HAPPY NEW YEAR BCU Family & Friends!

HWFBYou are cordially invited to hop aboard the HailWildcats.com “SUPPORT THE PRIDE”2016  HONDA Battle  of the Bands Fan Bus*

as we support our Marching Wildcats in their quest to win the 2016 Honda Battle of the Bands in Atlanta, Georgia January 30th, 2016 at 3:00 pm in the Georgia Dome.

logo-roundThe Honda Battle of the Bands was created to celebrate, support and recognize the excellence of Black college marching bands and the unique academic experience offered by Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Honda annually awards more than $200,000 in grants to participating marching bands during the program period. Eight bands are chosen to advance to the Honda Battle of the Bands Invitational Showcase. The Invitational Showcase features musical performances from these eight HBCU marching bands.

As a bonus to our Wildcat family, Hailwildcats.com is offering the discounted 2+2+1 rate of $290.00 which guarantees  you 2 bus seats, 2 2016 Honda Battle of the Bands tickets in the BCU section, and a hotel room on Friday and Saturday.  So grab another Wildcat Fan, and get on the bus with us. If you are traveling by yourself, for the low 1+1+1* share rate of $170.00, you will be guaranteed,  transportation to and from the 2016 Honda BOTB, a 2016 BOTB ticket in the BCU section, and a Hotel room share* on  Saturday night in a Buckhead hotel.  If you already have a BOTB ticket, you can secure your transportation to and from the Honda BOTB and a  Saturday night hotel room share* (1+1*) for $150, and for 2 persons, $250.00 which will guarantee you 2 bus seats and a Double Bed hotel room.

We will depart Daytona Beach at 5:00 a.m. on Saturday the 30th and arrive in Atlanta around 12:00 pm on Saturday the 30th. We will make stops along the way for breaks and lunch. Upon arrival we will check into a Buckhead hotel where we will reside Saturday night and then head to the Georgia Dome for the BOTB. We plan to depart Atlanta at 10 am on Sunday the 31st heading to Daytona Beach and will stop for lunch, ETA: Daytona Beach 6 pm.

Seats are available on a first come, first serve basis and are filling fast. No seats are guaranteed until final payment has been received. All sales are final!

*Hotel Room Share-  Share/paired in a double bed room with a fellow Wildcat in a 4 star hotel.

DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We encourage the use of PayPal for a fast, safe, and convenient method of securing your seat. We have attached the PayPal links/options below for your convenience. You do NOT need a PayPal account to complete your transaction. If you prefer to pay with cash or with Credit/Debit card in person or over the phone, please coordinate with Jerry Bell or Darold Williams at the numbers below. Checks will NOT be accepted.

Seats are filling up quickly, so be sure to lock yours in today.


DAYTONA BEACH, FL –Bethune Cookman University – January 30th 5:00 AM   Civic Engagement Center

JACKSONVILLE, FL – Cracker Barrel – January 30th 7:30 AM 502 Chaffee Point Rd Jacksonville, FL 32221

If you have any questions, please call or text Jerry Bell at 407-494-5302 or Darold Williams at 904-351-8381.

Hail Wildcats!

*Bus Amenities – Luxury Bus, Comfy Seats, Power Outlets at every seat, DVD Player, Tv Monitors, Bathroom, PA System and much much more!



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1+1*-Bus Seat and Double Bed Hotel Room Share* 2016 HONDA BOTB  January 30th, 2016 3 pm- Atlanta, GA
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2+1= 2 Bus Seats, and 1 Double Bed Hotel Room 2016 HONDA BOTB  January 30th, 2016 3 pm- Atlanta, GA
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1+1+1*-Bus Seat, 1 Honda BOTB Ticket, and Double Bed Hotel Room Share* 2016 HONDA BOTB  January 30th, 2016 3 pm- Atlanta, GA
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2+2+1= 2 Bus Seats, 2 Honda BOTB Tickets, and 1 Double Bed Hotel Room 2016 HONDA BOTB  January 30th, 2016 3 pm- Atlanta, GA
 paypal_buynow $290.00

The Pride Beyond the Fifty (Episodes 1 & 2) ~ Video

Hey Wildcat fans!  Did you know the Marching Wildcats have a new weekly video series entitled “Beyond the Fifty?”  The series chronicles ‘The Pride’s” 2014 marching season and provides viewers with a first hand account of the band’s preparations and performances.

Check out the first two videos below.  Check back frequently for new episodes.

Episode 2

Episode 1

Who Will Ascend (Week Three) at FIU


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Sat., Sept. 14, 2013

Alfonso Field at FIU Stadium


The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats (2-0) travel south this weekend to take on the Florida International Panthers (0-2) in Miami on Saturday night at 6:00 p.m.  The Wildcats will look to improve to 3-0 on the season, 3-0 all-time against FIU, and secure its first ever win over a FBS opponent (FIU had not yet made the jump to the FBS level when the teams last meet in 2003).

Vegas Wild about the Cats

The Vegas sports betting odds opened on Monday with FIU favored by 3 points. The betting line moved 5.5 points in BCU’s favor within an hour of the spread being posted and another .5 point within 2 hours.  By 3:45 p.m. on Monday afternoon, BCU had gone from 3 point underdogs to 3 point road favorites. You heard right; that is not a misprint.   Vegas has a road FCS squad (BCU) favored by 3 points over a FBS team (FIU) in their home stadium.  OUCH!!! 

Vegas sports betting trends suggests the “wise guys” otherwise known as professional gamblers saw value in BCU and bet the line in BCU’s favor.  The line has remained the same for most of the week.

The Matchup

Florida International is ranked dead last in the nation in scoring offense averaging a mere 5 points per game.  Defensively the Panthers are allowing 483 yards per game and rank 108th out of 123 FBS teams.  Ron Turner started 11 new players when FIU took on Maryland in week one. The team has dealt with a rash of injuries in their first 2 games of the year.  The injuries are compounded by the already heavy attrition issues resulting from a tumultuous offseason in which FIU’s leading receiver, Glenn Coleman; starting running back, Kedrick Rhodes, and cornerback Richard Leonard were all ruled ineligible for academic reasons.  Transfer running back Jakhari Gore was kicked off the team for off the field issues.

Meanwhile Bethune-Cookman is averaging 362 yards and 39 points per game on offense while yielding just 215 yards and 8 points per game on defense.

BCU is unbeaten in their two prior meetings with FIU defeating the Panthers 31-0 in 2002 and 24-14 in 2003.  Like this season, BCU was ranked in the FCS Top 25 at the time of their prior clashes with the Panthers (#21 in 2002 and #7 in 2003).

A win on Saturday will mark the first time in the history of the BCU football program and only the 2nd time in MEAC history that a conference school has defeated a current FBS foe.  Florida A&M defeated the University of Miami 16-13 in 1979.

Road Warriors

The Marching Wildcats will join the football team at Alfonso Field on Saturday.  “The Pride” has performed in Nashville, Daytona, Jacksonville, and now Miami in less than 14 days.  The band is also expected to travel to Tallahassee for the Florida State contest on the 21st and will soon make an appearance at Raymond James Stadium for a Tampa Bay Buccaneers game according to what we are being told.  Give it up for the band.

The game will be streamed live at FIUSports.com. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.