South Florida Bulls Overview

Fast facts

League: Division I (NCAA)

Head Coach: Amir Abdur-Rahim

Team Mascot: Rocky the Bull

Year Opened: 1980

Capacity: 10411

City / State: Tampa / Florida

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

War on I-4: UCF-USF

Rival Team: UCF Knights

The rivalry between USF and UCF is best known for the school’s annual contests on the gridiron, but the basketball rivalry precedes that dating back to 1972. The two schools played on and off between 1972 and 2013, but since both teams have joined the American Athletic Conference things have heated up. USF-UCF is one of the most intense rivalries in the AAC, so don’t miss it when the Knights come to town.

South Florida Bulls Stadium Guide

In Game

A USF basketball is a great way to spend some time while visiting the Tampa-St. Pete area. The Yuengling Center is an outstanding place to see a game, and you’ll barely be able to tell that the venue is pushing four decades old. The 2012 renovation has done an incredible job of breathing new life into the arena, and you’ll find that the Yuengling Center is one of the best places to take in a game in the American Athletic Conference.

You’ll also find a fun atmosphere in the Yuengling Center. When the team is doing well, Bulls fans show up in strong numbers to support their team. Even when the team isn’t doing so hot, you’ll still encounter plenty of die hards including the famous Green and Gold Guys. These superfans cheer on the Bulls hard and are a big part of what makes attending a USF game such a great experience, so be on the lookout for them at the game.

A USF basketball game isn’t the only thing to do in Tampa. The Yuengling Center is located right near Busch Gardens, and the Yuengling Brewery isn’t too far away either meaning you’ll find plenty of reasons to make a trip to Tampa.

Things to check out

Concourse Banners

Take a walk around the concourse before the game to see all of the USF banners and paraphernalia around the arena. The concourse at the Yuengling Center are decked out in Bulls colors, so you’ll know exactly where you are when attending a USF basketball game.

Rocky the Bull

Rocky is the official mascot of the University of South Florida and can be seen on the sidelines throughout the game. Rocky pumps up the crowd with his antics and is a big part of a USF game, so keep your eyes peeled for him during games.

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“Go Bulls” Hand Signal

Show off your Bulls pride by making the “Go Bulls” hand signal while cheering on USF. The hand signal looks just like a Hook ‘Em Horns signal and is easy for just about anyone to make.

Green and Gold Guys

The Green and Gold Guys are some of the most diehard Bulls fans out there. The members of this spirit group have been going all out to show their support for USF since 2000, so don’t miss them when attending a Bulls basketball game.

Pep Band

The USF Pep Band does an excellent job of creating a fun in-game atmosphere. The band keeps spirits high with their rousing renditions of the “Golden Brahman March” and “The Bull,” so enjoy their tunes throughout the game.

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Fight Songs

  1. The Bull

    The Bull is played during key moments in the game and gives the USF some extra encouragement. While performing this cheer, Bulls fans wave their Bull hands in the air to throw the opposition off of their game.


  2. Golden Brahman March

    Official school fight song

    USF Bulls are we,
    We hold our standard upright and free.
    For Green and Gold we stand united.
    Our beacon lighted and noble to see.
    USF Bulls are we,
    For USF we’ll always be.
    With all our might we fight the battle
    here and now, and we will win the
    (shout!) S-O-U-T-H F-L-O-R-I-D-A
    South Florida, South Florida
    Go Bulls!
    USF Bulls are we,
    We hold our standard upright and free.
    For Green and Gold we stand united.
    Our beacon lighted and noble to see.
    USF Bulls are we,
    For USF we’ll always be.
    With all our might we fight the battle
    here and now, and we will win the victory…

  3. Alma Mater

    Hail to thee, our Alma Mater
    May thy name be told
    Where above thy gleaming splendor,
    Waves the green and gold.
    Thou our guide in quest for knowledge
    Where we all are free,
    University of South Florida,
    Alma Mater, Hail to thee!
    Be our guide to truth and wisdom,
    As we onward go.
    May thy glory, fame, and honor
    Never cease to grow.
    May our thoughts and prayers be with thee
    Through eternity
    University of South Florida,
    Alma Mater Hail to thee!

South Florida Bulls Bars & Restaurants

  1. Cigar City Brewing

    Cigar City Brewing

    At Cigar City Brewing we make beer we like to drink and toast those who choose to drink with us.

    3924 W Spruce St, Tampa, FL 33607, USA

    813-348-6363 x206

    Bar website

    american - $$

  2. Brick House Tavern + Tap

    Brick House Tavern Tap

    Whether you want to have a relaxed date night or watch your favorite football game with your gang while feasting on great food, this is your place!

    1102 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33607, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - sportsbar - $$

  3. Tampa Bay Brewing Company

    Tampa Bay Brewing

    Tampa Bay Brewing Company is one of Florida’s first & premier Craft Breweries.

    1600 E 9th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  4. Del Frisco’s Grille

    Del Friscos Grille

    Del Frisco’s Grille elevates any night out with hand-crafted cocktails and a refreshing, modern menu that draws inspiration from bold flavors and fresh ingredients.

    4138 W Boy Scout Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  5. Cooper’s Hawk

    Coopers Hawk

    The Cooper’s Hawk concept includes four distinct components: an upscale casual dining restaurant, full-service bar, private barrel-aging room, and Napa-style tasting room and retail gift store…all under one roof.

    4110 W Boy Scout Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  6. WingHouse Bar & Grill

    WingHouse Bar and Grill

    Enjoy a memorable restaurant experience filled with sports, fun, friends, and a meal that leaves you feeling satisfied.

    5003 US-301, Tampa, FL 33610, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  7. The Pub Tampa Bay

    The Pub Tampa Bay

    A true British Pub experience complete with brilliant food, drink and genuine hospitality.

    2223 N Westshore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607, USA


    Bar website

    european - $$

  8. Bar Louie

    Bar Louie

    Beer and wine connoisseurs will be impressed with the extensive selection of imports, microbrews and over 20 wines by the glass!

    2223 N Westshore Blvd, Suite B-202, Tampa, FL 33607, United States


    Bar website

    american - $$

  9. Pirate’s Den

    Pirates Den

    The Pirates Den is a unique place. It's a hot place to tailgate with its prime location and lots of game time atmosphere.

    3805 N Himes Ave, Tampa, FL 33607, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  10. Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

    Flemings Prime Steakhouse Wine Bar

    Join us for a drink after work and choose from our list of 100 wines by the glass, including 30 local selections made by our resident Wine Manager.

    4322 W Boy Scout Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607, USA


    Bar website

    steakhouse - $$$

  11. Tito’s Hotdogs

    Titos Hotdogs barbecue

    A great place to grab some amazingly delicious hot dogs while at the park or walking your dog!

    4009 N Himes Ave, Tampa, FL 33607, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  12. Brio Tuscan Grille

    Brio Tuscan Grille

    Brio dishes are prepared with the best quality ingredients and freshest flavors, offering you the high energy of a chop house paired with the lively atmosphere of an Italian restaurant.

    2223 N Westshore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607, USA


    Bar website

    italian - pizza - $$

  13. La Teresita Restaurant

    La Teresita Restaurant

    Serving traditional Cuban and Spanish dishes the restaurant is centrally located in a Spanish neighborhood in the Tampa Bay Area minutes from the airport, Raymond James Stadium, and International Mall.

    3248 W Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33607, USA

    813-879-9704 / 813-875-2007

    Bar website

    european - $

  14. Taqueria Emanuel

    Taqueria Emanuel

    Ripe tomatoes, crisp lettuce, choice selections of meat, and melted cheese; our cooks make your meal from scratch!

    2800 N Macdill Ave e, Tampa, FL 33607, USA


    Bar website

    mexican - $

  15. Eddie V’s Prime Seafood and Steak

    Eddie Vs Prime Seafood and Steak

    Eddie V’s charismatic vibe serves the finest seafood and steaks. World-class wine and service. And live jazz in the V lounge.

    4400 W Boy Scout Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607, USA


    Bar website

    american - steakhouse - $$$