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No one wants to buy South Florida's spring game posters

South Florida is trying to build excitement around its program. As a program that's 14-34 over the past four seasons, playing in a mid-major conference and located in a pro sports town, that's proven understandably difficult.

To stoke the fires of Bulls football, South Florida gave away a pair of 11x17 posters during Saturday's spring game.

USF poster 1
USF poster 2

Again, a pair of attractive posters if you're into that kind of thing.

However, here is where we run into some problems:

The posters are being sold - after they were apparently given away Saturday - auction style. Minimum bid is $10. How do we know they were given out? Because the official auction page says the poster was "given out at the 2015 USF Football Spring Game."

After entering a bid, USF fans must then wait a week to find out if they've won their 11x17 poster. The auction ends at noon ET next Wednesday. We all may be dead by next Wednesday.

A couple questions:

1. Are there only two of these posters left in print? That's the only reason I can fathom as to why I can't just purchase the poster immediately.

2. Are we to assume if I drove down to the USF football offices I couldn't just have a poster which, again, was given away on Saturday?

3. Really?

Anyway, let's check on the progress of each auction.

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So, to recap, I can't pay $5 for a poster that was free three days ago? Seems like the marketing department may want to rethink this one.