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2014 USF Football Schedule Dates Set

TAMPA, March 11, 2014 – The University of South Florida will play three nationally televised Friday night contests during its 2014 American Athletic Conference schedule it was announced Tuesday when the conference released schedule dates for all 11 conference teams for the 2014 season. Kickoff times and television arrangements will be announced at a later date. The Bulls will play two of those Friday conference dates in Raymond James Stadium along with five Saturday home dates overall. The first Friday date will be the Bulls conference opener vs. UConn on Fri., Sept. 19, which is slated for broadcast on ESPN2. The second will be the regular season finale vs. UCF on the Friday after Thanksgiving on Nov. 28, which will also have a national network broadcast to be designated at a later date. The Bulls will play two other home American Conference games vs. East Carolina (Sat., Oct. 11) and Houston (Sat., Nov. 1).

Those games are in addition to previously announced USF non-conference match-ups in Raymond James Stadium with Western Carolina (Aug. 30), Maryland (Sept. 6) and North Carolina State (Sept. 13) and a road contest at Wisconsin (Sept. 27). The Bulls’ schedule will feature six teams that reached a bowl game last season, including Maryland and Wisconsin from the Big Ten, with four of those teams visiting Raymond James Stadium.

The Bulls American Conference road dates will begin with a first-ever trip to Tulsa on Sat., Oct. 18, followed by a Friday road date at Cincinnati on Oct. 24, that is set for broadcast on either ESPN or ESPN2. USF will also make a first-ever road trip to SMU on Sat., Nov. 15 and will close out the conference road schedule at Memphis on Sat., Nov. 22.

USF will not play Temple, for the second straight season, or Tulane in the eight-game conference schedule. The American expands from 10 to 11 teams for the 2014 season with the additions of East Carolina, Tulane and Tulsa and the departures of Rutgers to the Big Ten and Louisville to the ACC. The conference will grow to 12 teams in 2015 with the addition of Navy.


Date                                       Opponent                             Location                                               Time

Sat., Aug. 31                         Western Carolina                  Raymond James Stadium                TBA

Sat., Sept. 6                          Maryland*                              Raymond James Stadium                TBA

Sat., Sept. 13                        North Carolina State             Raymond James Stadium                TBA

Fri., Sept. 19                          UConn                                  Raymond James Stadium                TBA

Sat., Sept. 27                         at Wisconsin*                       Madison, Wisc.                                  TBA

Sat., Oct. 11                           East Carolina*                      Raymond James Stadium                TBA

Sat., Oct. 18                            at Tulsa                              Tulsa, Oklahoma                                TBA

Fri., Oct. 24                             at Cincinnati*                      Cincinnati, Ohio                                  TBA

Sat., Nov. 1                            Houston*                               Raymond James Stadium                 TBA

Sat., Nov. 15                          at SMU                                  Dallas, Texas                                     TBA

Sat., Nov. 22                          at Memphis                           Memphis, Tennessee                         TBA

Fri., Nov. 28                           UCF*                                     Raymond James Stadium                  TBA

Conference Home Games: East Carolina*, Houston*, UCF* and UConn

Conference Road Games: at Cincinnati*, at Memphis, at SMU and at Tulsa

* played in a bowl game last season

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Special Needs Request Form

Special Needs Request Form

This form must be filled out and submitted electronically during regular business hours at least 24 hours prior to the game or event requested. Thank you, Tampa Sports Authority and Raymond James Stadium.


New Policy to be Implemented at All Stadium Events

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Sports Authority and University of South Florida announced today that the National Football League’s new bag policy will be in effect for all Raymond James Stadium events beginning with the Buccaneers’ home preseason opener against the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday, Aug. 8.  The new bag policy, which has been established in order to provide fans with a safer environment and expedited entry on game day, places limits on the size and type of bags which may be brought into Raymond James Stadium. Additionally, the Tampa Sports Authority will enforce the policy for all events taking place at the stadium going forward. 

“Our team takes the safety of our fans very seriously,” said Buccaneers Chief Operating Officer Brian Ford. “Every year we work diligently with the Tampa Sports Authority to put the best possible security measures in place and the new bag policy, which will now be a part of every event at Raymond James Stadium, is a crucial next step in this process. In an effort to make this a seamless process for our Season Pass Members, we have already begun mailing the NFL approved bags to ensure they arrive prior to next Thursday’s preseason home opener.”  

The bag policy was unanimously recommended in May by the NFL Committee on Stadium Security and will be put into place at all NFL stadiums beginning with preseason games this season. The Tampa Sports Authority will adopt the policy for all events at the stadium which includes USF Bulls football games as well as the annual Outback Bowl and the Monster Jam Series.

“The Tampa Sports Authority has consistently provided a safe and secure environment for our fans at Raymond James Stadium,” said Eric Hart, President/CEO of the Tampa Sports Authority, operators of Raymond James Stadium. “This new bag policy being implemented in cooperation with the Bucs, USF and all our other partners, will continue to put public safety as our top priority.”

Under the new policy, fans will be allowed to carry in no more than one approved clear bag (not to exceed 12”x6”x12”) and up to one small clutch-style bag (not to exceed 4.5”x6.5”).  The policy only restricts the type and size of containers used to carry items, but the list of approved items has not changed.  Fans may still carry usual items such as keys, wallets, makeup, phones, etc., in pockets or jackets in addition to the approved containers that are detailed below.  Patrons with medically necessary items will be screened at specifically designated gate locations.

“The safety of all Bulls’ fans is our number one priority, and as a result, we’ve been working closely with the Buccaneers and the Tampa Sports Authority on this new bag policy,” said USF Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Doug Woolard. “It’s important that we continue to analyze security measures that will allow all fans to have the best possible gameday experience. We appreciate your support and understanding of these new guidelines.”

During stadium events, there will be a secondary perimeter around the stadium where security personnel will check for prohibited items or bags in order to correct situations immediately. This will establish a protected buffer area for fans in plaza-level areas and at the queues for stadium entry.

Fans entering the stadium may carry the following permissible style and size bag:

·        Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12.”

  • One-gallon (or smaller) clear plastic bag.
  • Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand (no larger than 4.5”x6.5”), with or without a handle or strap, may be carried into the stadium along with one of the clear bag options.
  • An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at specific gates designated for this purpose. Fans should contact Maureen Myers at the Tampa Sports Authority office in advance by calling 813-350-6508 or emailing to make special medical needs arrangements.

Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: purses larger than a clutch bag, binocular cases, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, luggage of any kind, seat cushions, computer bags and camera bags or any bag larger than the permissible size. Fans are encouraged to visit for all the details regarding the new bag policy as well as answers to frequently asked questions.

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USF Announces 2013 Football Schedule

TAMPA – The University of South Florida announced its complete 2013 football schedule on Wednesday. The 12-game slate is highlighted by an eight-game conference schedule and non-conference match-ups with Miami (Fla.) and Michigan State. USF’s two other non-conference games versus McNeese State and FAU will kickoff at 7 p.m. at Raymond James Stadium, while all other kickoff times will be determined by television at a later date. USF will open the year on Saturday, Aug. 31, when it welcomes McNeese State to Raymond James Stadium. The Bulls will continue non-conference action on Saturday, Sept. 7, when they’ll make their first trip to East Lansing, Mich. to face the Michigan State Spartans as a part of a home-and-home series.

The Bulls will continue non-conference play on Saturday, Sept. 14, when they host FAU. After enjoying a bye week (Sept. 21), USF will host in-state foe Miami on Saturday, Sept. 28.

USF will begin conference play on Saturday, Oct. 5, when they host Cincinnati at Ray-Jay, and will then travel to UConn on Saturday, Oct. 12. After another open date (Oct. 19), the Bulls will take on Louisville in Tampa on Saturday, Oct. 26. USF will have a quick turnaround to finish October, heading to Houston for a Thursday-night, ESPN clash with the Cougars on Oct. 31.

The Bulls will have the next two Saturdays off to prepare for the stretch run, starting with two consecutive home games against Memphis (Nov. 16) and SMU (Nov. 23). USF will finish the season with consecutive road games, starting with the return of UCF to the schedule. The Bulls will head to Orlando on Friday, Nov. 29 for a post-Thanksgiving Day game that is scheduled to air on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2. USF will close out the regular season on Saturday, Dec. 7 with a trip to Rutgers.

Complete 2013 Schedule

Sat., Aug. 31 | McNeese State (7 p.m.)

Sat., Sept. 7 | at Michigan St.

Sat., Sept. 14 | FAU (7 p.m.)

Sat., Sept. 21 | BYE

Sat., Sept. 28 | Miami, Fla.

Sat., Oct. 5 | Cincinnati*

Sat., Oct. 12 | at UConn*

Sat., Oct. 19 | BYE

Sat., Oct. 26 | Louisville*

Thurs., Oct. 31 | at Houston* (ESPN)

Sat., Nov. 9 | BYE

Sat., Nov. 16 | Memphis*

Sat., Nov. 23 | SMU*

Fri., Nov. 29 | at UCF* (ABC/ESPN or ESPN2)

Sat., Dec. 7 | at Rutgers*

* – Conference games

Home Games in BOLD

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2012 Preseason Schedule Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 4/4/12 The National Football League today announced its 2012 preseason lineup, with a schedule for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that features home games against the Tennessee Titans and New England Patriots, as well as road contests against the Miami Dolphins and Washington Redskins.

Tampa Bay travels to Miami to commence preseason play during Week 1 (August 9-13). The matchup continues a long-standing preseason tradition, as it is the 12th consecutive season and 27th time overall that the clubs will have met in exhibition play. The game also features the debut of two NFL head coaches, with Greg Schiano leading the Buccaneers and Joe Philbin directing the Dolphins. Tampa Bay has won six of the last 10 preseason meetings between the two franchises, including a 17-13 victory in 2011.

The Buccaneers' home preseason opener will take place during Week 2 (August 16-20), when the Tennessee Titans visit Raymond James Stadium. The game will mark the first time that Tampa Bay has hosted Tennessee in the preseason since a 1989 tilt with the then-Houston Oilers.

In Week 3 of the preseason (August 23-26), Schiano's Buccaneers will square off against Bill Belichick's Patriots, as Tampa Bay hosts New England. This meeting denotes the fourth time in the past six preseasons that two teams have met in Tampa.

For the second consecutive year, the Buccaneers close their exhibition slate on the road at Washington. The preseason finale will provide a final opportunity for players to make a case for a roster spot, with reduction to the 53 active-roster players occurring September 1.

2012 Preseason Schedule
Week 1 (August 9-13) at Miami
Week 2 (August 16-20) TENNESSEE
Week 3 (August 23-26) NEW ENGLAND
Week 4 (August 29-30) at Washington

press release via Tampa Bay Buccaneers

USF FOOTBALL: USF Announces 2012 Football Schedule

TAMPA – The University of South Florida announced its complete 2012 football schedule on Tuesday. The 12-game slate is highlighted by a tough BIG EAST schedule and non-conference match-ups with Florida St., Miami (Fla.) and Nevada. Currently, all kickoff times are to be determined. USF will open the year on Saturday, Sept. 1, when it welcomes UT-Chattanooga to Raymond James Stadium. The Bulls will continue non-conference action on Saturday, Sept. 8, when they’ll make their first trip to Reno, Nev. to face the Nevada WolfPack as a part of a home-and-home series.

The Bulls will open BIG EAST play on Saturday, Sept. 15 against Rutgers. This will mark the first time since 2007 that USF started conference play in the month of September. A road date with Ball St. on Saturday, Sept. 22 will precede the big in-state match-up with Florida St. on Saturday, Sept. 29. The return game with the Seminoles comes three seasons after the Bulls traveled to Tallahassee and defeated FSU, 17-7. The Bulls will finish off their opening stretch by traveling to Philadelphia, Pa. to take on BIG EAST newcomer Temple on Saturday, Oct. 6.

Following an open date, USF will travel to Louisville on Sat., Oct. 20, before coming home to Ray Jay for two consecutive home dates. The Bulls will welcome Syracuse on Saturday, Oct. 27 and will host UConn on Saturday, Nov. 3.

After another open date, USF will head south to Miami for a showdown with the Hurricanes on Saturday, Nov. 17. In their last visit to Miami, the Bulls came away with a 23-20 overtime victory in 2010. To finish up the regular-season, USF will travel to Cincinnati on Friday, Nov. 23 and close out the year with a home date versus Pittsburgh on Saturday, Dec. 1.

Complete 2012 Schedule


Sat., Sept. 1              UT-Chattanooga

Sat., Sept. 8              at Nevada

Sat., Sept. 15            Rutgers* (Date subject to change)

Sat., Sept. 22            at Ball St.

Sat., Sept. 29            Florida St. (ABC/ESPN or ESPN2)

Sat., Oct. 6                at Temple*

Sat., Oct. 13              BYE

Sat., Oct. 20              at Louisville*

Sat., Oct. 27              Syracuse*

Sat., Nov. 3               UConn*

Sat., Nov. 10             BYE

Sat., Nov. 17             at Miami

Fri., Nov. 23              at Cincinnati* (ESPN/ESPN2)

Sat., Dec. 1                Pittsburgh* (ABC/ESPN or ESPN2)

* - BIG EAST Conference games

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USF Renames Athletics Headquarters Lee Roy Selmon Athletics Center

press release via USF MEDIA CONTACT:                          Vickie Chachere

(813) 974-6251 or (813) 787-2990

USF Renames Athletics Headquarters Lee Roy Selmon Athletics Center

TAMPA, Fla. (Sept. 9, 2011) – The University of South Florida Board of Trustees has unanimously approved a request from President Judy Genshaft and Director of Athletics Doug Woolard  to rename the campus’ intercollegiate athletic facility the Lee Roy Selmon Athletics Center in honor of the football great.

Genshaft announced the tribute Friday during funeral services for Selmon, 56, who died Sept. 4. Selmon – a former USF Director of Athletics and President of the USF Foundation Partnership for Athletics – is credited as the father of USF football for the leading role he played in developing the program and its continuing success.

“No matter what role Lee Roy had with USF, his greatest passion was the student-athletes,” Genshaft said.

“He wanted to make sure they graduated and left with the tools necessary to be smart, successful and committed to high character. His door was always open to any student-athlete. What better way for the university to honor Lee Roy today than to name the facility that is home to our student-athletes after USF’s ‘father of football’ Lee Roy Selmon.”

Selmon joined USF in 1993as assistant athletics director to build the university's football program, leading its move into Conference USA and then into the Big East Conference. He served as USF’s Director of Athletics from 2001 to 2004.

A star for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Selmon was the first Buccaneer enshrined in the NFL Hall of Fame in 1995 and inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1988.

“We have had more than 3,500 USF athletes, as well as thousands of coaches, staff, parents, media and visitors enter this building since its inception,” Woolard said. “Lee Roy Selmon stands for everything that we desire in our student-athletes:  integrity, academic excellence, compassion and competitiveness. Now and for perpetuity, our student-athletes will know the name on this building sets a standard for which they should constantly strive.”

The University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success. USF is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in the top tier of research universities, a distinction attained by only 2.2 percent of all universities. It is ranked 44th in total research expenditures and 34th in federal research expenditures for public universities by the National Science Foundation. The USF System has an annual budget of $1.5 billion, an annual economic impact of $3.7 billion, and serves 47,000 students in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota-Manatee and Lakeland.


Lee Roy Selmon September 5, 2011…Tampa, FL…The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, USF Bulls and Tampa Sports Authority have responded to inquiries from the public about placement of Lee Roy Selmon tributes.

The three organizations have designated a space at Raymond James Stadium for a temporary memorial to the beloved Selmon.  People wishing to leave tributes to Lee Roy Selmon, the Hall of Fame Buccaneers player, USF Athletic Director and former TSA , are free to place flowers, cards or remembrances on the tree-shaded mound in the middle of the mass transit drop-off turnaround on Dale Mabry.  Signage for the drop off location near the pedestrian footbridge crossing over Dale Mabry will be displayed Tuesday after 5 p.m., September 6.  Drop-offs may begin Tuesday after 5 p.m. and continue through game day on Sunday, September 11.  Map to Selmon tribute drop off location -


The Selmon family has suggested that in lieu of flowers, those wishing to further honor Lee Roy’s memory consider making donations to Abe Brown Ministries  (813 248 3224) or the University of South Florida Foundation Partnership for Athletics (813 974 2125).

USF vs. W. Virginia game at RJS to be featured on ESPN3D

Press release via USF.

TAMPA - The University of South Florida's regular-season finale against BIG EAST foe West Virginia on Thursday, Dec. 1 in Tampa will be broadcast on ESPN 3D, the network announced on Monday. In addition, the Bulls' game at Pittsburgh on Thursday, Sept. 29 will be broadcast on ESPN 3D. USF is one of only a handful of teams that will have multiple games aired in 3D this year.

"I think that is pretty exciting," said USF head coach Skip Holtz. "I'm not totally sure I understand everything that goes into 3D, but to have them come to Tampa and show Raymond James Stadium and our players will be exciting. We talk about television exposure as it relates to our program and this is just another sign of how South Florida is rising on a national level."

This won't be the first time the ESPN 3D crew hits Tampa. In 2008, they visited Raymond James Stadium when the Bulls hosted Kansas to test the development of its 3D broadcasts.

ESPN 3D is the television industry's first 3D network and brings together more than three years of research and development by multiple departments throughout the company. It is available nationwide to more than 65 million households and has carriage agreements with Comcast, DIRECTV, Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS.

USF Fan Fest August 20

Press release via USF. Release August 5, 2011

Want the chance to meet USF head coach Skip Holtz and the 2011 Bulls?

Want to experience the view of Raymond James Stadium from the field?

Then, the USF Football Fan Fest is for you.

The Fan Fest returns for the 2011 season and will be held from 4-6 p.m. at Raymond James Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 20. The event is FREE for all attendees with parking available in Lot 4, so grab your footballs, hats, jerseys and any other memorabilia and join us for a day with the USF Football team.

There will be plenty of opportunities for autographs and pictures with your favorite Bulls. In addition, the field at Raymond James will be filled with interactive experiences, which will offer plenty of fun and excitement. Also, fans will be able to sit in available seats, meet with our sales staff and lock in their 2011 tickets on site. will continue to release information on Fan Fest as we get closer to the event, so continue to check back.

Make your plans now to get up close and personal with the 2011 USF Bulls at Fan Fest.

Then, when you've gotten all your autographs and your camera is full. Join the rest of the Bulls fan base for the fourth annual USF Night at the Rays. With first pitch at 7:10 p.m., Bulls fans will have the opportunity to spend time at Fan Fest, then head over to Tropicana Field to see the Rays take on the Seattle Mariners.

Saturday, Aug. 20 is USF day in Tampa, so don't miss this opportunity to show your support for the Bulls.

USF Spring Game April 2nd at Raymond James Stadium


TAMPA, FL – March 9, 2011 – The annual spring football game for USF Bulls will be April 2 at 2 p.m. at Raymond James Stadium.

 More information about the spring game will be posted as it becomes available.

For more information on the Bulls spring training, visit