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Celebrating 100 years of the Bearcat

March 2015

A vintage photo of a University of Cincinnati football game that features the namesake of UC's mascot, Teddy Baehr.

The Original Bearcat

A century after the original Bearcat inspired his team’s name, Teddy Baehr’s legacy extends far beyond the football field.

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A photo of three versions of the University of Cincinnati mascot, the Bearcat -- a statue, a costumed mascot and a binturong.

Evolution of the Bearcat

How a simple cartoon drawing became UC's symbol of pride. Plus, a timeline of UC's mascot.

A photoillustration that appears to be taken inside the University of Cincinnati mascot's suit.

Inside the suit

Graduates share some of their favorite memories from their days as the Bearcat mascot.

University of Cincinnati alum Tom Humes holds up the head of the costume he wore as the UC mascot, the Bearcat.

Tales of a mascot

A UC trustee shares the best job of his life — including the day the
fur flew versus the U of L Cardinal.

A photo of a man with a cowboy hat and holding up a guitar is University of Cincinnati alum Robert Burck, better known as the Naked Cowboy.


One alum has been strumming his guitar and turning heads as NYC's famous Naked Cowboy.

University of Cincinnati alum Cara Sullivan is shown working on the crazy white hair of an actor in costume for the television show "Saturday Night Live."

Locks of laughter

Alumna and Emmy-winning hairstylist for “Saturday Night Live” wants people to laugh at her work.

University of Cincinnati alum and professional comedian Rajiv Satyal in a comical pose.

Odd things people say

LA comedian and UC grad Rajiv Satyal shares his take on odd phrases we all say.

University of Cincinnati alum and an architect, Mike Watkins, stands in front of his storefront office.

Town architect

Alumnus embraces "new urbanism" movement.

A photo of a smiling young woman, Olivia Hiles, who is a University of Cincinnati student and the winner of a design contest. She is pictured with a University of Cincinnati dean, Robert Probst.

Bearcats in bowties

How a tie brought the community together to support students.

One of the University of Cincinnati Foundation board members sits and observes a classroom with students.

Boardroom to classroom

  • Recognition for alumnus
  • UC Foundation award


University of Cincinnati standout basketball player Sean Kilpatrick on the court.

Seeing Sean

Excerpt from “Tales from the Cincinnati Bearcats Locker Room” shares insights from UC basketball great Sean Kilpatrick.

An architectural rendering of how the University of Cincinnati's football stadium, Nippert Stadium, will look when major renovations are complete.

Coming home

Previewing the upgrade of UC’s historic Nippert Stadium set for 2015 home opener, plus what’s next for Fifth Third Arena.


A photo of University of Cincinnati basketball great Oscar Robertson in his signature wide-leg stance.

Letters to the editor

Readers share their top UC sports moments — including memories of the Big O.

The University of Cincinnati president Santa Ono and the UC costumed mascot, the Bearcat, stand atop the football stadium -- arms upstretched in triumph.


UC President Santa Ono recalls crowd surfing in Nippert Stadium with "our lovable mascot."

A man, Ricky Jackson, is surrounded by media microphones upon his release from prison after 39 years of wrongful incarceration. The University of Cincinnati-based Innocence Project aided in his release.


A man freed after 39 years in prison, medical breakthroughs and remodel of Scioto Hall.

A beautiful rainbow crosses over the University of Cincinnati campus.

In Focus

A UC student captured this stunning image of a rainbow over campus from his dorm room — on an iPhone, of course.

A vintage photograph of a 1950s University of Cincinnati costumed mascot, the Bearcat, leaps mid-air with arms outstretched.

On Campus Yesterday

UC's original costumed mascot dates back to the '50s when a somewhat raggedy version came on scene.