Readers share their favorite memories
A family favorite
I always appreciate my editions of the UC Magazine. The Top 10 moments in Bearcats sports history was phenomenal. I couldn't have come up with a better list. Most people remember that game as Tim Tebow's last college game. I remember it more fondly since I was there with my wife, son (incoming freshman to UC this year) and daughter (UC Class of '21). The players, coaches and UC staff were great with my family and the other alumni that were there that week.
Matthew Miller, Ed '93, M (Ed) '99
Inspired by Oscar
Four years with the Big O — all his home games in the Armory Fieldhouse — I was a Bear Kitten with the UC Band. What an inspiration Oscar is — from the shy freshman in 1956 to the national hero in 2014. We share a great friendship! I knew in those days I was watching history in the making.
Haldane Dosher Higgins, Ed '60
A thrilling note
I played French horn in the Bearcat Band. We didn't play at basketball games very often, but we played at least once in '61. As we ended the Cincinnati Fight Song, in my enthusiasm, I concluded the song with a trill. The band director, Robert Hornyak, gave me a look as if to say, "What the $#& are you doing?"
Daniel Driscoll, Eng '61
Knox, New York
Witness to greatness
I was there for No. 1 and No. 2 as an undergraduate electrical engineer co-op student from September 1959 through June 1964. These were great unexpected years. I also remember competing against Tom Thacker (at a rival high school), while I attended CCH. Also great years.
Larry Emark, Eng '64
Pitt in person and an 'instant classic'
While I was present in Pitt for No. 5, an argument can be made that the 1999 victory over Wisconsin put UC Football back on the map. It ended up being Wisconsin's only loss and cost them a shot at the national championship.
Similarly, the 2002 game against Ohio State was an instant classic. In hindsight, seeing that OSU ended up being national champions, UC almost duplicated crushing a Big Ten team's title hopes.
Charles Albertone, Eng '02
Sanders' buzzer beater at the Shoe
Nov. 25, 1989, was the school's first game under Bob Huggins in their new arena [Shoemaker]. Steve Sanders, a walk-on football player, hit the buzzer-beating 3-pointer to defeat the No. 20 Minnesota Gophers.
Dennis Back, UC fan