Cincinnati Professor Jokes He Will Fail Any Student Wearing Ohio State Gear

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistSeptember 23, 2014

CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 12:  A cheerleader of the Cincinnati Bearcats waves a flag during the game against the Toledo Rockets at Paul Brown Stadium on September 12, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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With a big game against intrastate rival Ohio State this weekend looming, people at the University of Cincinnati are taking football more seriously than ever.

If any student wears Ohio State gear to professor Steve Fuller's classes this week, he or she will be failed. That's the warning Fuller recently sent out on Twitter.

Zev Sibony @ZSibony

GOAT PROFESSOR AT UC RT @fullsteve: If you wear Ohio State gear in my classroom this week, you will fail my course.

All right, as much as he might want to, he's not going to do that.

Fuller did, however, say that he would do something "humiliating" if the Buckeyes beat the Bearcats.

Steve Fuller @fullsteve

OK, Twitterverse, since my joke is going viral, how about this: If OSU beats UC, I'LL wear Ohio St. gear on UC's campus Tuesday. #LordHelpMe

The Bearcats are 2-13 all-time against the Buckeyes. They have lost the past 10 meetings and haven't pulled out a victory in the series since 1897. Ohio State hasn't lost to a team from Ohio since 1921, for what it's worth.

If history means anything, this professor better make sure he has some Ohio State gear in his closet.

[Twitter, h/t Lost Lettermen]