ATLANTA – No. 8 Cincinnati will face No. 9 Georgia in the Peach Bowl on Friday in Atlanta. Cincinnati’s soccer team arrived in Atlanta by plane on Wednesday. But the bearcats had a special place in town long before that.
“One of the first things you come across when you walk into the College Football Hall of Fame is that brick,” said Kent Stephens.
Stephens is a historian in the Atlanta College Football Hall of Fame and a graduate of Oak Hills High School and the University of Cincinnati.
“Some of the artifacts here are actually my own,” he said. “I kept this scrapbook from 1964 when I was 11 years old.”
Stephens brought WCPO into the Hall of Fame “vault”, which is filled with relics and records spanning nearly 150 years.
“Our oldest artifact is from 1873,” said Stephens.
He hopes they will be able to add a peach bowl to Cincinnati’s collection of memorabilia.
“These are like college football’s Final Four games,” said Stephens. “If they can win by one [point] I will be delighted. “
Stephens will be at the game on Friday. He was also in the Orange Bowl and Sugar Bowl when Cincinnati played in them.
The Peach Bowl starts on Friday at 12 noon.