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Bulls secondary ready for test

USF senior cornerback Mistral Raymond is eager to see how the Bulls’ secondary stacks up against one of the best receiving corps in the Big East. “They’re a confident group,” he said of the Bearcats’ successful unit, which includes two of the top receivers in the conference. “It should be […]

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USF finalizes 11 schedule

USF’s 2011 football schedule has been finalized with the additions of UTEP and Florida A&M, the school announced Tuesday. The Rattlers, who are part of the MEAC conference, will return to Tampa to play the Bulls in 2015. USF beat FAMU 37-3 in 2005, the only meeting between the programs. […]

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Bulls look to build off 2009

After USF experienced its best season in recent memory in 2009, coach Stan Heath stressed to his team last week the importance of avoiding complacency. The Bulls, who exceeded expectations with a 9-9 conference record and upsets over then-No. 17 Pittsburgh and then-No. 8 Georgetown, had the luxury of playing […]

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Klotzs breakout season guiding USF to success

USF women’s soccer forward Chelsea Klotz has a knack for finding the back of the net. And with the Bulls working toward a potential postseason berth, Klotz can point to a change in her lifestyle before the season started. “I actually hired a personal trainer over the offseason,” said Klotz, […]

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Oracle Insight: midseason review, report card

With the season half over, it’s pretty clear where the Bulls have achieved consistency and where they need to improve. To summarize where things stand as the Bulls get ready for their showdown at Cincinnati on Friday, the Oracle graded each position based on performance through six games. Quarterback: It’s […]

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USF trying to correct issues during tough road stretch

As if playing on the road against West Virginia and Cincinnati in consecutive weeks isn’t tough enough, USF, already fading from the Big East race with two consecutive conference losses, is working on just getting its offense to a respectable level. And after USF’s second conference loss in as many […]

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Men grab victory

With only four games remaining before postseason play begins, the USF men’s soccer team (8-2-3) earned its second straight win by defeating West Virginia (7-4-2) 1-0 on Saturday night at the USF Soccer Stadium. Senior forward Andre Mittoo scored the decisive goal in the 67th minute. It was his second […]

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Mitchell gets look at receiver

To create a spark, USF coach Skip Holtz and his offensive staff are experimenting a bit. Sunday’s practice featured position changes, schematic tweaks and an overall sense of urgency to find some production. “We practiced a lot of different things (Sunday),” Holtz said. “I’ve tried to put some people in […]

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Bulls look for continued goodfortune against Mountaineers

Recent history suggests that whenever USF needs a big win, playing West Virginia seems to provide that spark. In 2006, an unranked Bulls team upset then-No. 7 West Virginia 24-19 in Morgantown after getting blasted 31-8 at Louisville the week before. Former USF coach Jim Leavitt called it the biggest […]

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Passing struggles a combination of things

USF offensive coordinator Todd Fitch said there isn’t a simple answer that explains why redshirt sophomore quarterback B.J. Daniels and the offense have struggled this season. “That’s the way football is,” Fitch said. “Everyone wants a black and white answer. There were multiple things. That’s why it’s the hardest position […]