Spring Game Activities Announced

March 16, 2017

 UnBULLievable Tailgater Registration

Annual Spring Game returns to Corbett Field on April 15

Kids egg hunt, live music, and UnBULLievable tailgate contest highlight Saturday slate

TAMPA, MARCH 16, 2017 – A preseason Top 25-ranked football team won’t be the only entertainment on Saturday, April 15 when the annual USF Spring Game presented by Frontier Communications returns to Corbett Stadium on the USF campus.

Fans can enjoy a slate of events surrounding the game including an egg hunt for kids at 2:30 p.m. on the Morsani Football Practice Complex fields. Kids can bring their baskets and collect eggs filled with prizes scattered across the fields where the Bulls practice.

For the adults, Sycamore Drive on the east end of Corbett Stadium will be closed to traffic to allow for pregame tailgate party from 2-4 p.m. The tailgate party will feature kids' inflatables, food trucks, live music provided by the band Actual Bank Robbers, and a USF Student Corn Hole Tournament sponsored by USF Student Government with the winning team receiving two sideline passes for the Spring Game. USF will also hold a canned food drive at the game with fans encouraged to bring canned food goods for donation to Metropolitan Ministries in Tampa.

The first-ever UnBULLievable Tailgater Contest will also be held on Sycamore Drive for a select number of registrants. Registrants in the contest will receive a premium tailgating location on Sycamore Drive and will be automatically entered into five award categories. Registrants must be able to provide up to five food tastings for contest judges and will be judged in the following categories: Best Overall Tailgate, Best Tasting Food Dish, Most Creative Food Dish, Most USF Spirited Tailgate and Most Creative Tailgate Set-Up.

Winners in the UnBULLievable Tailgater Contest will receive prize packets including a USF spatula set and gift cards ranging between $100-$200 to the USF Team Store.  All registrants will receive a USF apron and oven mitt. To register for the UnBULLievable Tailgater Contest please use the following LINK.  Rules and regulations for the contest can be found HERE.

Season ticket members and Bulls fans that purchased tickets to the 2016 Birmingham Bowl will be able to pick up their commemorative bowl tickets (1 per account) at the game.

The USF football team returns 16 starters from a bowl game victory over South Carolina that capped and 11-2 season and No. 19 national ranking.  

The USF Spring Game presented by Frontier Communications will kick off at 4 p.m. and will be broadcast live on the USF/IMG radio network (820 AM in Tampa). A large crowd is expected for the 2017 game and fans are encouraged to bring blankets and utilize seating areas on the grass berms surrounding the playing surface.

The football game will be part of a doubleheader of USF Athletics action on campus that day. The Bulls baseball team will take on Cincinnati at 1 p.m. in American Athletic Conference action at Red McEwen Field.

Season tickets for the 2017 will be available to the general public for the first time at the spring game before they go on sale on Monday, April 17. The Bulls will play seven home games in Raymond James Stadium in 2017, hosting notable games vs. Illinois, Houston, Temple, Tulsa and Cincinnati.

USF finished the 2016 season ranked No. 19 in the Associated Press poll with a school record 11 wins following the program’s fifth-ever bowl victory in the Birmingham Bowl. The Bulls’ 11-2 record marked the fifth-best winning percentage in FBS football in 2016 and one of just 11 teams to reach 11 wins. USF set nearly 40 team and individual records in 2016, including team records for total yards (6,650), rushing yards (3,714), touchdowns (77) and scoring (569). Junior quarterback Quinton Flowers was named the American Conference Offensive Player of the Year and led a school-record 10 players named to the all-conference team, six of which, including Flowers, will return in 2017.

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