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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.

2014 USF FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

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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PRESS RELEASE: LSU, IOWA TO SQUARE-OFF IN OUTBACK BOWL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                      December 8, 2013

LSU, IOWA TO SQUARE-OFF IN OUTBACK BOWL

 

Tampa, FL— The LSU Tigers and Iowa Hawkeyes will square-off in the Outback Bowl on January 1st in Tampa, bowl officials announced today.  The Tigers are 9-3 and ranked No. 14 in the AP and USA Today Polls while the Hawkeyes are 8-4.  It will be only the second time these teams have played in 120 seasons of their football history, and the first time in the past twenty-five years LSU has played in the Outback Bowl.

“We are thrilled to extend an invitation to LSU and the University of Iowa to play in this year’s Outback Bowl,” said Outback Bowl Chairman Ken Hoverman.  “We feel these two teams will continue our reputation of putting on an exciting show on New Year’s Day.    We look forward to hosting the Tigers and Hawkeyes teams and their fans, and ensure them they will have a fabulous experience in the Tampa Bay area.”

“We are looking forward to playing in the Outback Bowl, one of the premier bowl games in college football each year,” said LSU Head Coach Les Miles.  “The Outback Bowl has a rich history and it’s played in a great city in a tremendous venue and I know that our players and fans will be excited about the opportunity to play on New Year’s Day against a very successful Big Ten program like Iowa. I have great respect for Kirk Ferentz and the program that he’s built at Iowa. They have enjoyed a lot of success in the Big Ten for over an extended period of time and we are excited about the chance to play them.”

“We are excited about the opportunity to bring the LSU football program and our tremendous fan base to Tampa for the Outback Bowl,” adds LSU Vice-Chancellor and Director of Athletics Joe Alleva.  “By winning nine games and being ranked No. 14 in the nation, Coach Miles and his team deserve the chance to be able to play in this prestigious New Year’s Day bowl. We are looking forward to bringing the great LSU fans to Tampa for a week to enjoy the Outback Bowl experience.”

“Our entire football program is excited for this opportunity to compete against LSU in the 2014 Outback Bowl,” noted Hawkeye Head Coach Kirk Ferentz.  “This is one of the great bowl events of the postseason, we are extremely pleased to travel to Tampa to represent the University of Iowa and the Big Ten Conference.”

“We are honored and proud to accept the invitation to participate in the 2014 Outback Bowl against LSU,” added Iowa Athletic Director Gary Barta.  “Kirk, his staff, and his team have worked extremely hard since the end of last season, and have been playing great football all year…especially down the stretch.  Our team looks forward to returning to the Tampa area, and I know Hawkeye fans are excited to follow our team and get back to the Outback Bowl.”

This will be only the second time LSU has played in this bowl, their last appearance being in the 1989 game when it was called the Hall of Fame Bowl.  Iowa last played in the Outback Bowl in 2008 and will be enjoying their fourth appearance in Tampa.

The Outback Bowl will be played on January 1st at 1:00 PM at Raymond James Stadium.     Tickets are on sale through Ticketmaster at (813) 287-8844 or 1-800-745-3000 and can be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com.  Tickets can also be purchased at any Ticketmaster outlet in the state of Florida.

For information on limited priority seating through an Outback Bowl Membership package call the Outback Bowl office directly at (813) 874-BOWL or go to the bowl web site at www.outbackbowl.com for details.

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