No more green for USF Bulls? - FOX 13 News

No more green for USF Bulls?

Posted: Updated:
TAMPA (FOX 13) -

On USF game day, it's about the touchdown, the crowd, and the win.

"I guess since it's so active in the student section, you don't notice the uniforms too much," said student Lacy Kauck.

However, even a freshman is going to notice one thing about the USF uniform.

"They're green," Kauck said.

Sometimes they're solid green from the jersey to the helmet to the pants

"To me I prefer the green pants," said student Ralph Jean.

A proposed NCAA regulation will get rid of solid green for the Bulls, and a handful of other schools.

"I think it's probably politically based," Jean said.

The idea is that a green shirt against a green field might get a little confusing for the spectator, maybe for the players too. It sounds ridiculous to some people, but not some who follow Boise State. Their solid blue uniforms worn at home blend right in with the team's unusually blue turf.

It looks a little confusing and some teams have complained about it. The NCAA listened. It's proposing the pants and the jersey be worn in contrasting colors to the field -- which means no more green.

"Personally we don't pay too much attention to that. We are focused on our objective," said Jimel Atkins.

The team member admits the uniforms represent so much to the team.

"You are out there seeing yourself in what you've pictured yourself in for years. It makes it all come together," he said.

But if the proposal sticks Atkins is prepared to leave behind the all green get-up this fall.

"We are comfortable with whatever they decide. We are just focused on winning and going quietly and peaceful about doing our work. So that's what really matters to us," he said.

USF's coach Taggart didn't have any official comment, but joked that all his players need is a t-shirt and shorts to play. The green ban does not seem to be high on the team's list of concerns.

Powered by WorldNow

FOX 13 / WTVT-TV
3213 West Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, Florida 33609
Main: (813) 876-1313
Newsroom: (813) 870-9630
Fax: (813) 871-3135

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices