Less than two months into his tenure as President of the University of Cincinnati, Santa J. Ono is already demonstrating a must-have quality for anyone in his position: A devotion to Bearcat athletics.
If Cincy’s 11th-ranked men’s basketball team defeats Marshall on Saturday, Ono will have all the hair on his head shaved off. Ono made a bet back in August, when he was still serving as Cincinnati’s Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, that if either the school’s football or men’s basketball teams won 10 games in a row, he would shave his head.
Cincinnati Reds broadcaster Marty Brenneman made a similar bet during the summer and followed through on it in August.
Is Ono regretting his decision to follow Breenman’s lead? Based on the picture of him trying on wigs he posted to his Twitter feed on Monday, not in the least.