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Topic:  Cincinnati return game on the chopping block?

Topic:  Cincinnati return game on the chopping block?
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shabamon
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  Message Not Read  Cincinnati return game on the chopping block?
   Posted: 9/11/2022 8:15:44 AM 
With Cincinnati moving to the Big 12, they have to trim four-game non-conference slates to three. This has resulted in the Bearcats canceling a home/home series with NC State.

https://fbschedules.com/cincinnati-nc-state-cancel-future... /

2026 is another four game slate for them as they were also set to play BC, WKU, and Miami. Are we going to get bought out?
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  Message Not Read  RE: Cincinnati return game on the chopping block?
   Posted: 9/11/2022 8:41:53 AM 
Make them pay bigly.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Cincinnati return game on the chopping block?
   Posted: 9/11/2022 12:59:49 PM 
I wondered if they would cancel when they got an invitation. It looks like they are keeping the WKU series. So they probably either will buy out the Ohio return game, cancel the BC series (but they are OK in 2027 so maybe not) or ask to move Ohio six or so more years out. This return game was supposed to be last year. I suspect that we asked to move it out because we had the chance for a home and home with Syracuse so we can't be too upset. It would be odd to have a return game in 2031 or 32 for a game first played in, what was it, 2017? It could happen though.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Cincinnati return game on the chopping block?
   Posted: 9/11/2022 1:03:41 PM 
Make them pay hugely.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Cincinnati return game on the chopping block?
   Posted: 9/11/2022 1:52:21 PM 
Given the trajectory of both teams and being from Cincinnati I hope it is canceled. Hard to believe how far they risen and how far we have fallen in the last five years.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Cincinnati return game on the chopping block?
   Posted: 9/11/2022 5:32:26 PM 
I actually think it may still be played. They are in a better, albeit watered down, conference so they will be playing enough decent teams in conference to get into the playoffs if they win a lot of those and we will likely be the lesser of all of those three other teams mentioned. Fickel and his boss will probably rather take their chances with us. Maybe not a few years ago necessarily but in the future? Yes.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Cincinnati return game on the chopping block?
   Posted: 9/11/2022 5:55:34 PM 
We're the only road OOC game they have scheduled in 2026. The other games are at home: BC, MOFO, WKU. (MOFO technically gets a home game but it's being played in Cincy.) My guess is that if they have only four conference home games that year, we're probably gone. But if they get five B12 home games, WKU would likely go. In their minds, a road win against (what I'm hoping will be) a decent G5 Ohio team would certainly help Cincy's case for one of the 12 playoff spots.

Last Edited: 9/11/2022 5:58:17 PM by Pataskala


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  Message Not Read  RE: Cincinnati return game on the chopping block?
   Posted: 9/11/2022 8:02:43 PM 
Cincinnati cannot just cancel this game if we don't agree to a buyout, correct? If we do that it's on us.
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Victory
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  Message Not Read  RE: Cincinnati return game on the chopping block?
   Posted: 9/12/2022 11:43:06 AM 
BuddyLee wrote:
Cincinnati cannot just cancel this game if we don't agree to a buyout, correct? If we do that it's on us.


It is possible that the details on what they can and cannot do and what they have to pay as a buyout with a specified amount of advanced notice are given in the contract.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Cincinnati return game on the chopping block?
   Posted: 9/13/2022 9:10:36 AM 
BuddyLee wrote:
Cincinnati cannot just cancel this game if we don't agree to a buyout, correct? If we do that it's on us.


All contracts have an out.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Cincinnati return game on the chopping block?
   Posted: 9/13/2022 10:11:12 AM 
They could always push it back, maybe to 2030 or beyond. The problem Cincy has is their contract with MOFO for a game every year. A nice luxury when they have four OOC games a year but a real liability when they join a "P" conference that wants them to upgrade their OOC schedule but takes away an OOC game every year. Playing two MAC teams in a year doesn't help them with the B12 front office. But the MOFO contract ends in 2029 and might not be renewed, which would give them an opportunity to reschedule us.


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  Message Not Read  RE: Cincinnati return game on the chopping block?
   Posted: 9/13/2022 10:30:17 AM 
Pataskala wrote:
They could always push it back, maybe to 2030 or beyond. The problem Cincy has is their contract with MOFO for a game every year. A nice luxury when they have four OOC games a year but a real liability when they join a "P" conference that wants them to upgrade their OOC schedule but takes away an OOC game every year. Playing two MAC teams in a year doesn't help them with the B12 front office. But the MOFO contract ends in 2029 and might not be renewed, which would give them an opportunity to reschedule us.


I'm relatively sure that the MOFO contract will be renewed. It's the oldest continuous rivalry west of the Allegheny Mountains as they used to say. It would help if MOFO actually won a game or two between now and 2029. It's been rather one-sided in recent years.


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