We’re counting down the 10 most electrifying moments from
the Bulls’ 2013 regular season. Follow along each day as we
reveal a new highlight leading up to the bowl game.
Opposing offenses fear the Bulls’ No. 46. That’s Khalil Mack, a senior linebacker from Fort Pierce, Fla. A Football Writers Association first-team All-American, Mack also won the 2013 Jack Lambert Award as the nation's top linebacker and is a projected top 10 pick in the upcoming NFL draft. He’s also the NCAA career record-holder in forced fumbles and tackles for a loss.
"Big game today for @UBAthletics...lets go #UBNation...lets get our #HornsUp! Thank you @IDPotatoBowl for inviting us!!! #BowlingBulls #ESPN"
— NK @nirmitkumar
Social media is buzzing as Bulls fans everywhere put their horns up in support of the royal blue and white. Join the stampede by posting your best “horns up” selfie to #HornsUp on your favorite social media channel.
Head coach Jeff Quinn has more than 25 years of coaching experience, which includes engineering an unstoppable offense at nationally ranked Cincinnati under current Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly. Quinn’s offensive schemes have helped the Bulls achieve record-breaking numbers over each of his four seasons, while making steady improvements in the win column.
The year 1958 will forever be remembered as one of the greatest seasons in UB football history. On the strength of an 8-1 record, the Bulls earned an invitation to the Tangerine Bowl in Orlando against Florida State. Though it was the team’s first ever bowl bid, they unanimously voted to turn down the invitation when they learned that their two African-American teammates wouldn’t be allowed to play.
Super Bowl XLV champion James Starks of the Green Bay Packers is just one of several recent Bulls alums selected in the NFL draft. Other recent picks include Josh Thomas (Dallas Cowboys) and Steven Means (Tampa Bay Buccaneers).
The next best thing to going to the game? Cheering on the team with fellow Bulls fans at a “watch party.” At homes and in restaurants from Brooklyn to LA, TVs will be tuned to ESPN as fans gather and horns go up for kick-off.