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College License Plates in Florida (USF #4)


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Today's Wall Street Journal has a small article on the popularity of college license plates in the state of Florida. Here are the numbers:

UF = 60,506

FSU = 37,252

UM = 15,121

USF = 8,369

UCF = 7,835

USF has more plates than the Rays, Magic, and Lightening combined. The Bucs only have 17, 133.

Every time I am in Florida for vacation I see at least a few USF plates. Believe it or not I actaully see a few USF bumper stickers here in New Hamsphire when I am driving around...but I do miss seeing the plate.

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Why would you buy a Buc's license plate.  You are giving money to support the Glazers.  Now Universities I can see but a Professional team  :o

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I think the college plays are way more popular than the pro team plates is : people actually went to these colleges. Not a lot people went to the tampa bay bucs school of coaching

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I think the college plays are way more popular than the pro team plates is : people actually went to these colleges. Not a lot people went to the tampa bay bucs school of coaching

Correction, most of the buyers of USF/UCF plates went to these schools.  UF plates are where they wanted to go if they had completed Jr. High.

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I think the college plays are way more popular than the pro team plates is : people actually went to these colleges. Not a lot people went to the tampa bay bucs school of coaching

Correction, most of the buyers of USF/UCF plates went to these schools.  UF plates are where they wanted to go if they had completed Jr. High.

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I must get my plate. And also get the truck painted green, with a oversize gold horned U draped across the hood. Drive though ucif campus to pick up there girls. It'll take a night to make them convert to the good side. Lol!

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FYI, all professional sports themed plates give 55% of revenues to the Professional Sports Development Trust Fund, and 45% to the Florida Sports Foundation, which is a group that helps promote sports for youth. So, no professional teams get any money out of license plate sales.

http://www.flhsmv.gov/dmv/specialtytags/Professional_Sports/tampa_bay_buccaneers-football.html

All college plates receive plate money to go the university for academic enhancement (though who knows where that money ultimately goes).

http://www.flhsmv.gov/dmv/specialtytags/universities/university_of_south_florida.html

Interestingly enough, Georgia has a specialty license plate for FLORIDA State. I saw one the other day. Neat. Apparently some states have specialty plates for other states' affiliations, if the demand is there.

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I bet that 80% or more of the UM plates were purchased by people that have not even stepped foot on a college campus.

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