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Toreros Defined

What is a Torero? Torero comes from the Spanish term toro, the bull, and from the word torear, to fight bulls. All of the contestants in the ring are called toreros. Torero is a general term describing a bullfighter and signifies courage, honor and fidelity. USD Student Athletes, like the Torero, represent a willingness to stand alone in the ring and accept the challenge.

Did you know? Before 1961, the USD nickname was the Pioneers!

Each year the USD Athletic Department chooses students who are interested in representing the school to become the mascot. These students perform at Football, Men's Basketball and Women's Basketball home games and travel on the road with them to regional and national tournaments. This is an exciting opportunity to get involved in and is a great way to meet friends and gain valuable experiences. If you are interested in becoming the Torero, please call the USD Marketing Office at 619.260.8845

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Video Thumbnail USD Football: Week Four
Hard work follows these Toreros on and off the field
Video Thumbnail USD Cross Country: USD Invite
Missed Saturday's race? Don't stress, we have it right here
Video Thumbnail USD Football: Week Three
Sights and sounds of USD Football at work
Video Thumbnail USD Invite: Take a Lap
Men's and women's cross country host the USD Invite: the only home race for the Toreros
Video Thumbnail USD Football: Week Two
Football hard at work for their first away game at UC Davis
Video Thumbnail Three Games - One Day
Ole Weekend was one to remember for USD Athletics
Video Thumbnail USD Football: Week One
Toreros preps for their home opener against Western New Mexico
Video Thumbnail 2017 Football Season Preview
Head Coach Dale Lindsey and Senior Ray Clark discuss upcoming season
Video Thumbnail USD Athletics Highlight Video 2016-17
Don't miss the best highlights from this past year in USD Athletics

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