2018 Bearcats Bowl Planning

After defeating Tulane on 10/6, the Bearcats got their 6th win of the season and punched their ticket to go bowling for the first time since 2015!  As excited as we are, WR Rashad Medaris put it best:

As they keep tallying wins, we’ll keep this page up to date with the latest planning/travel arrangements.

Through Week 12 – updated 11/19/18

  • Central Florida – 10-0 – 1 game remains
  • Cincinnati – 9-2 – 1 game remains
  • Houston – 8-3 – 1 game remains
  • South Florida – 7-4 – 1 game remains
  • Temple741 game remains
  • Memphis74 – 1 game remains
  • Tulane – 5-6 – 1 win needed – 1 game remains
  • SMU – 5-6 – 1 win needed – 1 game remains
  • ECU – 3-7 – no chance
  • Navy – 3-8 – no chance
  • Tulsa – 2-9 – no chance
  • UConn – 1-10 – no chance

Bold = bowl eligible


We’ll update this post as the season progresses, but as of 11/21, the AAC bowl outlook is below:

  • Cure Bowl – Saturday, December 15, 2018 – kickoff at 1:30pm EST
    • Camping World Stadium – formerly known as the Citrus Bowl – Orlando, FL
    • AAC vs Sun Belt 
    • πŸš™ – 900 miles, approximately 13 hour drive / ✈️ – 2 hour flight, all major airlines to MCO from CVG
    • Hotel:  Embassy Suites – I-Drive – ~$150/night for a 1 King, 2 room suite – cancel before 12/11 with no charge
  • Boca Raton Bowl – Tuesday, December 18, 2018 – kickoff at 7pm EST
    • FAU stadium (Florida Atlantic University) – Boca Raton, FL
    • AAC vs C-USA
    • πŸš™ – 1,100 miles, approximately 16 hour drive / ✈️ – 2.5 hour flight, all major airlines to FLL from CVG
    • Hotel:  Embassy Suites – Boca Raton – ~$208/night for a 1 King, 2 room suite – cancel before 12/16 with no charge
  • Frisco Bowl – Wednesday, December 19, 2018 – kickoff at 8pm EST
    • Toyota Stadium – Frisco, TX
    • AAC vs MAC
    • πŸš™ – 940 miles, approximately 14 hour drive / ✈️ – 2.5 hour flight, all major airlines to DFW from CVG
    • Hotel:  Hampton Inn – Dallas/Frisco North – ~$189/night for a 1 King – cancel before 12/17 with no charge
  • Gasparilla Bowl – Thursday, December 20, 2018 – kickoff at 8pm EST
    • Raymond James Stadium – Tampa, FL
    • AAC vs C-USA
    • πŸš™ – 920 miles, approximately 13.5 hour drive / ✈️ – 2 hour flight, all major airlines to TPA from CVG
    • Hotel:  Embassy Suites – Tampa Airport – ~$142/night for a 1 King – cancel before 12/18 with no charge
  • Birmingham Bowl – Saturday, December 22, 2018 – kickoff at 12pm EST
    • Legion Field – Birmingham, AL
    • AAC vs SEC
    • πŸš™ – 470 miles, approximately 7 hour drive / ✈️ – 3.3 hour flight (layover in ATL), Delta to BHM from CVG
    • Hotel:  Hilton Garden Inn – Downtown Birmingham – ~$165/night for a 1 King suite – cancel before 12/20 with no charge
  • Armed Forces Bowl – Saturday, December 22, 2018 – kickoff at 3:30pm EST
    • Amon G Carter Stadium (TCU) – Ft Worth, TX
    • AAC vs Big 12
    • πŸš™ – 975 miles, approximately 14.5 hour drive / ✈️ – 2.5 hour flight, all major airlines to DFW from CVG
    • Hotel:  Homewood Suites – Fort Worth West – ~$113/night for a 1 King suite – cancel before 12/20 with no charge
  • Military Bowl – Monday, December 31, 2018 – kickoff at 12pm EST
    • Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium – Annapolis, MD
    • AAC vs ACC
    • πŸš™ – 525 miles, approximately 8 hour drive / ✈️ – 1.5 hour flight, all major airlines to IAD from CVG
    • Hotel:  Hampton Inn & Suites Annapolis – ~$90/night for a 1 King suite – cancel before 12/28 with no charge

Rumored possibilities, depending on the outcome of Week 13:

  • Independence Bowl – Thursday, December 27, 2018 – kickoff at 12:30pm EST
    • Independence Stadium – Shreveport, LA
    • AAC vs SEC (secondary agreements with AAC & CUSA)
    • πŸš™ – 830 miles, approximately 12.5 hour drive / ✈️ – 4.5 hour flight, all major airlines to SHV from CVG
    • Hotel:  Homewood Suites – Shreveport – ~$160/night for a 1 King suite – cancel before 12/24 with no charge
  • Liberty Bowl – Monday, December 31, 2018 – kickoff at 3:45pm EST
    • Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium – Memphis, TN
    • SEC vs Big 12 (secondary agreements with AAC)
    • πŸš™ – 575 miles, approximately 7.5 hour drive / ✈️ – 3.5 hour flight, all major airlines to MEM from CVG
    • Hotel:  DoubleTree Memphis Downtown – ~$290/night for 2 doubles (short walk to Beale) – cancel before 12/19 with no charge

Notes

  • Hotels listed are not official Bearcats hotels – we’ve selected them due to proximity and/or prior experience
  • All hotels listed can be booked and canceled within a time period at no charge – we encourage booking in advance to avoid price gouging once bowl selection has occurred

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