Marshall Mayhem – August 29 at Noon
USF's first Green and Gold pep rally of the season held at MSC Amphitheater.USF students can catch football fever by attending Marshall Mayhem, a new USF Athletics tradition that begins Friday at the Marshall Student Center Amphitheater on the USF campus. (#MarshallMayhem)
Marshall Mayhem is a Green and Gold pep rally at the Marshall Student Center Amphitheater starting at noon each Friday prior to every Bulls home game this season. Marshall Mayhem will include the entire USF football team along with the Spirit Squad, the Herd of Thunder marching band and Rocky The Bull all together on the concourse between the Marshall Center and the USF bookstore. Free food and a limited amount of USF T-shirts will be given out to attendees. USF Student Body President Jean Cocco will serve as emcee and Bulls Radio will be on hand to play music before the pep rally begins.
The Bulls kickoff the season at 7 p.m. Saturday against Western Carolina in Raymond James Stadium and students have another new and exciting USF Football feature this season. The Student Tailgate Zone at Raymond James is a place where students can hang out together and park in reserved spots at the discounted price of $5 for each game. Students must purchase a Student Bulls Club (SBC) membership for $10 per year to be eligible to park in the Student Tailgate Zone.
"It's their football team," said head coach Willie Taggart of the USF student body. "We'll get them around here and around our guys and let them know we're on a team together. We're going to turn this program around together and it's going to give them something to be proud of as well as knowing that they’ve been a part of this whole transition."
Students with an SBC membership can purchase their $5 Student Tailgate Zone parking passes online when they request their student ticket through the Student Ticket Account Manager. The online purchase deadline is two days prior to game day at midnight. SBC members have two ways to pick up their parking pass each week - at the Marshall Mayhem pep rally from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the SBC table or Monday through Thursday at the Sun Dome Ticket Office at Gate A.
USF students who do not wish to drive or carpool to home games can get a lift by participating in the Bulls Blitz bus service from campus to Raymond James Stadium and back that's free of charge. Learn more about the Bulls Blitz service.
The first installment of the USF Football Show will also be broadcast live from the Beef O'Brady's in the Marshall Student Center on Thursday, Aug. 28 from 7-8 p.m. Hosts Jim Louk and Mark Robinson will be joined by Taggart and selected Bulls players for the one-hour radio broadcast that can be heard live on 98.7 The Fan. The remaining 12 installments of the USF Football Show will be broadcast from Bay Area Beef O’Brady’s on a rotating basis throughout the season. Visit GoUSFBulls.com for weekly locations.
Director of Athletics Mark Harlan and the football team already gave students a big hand during Bull Haul on Thursday, Aug. 21 during USF's Week of Welcome. Players and coaches gathered to help residents move into various halls around campus. Watch BullsCast’s full video coverage of the fun event for the football team.
USF students also got to know the football team during another new program tradition called The Huddle, a special preseason pep talk that took place Saturday, Aug. 23 at the Lee Roy Selmon Athletics Center. The entire football team, cheerleaders and Sun Dolls along with other USF teams greeted a packed house before Harlan, Taggart and new team captains Andre Davis, Reshard Cliett and Marvin Kloss each thanked an impressive portion of USF’s most vocal fan base. Learn more about The Huddle.