USF adds three future players

The USF football team strengthened its future recruiting classes this week, adding two commitments and a transfer.  Brett Kean, rated a two-star player by, is a quarterback who committed to the Bulls on Tuesday for the 2015 season. Kean plays for St. Edward in Lakewood Ohio, which is the […]


EDITORIAL: College admissions lottery worsens selectivity problem

  To solve the overwhelming problem of selectivity in college admissions, a writer for The Atlantic proposed the future of college applicants ought to be handled like numbered balls in a Bingo drawing.  Today, many admissions officers and top universities that accept less than 10 percent of their applicants confessed […]


Two Bulls earn All-American honors

USF sent two athletes to the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon this past weekend and when the events ended, both emerged as first-team All-Americans for the second consecutive season.  Courtney Anderson ended her career at USF on a high note, clearing 6 feet in the high […]


Bro Bowl should remain intact with Tampa’s history

ORACLE PHOTO/WESLEY HIGGINS In the name of urban renewal, Tampa city officials have seen to the wholesale demolition of Central Avenue’s business district and “slum areas” in historic Ybor.  The newest victim of Tampa’s urban renewal program is the Bro Bowl, the first public skate park built in Florida and […]


Constant gun violence should not be our reality

ORACLE PHOTO/ADAM MATHIEU During a recent Q&A, President Barack Obama said there is no place like the U.S.  The statement was the furthest thing from proud, however, as Obama said no other developed country, except the U.S., would tolerate the frequency of gun violence that occurs here.  Regardless of one’s […]

Focal Points

Diving into the deep

Though 73 percent of the Earth is covered by water, the world that lies beneath the waves remains unexplored firsthand, visited only by the select few who decide to take the plunge and become certified scuba divers.  At USF, there are several ways to get training on how to explore […]


Kingston determined to renew USF baseball

ORACLE PHOTO/ADAM MATHIEU Even before participating in three College World Series and coaching 16 would-be MLB players, new USF baseball coach Mark Kingston has had remarkable determination. This determination, in part, stems from Kingston’s admiration of six-time All-Star Don Mattingly, his favorite baseball player growing up. “(Mattingly) played the game […]


Cornering the market

ORACLE PHOTO/WESLEY HIGGINS Most people who hold cardboard signs next to oncoming traffic aren’t hired off the streets by law firms, but that’s what happened last week to Damian Romero.  After graduating from USF, Romero said he and his friend, Jarod Fluck, realized they were lost in the crowd of […]


MOSI displays many dimensions of 3-D printing

“3D Printing the Future” opened Saturday at the Museum of Science and Industry located near campus. ORACLE PHOTO/ADAM MATHIEU Researchers and engineers at USF are bringing the fun of 3-D printing out of the lab and into the spotlight with a new exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry […]