|FOOTBALL Regular Season|
|Aug 31||vs McNeese State||
|Sept 7||AT Michigan State||TBA|
|Sept 14||vs FAU||
|Sept 28||vs Miami||TBA|
|Oct 5||vs Cincinnati||
|Oct 12||AT UCONN||TBA|
|Oct 26||vs Louisville||
|Oct 31||AT Houston||TBA|
|Nov 16||vs Memphis||
|Nov 23||vs SMU||TBA|
|Nov 29||AT UCF||
|Dec 7||AT RUTGERS||TBA|
USF Selected to Play in Las Vegas Classic The Bulls will join UNLV,
The Bulls will take part in the 2013 Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic that takes place at the Orleans Arena Dec. 22-23. The Classic field includes UNLV,
USF has never faced UNLV or
The Bulls will resume their series against
Tickets for the Bulls’ two games in
(via USF Football Press Release) - University of South Florida QB B.J. Daniels was selected 237th overall by the San Francisco 49ers in the seventh round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He becomes the Bulls 11th NFL Draft pick over the last four years, which is the second most of any team in the BIG EAST. Daniels is the third Bull drafted in 2013 after Kayvon Webster was selected in the third round by the Denver Broncos and Sam Barrington went five picks before Daniels in the seventh round.
“What a great day,” Daniels said. “I’ve worked so hard to get to this point and I’m just happy the 49ers felt I could help their team. It’s a great franchise and I’m going to try and contribute in a way that will help them continue winning. I’ve had a lot of support and just want to thank all of the people that stuck with me and had my back through this whole process. It’s a dream come true.”
With the selection, Daniels became the first USF quarterback to be drafted into the NFL and is the first offensive player to be taken since 2010.
Daniels played in 47 games, starting 42, during his career with USF. He completed 649-of-1,132 attempts for 8,433 yards and 52 TDs, while rushing for 2,068 yards and 25 TDs. His 8,433 passing yards rank third on USF’s all-time list and his 52 TD passes are tied for second. Daniels finished third all-time in BIG EAST history with 10,501 total yards and fifth in TDs responsible for with 77.
“Jose has taken our women’s basketball program to new heights under his leadership, including last season’s trip to the NCAA Tournament,” Woolard said. “George has built our men’s soccer program into a national power that is competing not only for conference championships, but national championships. We’re excited to see both of them continue to build off of their success in the coming years.”
Through 13 years as USF’s head coach, Fernandez turned a team that had never been to the postseason into a perennial contender. The Bulls have qualified for postseason play in nine of the last 10 seasons, including USF’s only two NCAA tournament appearances.
Fernandez, who is the program’s all-time leader in victories, gave USF its first national championship in 2009 when the Bulls topped
Boasting a 211-195 overall record, Fernandez’ Bulls hold a .569 winning percentage over the past five seasons, including a pair of 20-win seasons in 2008-09 and 2012-13. Fernandez is responsible for seven of USF’s 10 winning seasons in the last 35 years, and is the only Bulls’ coach to win at least 19 games, accomplishing the feat six times.
“I am very grateful for the opportunity that Athletic Director Doug Woolard and President Genshaft have given my staff, players and I,” said Fernandez. “We have unlimited success in front of us here, with incredible facilities in the
During Kiefer’s 11 seasons at the helm of USF men’s soccer, the Bulls have reached the NCAA Tournament seven times, including each of the past six seasons. He has also led the program to two of its three Elite Eight appearances in 2008 and ‘11.
Kiefer led the team to a pair of Big East Red Division Titles in 2005 and ‘11 as well as a Big East Tournament Title in ‘08.
With a record of 123-62-32, Kiefer ranks second in USF soccer history in terms of career victories behind Dan Holcomb. During his tenure, he has guided the Bulls to seven seasons of 10-or-more wins and five with 13-or-more victories.
The Bulls have performed their best against some of the nation’s top competition, posting a 28-20-5 record against ranked opponents under Kiefer.
He also guided the Bulls to the nation's longest home unbeaten streak, a stretch of 30 games without a defeat at the USF Soccer Stadium. Overall, USF has been nearly unbeatable at home with a record of 74-17-15 under Kiefer.
A total of 43 all-conference selections have been honored under Kiefer as well as 19 NSCAA All-South Region selections, a Big East Offensive Player of the Year, four Freshman All-Americans, three Conference USA Freshmen of the Year and three NSCAA All-Americans.
In addition, Kiefer’s teams have been stellar in the classroom. The Bulls have received the NSCAA Team Academic Award four times, in 2003-04, 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11. Two of his student-athletes, Zak Boggs and Francisco Aristeguieta, earned the BIG EAST Conference’s highest academic honor, the BIG EAST Male Scholar Athlete of the Year following the 2008 and ’09 seasons. Kiefer has led four Big East Scholar Athlete Award winners and a COSIDA Academic All-American.
“This is a credit to the strong staff we have at USF, the student-athletes and the great support of our fans,” said Kiefer. “We’ve had a strong run up to this point and we’re inches away from winning a national championship. We look forward to continuing to build on the success we’ve had and I’m extremely excited for what’s to come for this program.”
“We are pleased to be able to add quality Big Ten opponents in
The 2014 non-conference schedule consists of home games against
“This is the type of schedule we want to have here at USF,” said head coach Willie Taggart. “We want to challenge and prove ourselves against top competition. We think it is important to play these types of non-conference games not only for recruiting, but also to excite our fan base and for the continued growth of our program.”
A member of the Big Ten,