All Hail Buffalo Bulls Nation. A network of “watch-parties” stretching from Buffalo to both coasts will gather at homes and restaurants at kick-off time to cheer on UB’s latest national bowl appearance, sending their long-range support and winning vibes to Bronco Stadium in Boise.
The parties — many coming together mid-week following the Bulls accepting of the “Famous Idaho Potato Bowl” bid — are the UB faithful’s way of being connected to their football team that earned only its third bowl bid in UB football history.
It’s the next-best gesture of support after being there, organizers say. For those who can’t make the excursion to Idaho — UB Athletics already has organized a trip — they can party together while watching the Dec. 21 nationally televised game, celebrate the Bulls’ successful season and relive memorable moments from their alma mater.
Many alumni and students are connecting through social media (#bowlingbulls), too, sharing photos of themselves, index fingers positioned at their heads, with the enthusiastic “Horns Up!” meme (#hornsup,#bowlingbulls). Organizers are expecting plenty of similar photos to be shared from the various watch-parties around the county.
The university is engaging UB alumni and fans worldwide through an interactive web hub that will serve as a digital gathering place to see and share content.