Football Team Supports Everything that's USF

One group that shows support of Bulls basketball are the student-athletes on the USF football team, and several coaches who are regulars at the home games. The football team knows the support it gets and does whatever they can to show the same for other USF athletic programs.

If you were caught last night's basketball game against Cincinnati, then you saw that a great game where USF beat the Bearcats 70-59. If you were part of the announced crowd of 4,068, than you saw history as the Bulls picked up their fourth BIG EAST win of the season, and set a new regular season record for most BIG EAST wins in one season by the Bulls.

Dominique Jones scored 30 points, his 18th consecutive game that he scored in double-digits. Gus Gilchrist added 13 points and Alex Rivas chipped in 10. Chris Howard dished out a game-high 10 assists and had zero turnovers. That's 21 assists and one turnover the past two games.

The basketball team has shown improvement, and at times has been exciting this season in the toughest basketball conferences in the country, and the announced attendance was slightly over 4,000, but the actual crowd seemed smaller for senior night.

It's not a secret that Bull's basketball just doesn't get the same spirited support as Bulls football, and it seems the entire campus gets caught up in anticipation and the air of excitement during football game days, but that seems to be lacking for basketball.

One group that has shown support of the basketball team through-out the season are the student-athletes on the USF football team, and several coaches who are regulars at the home games. The football team knows the support it gets and does whatever they can to show the same support for other USF athletic programs.

Against Cincinnati I saw several football players watching the game, and sat with them for the second half. They were mostly from the D-line, seniors George Selvie, David Bedford, freshman Anthony Hill, Keith McCaskill, and his brother Kevin McCaskill (center). I also saw new wide receivers coach Phil McGeoghan and graduate assistant Jared Davis at the game.

They told me they try and show as much support as they can for the basketball team and other sports. Before coming to last night's game, they all went over to the women's softball game for a couple of innings. McGeoghan was also watching the softball game as they were playing his Alma Mater University of Maine.

The players are avid fans of the basketball team, and love to show their support of everything that is USF. While at the game we saw Dominique get his 30 points and 18th straight double digit game, Howard play turnover free ball, Gilchrest developing and Leemow break his long scoring drought. Sitting with the guys late in the game, Selvie turned and said guys we just may get to witness another part of USF history, and he was right.

Now if only the rest of the student base had the same spirit for basketball, then they could actually develop an actual home court advantage for next season.

Click here for some insider scoop that I got while at the game!



Click here for some insider scoop that I got while at the game!

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