CINCINNATI (AP) — The black-and-white "Victory Bell" was rolled out of Cincinnati's trophy case this week and moved to the locker room, where it made noise every day.
The Bearcats (2-1) have heard that clang a lot over the years. On Saturday, they'll take it with them to nearby Oxford and try to beat rival Miami of Ohio (0-2) for the eighth straight year. The winner keeps the bell, which has become virtually a fixture in Cincinnati's trophy case.
What was once a competitive series has become rather lopsided. And their latest meeting has all the makings of another one-sided game. The RedHawks are playing their home opener after two miserable weeks on the road and a bye to regroup.
Sixth-year senior quarterback Brendon Kay gets his second straight start for Cincinnati.