Notable Players: Jason Pierre-Paul, Mike Jenkins, Nate Allen, Kawika Mitchell, Deadrin Senat, Kayvon Webster, Terrell McClain, Jerome Murphy, Tyrone McKenzie, Marlon Mack and Stephen Nicholas
South Florida Bulls Football Tickets
First established in 1997 under head coach Jim Leavitt, South Florida is one of the youngest college football programs in the country. Though it started out as a small Division I-AA outfit, the Bulls moved quickly through the ranks of the NCAA. By 2001, the team joined Division I-A football as an independent program. By 2003, the Bulls had joined Conference USA. Two years later, it switched to the Big East Conference, which put it in competition with some of the best teams in the country. In 2007, South Florida made the national rankings for the first time and peaked at No. 2 in the country. Following the end of Big East Conference football, South Florida joined a new conference called The American. In 2016, South Florida posted its best ever season with an 11-2 record and a win over South Carolina in the Birmingham Bowl. A year later, the team returned to the Birmingham Bowl with a 10-2 record and triumphed over Texas Tech. Fans of South Florida football can purchase tickets at StubHub, which offers a wide selection of different games and events.
The centerpiece of the team’s pregame festivities is the Herd of Thunder marching band. Shortly before the start of the game, the band puts on a concert in the stadium parking lot. After moving inside of the stadium, the band performs the “Call of the Bulls” as they come out onto the field. This is followed by a performance of “El Toro Caliente” and the USF fight song. The band also makes a special halftime performance.
How is the tailgating scene at a South Florida game?
South Florida does allow tailgating around the area. If you don’t want to bring your own equipment, however, then you can still purchase a tailgating package in which most of the equipment is provided. Fans are still expected to follow the university’s tailgating policies.
Who are South Florida’s biggest rivals?
South Florida shares a rival with the University of Central Florida Knights, a fellow state school from The American Conference. The two teams first played between 2005 and 2008 and then began an annual matchup starting in 2013. The rivalry, which has been officially known as the War on I-4 since 2016, extends across all sports in which the two teams compete. An official winner is declared at the end of the school year.