Sports: Football

This weekend football fans throughout the Tristate will be canceling plans all over the place, as three local college football teams attempt to continue their undefeated seasons. The No. 5 UC Bearcats did their part Friday night, beating No. 25 West Virg

It seems like no one ever takes it seriously when you say you can’t do something because there’s a big important sports game you have to watch. Well, this weekend football fans throughout the Tristate will be canceling plans all over the place, as three local college football teams attempt to continue their undefeated seasons.

The No. 5 UC Bearcats (9-0, 5-0 Big East) host No. 25 West Virginia (7-2, 3-1) at 8 p.m. Friday at Nippert Stadium with only a season-finale against Pitt between them and a perfect Big East season. The game will be on ESPN 2 so a national audience can see all the awesome quarterbacks the Bearcats have.

Over on the West Side, two nationally ranked Division III teams play in the annual Bridge Bowl when No. 17 Mount Saint Joseph takes on No. 10 Thomas More at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Mount’s Schueler Field, which is a pretty cool place to watch a football game.

If you have any trouble getting your significant other to cancel Friday date night or that wedding you were supposed to go to on Saturday, just promise to do something nice for him or her in the near future. (But don’t say you’ll do it on Sunday because they’ll know you’re lying: The Bengals play the Steelers at 1 p.m.)