Bucks, Bearcats get BCS bids

Published 1:29 am Monday, December 8, 2008

The Ohio State Buckeyes and Cincinnati Bearcats are both headed to BCS bowl games in January.

The Buckeyes will play Texas in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 5 in Glendale, Ariz., earning their third BCS bowl game trip in a row. The Bearcats will play in the FedEx Orange Bowl on Jan. 1 in Miami against Virginia Tech, their first BCS trip ever.

Ohio State (10-2) is ranked No. 10 in the Associated Press poll, coming in second in the Big Ten behind Penn State. Cincinnati (11-2), ranked No. 12, won the Big East championship.

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The Buckeyes are making their fifth trip in seven years to the Arizona desert to play in a bowl game.