When news broke Wednesday that the University of Cincinnati and Xavier University had reached an agreement to play this season's Crosstown Shootout on Dec. 6 at Fifth Third Arena, Xavier coach Travis Steele referenced a "contract" between the schools as one of the reasons Xavier didn't want to alter the Shootout plan this season and beyond.
"... In (the) contract, it's supposed to be played at Fifth Third and that's where we're playing," Steele said.
So, is there an actual signed document?
The Enquirer obtained a signed agreement between UC and XU – dated May 12, 2014 – that reads: "This memo serves as an agreement between the University of Cincinnati and Xavier University to continue the annual men's basketball series known as the 'Crosstown Shootout.