Each Thanksgiving weekend these two bitter instate rivals duke it out. The rivalry between UCF and USF dates back to 2005 and has been rekindled recently as both teams are now members of the American Athletic Conference. USF leads the all-time series 4-2 and will look to extend their lead this season.
Bulls Tailgate Guide
South Florida may have a relatively new football program, but that doesn’t mean the fans don’t take tailgating seriously. Several groups of diehard tailgaters get together for every game and even put on public tailgates that anyone can join in on. Tailgating is alive and well at USF where you’ll have a great time hanging out with your buddies before watching the Bulls at Raymond James Stadium.
At a South Florida tailgate, you’ll find lots of camaraderie among fellow fans, and as long as you’re in Bulls gear or colors, everyone will be happy to talk football and share in on the tailgating festivities. The strong feeling of community and the relaxed atmosphere of a Bulls tailgate creates a very pleasant tailgating experience that will have you wanting to come back for more.
The parking lots at Raymond James Stadium fill up quickly on Bulls game days, so make sure to get here five hours early to get a good spot and make the most out of your tailgate experience.
The Bulls Tailgating Association’s motto is “party hard, cheer harder” so if you’re looking to join one of the most raucous tailgates at a USF game then look no further. You can join in the fun for as low as $2 if you don’t need to park, so come on down and join in on the festivities.
Bulls Tailgating AssociationBulls Tailgating Association - The Bulls Tailgating Association’s motto is “party hard, cheer harder” so if you’re looking to join one of the most raucous tailgates at a USF game then look no further. You can join in the fun for as low as $2 if you don’t need to park, so come on down and join in on the festivities.
Bulls Club Game Day TailgateIf you’re looking for a premium tailgate location then the Bulls Club tailgate is the spot for you. Here you’ll be able to enjoy a full buffet, beer, wine, and other beverages. The Bulls Club is perfect if you don’t want to go through the hassle of setting up your tailgate.
Lots 3, 4, and 8If you’re a visiting fan then Lot 4 is a great place to set up a tailgate since it is the closest. You’ll also find that Lots 3 and 4 tend to be home to some of the most dedicated USF fans who hold some of the largest tailgate parties around. Finally, if you’re bringing an RV, then Lot 8 is the place for you.
Bulls Stadium Guide
Raymond James Stadium provides an excellent spot to take in a football game whether it be a Tampa Bay Buccaneers game or a USF Bulls game. The stadium offers excellent sightlines and has a nice open field that allows for a gentle breeze.
At a USF Bulls game, you’ll also get the incredible opportunity to take in all the sights and sounds of a big-time college football game. The University of South Florida Herd of Thunder band puts on an outstanding performance that is worth the price of admission all on its own. All throughout the game they’ll enhance the atmosphere of a USF game by playing fan favorites such as “The Bull” as well as“Golden Brahman March.”
The USF fans also will ensure that you have an excellent time at a Bulls game. Despite not having the largest numbers the crowd here more than makes up for it with the passion they show for their Bulls. You’ll find that all throughout the game fans are standing and making noise to ensure their Bulls come out with the victory.
A unique aspect of Raymond James Stadium is the 103-foot, 43-ton steel and concrete replica pirate ship. No other stadium in all of the sports has one, so make sure to stop by and take a picture when attending a Bulls game.
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.
The 320 member band put on an outstanding display during Bulls games entertaining USF fans young and old. The pregame and halftime shows as well as the music played throughout the game, enhances the gameday atmosphere inside Raymond James Stadium and put a smile on Bulls fans faces as well.
The Bull is played on key third downs in order to give the USF defense some added inspiration to make the stop. While performing this cheer Bulls fans wave their Bull hands in the air to really throw the opposition off of their game.
Golden Brahman March
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… (Shout) S-O-U-T-H F-L-O-R-I-D-A South Florida, South Florida Go Bulls Go!
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 in 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!
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.
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.