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Cincinnati to play 2014 home games at Paul Brown

CINCINNATI (AP) — The University of Cincinnati Bearcats and the NFL's Cincinnati Bengals will share home turf in 2014.

Cincinnati athletic director Whit Babcock announced Monday that the Bearcats will play their home football games at Paul Brown Stadium downtown while the school's Nippert Stadium is being renovated. Cincinnati's schedule has not been finalized.

Babcock says the Bearcats will use the taxpayer-financed stadium under a partnership involving the school, the NFL team and Hamilton County. The Bearcats have played at Paul Brown four times, going 1-3, including a 24-21 loss to West Virginia in 2011.

The Bengals' home field uses the same synthetic turf system recently installed at Nippert Stadium. That facility will see more changes in a 15-month renovation beginning in December.

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