In the News – 2014 USF Football Season Takes Shape

University of South Florida’s 2014 football schedule began to take shape Wednesday when the American Athletic Conference announced home and away conference opponents for all 11 conference teams for the 2014 season. Dates, kickoff times and television arrangements will be announced at a later date.

USF-BullsIn addition to previously announced USF non-conference match-ups with Western Carolina (Aug. 30), Maryland (Sept. 6) and North Carolina State (Sept. 13) in Raymond James Stadium and a road contest at Wisconsin (Sept. 27), the Bulls will once again play four conference home games and four conference road games in 2014. The Bulls’ schedule will feature six teams that reached a bowl game last season, including Maryland and Wisconsin from the Big Ten, with four of those teams visiting Raymond James Stadium.

USF’s conference home schedule will see East Carolina, Houston, and UCF, which all played in bowl games last season, as well as UConn coming to Raymond James Stadium.

The Bulls will make the program’s first-ever road trips to Tulsa and SMU as well as play at Cincinnati, a bowl participant last year, and Memphis in conference action. LTMKTWNSURMZMHO_20121001153147USF will not play Temple, for the second straight season, or Tulane in the eight-game 2014 conference schedule.  USF’s game at Tulsa will mark the first-ever meeting between the programs. The Bulls will be facing East Carolina for the fifth time but first since 2006. The Bulls faced all of the other six opponents on their 2014 conference schedule last year in the first season of The American.

If you get the opportunity, make plans to support your Alma Matter when the Bulls come to your town!  For the full article, check out

President’s Message – Good Things are Afoot!


Another month has come and gone, and we as an Association continue to move forward. We are looking forward to the Founders’ Weekend this Spring. If you’re considering coming into town, please do! Bring the family along with you. We will be holding a happy hour on the evening of Friday, April 11th, a banquet to celebrate 30 years of Delta Zeta on Saturday the 12th, and we will cap off the weekend with the annual Scarlet and Blue Classic Softball Game on Sunday the 13th.

This June will be a very important time for the Fraternity as we will elect a new Grand Alpha at Congress in Ron FrankAustin, Texas. We are very happy and proud that Brother Ron Frank will be running for the position and support him fully in his endeavor. Chi Phi has come a very long way in the past 5 years under the leadership of Grand Alpha Jim Soderquist. Our Chapters have never been healthier, larger or as plentiful, and this can be attributed to the vision of Brother Soderquits and the rest of his Grand Council. I see this vision being carried forward and expanded where need be by a Grand Council under Brother Frank.

Good things are afoot all around us, and it is our Alumni Association Board’s mission to take advantage of all the opportunities present. We look forward to seeing you at the Founders Weekend as well as the many social events from now until then.

Brother David Ebner