Looking back, the three-piece suit was probably the slam dunk.
Just when Bearcat fans thought weekly rankings were getting pretty depressing, Coach Huggins locked up the No. 1 spot in the country. Of course, you might have overlooked it, since the honor came on the Fashion Power Index.
That's right. Huggins' fancy duds won him the distinction as the best dressed college basketball coach in February. And though he couldn't maintain the national distinction in March, his threads went unmatched among fellow Conference USA coaches as tournament play began.
"The three-piece suits vaulted Huggins to the top of the charts," says Angela Lento, who started the FPI on the Internet. "The mock turtleneck look is a distant memory."
UC's endowment reached a significant milestone last August, eclipsing the $1 billion mark for the first time. The total market value of the University of Cincinnati's endowment, annuities and life income reached $1,004,900,000 on Aug. 31.
The university's endowment, constantly fluctuating with the market, ranks 40th in the United States among all colleges and universities and 10th among public institutions. Income from the funds contributed nearly $28 million to the university's fiscal budget, decreasing somewhat the dependence on state funding and tuition.
Patent income from faculty inventions also continues to rise, earning $3.9 million last year and ranking the university 31st among 94 research schools in revenue received from patent licensing agreements.