A school record 3,592 fans packed into Corbett Soccer Stadium to watch as the USF men's soccer team defeated No. 1 New Mexico in the third round of the NCAA tournament. The teams played to a 0-0 draw after double overtime with the Bulls winning 6-5 in a penalty kick shootout. Goalkeeper Chris Blais made two saves in the shootout to hand the Lobos their first loss of the season. With the win, the Bulls advance to face No. 2 Creighton in Omaha, Neb., on Saturday in the Elite Eight.
USF’s wakeboarding team took the top three spots in a competition that featured wakeboarders from the University of Tampa and Eckerd College at McCormicks Cable Park on Nov. 18. Competitors drew cards and had to perform corresponding tricks to advance in head-to-head matchups. The contest was judged by Red Bull professional wakeboarders, Adam Errington and Dallas Friday.
USF played its first of 12 home games at the St. Pete Times Forum on Monday night with the Sun Dome unavailable due to renovations. The Bulls won 81-67 over Marist courtesy of 30 points from Victor Rudd Jr. to remain unbeaten on the young season. Ron Anderson Jr., Augustus Gilchrist and Blake Nash each scored 12 points for the Bulls.
Protesters marched from Cooper Hall to the Dr. Kiran C. Patel Center Wednesday to meet with USF administrators. They said they represented the "99 percent" at USF and opposed the 15 percent tuition increase seen this semester, among other issues. Protestors said they will remain on campus until January 2012.
Special Operations Command Para-Commandos jumped from a plane 12,500 feet above the ground to kick off this year’s Veteran’s Day Ceremony, where USF announced it was ranked as fifth most Veteran Friendly school in the nation by Military Times Magazine. Keynote speaker General Lloyd W. “Fig” Newton, the first African American pilot in the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and a commissioner on special committees for both Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, commended USF on it’s commitment to serving veterans.
The USF men's soccer team clinched a share of the Big East Red Division title Wednesday night with a 3-0 win over Cincinnati at Corbett Soccer Stadium. Before the game, as part of Senior Night festivities, USF celebrated the careers of defender Aubrey Perry and midfielder Sebastien Thuriere, two of the team's three co-captains and the only seniors on the team.
USF and Cincinnati each scored a touchdown in the last 90 seconds of Saturday's game, but it was the Bearcats that earned a 37-34 win at Raymond James Stadium. It was the Bulls' second consecutive homecoming loss
Homecoming Superbull XV lasted from Oct. 17 to Oct. 22. The pre-game festivities included annual traditions like the carnival, parade, and after-parade party.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is an annual event in held in Tampa which raises money for breast cancer research as well as awareness and support for those battling breast cancer. Teams participate in a 5k walk as a sign of support and a means for fundraising. In 2011, team Regi-STARS represented USF by raising over $1400 through fundraisers which included dinner raffles and a donation jar. The team consisted of fourteen members including USF faculty, staff and students as well as local supporters. The team remains committed to supporting breast cancer awareness and research and is already working towards next year’s event.
USF students and faculty walked around the MLK Plaza on Thursday to spread awareness on domestic violence. Men donned high heeled shoes to show their support for women, often the victims of gendered violence.
Occupy Tampa, an organization inspired by the ongoing Occupy Wall Street demonstrations, held a protest Saturday in downtown Tampa in Lykes Park. Local protesters, including students, held signs advocating for government and social change and noting the "99 percent" of society.
Rapper, author and actor Common spoke an estimated crowd of 1,200 Monday night in the Marshall Student Center Ballroom. The appearance also included a meet and greet and book signing for his new memoir "One Day It'll All Make Sense.
"USF officially opened the door to the Pam and Les Muma Basketball Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday evening. The new $11 million dollar facility houses practice courts for both the men and women's basketball teams, as well as locker, training, weight and film rooms."
9/17/2011 - USF students participated Saturday in Tampa's Slutwalk, a worldwide movement to vindicate women of the blame of rape and sexual assault based on appearance. Jackie Horwich, president of USF Feminist Student Alliance and co-organizer of the Tampa event, said participants wore everything from jeans and t-shirts to just bras and underwear. Susan Gail Taylor, a graduate student, created a mini-Slutwalk demonstration with students in her English class on Friday outside the Marshall Student Center. ORACLE PHOTOS/Bobby Bishop
9/17/2011 - No. 18/17 USF powered past Florida A&M 70-17 at Raymond James Stadium on Saturday night. The Bulls set a new Big East record by racking up 745 yards of total offense in the win, scoring 10 touchdowns. Quarterback B.J. Daniels went 21-for-31 for 382 yards and four touchdowns.ORACLE PHOTOS/Bobby Bishop, Kristian Walden and Lucas Cannistraci
The first Tea Party Republican Debate was held in Tampa, Fla. at the Florida Fairgrounds. The CNN-hosted debate had eight candidates participate in Monday night’s debate - Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, former House of Representatives speaker Newt Gingrich and Herman Cain and was moderated by Wolf Blitzer. Hours before the debate began at 8 p.m. about 80 protestors, including USF students, were rallying against Tea Party policies near the entrance to the Florida Fairgrounds.
SkyPad, a new student lounge including interactive study spaces and a video gaming lounge opened Sept. 12 at the Marshall Student Center.
No. 20 USF won its home opener 37-7 over Ball State in front of 45,113 fans at Raymond James Stadium. Led by redshirt junior quarterback B.J. Daniels, who went 28-for-39 for 359 yards and one touchdown, the Bulls improved to 2-0