CINCINNATI (AP) -- The University of Cincinnati is ready to kick off a major fundraising drive to upgrade its football stadium.
School officials hope to raise $60 million to $70 million to add private suites and make concession stand and other improvements to the 35,000-seat Nippert Stadium on campus. The drive comes on the heels of the surprise weekend signing of veteran major-conference coach Tommy Tuberville (TUHB'-ur-vil) to lead the Bearcat football team.
Cincinnati officials are still hoping to land a berth in the Atlantic Coast Conference, and the new coach and a stadium improvement could make the Bearcats more attractive.
The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that (http://cin.ci/UiGdqb ) details are still being worked out on the contract for the former Texas Tech and Auburn coach.
Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com