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Taggart opens team-wide competition

After two consecutive losses, coach Willie Taggart said he has not decided on a starting quarterback against SMU. ORACLE FILE PHOTO/ADAM MATHIEU In the AAC’s weekly teleconference, coach Willie Taggart again made competition a point of emphasis.  “I know a lot of guys have gotten better as the year went […]

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Bulls’ bowl game hopes all but gone

Coach Willie Taggart’s goal of reaching a bowl game will fall short if the Bulls lose another game this season. ORACLE FILE PHOTO/ADAM MATHIEU At the preseason football media day before the season, coach Willie Taggart told the crowd gathered in the Lee Roy Selmon Athletics Center that a bowl […]

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Albums heat up the fall

SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE Black Taxi: “Electroshock Death Grip” Black Taxi is a Brooklyn-based group well-known for its eccentric and eclectic live performances. Their newest album titled “Electroshock Death Grip” is hugely fun and exceedingly vibrant. The foursome consists of lead vocalsist Ezra Huleatt, vocalist and lead guitarist Bill Mayo, […]

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University ranks high on social mobility index

After years of classes and student debt, graduates hope they’ll have a better of chance finding a well-paying job with a degree than without one.   Fortunately, a new social mobility index created by College Net ranked USF as 48th in the nation for boosting graduates’ chances of climbing the […]

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Health trustees endorse downtown med school

If approved, the 12-story medical school building would be around a mile from Tampa General Hospital and the Amalie Arena in downtown. Special to the Oracle. USF took the first formal step toward a downtown medical school Thursday after the Board of Trustees (BOT) Health Workshop unanimously voted to recommend the […]

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Bulls advance to AAC semifinals

Leticia Skeete scored two of the Bulls’ three goals in a 3-2 win over Cincinnati on Sunday. ORACLE FILE PHOTO/AMINA SPAHIC The USF women’s soccer team extended their season Saturday, winning 3-2 against the Bearcats in the first round of the AAC tournament. The win moves USF into the semifinals […]

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Bulls fall in season finale

ORACLE FILE PHOTO/GABRIEL HERNANDEZ The No. 25 USF men’s soccer team honored nine seniors Saturday, but was unable to close out the regular season with a win, losing to the University of Connecticut (UConn) 1-0.  After a USF corner kick, UConn’s Kwame Awuah sent a cross to the top of the […]

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Cougars nearly shut out Bulls

Quarterback Steven Bench and the USF offense were unable to find the end zone in the 27-3 loss. ORACLE PHOTO/ADAM MATHIEU A 33-yard field goal from senior kicker Marvin Kloss late in the third quarter was the only thing preventing USF from being shut out for the first time at […]

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Living dead swarm USF during Humans v. Zombies

Humans vs. Zombies  will run 24 hours a day from Thursday until Nov. 11 and will include 12 missions. PHOTO SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE The zombie virus will soon strike Tampa once again, and one by one students will unwillingly join the league of the undead. Nowhere on campus is […]

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USF’s offense sputters against Houston

ORACLE PHOTO/ADAM MATHIEU USF’s attempt to spark its offense with a quarterback change failed miserably as the Bulls fell to Houston 27-3. After making the switch to junior quarterback Steven Bench this week—with sophomore Mike White struggling—coach Willie Taggart hoped for a turnaround of the struggling offense. Bench failed to […]