 6pm, the tower’s bells call to the Red and Black faithful with their rendition of Cincinnati's alma mater. Thy loyal, loyal children we will be, indeed!
If it’s a crisp fall day on Bearcat Way, we got ya covered with this super-soft crewneck that reps the Red and Black in style.
Cincinnati has been to a bowl game every year since 2006, bar one, and the hits don’t stop there. Conference titles in that same time period? Count ‘em: five. And did we mention the fearsome fans on deck at Nippert Stadium every home game? It’s earned the arena the nickname “baby Death Valley”. So suit up, Bearcat faithful—in this classic, we’ll have you more than ready to do battle.
It’s well-known that the Bearcats dominate the field in athletics and in the classroom.
UC brings in some of the top research bucks in the game, with a $400 million haul per-annum. That puts it in the top 25 nationwide. And with over 350 programs of study, there’s every opportunity for Cincy students to rock the books. So study up on the Red and Black. Pay homage.
Throw it back to the years UC’s Bearcat showed off his fearsome fangs and Cincy began its tenure of tearing up the hardwood. Building on the school’s first NCAA Tournament appearance in 1958, Cincinnati started a streak of five straight runs to the Final Four or better in 1959, becoming the first school to do so. The last three years of the streak, the school won back-to-back championships in 1961 and 1962 and followed those up with a run to the final in 1963. Pay homage.
At 11-0 and already the winningest season in Bearcats football history, perhaps, you’d think little was on the line for the #5 Cincinnati in their final 2009 regular season game against #15 Pittsburgh. You’d have it twisted, as that coveted undefeated regular season and BCS bowl game waited in the wings. As history would have, no game proved tighter during the “Season to Remember” than that final regular season one.
Of course, there was Cincinnati’s game nine contest against Connecticut that went down to the wire 47-45—but they were never trailing by 21 points, as they were against Pittsburgh in the second quarter. Bringing it to within two touchdowns by half, your Bearcats kept hope alive, and, with a monster fourth quarter, they rallied behind three touchdowns to win 45-44. The game sealed the undefeated season, a Sugar Bowl berth and the #4 ranking in the nation. Pay homage to the final season of the Brian Kelly-coaching era, and gear up for more history at Nippert Stadium.
Running countries, soaring into space, winning world champions or defining cinematic eras, to be a Bearcat is to be of the elite. Just look at the legacies of William Howard Taft, Neil Armstrong, Kevin Youkilis and Theda Bara.
Dating back to 1819 and with more than 270,000 alumni worldwide, the Red and Black family continues to fulfill its alma mater’s motto to Seek the Highest. Rep the strength in unity and pay homage to a tradition of greatness. Long may she live, her children's pride, and grow and prosper far and wide.
Inspired by your school’s late 1940s, early 1950s football dominance in the Mid-American Athletic Conference, we had to bring back the school logo of the era for this raglan. Led by coaches Ray Nolting and Sid Gillman from 1947-1952, your Bearcats put the hurt on opponents, winning their conference four times (‘47, ’49, ’51, ‘52) and storming to titles in the ‘47 Sun Bowl and ‘49 Glass Bowl.
Pay homage to some of the Red and Black’s most dominant years at Nippert Stadium with this football-ready, fall favorite.
It was a crisp, Halloween afternoon in 1914 when your Cincinnati Bearcats were first christened with that name.
During a game against the Kentucky Wildcats, Cincinnati’s star fullback, Teddy Baehr (really!), inspired one cheerleader to improvise a surprisingly catchy chant: “They may be Wildcats, but we have a Baehr-cat on our side.” The raucous crowd followed, and by the next-day’s school newspaper, a cartoonist had immortalized the Baehr-cats for the ages. Only one minor edit: BEARcats. The rest is history. Throw on this super-soft crewneck, and rep your UC Bearcats pride.
From sunning on Sigma Sigma Commons to traversing the treacherous hills of campus during winter, your Red and Black days are as unforgettable as the acres of unparalleled UC architecture—and to think, just yesterday you didn’t know Lindner Center and Lindner Hall were very different places. Pay homage to your best Bearcat memories with this super-soft long sleeve tee and continue to bleed Red and Black. O Cincinnati, magic name, I proudly to the world proclaim.
Nicknamed “Town without Pity,” Cincinnati is home to two of the most feared coliseums for visiting colleges: the University of Cincinnati’s Nippert Stadium and Fifth Third Arena.
And it’s not the architecture—though the school does have some of the most, well, innovative buildings. It’s all about the brutally vocal Bearcat Nation. From the marching band pre-game football tradition of charging down Nippert Stadium stairs and storming the field to the sold-out roar of Fifth Third Arena, Red and Black pride echoes and terrorizes Cincy opponents. Since 1989—the first year both stadiums were active—the Bearcats have notched a 320-172 record in basketball and twice as many wins as losses at home in football. Ohhhh, Ohhhh, UC!
From sunning on Sigma Sigma Commons to traversing the treacherous hills of campus during winter, your Red and Black days are as unforgettable as the acres of unparalleled UC architecture—and to think, just yesterday you didn’t know Lindner Center and Lindner Hall were very different places. Pay homage to your best Bearcat memories with this super-soft tee and continue to bleed Red and Black. O Cincinnati, magic name, I proudly to the world proclaim.
For the little Bearcats, a tee that makes a big impact. It might be years until they’re roaming the same quads you did, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get them ready for all the Red and Black traditions. From Crosstown Shootout games to fall Saturdays at Nippert Stadium, show your little one all the Bearcat greatness in this super-soft favorite. Ohhhh, ohhhh, UC!
On November 15th 1919, the University of Cincinnati football team played the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and although the nickname “Bearcat” was unofficially born five years earlier, it finally stuck on this day.
Cincinnati Enquirer reporter Jack Ryder’s dispatch read, “The Bear Cats repeatedly threatened to come from behind” and “The Bear Cats had been very strong favorites for the victory.” From that day, UC teams were regularly called the Bearcats, and cartoon Bearcats filled the student newspaper and yearbook.
Your littlest may not be able to shout praises clear for dear old Cincy yet, but make no mistake about it, your bundle of joy is just as much a bundle of Cincinnati spirit as you.
Show the nursery who’s the most fearsome junior Bearcat around in this classic. And soon enough, your little Bearcat will be front-row-center, full-grown, watching UC defend the coveted Victory Bell. Or, even better, on the gridiron tearing it up as the next Celek.