Cincinnati and Xavier will take their rivalry to a neutral site for the first time in 25 years, starting in 2012-13, according to a Cincinnati Enquirer report.

The report said the shift to U.S. Bank Arena is a result of a Dec. 10 brawl between the schools, which led to player suspensions and a discussion to end the series.

Instead, school officials have opted to move the game from what had been an alternating home-and-home structure, as an "attempt to improve the climate surrounding the game," the report said.

In two years, the schools will evaluate player and fan behavior before deciding whether to renew the series or schedule venues, the paper said.