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OUTBACK BOWL ANNOUNCES NOON KICKOFF FOR NEW YEAR’S DAY 2015 GAME

OUTBACK BOWL ANNOUNCES NOON KICKOFF FOR NEW YEAR’S DAY 2015 GAME

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                              September 9, 2014

 

 OUTBACK BOWL ANNOUNCES NOON KICKOFF FOR NEW YEAR’S DAY 2015 GAME

 Tampa, FL – The 29th edition of the Outback Bowl will kick off at 12:00 Noon EST on New Year’s Day 2015, bowl officials announced today.  The bowl plays host to teams from the Big Ten Conference and Southeastern Conference in Raymond James Stadium. 

“We are extremely excited for the opportunity to be the first game to kick off the most tradition-rich day of college football – New Year’s Day,” notes Outback Bowl President/CEO Jim McVay.  “All eyes of the college football world will be on the Outback Bowl and our beautiful Tampa Bay community.”

This will also be the 20th year for Outback Steakhouse as title sponsor of the bowl, the longest title sponsorship of any college bowl game.

Tickets to the bowl are on sale through Ticketmaster.  Phone orders can be placed with a credit card by calling 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 premium seating through a 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.

The Outback Bowl attracts tens-of-thousands of out of market visitors from more than 40 states who join local fans each year in generating an economic impact estimated at $1 billion on the Tampa Bay area over its history.  The game also generates tens of millions of dollars in exposure for the region each year and has contributed more than $117 million to universities over its history. 

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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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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

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