A herd of USF fans are taking over Ybor City for this weekend's Bulls Block Party

Bars on the crawl include Gaspar’s Grotto, Coyote Ugly, Prana, Big Easy Bar, First Chance/Last Chance, Rock Brothers, Showbar, and Tangra.

click to enlarge Rocky the Bull - Photo via USouthFlorida/Facebook
Photo via USouthFlorida/Facebook
Rocky the Bull
The Buccaneers, Rays and Lightning get a lot of love in Tampa Bay, but the fandom runs just as deep when it comes to the University of South Florida.

On Saturday, Aug. 20 in Ybor City , 2019’s USF Athletics Fan of the Year Lauren Pickel and the USF Greater Tampa Alumni Chapter stage the 2022 Bulls Block Party, which is setting up camp at the Italian Club on the corner of E 7th Avenue and Angel Olivia Sr. Street.
Kickoff for the block party features guest speakers who'll then get out of the way as the herd moves into surrounding bars—including Gaspar’s Grotto, Coyote Ugly, Prana, Big Easy Bar, First Chance/Last Chance, Rock Brothers, Showbar, and Tangra—along with restaurant/nightspots 7th+Grove and Zydeco Brew Werks.

The event—which drew more than 1,000 fans and raised more than $25,000 for scholarships in its last run—seeks to make an even bigger impact this year and is encouraging all Bulls fans, not just alumni, to take part in the ticketed event.

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