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Pregaming: A UB football music rundown

What do the Bulls listen to before games?

<p>Tyrone Hill warms up on the exercise bike.</p>

Tyrone Hill warms up on the exercise bike.

We all have different songs for different moods. 

The same goes for the Bulls football team, which warms up, practices and trains on music. 

So we took to UB Stadium to discuss the Bulls’ favorites, recommendations and genres they avoid before their biggest games. 

Matt Myers: Drake, Future

UB’s starting quarterback says he regularly listens to Future and Drake before big games. He also said he’ll occasionally throw on some Meek Mill or Juice Wrld and Lil Uzi Vert on the field.

“When I am just by myself before games I like to be cool, calm. Then pregame I turn it up a little bit,” said Myers, who admits you’ll probably catch him head-banging pregame.

Aapri Washington: Drake, Future, Meek Mill

Sophomore cornerback Aapri Washington says he likes to start his game day with some slow, classical music during the team’s pregame meal. 

“Then I ramp it up a little before the game, so a little bit of hip-hop and R&B,” Washington said.

Washington added that he listens to Drake, Future and Meek Mill as games approach, right before kickoff. And although he’s a huge supporter of DaBaby, he says “it really isn’t the mood before the game.” 

Tyrone Hill: 50 Cent

Junior safety Tyrone Hill says he likes to listen to rap before games. More specifically, he gets “old school” with some 50 Cent. 

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Hill adds that he typically listens to jazz music, but doesn’t before games. 

“Jazz is more like smooth and relaxing,” Hill said. “Listening to that before a game might throw me off my game.” 

Fabian Weitz: Drake, Meek Mill, Rick Ross

Weitz, the Bulls’ German recruit, listens to hip-hop before games. 

Weitz, who once attempted to learn guitar but decided it wasn’t for him, said he doesn’t have a particular song that he listens to pregame.

“I got a playlist with a couple songs on it, most of them Meek Mill, Drake, Rick Ross.” 

Weitz said there are genres he enjoys off the field that don’t give him the energy he needs to pregame. 

“I don’t listen to R&B before a game, that [doesn’t] really get me fired up.” 

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