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Fitch: Weve got to become more balanced

It was well documented even weeks before Saturday’s game that with USF’s instability at wide receiver, the team would turn to the running game. But after looking at the disparity between running and passing plays – 44 rushes compared 11 passes – it’s apparent to the offensive staff that things […]

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USF gets by behind rush mindset

USF didn’t earn many style points in its 24-12 win against Western Kentucky on Saturday night in front of 40,276 fans at Raymond James Stadium, but coach Skip Holtz put it into the same category as any other win. “You look at it, 50 percent of the country would trade […]

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Electric Mitchell showing flashes

USF freshman cornerback Terrence Mitchell seems to have locked up his spot as punt returner for the Bulls, returning two punts for 94 yards. After letting a punt bounce in the third quarter, Mitchell caught it and found a seam for a 67-yard return to the Western Kentucky 13-yard line, […]

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USF bests previously undefeated Syracuse

USF found its groove after a win in straight sets in its Big East opener on Friday against Marquette. But the team was just getting started. On Sunday, the Bulls (6-7) (2-0) snapped Syracuse’s 16-game winning streak in five sets (25-22, 17-25, 25-12, 22-25, 15-6) while putting together its own […]

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Confident Bulls ready for top opponent

If they had their choice, USF players would play one of the nation’s elite every week. The Bulls look to capture their third straight victory against an undefeated opponent Friday night when they travel to No. 6 Connecticut. “When you go up against a team that you know is undefeated, […]

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Walk-on Bravo-Brown running with opportunity

USF receiver Stephen Bravo-Brown didn’t describe his improbable four-week ascent from freshman walk-on to impact receiver at a major Division I school as a blur. He’s trying to enjoy every minute of it. “I look at it more like a blessing,” he said. “That’s all I could really say about […]

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USF opens Big East slate

Coming off a win against Jacksonville on Sunday after two straight losses, USF coach Claire Lessinger said she feels the team is in the right place entering conference play. The Bulls (4-7) open their conference slate this weekend, hosting Marquette (7-5) on Friday and undefeated Syracuse (16-0) on Sunday. “We’re […]

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Holtz, staff tinker with passing game

In preparation for Saturday’s game against Western Kentucky, USF has worked extensively on fine-tuning the passing game, coach Skip Holtz said. To find consistency, Holtz said, he and his offensive staff used the bye week to add a “couple wrinkles” to the playbook “There were some things in the passing […]

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Anor gets national honors

After his performances over the weekend, USF men’s soccer midfielder Bernardo Anor has compiled an impressive list of honors. Anor, a redshirt junior, earned most valuable player of the Embassy Suites Kickoff Classic at Florida Gulf Coast University and also was named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com National Team of the Week. […]

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Experience is like gold

USF offensive line coach Steve Shankweiler has been around quite a few offensive lines in his 36-year coaching career. And while he said it is hard to rank the one he’s coaching now with all the others, something stands out about his current stable of players. “I think it’s as […]