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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

USF homecoming game draws more than 38,000

USF homecoming game draws more than 38,000

On a night when the proverbial planets seemed aligned for a huge USF football turnout, the fans aligned themselves as well.At the turnstiles, parking entrances, restrooms and concession areas. For Bulls fans thirsting for a raucous Raymond James Stad...
Published: 10/15/17
Peach pursuit: How the Group of Five's best fared in Week 7

Peach pursuit: How the Group of Five's best fared in Week 7

Each week henceforth, we'll take a look at how USF fared in comparison to the other serious Group of Five contenders for the New Year's Six bowl berth. Presuming that berth will be in the Peach Bowl (though it could be the Fiesta), we've devised a ga...
Published: 10/15/17
Will Bulls finally see an attendance boost Saturday night?

Will Bulls finally see an attendance boost Saturday night?

Roughly 30 hours before kickoff, USF remains an overwhelming favorite -- currently 24 points -- against Cincinnati in its homecoming game Saturday night.Yet in one regard, this would-be romp may establish a season-high for suspense, and it likely wil...
Published: 10/13/17
USF hoops coach Brian Gregory: 'We're an old team'

USF hoops coach Brian Gregory: 'We're an old team'

New USF men's basketball coach Brian Gregory addressed the Tampa Sports Club in its downtown high-rise headquarters Wednesday evening. Here are some highlights from his talk:* On the pitches he makes to Bulls recruits: "I say this to our recruits all...
Published: 10/13/17
Several team/individual records in USF's sights tonight

Several team/individual records in USF's sights tonight

At this juncture of the program, USF seems on the brink of several team/individual records each week, and tonight's game against Temple is no exception. Here are a few records within reasonable striking distance this evening:* A victory would be USF'...
Updated one month ago
USF still atop AAC power rankings (but Tigers lurking)

USF still atop AAC power rankings (but Tigers lurking)

Six American Athletic Conference teams faced off against Power Five opponents last week, with USF crushing Illinois and Memphis slipping past then-No. 25 UCLA. Several teams will wrap up their non-conference schedules this week and turn their attenti...
Updated one month ago
Fennelly: Joe Maddon's return must be bittersweet for Rays fans

Fennelly: Joe Maddon's return must be bittersweet for Rays fans

If you are a Rays fan, you might have left Tropicana Field a little down on Tuesday night. It was Joe Maddon reunion night, Joe Ma back at the Trop for the first time since he left for his dream job with the Chicago Cubs, which he made even dreamier...
Updated one month ago
Re-shuffled USF o-line draws raves in debut

Re-shuffled USF o-line draws raves in debut

After months of mixing and matching, followed by a couple of games of trial and error, the Bulls finally appear to have found a solid starting five up front.After two games at right guard, the Bulls slid senior Cameron Ruff back to center -- where he...
Updated one month ago
Brian Gregory and staff assembling solid '18 class for USF

Brian Gregory and staff assembling solid '18 class for USF

Brian Gregory's six-month anniversary as USF men's basketball coach came and went last Thursday, when most of us were too consumed with football and post-Irma recovery to observe it. So instead, we'll observe this: His 2018 recruiting class -- a trio...
Updated one month ago
Pride a key to USF's defensive turnaround, Strong suggests

Pride a key to USF's defensive turnaround, Strong suggests

At last, Willie Taggart's weekly refrain about poor tackling and gap control no longer are audible.The buzz over the resurrection of the "Bull Shark" defense has drowned it out.After three games, USF ranks first in the American Athletic Conference (a...
Updated one month ago