UCLA has scheduled a home-and-home series against Cincinnati, set for the 2018 and 2019. The first game will be played at the Rose Bowl as the season opener, while the next game will be at Nippert Stadium.
Cincinnati athletic director Mike Bohn first announced those plans on Thursday, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer, but said then that the series was tentatively scheduled for the 2019 and 2020 seasons.
The games will mark the first-ever meetings between the Bruins and the Bearcats.
Well, that’s … bold. Adidas introduced daring new alternate looks for six basketball programs Tuesday, continuing what’s become a norm in college athletics. UCLA will be among those donning camouflage-patterned shorts, joining Baylor, Cincinnati, No. 21 Notre Dame, No. 10 Louisville, No. 6 Kansas.
UCLA, Baylor and Louisville’s new alternates also feature camo sleeves. The Bruins last attempt at an uniform change didn’t go very well, using an all-blue look during a home overtime loss to USC. They’ll wear this latest edition at least once during the Pac-12 tournament.
UPDATE: A UCLA spokesperson said players were presented with uniform concepts in advance and loved them.