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  • Bulls look for pay back against Stetson

     

    When USF and Stetson met earlier in the month, the Bulls (20-15) dropped both games in DeLand. Tonight, the Bulls have a chance for redemption at home, as the teams are scheduled to square off at 7. 

  • A Bronx tale

    When former Kentucky assistant Orlando Antigua was hired to coach USF men’s basketball it was rumored he might bring his younger brother, Oliver, and fellow Kentucky assistant Rod Strickland onto the coaching staff. 

  • ‘For the love of the game’

     

    As he stands on the sidelines alongside women’s soccer coach Denise Schilte-Brown, associate coach Chris Brown and their assistant Jason Dowiak, Juan De Brigard will
    sometimes look over his shoulder to see some of the children he’s worked with.

  • Ultimate Frisbee looks to make strong showing in postseason

    As the discs soared through the air at the Sycamore Fields of USF, the men’s ultimate Frisbee team made its final preparations in hopes for a deep run in this year’s postseason.

  • Kentucky’s run, despite loss, will only help Antigua at USF

     

    March Madness, one of the biggest spectacles in all of sports, came to an end Monday night when Kentucky fell to Connecticut 60-54, and for a moment USF could be
    mentioned in the same sentence as National Championship contenders — even if in the most passive of ways.

  • Jimmy Herget misrepresented by 4-4 record

     

    Statistics don’t capture the bang-bang plays, bad hops or the Baltimore chops, but pitchers’ stats are particularly irksome when it comes to accurate depictions in baseball.

  • Bulls play second AAC series after last weekend’s rainout

     

    USF will look to play its first complete game in nearly two weeks this weekend when Louisville comes to the USF softball stadium for a three-game set.

  • USF season comes to an end in WNIT semifinal

    Last week, sophomore guard Courtney Williams was rushed by her teammates on the court after hitting a game-winning 3-pointer against Mississippi State to earn a home game against Rutgers for the WNIT (Women’s National Invitation Tournament) semifinals.

  • Antiguas may unite at USF

    When Kentucky assistant Orlando Antigua was introduced Tuesday afternoon as the USF men’s basketball coach, he thanked his younger brothers Oliver and Omar saying, “Let’s keep enjoying this ride.”

  • Like father, like sons

     

    Ten years ago, when USF baseball players Luke and Levi Borders spent the summer with their father, Pat Borders, who played for the Seattle Mariners at the time, the boys had an ongoing competition  to see who caught the most fly balls during batting practice.

  • Search for USF coach unclear after cancelled deal

    In the first attempted hire of USF Director of Athletics Mark Harlan’s tenure, which officially began Monday, USF was reportedly forced to nix a contract after it was signed.

  • New Jersey homecoming

    USF softball players Sam Greiner and Allie Patierno (29-8, 3-0) knew of each other in high school in New Jersey, where they’ll return to play Rutgers (12-9, 1-2) this weekend.

  • Williams leads Bulls to WNIT third round

    Sophomore guard Courtney Williams said she doesn’t think most people know where her hometown of Folkston, Ga. is.

  • Daniels to bring alumni back to USF with flag football, children’s clinic

    USF coach Willie Taggart and the Bulls were paid a special visit at their practice last week when former USF quarterback B.J. Daniels dropped by with a pair of announcements.

  • USF gets football on campus

     

    For years there have been grumblings among students about the need for an on-campus football stadium, and this Saturday’s Green and White spring game at 4 p.m. will give fans a taste of that. 

  • Former Bull returns to Tampa with Bucs

    Cornerback Mike Jenkins signed a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week, bringing the former Bull back to the region.

  • Bulls ‘send message’ advancing in WNIT

     

    The women’s basketball team expressed an element of disappointment Friday after holding off North Carolina A&T at home 56-50. 

  • Pitino: USF job would be ‘grand slam’ for Masiello

     

    In the week following former USF coach Stan Heath’s dismissal, two potential USF coaching targets have already been signed to new teams. Bruce Pearl and Buzz Williams were good candidates for the job due to their prior success and experience. However, as jobs opened up, Pearl signed a six-year deal with Auburn and Williams inked a seven-year deal with Virginia Tech. 

  • Bulls work to sharpen defense before conference play against UConn

     

    USF coach Lelo Prado is proud of how hard the Bulls (13-7) have worked this week to sharpen their defense, he said.  

  • Motivated Bulls ‘expect’ to win WNIT

    USF coach Jose Fernandez’s reaction to the NCAA Selection Show on Monday was probably best surmised in the thoughts he shared with the Tampa Tribune: “The whole thing is flawed.”

  • Winslow’s not in Kansas anymore

     

    As a freshman in high school, Joseph Winslow had a goal of winning the Kansas State golf championship. 

  • USF 2014 schedule

    Nearly a month after announcing its opponents, the USF football team set its schedule.

  • Bulls fail to make second straight NCAA appearance

    The USF women’s basketball team, which was considered a bubble team since February for the NCAA tournament this month, had its fate decided on by the selection committee last night.

  • Perry favorited fan Tweets in support of Heath firing

     

    Seniors Victor Rudd and Martino Brock spoke in support of former USF coach Stan Heath following the Bulls’ regular season finale at the Sun Dome, saying critics don’t know how hard is to coach freshmen and transfers. 

  • Bulls take two against Rhode Island at home

     

    This weekend had many firsts for the Bulls, as USF won two out of three games in a series against Rhode Island.

  • USF fires men's basketball coach Stan Heath

    USF has fired men’s basketball coach Stan Heath, according to a release from USF Athletics. 

  • Mark Harlan named new AD, hints at challenges ahead

    Following a nearly two-month, nationwide search, USF President Judy Genshaft announced UCLA Senior Associate Athletic Director for External Relations, Mark Harlan, as new USF Director of Athletics on Tuesday.

  • Bulls face Temple in AAC

    Last week, USF head coach Jose Fernandez told his players that their four wins would be “insignificant" if they did not win against No. 24 Rutgers on Monday.

  • Bulls upset Rutgers to finish regular season

    The USF women’s basketball team went all season without a win against a top 25 ranked team.

  • Bulls ‘unhinged’ in win streak

    At Sunday night’s 8-2 win over Maine, Bulls’ outfielder Juli Weber perched over the dugout railing in between pitches during Ta’coia Williams’ at-bat.

  • USF streak snapped, splits weekend series at home

    Columbia (2-2) handed USF (9-2) its first loss Friday, breaking the team’s 7-0 start, the best start the Bulls have had since 1982 under Hall of Famer Robin Roberts. 

  • Competition plentiful in USF’s first week of practice

    This weekend marked the end of USF’s first week of spring practice, and as defensive coordinator Chuck Bresnahan said, “It’s too early to make concrete observations.”

  • Bulls show out for senior night

     

    Their paths started in different places, but before their Saturday night 72-51 victory against SMU, USF seniors Inga Orekhova and Akila McDonald shared a moment together. 

  • Bulls’ fall short on game winner

    USF forward Victor Rudd walked off the court with his hands on his head, sporting a disgusted look on his face. The Bulls had just lost to the Scarlet Knights 74-73 in the Louis Brown Athletic Center in Piscataway, N.J. 

  • Bulls push for postseason

    While the women’s basketball team’s senior night will honor senior athletes in their last home game Saturday, it won’t be the conclusion to the women basketball team’s season.

  • USF sweeps Penn State, honors team captain

     

    Honorary team captain Nick Wolf and his brother Scott fought off pirates Sunday as the Bulls fought off Penn State to complete the sweep of the Nittany Lions with a
    6-5 victory.

  • USF goes 4-1 in NFCA Lead-Off Classic in Clearwater

     

    The USF softball team juggled through weather-induced schedule changes in Clearwater on Friday, ending the weekend with a 4-1 record at the Eddie C. Moore Softball Complex.

  • Williams leads Bulls on road with 35 points at Temple

    Even with the career-high 35 points USF guard Courtney Williams scored against Temple in Philadelphia on Saturday, it was her effort during the final 20 seconds of the game that sealed the Bulls’ victory against the Owls.

  • Bulls blownout by Cardinals, again

    History is said to repeat itself, and for the USF men’s basketball team it happened in the span of almost a month.

  • USF wins fourth straight to start the year

    The Bulls capitalized on extra-base hits and defensive errors in a 5-1 win over Florida Gulf Coast on Tuesday.

  • AAC reveals conference home and away games

     

    The American Athletic Conference (AAC) released the 2014 conference opponents for all of its football teams Wednesday.

  • Love at first kick

     

    When Denise Schilte-Brown, then a junior at the University of Maryland- Baltimore District (UMBC), finished a soccer match in the summer of 1996 with her club team the Baltimore Bays, she walked across the field when a player from the male team caught her eye. 

  • Bulls blown out at No. 24 UConn

     

    The USF men’s basketball team scored 14 first-half points against UConn on Wednesday — the least since its 2008 game against Wright State.

  • USF slated to face No. 2 Tennessee, four other teams

     

    After an opening weekend in which the USF softball team (1-2) let go of leads to No. 1 Florida and No. 4 Michigan, the Bulls entered their second week of competition by hosting the 2014 USF Tournament with five games slated for Friday through Sunday.

  • Osterman, Bulls prepare for No. 1 UConn at home

    The USF women’s basketball team went through practice as usual with its coaching staff, concluding with routine free throws.  

  • USF follows close loss to Rutgers with No. 24 UConn on the road

    The USF men’s basketball team lost to Rutgers this past Saturday, but the final score isn’t what people have been talking about. 

  • Bulls searching for new offensive punch in 2014

    USF will begin its 2014 campaign this weekend in a three-game series against Maryland Eastern Shore, and the Bulls will be looking for new offensive production.

  • USF signee apologizes for homophobic tweet

    When former University of Missouri defensive end Michael Sam came out Sunday on ESPN, he made national news — becoming the first openly gay player to enter the NFL Draft.

  • Fernandez hospitalized again

     

    USF women’s basketball coach Jose Fernandez was readmitted to the hospital, for the second time in two weeks,  Sunday morning after a delayed allergic reaction.  

  • USF confirms six early enrollees

    In anticipation of National Signing Day on Wednesday, USF confirmed six members of the Bulls’ 2014 football recruiting class are enrolled for this semester and are on campus.

    USF coach Willie Taggart snagged commitments from three freshmen early enrollees who graduated high school in December, just in time to hit campus this spring. 

  • Godwin, Davis reflect as Signing Day nears

    Tomorrow, thousands of college bound athletes will finalize their official commitment with the university of their choice. 

  • Fernandez recovers as USF loses to Louisville

    Louisville Cardinals coach Jeff Walz called a timeout after USF senior guard Inga Orekhova scored a 3-pointer that cut the Bulls’ deficit to four with 4:01 left in the first half. The Bulls went into the huddle with the closest margin they would see the rest of the game.

  • Bulls fall in nail-biter to No. 13 Bearcats

    The men’s basketball team went into its game against Cincinnati having lost four of the last five games its played, including a crushing 39-point defeat at home against defending NCAA champion Louisville.

  • Bulls try to carry momentum into rematch with Bearcats

    The last time USF played No. 13 Cincinnati, the Bulls kept close with the Bearcats, but lost 61-54.

  • All players see action in 18-point win at home

    After a 66-48 lead over the Houston Cougars with 2:34 left in the game Wednesday night at the Sun Dome, the crowd applauded as sophomore forward Alisia Jenkins made her way to the bench.  

  • Bulls turn corner with win over SMU

    USF junior guard Corey Allen Jr. found an opening at the top of the key. He released a three-point shot with no hesitation with 2:37 left in the game. The Bulls were up 68-61.

  • Bulls meet Houston for second time in conference play

    For the rest of the conference season the USF women’s basketball team will face familiar opponents, going up again against teams such as Louisville, UConn and UCF.

  • USF competes at Minnesota

    USF track and field had several strong individual performances at the Jack Johnson Invitational hosted by the University of Minnesota during the weekend.

  • Bulls lose four straight, second against Memphis

    As he sat at the end of the bench for almost the entirety of the second half, the scowl that viewers saw up close via WatchESPN on senior forward Victor Rudd’s face fully encapsulated the Bulls’ performance Sunday at Memphis.

  • USF blown out by defending champions

    The Sun Dome featured its largest crowd of the season Wednesday night with 6,417 people watching as defending national champion Louisville came to town. However, the result wasn’t close to what Bulls fans may have been hoping for. 

  • Heath, Bulls prepare for No. 12 Cardinals in Sun Dome

     

    Coming off a 61-54 home loss on Saturday against the Cincinnati Bearcats, the Bulls will host another ranked opponent tonight — the No. 12 Louisville Cardinals. 

  • USF third in conference with win over Bearcats

     

    After senior center Akila McDonald made her third straight layup to help the Bulls get a five-point advantage over the Cincinnati Bearcats to open the second half Tuesday, she went into the huddle during a timeout smiling.

  • Former Bulls reunite in Super Bowl

    At USF they won two consecutive bowl games on the same roster with two different head coaches. Four years later, quarterback B.J. Daniels and cornerback Kayvon Webster will be featured in the Super Bowl.

  • Sweat’s goals pay off in MLS SuperDraft

     

    When Alex Delgado, Ben Sweat’s former high school coach at Palm Harbor University High School, first saw the USF defender play, he said he knew he saw potential.

  • Heath welcomes son to Bulls lineup

    USF freshman guard Josh Heath knew even as a child that playing for his dad was a possibility, but he didn’t give it too much thought until it was time to decide where he wanted to play college basketball. 

  • USF works on ball security before contest with Knights

     

    When the Bulls (8-8, 3-2) tip off with UCF (8-7, 1-4) Saturday in Orlando, they’ll be focusing on keeping the ball in their possession, rather than the in-state rivalry, coach Jose Fernandez said. 

  • Bulls look to Heath heading into Dallas

     

    The Bulls have changed their lineups several times this year to account for the absence of junior point guard Anthony Collins. Last Thursday at Temple, the team may have found a replacement. 

  • Track and field season starting this weekend

     

    The USF track and field indoor season kicks off Saturday at the Nittany Lion Challenge hosted by Penn State at State College, Pa. and coach Warren Bye said he’s eager to see “week-to-week improvement” in hopes of finishing top three in the conference and NCAA Championships.

  • Perry earns praise as freshman

     

    USF freshman forward Chris Perry may have been a three-star prospect according to Rivals.com and Scout.com in the 2013 high school class, but Bulls coach Stan Heath said Perry had “Conference Player of the Year potential” before his freshman season began.

  • Stokes’ dream becomes reality

    A few weeks ago, the Friday before winter break, Demi Stokes was likely the most popular player on the USF women’s soccer team. 

  • Bulls fall short of upsetting No. 5 Louisville

     

    With 7:07 left in the game against No. 5 Louisville, USF sophomore forward Alisia Jenkins had her hands on her knees as she gathered her breath at the free-throw line she had been sent to after being fouled. 

  • Taggart finds offensive coordinator

    After the departure of offensive coordinator Walt Wells and quarterbacks coach Nick Sheridan, USF football coach Willie Taggart tacked on more NFL experience to his staff.

  • From Spain to USF, Pujol finds comfort on the court

     

    The choice USF freshman guard Ariadna Pujol had to make upon completing Spain’s equivalent of high school wasn’t one many students make in the U.S.  

  • Bulls try to extend road streak, make up for Collins

    Even though USF (9-6, 0-2) has won only one of its last five games, the Bulls will look to set a school record as they travel to Temple tonight. USF has never started the season 4-0 in true road games. tonight gives USF that opportunity. 

  • Collins’ knee keeps him benched again through USF struggles

    Junior point guard Anthony Collins has been called the orchestrator of the Bulls’ offense and one of the leaders of a team with five freshmen. 

  • McDonald goes down in third straight win

     

    After the final buzzer concluded the game between the USF and Temple women’s basketball teams, each player walked in line to exchange postgame handshakes. 

  • Fans quick to call for change in Athletics

    On Jan. 1, USF’s mascot Rocky the Bull enjoyed a $20,000 check for winning the Capital One Mascot Challenge. The next day, Rocky hoisted that giant check at a USF press conference complete with USF President Judy Genshaft and multiple coaches there to celebrate.

  • Bulls look for size, momentum to help against Temple

    While a new semester brings in new opportunity for students, the women’s basketball team is looking to continue the momentum they earned over break.

  • Bulls tip off over break

    Though the campus was empty after classes ended for the fall semester, both the men’s and women’s basketball teams were busy with opponents over break.

  • More changes to come for Taggart’s team

    If a completely new football staff for the Bulls last season didn’t bring enough new faces to the team, next season should bring a couple more. USF will have two voids to fill after coach Willie Taggart announced offensive coordinator Walt Wells and quarterbacks coach Nick Sheridan will not be returning in 2014.

  • Bulls win first game without Orekhova

     

    After dropping its first game without senior guard Inga Orekhova to Florida Gulf Coast University, the USF women’s basketball team held off Stetson on Sunday afternoon in a 72-68 win.

  • Perry leads USF to “quality win” against Alabama

     

    USF freshman forward Chris Perry may have led the Bulls with 14 rebounds and came in second on the team in scoring with 14 points Saturday night against Alabama, but it was fellow freshman center John Egbunu who sealed a victory for USF with a blocked shot as the clock neared zero.

  • Matt Floyd: Off-field iron man

    Redshirt sophomore quarterback Matt Floyd may have said it best when he said no one can be harder on a player than the player himself. 

  • Seniors prepare for final game in Bulls uniform

     

    USF defensive end Ryne Giddins said he doesn’t know when it’ll come, whether on the bus, airplane or at the stadium, but the senior said he’ll speak from the heart to his teammates sometime before his last collegiate game. 

  • Basketball brings Taylor back home

    It started when little league basketball coach Tommy Laborie approached 9-year-old Tamara Taylor, who sat watching her sister play basketball. He convinced her to play.

  • Bulls don’t lack motivation going into season finale

    “Obviously the season didn’t end how we wanted it to,” USF offensive coordinator Walt Wells said. 

  • Taggart dismisses two seniors

    USF football coach Willie Taggart announced Monday at his weekly press conference that senior defensive backs Mark Joyce and JaQuez Jenkins were dismissed from the team roster, thus ending the college career of each player.

  • Allen Jr. makes smooth transition into USF

    USF junior guard Corey Allen Jr. remembers it as one of the worst feelings of his life.

  • Bulls prepare to face FGCU on Wednesday night

     

    Bulls junior guard Tamara Taylor said coach Jose Fernandez warned the team they’d be running extra after returning to campus Saturday from a three-day break for Thanksgiving.

  • Bulls fall short of upsetting No. 16 UCF

     

    USF went toe-to-toe with No. 16 UCF on Black Friday in a back-and-forth contest that nearly spoiled the Knights’ Bowl Championship Series aspirations.

  • Bulls in slump after losing two straight games at home

     

    Maybe it was Thursday’s turkey slowing down the Bulls, but whatever the case may have been, it was clear the USF’s men’s basketball team was not playing up to par over the Thanksgiving break. 

  • Kloss first USF finalist for NCAA award

     

    For the 2-8 USF football team, there hasn’t been much to brag about this season aside from Lou Groza Award finalist and USF junior place-kicker Marvin Kloss, who became the first college football award finalist in program history Monday.

  • USF prepares for Black Friday game against UCF

     

    A short week of preparation in college football brings an altered schedule from the typical Saturday-to-Saturday routine.

  • No. 5 Cowboys give USF first loss

     

    Oklahoma State sophomore guard Marcus Smart was left wide open on the baseline halfway through the first half of the game Monday night and slammed an alley-oop that silenced the Sun Dome crowd.

  • Kloss named Lou Groza Award finalist

     

    USF junior place-kicker Marvin Kloss was named one of three finalists for the Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award, which honors college football’s best place-kicker.

  • Senior Night momentous for Giddins, Bulls

     

    For USF senior defensive end Ryne Giddins, Senior Night against SMU was more than a game.

  • USF escapes upset before Cowboys’ showdown

     

    With less than two minutes remaining and the Bulls holding a three-point lead, junior guard Corey Allen Jr. snatched the ball from the Stetson Hatters and dunked it home to increase the lead to five and swing the momentum in the Bulls’ favor. 

  • USF faces SMU on Senior Night

    Holding USF football games in a stadium roughly 25 minutes away from campus presents inconveniences for most students, but for USF seniors like JaQuez Jenkins, it’s been an honor to play at an NFL
    stadium in each home game.

  • Bulls finally meet Tar Heels in NCAA tournament

     

    North Carolina turned down several offers from USF to play a regular season soccer match.

  • White a work in progress heading into Senior Night

     

    After an offensively impressive loss to Houston on Halloween night that got Bulls’ fans thinking freshman quarterback Mike White would be the savior of an otherwise struggling USF passing game, the 18-year-old signal caller struggled during his first home game and second loss.

  • Bulls look to eliminate turnovers, work on defense against North Carolina Central

    If there is one thing the USF women’s basketball team wants to clean up going into tonight’s game against North Carolina Central (1-1) at the Sun Dome, it is the number of turnovers.

  • Rocky still undefeated

    Rocky the Bull (11-0) has continued to blast through competition in Capital One’s 2013 Mascot Challenge as the only unbeaten mascot this season.

  • O’Neal’s balancing act

    Sophomore Matthew O’Neal wakes up early to start his day as a student athlete. 

  • Conference champs

     

    One week ago, the USF men’s soccer team wasn’t sure of its fate in the NCAA tournament.  

  • Bowl game hopes gone after third straight loss

     

    When USF (2-7, 2-3) started off the season with four non-conference losses, winning the American Athletic Conference (AAC) — a goal for coach Willie Taggart’s first season — was still within reach.

  • Collins returns in road victory

     

    Midway through the first half, coach Stan Heath subbed in a player whom Bulls fans have been anxiously waiting to see, junior point guard Anthony Collins.

  • Fernandez ‘disappointed’ in win

    Even though 22 of its points came from the free-throw line Wednesday night, the women’s basketball team managed another high-scoring affair in its second win of the season.

  • Bulls face Memphis with no quarterback issues

    As USF (2-6, 2-2) freshman quarterback Mike White heads into the second start of his career Saturday against Memphis (2-6, 0-4), his teammates have a sense of relief for the first time this season.

  • Bulls face Rutgers in AAC semifinals

     

    After a regular season with a record-setting eight draws, the USF men’s soccer team has gathered momentum and won three of its last four matches heading into the second round of its conference tournament in Frisco, Texas.


  • Young players carry load hosting Jacksonville

     

    One of the many things USF coach Jose Fernandez is proud of heading into tonight’s game against Jacksonville at the Sun Dome is the depth on this year’s team.

  • USF dominates without Collins

    Two games into USF’s season, the Bulls haven’t missed a beat without injured junior point guard Anthony Collins.

  • Bulls, seniors advance to semifinals

    Senior defender Ben Sweat is a part of the USF men’s soccer defense that helped earn the team its third straight shutout against Temple in a 1-0 American Athletic Conference (AAC) quarterfinal victory Saturday, but Sweat said he enjoyed the win for another reason. 

  • Freshman impresses in season opener

     

    Nine minutes into USF’s season opener Saturday against the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles, freshman forward Chris Perry stole the ball from former Bartow High standout Jeremiah Samarrippas and charged down the court for an uncontested layup to get the Bulls within one point of the lead. 

  • Bulls end season, look toward future

     

    The Bulls had just left the American Athletic Conference (AAC) Tournament semifinals, where they played UCF in Orlando for the second time this season.

  • Women's basketball splits opening weekend

    The Bulls split their opening weekend with a 78-70 loss Friday night against the Terps and a 81-47 victory Sunday over the Blue Devils.

  • Men's basketball scores first victory

     

    On Saturday night in the Sun Dome, the USF men’s basketball team began its regular season with a 72-62 victory over Tennessee Tech University.

  • Bulls roll past Temple, into semifinals

     

    At the end of the second period, the scoreboard showed straight zeros between the USF Bulls and Temple Owls men’s soccer teams, but the numbers didn’t reflect the score. 

     

  • Bulls look to ‘finish’ during tournament opener at Temple

    When the USF men’s soccer team takes to the field Saturday against Temple (10-3-4, 3-1-4) in Pennsylvania, it will no longer have the opportunity to earn any more draws through double overtime.

  • Bulls look to carry momentum in rematch against UCF

     

    With back-to-back wins on the road for the first time this season, it seems the USF women’s soccer team is peaking at the right moment as it travels to Orlando for its AAC Tournament semifinal matchup Friday night against top-seeded UCF.

  • Taggart talks triumphs, troubles heading into bye week

    Entering USF’s third and final bye week of the season, coach Willie Taggart certainly has a lot to look at after the Bulls lost to Houston on Halloween night.

  • A look at USF men’s golf program

    In the summer of 2010, members of the USF men’s golf team carried clubs in the trunk of their cars to and from practice.

  • Bulls debut freshmen class in exhibition

     

    USF freshman point guard Josh Heath, son of coach Stan Heath, softly floated an alley-oop in the direction of freshman center John Egbunu


  • James hits stride in senior year

    When Richard James was growing up in Wales, much of his time was dedicated to golf.

  • USF falls in three sets to UCF

     

    The USF volleyball team took the floor at the USF Corral Friday night with sole possession of second place in the American Athletic Conference.

  • White-led Bulls plan to spark offense in prime time

    While today may be a day to dress up for most, for USF, it’s time to suit up a for the Bulls, who head to Houston for a 7 p.m. kickoff against the Cougars under the national spotlight in ESPN’s Thursday night prime-time matchup.

  • USF to host rival Knights

     

    USF will host UCF on Friday in a rematch of a competitive contest from Sept. 27, when the Knights defeated the Bulls in Orlando in straight sets. 

  • Fifth-seeded Bulls travel to Connecticut

     

    With a new conference comes the inaugural conference tournament, as the fifth-seeded Bulls travel to Storrs, Conn., for a quarterfinal matchup Sunday in the American Athletic Conference Tournament against fourth-seeded UConn, a rematch of their regular season contest.

  • No. 17 USF takes first place in invitational

     

    The USF men’s golf team collected its first win of the fall season Tuesday at the Ocean Course Invitational on Kiawah Island, S.C. 

  • Bulls post shutout on Senior Night

    As the USF men’s soccer team stood under the lights of Corbett Soccer Stadium in full uniform, the seniors shared hugs and a moment with the 863 fans in attendance for Senior Night.  

  • Offense currently worst in school history

    Sure, it’s not the worst when it comes to yardage — 240.6 yards per game this season compared to the all-time low of 144.6 in 2005 — but yardage doesn’t matter.

  • Seniors look to leave legacy on senior night

    When the USF men’s soccer team takes the field for its home game tonight against Detroit Mercy, some players know they aren’t coming back.

  • Fresh start for USF in loss

    The stands in Raymond James Stadium grew quiet Saturday with 7:44 remaining in USF’s Homecoming game against No. 20 Louisville.

  • Lynch benched in first quarter

    As sophomore defensive end Aaron Lynch stood on the sideline throughout the first quarter Saturday, the speculation was that Lynch tweaked a muscle in pre-game warm ups. 

  • USF earns momentum with 4-1 road win

    When USF sophomore defender Matthew O’Neal raised his hand and joined the Bulls in celebration during the 57th minute of USF’s fourth goal against the SMU Mustangs, the men’s soccer team wasn’t just praising another scoring play. They had found momentum.

  • Bridgewater, engagement and new quarterback emerge in Homecoming loss

     

    With about 11 minutes to go in the second quarter, as USF trailed No. 20 Louisville 10-3, former Bulls quarterback Matt Grothe went down on one knee — to propose to his girlfriend on the sidelines.

    She said yes.

    That was probably when the fan cheers were at its loudest throughout USF’s 34-3 Homecoming loss to the Cardinals.

  • Salinas, defense prepare for No. 20 Louisville Cardinals

    USF may have scheduled its toughest opponent of the year for Homecoming week in No. 20 Louisville.

  • Bivins uses injury as motivation

     

    Redshirt freshman Kayla Bivins of the USF volleyball team was excited to play Division I college volleyball last season. 

  • Bulls travel to Texas in search of first road victory

     

    Though the USF women’s soccer team finished its regular season play at home undefeated against Rutgers, the Bulls are still winless on the road as they travel to Dallas searching for their first road win tonight against SMU.

  • Bulls look for offense to click against No. 20 Louisville

    It’s been just under a month — two games and a bye week —since a USF offensive player has been in the end zone.

  • Bulls host UCF with four games left in regular season

    Tonight, USF will welcome the UCF Knights to Corbett Soccer Stadium for a 7:30 kickoff as the Bulls look to break out of a draw-laden season and continue dominance against the Knights.

  • Taggart talks Louisville, recruiting

     

    As USF kicked off  Homecoming week on Monday, the “Willie Taggart Radio Show” on 98.7-FM The Fan, usually broadcasted off campus, was among the list of activities on campus.

  • Midseason All-AAC Team features seven Bulls

     

    Last Friday marked the release of Phil Steele’s 2013 Midseason All-AAC Team and seven Bulls made the cut for Steele’s second and third team.

  • Bulls celebrate Senior Day with draw

    With less than 10 minutes remaining in the game, the USF women’s soccer team, down 2-1, needed a goal to tie the game Sunday against Rutgers at Corbett Soccer Stadium following a 3-1 win over Memphis on Friday night.

  • Seventh draw sets USF record

     

    Coming off two consecutive draws, the Bulls headed to Yurcak Field in New Brunswick, N.J. on Saturday night to take on Rutgers, a matchup that has featured draws in the past two seasons.

  • Bulls take two in Texas

     

    The USF volleyball team traveled to Texas over the weekend, defeating two conference opponents: SMU (13-8, 5-3) in five sets Friday night and Houston (13-10, 5-3) in four sets Sunday afternoon. 

  • Lynch, Bulls ‘nowhere near where we need to be’

    USF sophomore defensive end Aaron Lynch made his first game-changing play of the season Oct. 12, but coach Willie Taggart said the Notre Dame transfer has yet to reach his potential as a player.

  • Bulls try to bounce back heading into Senior Day

     

    The USF women’s soccer team is in unfamiliar territory coming off of back-to-back losses last weekend, a first for the Bulls this season, as they prepare to face Memphis and Rutgers this weekend at Corbett Soccer Stadium.

  • Special teams help turn things around

    It’s been three games since USF’s last bye week, coming off a three-game losing streak only to get beaten handily at home Sept. 28 to a Top 25 Miami team.

  • Mfeka saves Bulls in 1-1 draw

    USF men’s soccer played to their sixth tie of the season Tuesday night against Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (SIUE).

  • Bulls inspired by 9-year-old captain

    The wet paint tickled a little less with every brush stroke, but his curiosity continued to intensify. The young boy could hardly wait for the big reveal.

  • Richardson adjusts to life after USF

     

    Former USF softball pitcher Lindsey Richardson had her bags packed for a summer in Alaska when she got a phone call from National Pro Fastpitch’s New York/New Jersey Comets.

  • Kloss, defensive TD brings Bulls second win

    USF’s Bobby Eveld stepped onto Rentschler Field with 11:30 remaining on the clock, trying to break a 10-10 tie with UConn that had lasted roughly two quarters.

  • Corner kick leaves USF 0-2 for the weekend

     

    Going into the 83rd minute of the women’s soccer game against Cincinnati on Sunday, the Bearcats gave the Bulls a curve ball no one was expecting. 

  • USF v. UConn: Battle among friends

    USF and UConn both started the season with four-game losing streaks.

  • Bulls head into unfamiliar weather at Louisville

    With temperatures seeping into the low 50s in Louisville, Ky., the USF women’s soccer team hits the road Friday night against the conference leading Cardinals.

  • Bulls ‘possessed’ in 4-1 win

    Things were looking bleak for USF at home Wednesday night when Cincinnati, which is winless in the conference, team scored the opening goal 24 minutes in as the Bulls  looked for their first win in the American Athletic Conference.

  • USF set to face conference leader

    Coming off back-to-back victories at home, USF (8-9, 2-1) will travel to Louisville and Cincinnati this weekend, the first time the Bulls will travel to two different locations in one weekend this season.

  • Draper, Mullins reunited at USF after 7 years

    USF volleyball coach Courtney Draper first coached junior Jennica Mullins seven years ago. 

  • US students don’t need passports for study abroad experience

    Many at the university urge students to study abroad, and some consider it a near requirement to graduate and be globally competitive in the workforce.

  • Ghana native lives out dream at USF

    One of the recruits to the USF men’s soccer team this year, junior forward Kennedy Selorm Adablah, who goes by Selorm, has led the Bulls to victory a number of times, and is tied for leading the team with three goals. 

  • Rocky 5-0 in mascot challenge

    While the USF football team is struggling to make a positive impression across the nation, USF mascot Rocky D. Bull is undefeated (5-0) in the Capital One Bowl Mascot Challenge.

  • Bulls survive through injuries in first win

    In Saturday night’s win to open the American Athletic Conference for USF, the Bulls’ offense experienced its first scare when sophomore quarterback Steven Bench went down with a knee injury in the tail end of the first quarter.

  • Bulls earn first two wins in AAC

    After losing to UCF on the road last week, the USF women’s soccer team returned home to Corbett Soccer Stadium over the weekend to play Temple and Connecticut.

  • USF gets first win of season against Bearcats

    USF (1-4) held off a late rally by the Cincinnati Bearcats (3-2) Saturday night and delivered the first win of the Willie Taggart era, 26-20. 

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  • USF focuses on pass defense heading into AAC opener

    USF kicks off the American Athletic Conference season against a familiar foe from the Big East in Cincinnati (3-1) on Saturday at 7 p.m., and the Bulls expect the Bearcats to try to pass it deep, just as the Miami Hurricanes’ offense did last week.

  • Bulls get back into routine looking for first conference win

    It’s been two weeks since the USF women’s soccer team played a game on Sunday and now the Bulls will be doing so this weekend in a two-game home stand at Corbett Soccer Stadium against Temple and Connecticut. 

  • ‘Everyone is still on the bus’

    Every week since the season started, USF coach Willie Taggart has preached positivity. 

  • Goalkeeper brings experience from Chile

    With a third of the USF women’s soccer team born outside of the U.S., several players bring a different style of play to the team from their home countries.

  • Bulls shutout Roadrunners

    Finishing the game after over an hour-long power outage that occurred at the beginning of halftime, the USF Bulls (3-1-4, 1-0-1) shut out the California State University Bakersfield Roadrunners 3-0. Not having a win at home since Sept. 2 against Stetson, and four draws in seven matches, the Bulls rallied back with a resounding win.

  • Passing game struggles through 0-4 start

    Four games are in the books for USF football this season and a continuous theme of the Bulls’ 0-4 start is the drastic difference on the offensive side of the ball between a productive rushing attack and the lack of a remotely threatening passing game.

  • Bulls look for first home win in almost a month

    The USF men’s soccer team is coming off a draw in its first American Athletic Conference matchup against No. 22 Connecticut as the Bulls head into their second consecutive home match tonight at 7:30.

  • No.14 Hurricanes breeze by USF

    Facing the No.14 Miami at Raymond James Stadium on Saturday, USF found itself bombarded by the Hurricanes as they stormed the field.

  • Home match against No. 22 UConn ends in draw

    The Bulls went head-to-head in what was mostly a stalemate among defenses against No. 22 UConn (3-2-2, 0-0-1) to open conference play.

  • USF loses to Miami, 49-21

    During the bye week, USF coach Willie Taggart said “the Bay area was built for hurricanes,” and that the Bulls (0-4) were ready to take on No.15 Miami (4-0) live on ESPNU.

    While USF managed to keep it interesting for the first two drives of the game, it wasn’t long before that “hurricane” broke down USF in the 49-21 loss for the Bulls — sweeping away fans in the process.

  • Bulls begin conference play against UCF

    It’s no longer the Big East Conference for the USF women’s soccer team as it travels an hour and a half to Orlando to begin American Athletic Conference play Friday night against UCF.

  • Hurricane warning: No.15 Miami take on Bulls at home

    USF will see some familiar faces Saturday as they enter Raymond James Stadium to face the No. 15 Miami that looks to push its 3-0 start to the season to four. 

  • No. 22 UConn comes to Corbett Stadium

    USF men’s soccer will take on a familiar foe this weekend from the now-defunct Big East Conference, as both schools transition into the first year of the American Athletic Conference (ACC).

  • Taggart names new quarterback

    First it was redshirt sophomore Matt Floyd at quarterback for the Bulls. Then it was senior Bobby Eveld who took his place and now it’s USF head coach Willie Taggart?

  • Bulls take to the ice with 4-0 win streak

     

    For 24 years, there has been a sports club representing the USF name — a sport that doesn’t receive much
    spotlight. 

  • Taggart doesn’t have his QB yet

    For all the struggles of the USF football team so far, the leading topic of discussion at Raymond James Stadium, bars and on social media is the ever-changing quarterback position.

  • Bulls prepare for No. 15 Miami after bye week

    The Bulls (0-3) haven’t had a win over the No. 15 Hurricanes (3-0) since the 2010-11 season, when they defeated Miami in overtime.

  • Bulls win with late goal against South Alabama

    “Exciting” is the word USF coach Denise Schilte-Brown uses to describe the women’s soccer team. 

  • USF finishes weekend 1-0-1 in South Carolina

    The Bulls escaped the Gamecock Classic with a win and a tie this weekend.

  • Bulls salvage weekend with win in Chicago

    The USF volleyball team took to the road this weekend and faced another tough slate of games. 

  • Moalosi, Bulls embark on two-game trip

    The USF men’s soccer team heads to Columbia, S.C. this weekend for the last two games on the schedule before the start of conference play.

  • Bulls end non-conference play against South Alabama

    Continuing to build on the little things is what the USF women’s soccer team is focusing on after playing two Top 25 teams last week.

  • Senior heats up at right time

    USF has been going through a rough patch lately, but senior Andrea Rodriguez Gomez is starting to pick up her play. 

  • Shaw seizes senior year

    When USF senior running back Marcus Shaw speaks, he isn’t very loud and it isn’t in many words. Standing 5-foot-9 at around 180 pounds, he doesn’t stand out in the huddle. 

  • Taggart, Bulls try to keep it ‘loose and have fun’

    It’s been four days since USF suffered a 28-10 loss to FAU, dropping to 0-3 before an in-state battle with No. 16 Miami on Sept. 28, but coach Willie Taggart is aiming to keep things relaxed within the team.

  • Quarterback carousel

    Who will be named starting quarter back after the bye week? 

  • Cliett makes impact on USF family

    On a warm fall night in Thomasville, Ga., current USF redshirt junior linebacker Reshard Cliett sat on the bench with his Thomas County Central Yellow Jackets waiting for the game to start.

  • Third game was not the charm

    Three games into the Willie Taggart era, the USF offense has scored a grand total of 37 points.

  • Bulls tie with No. 9 Florida Gators

    The stage was set and USF had the home field advantage against the No. 9 Florida Gators with steady drizzle throughout the match. 

  • Volleyball tournament rough for USF

    USF (5-6) had a rough weekend as tournament hosts at the Corral on Friday and Saturday

  • Bulls enter tough week against two Top 25 teams

    “Tactics” is the word USF coach Denise Schilte-Brown is preaching to the Bulls, as the USF women’s soccer team heads to Columbia, S.C., tonight against No.18 University of South Carolina (5-0-1). 

  • USF offense looks to get rolling v. FAU

    With 27 points scored in two games, the USF offense hasn’t done enough to support a defense which allowed just one touchdown last week against Michigan State University.

  • Soares reaches new heights in second season

    Sophomore Natalia Soares has had to go through a different than most players coming to college. 

  • Taggart coaches ‘attitude,’ ball security

    USF coach Willie Taggart said he’s been an “attitude coach” since the season-opening loss to McNeese State.

  • Bulls bounce back from tough weekend

    The Bulls fell in the first set Tuesday evening against Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU), and their road troubles looked as if they were going to continue. 

  • Rocky goes 1-0 in Mascot Challenge

    Even though the second week for USF football ended in a loss to Michigan State, the first week’s matchup for the 2013 Capital One Mascot Challenge had a slightly different outcome. 

  • Overlooked factors of USF so far

    While Bulls fans are focusing on a 0-2 start to the season, an offense that has been outscored 74-27 and the troubles of the quarterback position, there are some overlooked position-related positives that USF needs to build on and negatives that they need to improve on.

  • Bulls do something, but not enough

    Though it was a lightening delay that pushed back kickoff between Michigan State and USF Saturday at noon, both offenses were far from electric in the Bulls’ (0-2) 21-6 loss at Spartan Stadium.

  • Defense saves Bulls in tie at Michigan

    A night before the USF football team faced off with Michigan State in East Lansing, The USF men’s soccer team was an hour away in Ann Arbor at the University of Michigan.

  • USF struggles during tough weekend

    After losing every game, the weekend did not go according to plan for the USF volleyball team (3-4) after last weekend’s opener that propelled the Bulls to a 3-1 start. 

  • USF aggressively earns third straight win

    Days after earning their second straight victory against Middle Tennessee State on Friday night, the USF women’s soccer team continued their winning streak Sunday night against North Florida at Corbett Soccer Stadium.

  • USF looks to bounce back in first road game against Spartans

    The first road game of the season for the Bulls could be the most important — a make or break game for USF, at least in the eyes of the fans.

  • Bulls face Michigan in first road test

    When USF welcomed the Michigan Wolverines to Corbett Stadium last season, the Bulls were ranked fifth in the nation and won the match 2-1 in front of a record crowd of 3,076.

  • Fairs earns conference honors

    For the second consecutive week, USF volleyball’s productive freshman was honored by the Big East conference.

  • USF can take positives from Louisville loss

    It may have been a loss, but the USF football team looked like a different squad in Kentucky.

  • Bulls blow by Red Storm

    With a Big East Tournament spot hanging in the balance, the USF men’s soccer team’s travel to Queens, N.Y., resulted in a season-altering 2-1 win against No. 15 St. John’s.

  • Bulls fall in home finale

    After remaining without a loss in conference play for a season and a half, the USF men’s soccer team couldn’t seem to find a way to win Wednesday night.

  • USF seeks to establish offense against Louisville

    Facing an opponent that has allowed 21 points or more in three of its last four games, the USF football team’s offense has an opportunity to produce against the Louisville Cardinals.

  • Turnovers will be key for USF against Louisville

    With four total turnovers forced by the USF defense through six games, Barrington said to be more consistent, USF must create pressure and take advantage of opportunities.

  • Bulls battle for positioning

    Notebook: Three games remain in the regular season with only a three-point gap between second-place Syracuse and seventh-place USF.

  • Bulls use ‘camp mentality’ during bye week

    If the USF football team hopes to turn around a tough 2012 season, changes will have to be made. The Bulls used their bye week to do just that, but no definite changes have been made.

  • USF shows maturity in turnaround season

    Despite a younger roster and the loss of a senior keeper, the USF women’s soccer team has displayed a trait that may have been lacking in a disappointing 2011 campaign — maturity.

  • Trustee criticizes football

    Amid rumblings and discontent from the fan base of the USF football team — namely toward coach Skip Holtz — a university trustee sent a message following the team’s loss to Temple on Saturday, Oct. 6.

  • Bulls suffer first conference loss of season

    After almost two full seasons — 13 games — without a regular season conference loss, the USF men’s soccer team finally met its match.

  • USF sends seniors out with win

    The USF women’s soccer team celebrated its seniors in style, beating the St. John’s Red Storm 2-0 on Sunday’s Senior Day and extending its winning streak to six games with one game remaining in the regular season.

  • Bulls sweep weekend at Corral

    The USF volleyball team won — both with much and little struggle — this weekend and improved to .500 in the Big East.

  • New faces, roles abound for Bulls

    Despite a strong nucleus returning from a successful 2011 campaign, the USF men’s basketball team is looking toward some new faces to produce in 2012.

  • USF, Charpie maul Bears

    The USF men’s soccer team (7-2-4) broke through after back-to-back double overtime draws by striking early in a 1-0 win over the Mercer Bears (8-4-1) Wednesday night.

  • USF hopes to ‘get over the hump’

    After losing two close road matches last weekend, the Bulls volleyball team (10-9, 2-4) hopes to get back on track with a four-game home stand.

  • Bulls prepare for final home stand

    A 4-0-1 record in its last five games has the USF women’s soccer team confident heading into its final two home games of the season.

  • Notebook: Woolard defends Holtz

    USF Athletics Director Doug Woolard released a statement defending the extension given to football coach Skip Holtz after a 5-7 season in 2011.

  • USF looks to replace size, leadership

    Following up the best season in school history and replacing two seniors that were huge — in both stature and playmaking — will not be an easy task for the USF men’s basketball team. But that’s not stopping the team from preparing for a big season.

  • Smith making return for Bulls

    Losing a star contributor to injury can make for a tough season — but the best part is the next year, when the player makes his or her much anticipated return.

  • Bulls must reevaluate quickly during bye week

    It looks like the bye week could not have come at a better time for the USF football team.

  • Walton looks for ‘legacy’

    On a team in which young talent can be seen across the roster, veteran presence is all the more valuable.

  • Bulls ‘fall short’ late once again

    USF had its chance to drive down the field for a season-altering victory with 3:49 remaining in the game and 68 yards from the end zone. But the result was a blocked field goal.

  • USF battles weather, Rutgers in draw

    An 86 minute mid-game weather delay and a late deficit were not enough to prevent the USF men’s soccer team from remaining unbeaten in conference play, albeit with yet another draw Saturday.

  • USF defense excels in pair of wins

    With the teams deadlocked at 0-0, Chance made a shot from 20 yards out in the 84th minute, giving USF its eighth win of the season.

  • Bulls head to Temple with ‘urgency’

    The Bulls have said goodbye to calm phrases like “bouncing back” and “regrouping.”

  • USF extends unbeaten streak to 12 against Bearcats

    The USF men’s soccer team added to its impressive performance in Big East regular season play with a 0-0 draw against Cincinnati in Ohio on Wednesday night.

  • Bulls look to stay ‘right on track’

    With eight wins in its last 10 games, the USF volleyball team is two wins from its 2011 season total at 10-7 — a production level that coach Courtney Draper said she expected.

  • Veteran presence allows USF secondary to succeed

    Despite a roller-coaster season for the USF football team, one consistency has been the play of its defensive secondary, the cornerbacks and safeties, when they are healthy.

  • Osswald gets chance with Bulls

    After sitting behind two MLS Draft pick keepers for his first two seasons, junior keeper Eric Osswald finally got his chance.

  • Bulls find running game in loss to FSU

    Though the Bulls haven’t been able to improve their performance in the win column during the last three weeks, the team’s running game has shown marked advancements — despite tough opposition.

  • USF gets commitment from Heath

    The USF men’s basketball team picked up another key commitment for its 2013 class — coach Stan Heath’s son.

  • Endler adapting to life in U.S

    For some international students, transitioning to life in the U.S. can be tough, but for USF goalkeeper Christiane Endler, the transition on the field seems to have come naturally.

  • Loss to Seminoles leaves questions for USF

    The 30-17 loss to the 4th-ranked Seminoles, has the USF football team stuck. Though the loss was
    not devastating enough to simply throw away, it was not close enough to build a great deal of confidence.

  • Fairs carries USF to weekend split

    A loss to 17th-ranked Louisville did not deter the USF volleyball team (10-7, 2-2), as it bounced back to beat Cincinnati in five sets Sunday.

  • Late penalty drops Bulls to draw

    The last ten minutes of regulation determined the game for the USF women’s soccer team against Louisville on Sunday.

  • USF settles for draw at Villanova

    The Bulls defense came through again on Saturday, when the USF men’s soccer team went into double overtime and ended in a 1-1 draw against Villanova on Saturday.

  • Bulls look to survive ‘the barrel of a shotgun’

    After a month of dodging questions and talks of a “one game at a time” philosophy, the week has arrived. The USF football team has turned its attention to the No. 4 Florida State Seminoles.

  • USF eager to get back to winning ways

    The USF volleyball team will host its first two home Big East matches of the season this weekend at the Sun Dome Corral.

  • Bulls get back on track with 3-0 win

    The USF men’s soccer team got its second straight win at home Tuesday night in a dominating 3-0 victory over Florida Gulf Coast.

  • Women’s tennis kicks off fall season in Atlanta

    The USF women’s tennis team started its fall season with a strong performance in Georgia last weekend.

  • Bulls look to relieve pressure from Daniels

    If facing the fourth-ranked team in the nation wasn’t enough pressure on senior quarterback B.J. Daniels, perhaps being asked to account for 76 percent of the offense will do the trick.

  • Bulls look to get back to ‘attacking’ with front seven

    Seventy-one defensive plays, zero sacks, zero tackles for loss and one quarterback hurry. The result? A 31-27 loss to Ball State and a 2-2 record for the season.

  • No. 16 Bulls host Eagles

    Following an overtime win to open Big East play, the USF men’s soccer team briefly returns to conference play when it takes on the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles (3-3-1) tonight. “We have a lot of respect for FGCU,” coach George Kiefer said. “I know the guys always get excited when they’re on the schedule because we like to play them.

  • Fairs finds success after long road to USF

    When freshman outside hitter Erin Fairs met her future teammates on an official visit to USF, she was excited and felt at ease in a place far from home.

  • Fans despondent after Ball State loss

    Some say it’s easier to be a fan of a middle-of-the-pack team than an elite team — that each win means more and each loss hurts less. Good luck telling that to fans of the USF football team.

  • USF beats Providence in Big East opener

    In its first Big East game of the season, the USF men’s soccer team ended up with a 1-0 win over Providence in the team’s first overtime match of the season Saturday night.

  • Third downs key in match-up with Ball State

    For the USF football team (2-1) to come out of Muncie, Indiana with a victory over the 14th-ranked rushing offense in the nation, the USF defense will need to show its ability to stop the opponent from converting  on third down — something lacking in the 23-13 loss to Rutgers last Thursday.

  • Bulls to begin Big East play at home

    The last time the USF men’s soccer team entered Big East play with a 4-2-1 record, it proceeded to make history, becoming the first team in the Big East to go undefeated in conference play, going 7-0-2.  

  • Baker’s play gives Bulls’ defense lift

    Prior to the start of the 2012 season, senior cornerback George Baker told members of the media he was “ready to go out and make plays for (his) team.”

  • Nicholls acts as leader and distributor for USF

    After the USF men’s soccer team lost a big weapon on the attack last year when forward Dom Dwyer left the team, a leader needed to step up and fill his cleats.

  • USF Volleyball Extends Winning Streak to Six

    Florida Gulf Coast University stepped into the USF Sun Dome Corral on Tuesday night hoping to catch the Bulls’ slipping before the start of Big East play and on the heels of a five game win streak.

  • USF looks for consistency on offensive line

    Three weeks into the season, it seems as if the only reliability from the USF football team’s offense has been the absence of a traditional running game.

  • Freshmen lead the way for young Bulls

    In the case of the USF volleyball team, the word “young” could be considered more of a compliment than a hindrance.

  • Despite loss, Bulls on track for season goals

    The game was over — the whistle blew, the camera crews left, the stadium emptied and the lights turned off.

  • USF settles for draw in conference opener

    The USF women’s soccer team fired 21 shots but couldn’t connect with the goal in its Big East conference opener Sunday.

  • Men's Soccer struggles in Ohio

    This past weekend in Ohio certainly did not go as planned for the USF mens soccer team who went winless with a draw and a loss in the University of Akron Tournament.

  • Thursday nightmare continues for Bulls

    The Thursday night curse looks like it is alive and well for the USF football team.

  • USF faces big risk, reward against Rutgers

    Whether positive or negative, the USF football team’s Big East opener will have a sizable impact on the fate of its 2012 season.

  • Confident Bulls return for USF Tournament

    Fans who head to the Sun Dome Corral will see a different team during the USF Tournament this weekend.

  • Notre Dame exits Big East

    A fifth member of the Big East has bolted to another conference.

  • Bulls begin conference play against Pitt

    After going 2-0 on the road last weekend, the USF women’s soccer team returns home to begin Big East conference play.

  • USF heads into road tournament

    Two road games separate the No.11 USF mens soccer team from conference play, and USF coach George Kiefer said he looks forward to the challenge.

  • Lessons learned from strong finish

    Two games into the 2012 season, the USF football team’s defense has seen both sides of the spectrum — an experience  that could prove to be priceless as the season continues.

  • Paul shows leadership for clutch Bulls

      With come-from-behind wins and late scoring leading to victories, a positive attitude has been the USF men’s soccer team’s biggest help so far this season.  Junior midfielder Leston Paul has exemplified that for the team. Paul’s optimism and positivity were reflected in USF’s latest comeback game, a 2-1 win over Iona last Saturday.

  • Endler wins conference honors

    Notebook: A 2-0 record in the College of Charleston Cup was enough to get a conference honor for a member of the USF women’s soccer team.

  • Passariello leading USF with play and personality

    While some players seize their opportunities, USF junior forward Sharla Passariello is more likely to take hers and smashed them into the nearest soccer goal.

  • Big plays from receivers key for Bulls

    It’s a different offensive unit lining up for the USF football team this season — one of explosive plays, spreading the field horizontally and vertically with speed and size.

  • Davis snags last-minute win over Wolf Pack

    Another late play decided the outcome of a USF football game. This time, the Bulls were on the winning side.

  • Freshmen carry Bulls to win

    Following an opening loss to Southeast Missouri State on Friday, the Bulls entered the second day in a tough spot. The team refused to quit, however, as they lost just one set against Evansville and St. Louis combined, taking down Evansville in four sets and sweeping the host

  • USF bounces back for clutch home win

    After a tough loss to South Carolina to start the USF Tournament last Thursday, the plan for the USF men’s soccer team was to bounce back against the Iona Gaels (1-3). The team did just that, coming back to score two second-half goals once again and picking up its fourth win of the year, 2-1.

  • Bulls face challenge of Wolf Pack, long trip

     

    As senior quarterback B.J. Daniels braces for Saturday’s game against Nevada, one of the biggest concerns on his mind is unrelated to football — getting through a five-hour plane ride. 

  • Hard work and Sweat prove key for USF

    As with any sport, hard work and sweat is essential to create a nationally ranked team. This rings true for the USF men’s soccer team in more ways than one. Getting a 3-0 start to the season, junior defender Ben Sweat has been vital in his role on both sides of the ball.

  • Bulls face challenge of Wolf Pack, long trip

     

    As senior quarterback B.J. Daniels braces for Saturday’s game against Nevada, one of the biggest concerns on his mind is unrelated to football — getting through a five-hour plane ride. 

  • Bulls have big cleats to fill

    Last season, their goal was to grab attention, turning heads toward a team that was never considered a true contender in the college soccer landscape. Just one season later, the USF men’s soccer team can no longer consider themselves underdogs.

  • Return of Mitchell gives Bulls boost

    After missing the final eight games of the 2011 season, speedy junior receiver Terrence Mitchell is ready to be the impact player the team needs him to be.

  • One year later: Remembering Lee Roy Selmon

    Two days after suffering from a stroke and just one day after watching the USF Bulls pick up one of the biggest wins in program history, Tampa Bay legend and former USF Athletic Director Lee Roy Selmon passed away at the age of 56 on September 4 last year.

  • After win, Bulls look to improve for Nevada

    The USF football team may not have met all of its goals in its season opener against Tennessee-Chattanooga, but it met the most important one: going 1-0. The task may not be as easy, however, as the season moves along.

  • USF remains undefeated with clutch wins

    Second-half scoring was the story once again for the 2nd-ranked USF men’s soccer team, as it picked up two clutch weekend wins on the road at the Hurricane Classic, getting off to a 3-0 start this season.

  • Bulls go winless in Orlando

    USF Notebook on volleyball, football men's and women's soccer.

  • USF not going to underestimate Mocs

    Playing a second-tier opponent in Saturday's football game may be a challenge.

  • Men’s soccer ready to take show on the road

    After showing its moxie with a gritty, nationally televised win over the Michigan Wolverines, the USF men’s soccer team looks to tackle a different challenge: the first road trip of the season.

  • Cabrera, Bulls prepare for ‘bonding experience’ on the road

    After an offseason of transition and turmoil, the USF volleyball team may have found its defensive identity in its dramatic win over UCF, in the form of senior defensive specialist Claudia Cabrera.

  • Bulls release opening day depth chart

      With preseason practices and the majority of individual position battles completed, the USF football team has released its first two-deep depth chart of the 2012 football season, just before its season-opening game against the University of Tennessee Chattanooga.

  • USF eager to get into “game week” groove

     

    A grueling eight-month period of hard hitting and intensity has made way for what the USF football team had been preparing for. The first game week of the season has arrived, and the team is ready to get into gameplay mode.

  • Bulls make big statement with win over Indiana

     

    After dropping its regular season opener to UCF for the second consecutive season, the USF women’s soccer team responded in a big way.

  • Soccer season marked with strong start as Bulls claw past Wolverines

    The USF men’s soccer team may have entered their bid for the best moment of the fall sports season one game into their regular season.

  • Fall outlook: Sizing up sports storylines

    Though football is the most attended sport on most college campuses, USF has made an impact in the athletic landscape with their non-football teams. With students back on campus and the fall athletics season underway, The Oracle looks to catch readers up on the key highlights for each the other fall teams.

  • Best bets: All around USF Athletics in 114 days

    Entering the first year of college is a new experience for every freshman. With a self-chosen schedule, larger classes, and on-campus living, every day is filled with decisions. Thanks to limited time and overlapping schedules, choosing which athletic events to attend can become another tough decision.

    The Oracle predicts the six must-see games of the season.

  • Lasting images of summer 2012

    Summer 2012 was an eventful semester that saw long postseason runs, coaching departures and additions to athletic facilities.

  • Soccer welcomes fresh faces

    Preparing to make a second consecutive run to the NCAA tournament, he USF men’s soccer team will add several new additions to its roster after a solid 2012 recruiting period.

  • Men’s and women’s soccer schedules released

    With the official release of season schedules on Wednesday, both teams are a step closer to starting their seasons.

  • Barbosa looks to make more than 'just a name'

    Former USF pitcher Andrew Barbosa has already defeated two of three odds, and is on his way to beating the third.

  • Oracle Insight: What to watch for in fall 2012

     

    With the fall sports season just over a month away, the majority of the sports schedule is set. In a season that marks the opening of the newly renovated USF Sun Dome and a football visit from Florida State, there is plenty of action to look forward to. The Oracle takes a look at the five most important sports dates of the 2012 fall sports season.

  • USF golfers honored for academics

    After a season that saw great success for the USF women’s golf team with a Big East Championship, three juniors have been honored for a different kind of “course” work. Christina Miller, Anna Hancock and Kelsey Gibson have been named to the 2011-12 National Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Team for Division I.

  • Holtz and Eriksen form positive image for USF

    In college sports, gaining a national image has become the key to sustainable success. Though winning a national title aids in gaining that recognition, a school, and by extension its coaches, needs marketability.

  • Bonani named to Groza Award watch list

    For the second consecutive season, a USF football player has earned preseason recognition. Kicker Maikon Bonani, the team’s career leader in field goals, was one of 30 players across the nation named to the Lou Groza award watch list. The award is given to the best placekicker in college football.

  • Heath, Holtz sign contract extensions until 2018

    Despite differing results in the football and basketball programs, the USF athletics department has shown a commitment to the direction USF is headed in, locking in two of its most prominent coaches for the next six years.

  • 2012 season ticket ad campaign revealed

    With the USF football season quickly approaching, the university’s athletic department has revealed its season ticket ad campaign.

  • Lessinger leaves behind legacy of leadership

    In one summer, two of the most storied leaders in the history of USF athletics announced they would leave the university.

  • Eriksen leads Team USA to World Cup of Softball Title

    USF and U.S. national softball team coach Ken Eriksen returned to Oklahoma City a month after he guided the Bulls to the Women’s College World Series. This time, he finished off the trip with a championship.

  • Basketball announces conference opponents

    A week after the announcement of the full non-conference slate, the USF men’s basketball team now knows who they will be playing when the conference season gets underway.

  • Dwyer waiting for chance with Sporting Kansas City

    Former USF striker Dom Dwyer has spent the majority of his rookie campaign waiting. Waiting for one shot on the field — for his chance to prove himself at the professional level and return to the full height of his career.

  • Artistil falls short of Olympic trial finals berth

    After making a literal run to the U.S. Olympic trials semifinals over the weekend, USF track senior David Artistil fell short of competing in the finals for a spot on the U.S. Olympic team in London.

  • Bulls to stay at Raymond James Stadium

    The move to an on-campus stadium will have to wait until at least 2016 for the USF football team.

  • Draper adds to coaching staff

    Days after being named the new coach of the USF volleyball team, Courtney Draper has begun forming the coaching staff that will lead the Bulls this fall.

  • Holtz ‘excited for’ college football playoff system

    In college football, history was made in the conference room of the Dupont Circle hotel in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, when 12 university presidents who make up the Presidential Oversight Committee (POC) decided to install a playoff system, beginning with the 2014 season.

  • New coaches hired for men’s tennis, volleyball

    Tuesday, The USF men’s tennis team announced a replacement for the longest tenured coach in school history.

  • Mendez makes strides in summer league

    Keeping in mind his dreams of wearing both a white coat and a baseball uniform, USF outfielder Alex Mendez is hard at work during a time when most students are relaxing at the beach.

  • Bulls release out of conference schedule

    With the fall season swiftly approaching, the USF men’s basketball team released its non-conference schedule, as the Bulls will look to make the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive season.

  • Barr’s departure leaves uncertainty for men’s tennis team

    For the first time since 1991, coach Don Barr, the results-oriented leader of the USF men’s tennis team, will not be on the sidelines leading a program that has experienced tremendous growth in his 21-year career at USF.

  • USF breaks ground on new golf facility

    After the many upgrades that have been made to the USF athletic department in recent years, the newest addition to the athletics face-lift was introduced Wednesday. The men’s and women’s golf teams, as of next year, will have a place to call home.

  • Ten Bulls will play in Summer Leagues

    The luxury and relaxation of the offseason will have to wait for 10 members of the USF baseball team. Ten Bulls are following up a landmark season, which saw the team play in the first Big East title game, by playing in one of four collegiate summer leagues.

  • Key football recruit renews commitment

    Two months after quarterback Asianti Woulard reconsidered his commitment, following a commitment to USF in February, the highest ranked quarterback in the Central Florida Top 60 announced that he will be playing for the Bulls in the 2013 season.

  • On-campus stadium is next step for football program

    Alabama, LSU, Auburn and Florida. The list of commonalities between these teams is long, but the most important one they share is their status as the teams responsible for the six BCS National Football Championships since the title game was introduced in 2007.

  • Lessinger steps down as volleyball head coach

    One of the most successful coaches in the history of USF will no longer be on the sidelines for the Bulls.

  • Basketball opens new Sun Dome against UCF

    The newly renovated Sun Dome will get a taste of instate rivalry in it’s return to the athletics stage.

  • From Creighton to Oklahoma City: A sports year in review

    It was a year filled with surprises, and history-making teams. Every season of the 2011-2012 school year, an unlikely member of the USF athletic department came through with a run to remember.

  • Volleyball adds two to staff

    Uros Davidovic and Brittany Castelamare will join the team as a volunteer coach and director of operations, respectively.

  • Football schedule released

    With the countdown to football season down to 82 days, USF fans can get an early jump on scouting the team’s upcoming opponents.

  • Oracle Insight: Softball Year in Review

    Though the team came into the season with a key transfer in Jessica Mouse and a maturing ace in Sara Nevins,no one could have predicted the season the USF softball team was on the brink of achieving.

  • Three Bulls chosen in draft

    Three of USF’s best arms will be on their way to the major leagues. After no USF players were drafted on the first day, three Bulls were selected in the final two draft days.

  • Bulls’ Tournament run ends with loss to LSU

    In a postseason that had all the little things seeming to go their way, the Bulls were came a couple inches short of remaining in Oklahoma City with a chance for the Women’s College World Series championship. Instead, they find themselves more than 1,200 miles away, back home in Tampa.

  • NFL free agency recap: Where USF’s players landed

    With NFL free agency coming to a close and rookies getting ready to take their talents to professional-level training camps, The Oracle takes a look at the members of the 2011 USF football team who managed to earn themselves a spot on an NFL roster.

  • Bulls drop World Series opener to home-town Sooners

    In the hyper-competetive atmosphere of the Women's College World Series, momentum can be fickle, often bouncing between teams at the speed of one misplaced pitch. The USF softball team learned that lesson the hard way, as an early 1-0 lead did not translate to a win, in their College World Series opening 5-1 loss to fourth seeded Oklahoma.

  • Bounce-back season leaves hope for future

    In the ever-changing landscape of college sports, predicting teams that are rising and falling is next to impossible. USF fans know this better than most.

  • Bulls look to ‘feed the Mouse’ in College World Series

    The USF softball team’s mantra has been the same all year: Feed the Mouse and win the game.

  • Bounce-back season leaves hope for future

    In the ever-changing landscape of college sports, predicting teams that are rising and falling is next to impossible. USF fans know this better than most.

  • Oracle Insight: Reliving historic Saturday

    Four games, 454 minutes. In a span of less than eight hours, the history of USF Athletics was changed. Entering the day, the USF baseball and softball teams were both one loss away from hanging up their cleats for the summer. But, as it turned out, both teams had different plans.

  • Bulls fall short in Big East Championship

    The USF baseball team was unable to continue its four-game winning streak in the Big East Tournament. The Bulls lost 7-3 to St. John’s in the Big East title game in Clearwateron Sunday — a day after the USF baseball and softball teams combined to win four must-win games.

  • Bulls take down Pride, stampede to WCWS

    After coming up short in game one of the NCAA Super Regionals on Friday, the USF softball team was one game from elimination.

  • UConn stifles USF in first game of Big East Tournament

    CLEARWATER — A three-game sweep over the reigning regular season conference champions was a difficult task in itself, and a fourth win in two weeks proved too much of a challenge for the USF baseball team.

  • Bulls look to continue historic run

    All season, the USF softball team (48-11) has had a positive vibe: one of togetherness, unity and determination to fight till the finish. A team that is 11-2 in games decided by one run has shown a bond unlike any that has been seen at USF and is now two wins from advancing to the Women’s College World Series for the first time in school history.

  • Oracle Insight: Previewing the Big East Tournament

    With an unpredictable regular season in the rearview mirror, the top eight baseball teams in the Big East have advanced to the conference tournament at Bright House Field in Clearwater. For the next four days, these eight teams will duke it out in a double-elimination bracket to claim the title of Big East champion, and with it, an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament Regional round.

  • Nevins, Bulls sink Gators en route to Super Regionals berth

    GAINESVILLE — All weekend, it seemed like the little things went the Bulls’ way: a few extra inches on a game-saving leap, a key hit to break a game open, a little extra hustle to beat out a throw and get the winning run across the plate. In the end, the USF softball team (48-11) took all those little things and turned them into one big thing: a berth in the NCAA Super Regionals.

  • Mountaineers topple USF to end regular season

    Though it didn’t have the ideal ending to its regular season, the USF baseball team (34-20, 17-10) will head to the postseason with confidence in its ability to stay in a game.

  • USF looks to continue turnaround in Morgantown

    With just three games remaining in the 2012 season, the USF baseball team (33-18, 16-8) is on the verge of its best season since joining the Big East in 2007.

  • Salvarola leading charge for Tournament-bound Bulls

    The USF softball team has epitomized the word “improvement” this season. The same goes for one of its biggest weapons, sophomore shortstop Kourtney Salvarola, who has continued to develop after her breakout freshman season.

  • Bulls tame Huskies in key sweep

     

    Three big innings, three huge wins. In a key series against the UConn Huskies (27-24, 14-10), timely hitting and reliable
    pitching allowed the Bulls to move into third in the Big East. USF (33-18, 16-8) swept the Huskies with wins of 3-2, 3-0 and 8-3.

  • Rough fifth inning sinks USF in South Bend

     

    One inning was all it took. In the span of just three outs, the USF softball team went from an upstart conference title contender to a disappointed team with a sudden end to their conference season.

  • USF NOTEBOOK: Nevins named Player of the Year finalist

     

    Despite a tough loss in the first round of the Big East Tournament in South Bend, Ind., USF pitcher Sara Nevins has reason to celebrate. The sophomore was named as one of the top 11 finalists for the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year award.

  • Greiner carries Bulls to win

    It may not have picked up many hits, but the USF softball team did the most with what it had in its Wednesday evening win over Bethune-Cookman at the USF Softball Stadium.

  • Oracle insight: Moments of the year

    With the 2011-12 academic year wrapping up, The Oracle looks back at the five best moments of the year for the Athletics Department.

  • Bulls stun No. 2 Florida

    GAINESVILLE — Faced with the opportunity to step into the national spotlight, the Bulls didn’t shy away from the pressure, upsetting No. 2 Florida 5-3 Tuesday night.

  • When athletes get to play disc jockey

    In the hyper-controlled world of college athletics, where the NCAA has banned football players from writing their home area codes or bible verses on their eye black during games, there are few avenues for players to show off their personality during competition.

  • Bulls to test themselves against No. 2 Florida tonight

    Fresh off its first conference series loss this season, the USF baseball team has a chance to bounce back and gain national attention in a game against a top team.

  • Computer essay graders put students at disadvantage

    Students anxiously awaiting results on papers during finals week may be wishing professors could grade them faster, yet a new technological development may provide the perfect example of “be careful what you wish for.”

  • Bulls salvage series with Sunday win

    Despite a rough weekend against Louisville, the USF baseball team did enough in one day to save its spot as the top team in the Big East — albeit in a three-way tie with Connecticut and St. John’s.

  • Depth chart remains unclear as spring practice concludes

    As the USF football team wrapped up its spring practice season with Saturday’s Spring Game at Raymond James Stadium, many of the questions the team faced entering camp remain unanswered.

  • Second-chance Lovecchio making a name for himself

    It’s been a long journey for Joey Lovecchio to become a starting pitcher for the USF baseball team, but two unplanned detours haven’t stopped the junior from making his mark on a team that’s having a resurgence of its own.

  • Bulls bested in Louisville, drop two

    When the USF softball team needed a hit most in a doubleheader against Louisville on Wednesday, the bats couldn’t deliver.

  • Defense looks to rebound in Spring Game

    Last week’s Green and Gold Bowl wasn’t exactly an impressive showing for the USF defense, giving up 83 combined points to the various USF offenses. In Saturday’s Spring Game at Raymond James Stadium, however, the defense is determined to have a better showing.

  • USF scores in ninth to top Bethune-Cookman

    On a night that seemed like déjà vu for a USF baseball team that couldn’t get over the hump in midweek games, the Bulls were saved by the late heroics of a freshman pinch hitter.

  • Key Big East duel tonight in Louisville

    With the USF softball team squaring off against Louisville, the true winner of tonight’s nationally televised doubleheader may be the Big East’s postseason chances.

  • Despite record, USF still has work to do

    With a rough patch near the beginning of the season behind them, the USF Bulls are off to a red-hot start in Big East play. The team is sitting in first place in the Big East and is three wins away from their conference total last season.

  • Grissom joins injury list

    USF’s defensive line took a major hit Monday, as a presumed starter sustained an injury that will keep him sidelined for the near future.

  • Bulls win tight games, take series in Pittsburgh

    A lethargic start to the weekend series against Pittsburgh was a distant memory for the Bulls by Sunday, as they bounced back from a 2-1 loss with 6-5 and 9-8 victories.

  • Offense excels in Green and Gold Bowl

    In the first scrimmage of the spring practice season, the USF defense got the better of its offensive counterpart, limiting the Bulls to two touchdowns from open play. But in Saturday’s Green and Gold Bowl, the offense excelled as fans had the opportunity to see this season’s Bulls in action for the first time.

  • Bulls beaten but win series

    For the first time in nearly a month, the USF softball team lost Saturday, dropping a 7-3 decision to Connecticut.

  • Holtz ‘not looking to leave’

    When Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino was fired Tuesday night for lying about a motorcycle crash involving another employee, the Razorbacks’ coaching search began immediately, with USF coach Skip Holtz’s name mentioned among the potential candidates.

  • USF wins school record 18th straight

    It seems like everything is working for the No. 18 USF softball team, which swept a Wednesday afternoon doubleheader from Providence.

  • Bulls in Pittsburgh for three-game set

    With a 3-8 out-of-conference record against Florida teams this season, the USF baseball team likely can’t wait to leave the state and get back to Big East play, which it will get the chance to do Friday when it opens a three-game road series at Pittsburgh.

  • Few surprises on first depth chart

    The first spring depth chart for the USF football team was released Tuesday, four days before the Bulls line up for their second spring scrimmage, Saturday’s Green and Gold Bowl at Corbett Stadium.

    The Oracle breaks down the first chart of the spring.

  • USF potential for hosting NCAA Tournament games growing

    With the USF softball team enjoying its best-ever season, the pressure on every game is mounting as the Bulls jockey for postseason positioning.

  • USF loses late to Stetson

    Though their hot start has them tied for first place in the conference, the Bulls still haven’t proven their ability to win outside of Big East opponents.

  • Offensive line newcomers progressing

    One of the biggest challenges for the USF football team’s offense next season will be replacing two starters along the line, center Chaz Hine and guard Jeremiah Warren.

  • Injury mars nearly perfect weekend for Bulls, Nevins

    What should have been a moment of exultation and ecstasy for USF softball fans Friday night was anything but as the crowd turned silent after a serious injury on the final play of the game.

  • Jenkins, defense shine in first spring scrimmage

    In most early spring scrimmages, the defense is usually closer to game-ready than the offense. USF’s was no different, with the defensive unit excelling Friday against a behind-the-pace offense.

  • USF atop Big East after sweeping Cincinnati on road

    A momentum-halting loss to Stetson last week, combined with the team’s first out-of-state road trip of the season, was not enough to stop the Bulls from a three-game sweep over Cincinnati and continuing their best start in conference play since joining the Big East in 2005.

  • Oracle insight: Keys to the first spring scrimmage

    Tomorrow, the USF football team will line up for its first scrimmage of the season, providing the first glimpse of the 2012 Bulls. While the scrimmage is closed to fans, it will be open to the media. The Oracle notes the top three things we’ll learn from the first of three spring scrimmages.

  • Bulls still have room for growth as they leave home

    In the youth-based world of college sports, the most important aspect of any team is its maturity— a trait that, at this point, still seems to be missing from the USF baseball team.

  • Mature Medina leading USF this season

    As the USF softball team continues to climb in the national rankings and extend the best start in school history, it can look to sophomore first baseman Stephanie Medina as a key player in the batting lineup.

  • USF bats fall flat in loss to Stetson

    It wasn’t the ideal way for the Bulls to end their home stand, but the USF Baseball team got a reality check that could change their season in a 6-2 loss to Stetson just two nights before heading on their first road trip. “I hope we can build on (the loss),” coach Lelo Prado said, “I’ve told them, they’ve got 24 hours to get this out of their head and be ready to play against Cincinnati on Thursday night.

  • Bulls continue to rise in polls

    One day after Sara Nevins received her individual recognition, the USF softball team was rewarded for it’s accomplishments as a whole.

  • Bulls look to continue winning streak with Stetson

    One year after a season that ended with a disappointing exclusion from the Big East Tournament, the USF Baseball team is still battling its 2011 demons on its campaign for a winning season.

  • Nevins nabs fifth Big East Pitcher of the Week award

    With three no-hitters and 19 wins just two months into the season, the nation has taken further notice of Sara Nevins’ season resume.

  • USF takes down Notre Dame in weekend series victory

    In a hotly contested, well-played series between two eager Big East teams, the USF baseball team beat Notre Dame to win its second consecutive conference series.

  • Nevins carries red-hot Bulls to weekend sweep

    Not satisfied with three consecutive Big East Pitcher of the Week awards and two no-hitters in one season, sophomore pitcher Sara Nevins added another no-hitter to her resume over the weekend and setting herself up for another conference award.

  • USF topples No. 4 Florida

    The USF softball team showed the merit of its No. 21 ranking and outdueled one of the nation’s premier programs Wednesday night, downing No. 4 Florida 4-1 at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium in Gainesville.

  • Bulls rally to beat FAMU

    A sluggish start on offense didn’t hold the USF baseball team back from continuing its recent hot streak Wednesday night.

  • After sweep, Bulls finding their rhythm

    Though the USF baseball team’s weekend sweep of Georgetown may have been over a team picked to finish last, it hints at better things for the Bulls.

  • No. 21 USF has rematch against No. 4 Florida tonight

    As the USF softball team heads north today for a meeting with University of Florida, the Bulls may use the drive to reminisce about their last bout with the Gators.

  • With little roster turnover looming, USF builds strong momentum for 2013

    Having bounced back from missing the postseason in 2011 and with a roster that will remain mostly intact, the USF women’s basketball team built momentum this season toward 2013 — culminating in a run to the third round of the Women’s National Invitational Tournament.

  • Bulls sweep Big East awards

    With the No. 22 USF softball team setting new records for success as a team, individual honors continue to roll in for players.

  • USF offense shines, defense pitches three shutouts in sweep of Rutgers

    Picked in the preseason to finish fourth in the Big East, the USF softball team showed its intent to dominate conference play early, outplaying Rutgers in all three games of its first Big East series.

  • Bulls open Big East play with sweep of Georgetown

    The USF baseball team opened Big East play this weekend with a bang, showing consistent pitching and an offensive prowess that hadn’t been present in non-conference play.

  • Season ends with blowout loss in WNIT

    Three rounds into the Women’s National Invitational Tournament, the women’s basketball team’s season ended Friday night in a 72-45 loss to James Madison University in Harrisburg, Va.

  • USF opens spring practice session

    Preparations for the 2012 football season officially went underway Wednesday morning, as the Bulls opened spring practice with a two-and-a-half-hour-long session.

  • Pep rally celebrates historic season

    Though the Bulls were eliminated in the third round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday, their first trip to the championship in two decades, the celebration kept going Wednesday afternoon at a pep rally in the Marshall Student Center Amphitheater.

  • Rain cuts short doubleheader

    The USF softball team hoped to play two more games before opening Big East play this weekend, but weather didn’t quite cooperate.

  • USF loses to No. 19 UCF

    The USF baseball team went into Tuesday night’s game looking to avenge an embarrassing 11-run loss to rival UCF on Feb. 28.

  • Scouts watch as Bulls host Pro Timing Day

    For a group of 13 former USF football players, Tuesday was one of the biggest days of their lives.

  • Jackson blasts walk-off winner as Bulls top UMass

    If the rally cap isn’t already a part of the USF softball uniform, it may just become a requirement before this season is over.

  • Despite pain of Tournament exit, brighter days ahead

    In the immediate aftermath of a season that ended as abruptly as the men’s basketball team’s did, with a 62-56 loss to Ohio in the third round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday night, it’s hard for coaches, players and fans to look past the negatives.

  • Bulls shut out of Sweet Sixteen

     

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — It all ended so quickly. After a miraculous run for a team picked to finish 14th in the Big East, the USF men’s basketball team’s season is over.

  • Ranked Bulls notch four wins during weekend tournament

    National rankings and perfect games aren’t enough for the USF softball team, as the Bulls have now moved on to home runs and in-state rivalries.

  • USF advances to third round of NIT

    National Invitational Tournament may not have been the most accurate name for what the Bulls played in this weekend, heading off against two Florida teams, but the women’s basketball team is finding postseason success once again.

  • Bulls head to round three of NCAA Tournament after historic wins

     

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — “Players play, tough players win.”

    The acronym of that phrase is inscribed on Stan Heath’s championship ring from when he served as an assistant coach on the 2000 Michigan State team that won a national title.

  • Bulls rock Wildcats, roll to quarterfinals

    NEW YORK — It's been a long time coming for the USF Bulls and Big East Coach of the Year Stan Heath, but the moment has arrived.

  • Dolphins force Bulls to settle with series split

    Just one day after the USF baseball team stayed hot with an 8-0 win over Jacksonville, the Dolphins flipped the script by winning the second game 9-2.

  • Bulls seal dual game sweep of Chippewas

    The USF softball team did not disappoint in its return to the USF Softball Stadium.

  • Heath honored as pioneer Bulls continue to make history

    After a season full of surprises, the USF Bulls are finally earning some individual recognition — and not just the players.

  • Bulls sink hapless Dolphins to begin series

    It looks like the USF baseball team is back in business, even with the distraction of walk-up songs.

  • USF ready to return home

    For just the second time since hosting the USF Invitational from Feb. 18-19, the USF softball team will  be playing a home game in the confines of their own state-of-the-art stadium

  • Oracle Insight: Previewing the Big East Tournament

    The Oracle takes a look at the four first-round games to be played in New York City.

  • Confident Bulls ready for mid week series

    Two days after the USF baseball team completed a dominating weekend sweep of the Savannah State Tigers, a three-game series in which the Bulls outscored the Tigers 34-11, the team will begin a two-game series against the Jacksonville Dolphins.

  • Bulls toppled by Mountaineers

    A raucous, record-high crowd, dressed in white "Madness" shirts handed out by USF Athletics, was not enough for the USF Bulls to pull out a win over a desperate Mountaineers squad looking to seal their tournament resume.

  • USF brings power surge to weekend tournament

    After a tough four-game stretch in which their only consistency was an inability to put runs on the board, the USF baseball team found its legs in a three-game weekend sweep of the Savannah State Tigers.

  • USF outlasts No. 18 Louisville on road

    In a season filled with victories over teams they were expected to beat, the USF men's basketball team finally picked up one of its trademark upset victories, defeating No. 18 Louisville, 58-51 on the road.

  • Bulls coolly cruise past No. 15 Michigan

    The USF softball team proved its newly minted No. 23 ranking is deserved, outdueling the Wolverines 2-0 in front of 536 fans and improving to 11-2 on the season with its first win over a ranked opponent.

  • Bulls get shot at New York Yankees on Friday

    A special opportunity awaits the USF baseball team Friday, as the Bulls will line up against the New York Yankees at George M. Steinbrenner Field.

  • Bulls’ ranking to be put to the test

    After a 4-1 weekend at the NFCA Leadoff Classic in Clearwater, the Bulls (10-2) have jumped into the rankings at the No. 23 spot, not that coach Ken Eriksen puts much stock into being ranked this early in the season.

  • USF faces road test tonight

    The USF Bulls have been on a crash course with history all  season, and their final regular season road game is no different.

  • Wynne shines in final home game

     

    Senior guard Jasmine Wynne ended her home career with the USF women's basketball team Monday by scoring the team's first points and the game's final points in a 64-56 overtime victory.

  • Marquee victory still leaves Bulls outside

    For a brief moment Sunday afternoon, after the USF men's basketball team outlasted Cincinnati, the Bulls (18-11, 11-5) were projected as members of the 68-team NCAA Tournament field.

  • Collins free-throws clinch Bulls win

    With 3.2 seconds left, true freshman Anthony Collins went to the free-throw line for what he called the biggest attempts of his life, scoring both the game-tying and go-ahead points and carrying the USF men's basketball team to a thrilling 46-45 win over Cincinnati.

  • USF caught in scoring controversy, goes 4-1

    The USF softball team proved this weekend that it's possible to win a game without any hits.

  • USF drops series to BCU

    The USF baseball team will have to wait for its first home series win after stagnant offense and inconsistent pitching led the Bulls into two losses in their weekend set against Bethune-Cookman.

  • Athletics Center a monument to Selmon’s enduring legacy

    The rain held off just long enough for Claybra Selmon to look to the sky and tell her husband that the fruit of his labor had blossomed.

  • USF falls flat in loss to UNF

    The familiar "ping" of the college baseball bat was in the air at the USF Baseball Stadium on Wednesday night as the Bulls played their home opener. The smell of victory, however, didn't make the trip from Pinellas County.

  • Fountain a steadying influence for Bulls

    When softball coach Ken Eriksen needed to reshuffle his defensive alignment last season due to injuries, it was unclear who would step into the role of catcher to relieve the injured Stormi Grzybek.

  • Bulls rally, fade in loss to ‘Cuse

    USF couldn't have asked for a better start to Wednesday's men's basketball game at No. 2 Syracuse, taking control early and then trading scoring runs before ultimately losing 56-48

  • Oracle insight: USF against top-five competition

    The USF men's basketball program has never defeated a team ranked in the top five in the country. Of course, this year's surging Bulls have a penchant for rewriting school history.

  • Lee Roy Selmon to be honored with Athletics Building renaming today

    USF will remember the late Lee Roy Selmon as it renames the Athletics Building the Lee Roy Selmon Athletics Center today at 4:30 p.m. in a ceremony that is open to the public.

  • With a few more wins, USF could sneak into NCAA Tournament field

    Is it possible that USF, a team picked to finish 14th in the Big East after a 3-13 conference record last season, is sneaking onto the bubble for the NCAA Tournament?

  • Collins, Brazeal earn weekly Big East honors

    After one of USF Athletics' best all-around weekends in recent memory, a pair of Bulls earned recognition from the Big East on Monday.

  • Quartet of Bulls earn Big East crowns

    Though the USF Track and Field team fell well short of a team indoor Big East Championship this weekend in New York City, several Bulls return to Tampa as individual champions.

  • USF notches 10th Big East win

    For the first time in program history, the USF men's basketball team has won 10 conference games.  The Bulls had never achieved double-digit conference wins in any of their homes — the Sun Belt, the Metro, Conference USA or the Big East — until a 56-47 win over Pittsburgh on Sunday night at the Petersen Events Center.

  • Richardson paces USF to unbeaten weekend

    Entering the weekend, the USF softball team's goal was to win four games and sweep the USF Invitational. As it turned out, three victories were just as good.

  • USF sweeps Big Ten/Big East challenge

    Off the field, the USF baseball team couldn't have had a worse start to the season this weekend. On the field, it couldn't have been much better, even if it all ended a little early.

  • Bulls win in Wynne's return

    Jasmine Wynne marked her return to the women's basketball lineup with a win Saturday night, as the Bulls beat Pittsburgh 62-50 in the Campus Recreation Center.

  • Bulls host Villanova tonight

    After topping Providence for the second time this season Saturday, the USF men's basketball team gets another chance for a season sweep tonight when it hosts Villanova at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

  • USF tops Marquette in Milwaukee

      The USF women's basketball team picked up a key road win Tuesday, its second consecutive victory after snapping a four-game losing streak, in a 61-48 victory over Marquette in Milwaukee.

  • West Virginia to leave Big East in June

    West Virginia University and the Big East Conference announced a lawsuit settlement Tuesday that will see the Mountaineers officially leave the conference June 30 for the Big 12 after two decades in the league.

  • Kafalas named to BigEast weekly Honor Roll

    It didn't take long for the USF softball team to start picking up individual honors this season.

  • Bulls look to break road losing skid tonight in Milwaukee

    After breaking a four-game losing streak with a 54-39 win over Villanova at home on Saturday, the USF women's basketball team now has another streak to break.

  • USF pushes No. 2 Florida to extra innings on opening weekend

    The USF softball team started its 2012 campaign on the right foot, with three consecutive wins and an extra-inning loss to No. 2 Florida over the weekend. 

  • Noriega sparks Bulls to win

    An unlikely source helped the USF men's basketball team to their third road victory of the season Saturday, as the Bulls pulled away on a late run to beat Providence 55-48, sweeping the season series against the Friars. 

  • Bulls determined to make NCAA Tournament after falling short last season

    Softball coach Ken Eriksen isn't shy about voicing his disappointment that the Bulls weren't selected to participate in last year's NCAA Tournament. This year, he hopes to build a strong enough resume that the committee has no choice but to invite USF.

  • Bulls beat Pitt, extend home winning streak

    The Tampa Bay Times Forum continued to be a benevolent temporary host for USF on Wednesday night as the Bulls earned their 12th home victory of the season, defeating the streaking Pittsburgh Panthers (15-10, 4-8) 63-51.

  • Reports: Memphis close to joining Big East in 2013

    According to reports, the missing piece in the puzzle for a Big East championship football game has been found. According to CBSsports.com, Memphis is said to be close to a deal to join the Big East as an all-sports member as soon as 2013.

  • Oracle insight: Big East basketball, part two

    With the Big East season advancing past the midway point, The Oracle checks in on the progress of all 16 of the conference's teams in a two-part series.

  • Facilities providing tangible benefits

    With the regeneration of the Athletics District nearing completion, USF coaches and student-athletes have seen tangible positives from their new facilities.

  • Oracle insight: Big East basketball, part one

    With the Big East season advancing past the midway point, The Oracle checks in on the progress of all 16 of the conference's teams in a two-part series.

  • Pierre-Paul, Williams help Giants to Super Bowl win

    Former USF standouts Jason Pierre-Paul and Jacquian Williams helped the New York Giants to a 21-17 win over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI on Sunday night in Indianapolis.

  • USF humbled by Hoyas

    Coming off its longest break since beginning conference play, the USF men's basketball team fell flat Saturday morning at No. 14 Georgetown, losing 75-45 after an ugly performance throughout.

  • No surprises for USF on signing day

    National Signing Day brought no surprises as it came and went for the USF football team. All players expected to sign Wednesday did, with no recruits backing out late and signing elsewhere.

  • Rally falls short in USF loss to West Virginia

    The USF women's basketball team held West Virginia without a field goal for the final 4:13 on Wednesday night's game. Yet Jasmine Wynne's potential game-tying half-court heave at the buzzer missed, with the

    Bulls falling 55-52 at the Campus Recreation Center.

  • Receiver revolution continues

    National Signing Day brought with it a trio of new wide receivers, further enhancing a position that during coach Skip Holtz's tenure has turned from one of the weakest to one of the Bulls' strongest.

  • National Signing Day: Holtz expected to welcome small class

    National Signing Day today likely won't carry the same stresses it held last year for the USF coaching staff.

  • Bulls host WVU to open second half of Big East season

    After faltering late in the game against No. 3 Connecticut last weekend, the USF women's basketball team returns home to host West Virginia in the Campus Recreation Center tonight to begin the second half of its conference slate.

  • Cooley ‘proud’ of USF’s growth

    With the men's basketball team's success in what was expected to be another tough season, other league coaches are starting to take notice.

  • Oracle insight: Revisiting the 2011 recruiting class

    With National Signing Day, the first day that recruits can sign their National Letters of Intent and accept scholarships, on Wednesday, The Oracle looks back at some of the most influential members of the 2011 USF recruiting class.

  • USF outlasts Providence for sixth Big East win

    Victor Rudd Jr.'s free-throw clanked off the rim, Toarlyn Fitzpatrick grabbed the rebound and was surprised that he wasn't immediately fouled before the final buzzer sounded.

  • Bulls lose in Connecticut

    The USF women's basketball team dropped to 4-4 in the Big East with a 77-62 loss at No. 3 Connecticut on Saturday.

  • USF rallies past Seton Hall

    The USF women's basketball team rallied in the second half Wednesday, erasing a 12-point deficit against Seton Hall and winning 57-45 in the Campus Recreation Center.

  • Bulls thriving in smaller home environment

    While raw attendance numbers are down this season for the USF women's basketball team, the atmosphere is up in a major way.

  • Bulls can finish strong in unusually weak Big East

     

    The Big East is one of the most prestigious college basketball conferences in the country. Along with the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Big East is consistently known to be the highest level of Division I college basketball. Fortunately for coach Stan Heath and the Bulls, 2012 is not one of those years.

  • Navy football to join Big East in 2015

    Not long ago, the Big East Conference was seemingly on life support. The departures of Pittsburgh and Syracuse to the Atlantic Coast Conference, as well as Texas Christian and West Virginia to the Big 12 Conference, cast doubt over the long-term viability of the conference.

  • USF clipped by Golden Eagles

    After an impressive three-game winning streak, the USF men's basketball team was humbled in Wisconsin by No. 18 Marquette, which handed the Bulls their ninth loss on the season, eight of which have come on the road.

  • Pair of Bulls advance to Super Bowl XLVI

     

    On Feb. 5, the New York Giants and the New England Patriots will face off in Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis,Ind. About 989 miles away. in Tampa, there will likely be a new contingent of Giants fans.

  • Bulls meet Marquette with chance for impressive win

    Big East basketball coaches say after every road game, win or lose, that away wins are extremely

    difficult to come by in the country's most prestigious conference.

  • Softball picked fifth in preseason poll

    With the season's first pitch 17 days away, the USF softball team may already have a chip on its shoulder.

  • USF cruises past DePaul, up to third-place in Big East

     

    The USF men's basketball team finally took its show on the road Sunday.

  • Bulls falter in second half, lose to No. 7 Rutgers

    The USF women's basketball team hung tough for its first half against No. 7 Rutgers on Saturday night but couldn't keep pace in the second, falling 72-66 in front of a crowd of 1,022 at the Campus Recreation Center.

  • Cosh joins staff as new defensive coordinator

     

    The search is over. USF will have a new face roaming the sidelines come this fall, thanks to the hiring of defensive coordinator Chris Cosh.

     

  • Bulls blow by St. John’s in impressive win

    Victor Rudd Jr. had St. John's seeing red for the entire second half of Wednesday night, carrying the Bulls to arguably their most impressive victory of the Big East season.

  • USF continues home stretch against No. 7 Rutgers

    The USF women's basketball team notched an overtime victory over a ranked team Tuesday night, but will have little time to regroup as an even tougher test awaits in No. 7 Rutgers on Saturday night.

  • Bulls knock off No. 21 DePaul in overtime

    A nationally ranked Big East opponent entered the Campus Recreation Center on Tuesday night and left disappointed, as the USF women's basketball team beat No. 21 DePaul in a dramatic 66-63 overtime game.

  • Struggling St. John’s comes to Tampa

    Coming off a dramatic win over No. 24 Seton Hall last week, the USF men's basketball team (10-8, 3-2) returns to the Tampa Bay Times Forum tonight to take on St. John's.

  • USF welcomes nine new arrivals

    A group of nine new members of the USF football team arrived on campus last week to start classes.

  • With late win, USF poised for more

    For the USF men's basketball team, Friday's win over No. 24 Seton Hall was a long time coming. Finally, the Bulls knocked off a ranked team in a quality win.

  • Three Bulls selected in MLS SuperDraft

    All three draft-eligible players from the USF men's soccer team were selected Thursday in the 2012 Major League Soccer SuperDraft — a landmark day for the program. Only Creighton and Louisville produced more draftees in the 38-pick process. 

  • Dwyer set to be drafted into MLS today

    It's good to be Dom Dwyer.

  • Bulls host surprising Seton Hall on Friday

    The men's basketball team returns home Friday night to welcome Seton Hall, one of the most surprising teams

    early on in Big East play.

  • Blais showcases talents at MLS Combine

    After taking two different teams from two different conferences to the NCAA's Elite Eight, USF goalkeeper Chris Blais attended the Major League Soccer (MLS) Player Combine in Fort Lauderdale this week, in an attempt to move to the highest professional level of soccer in America.

  • USF loses Snyder to Texas A&M, SEC

    After two years in the position, USF defensive coordinator Mark Snyder has left Skip Holtz's staff to take the same position at Texas A&M under newly-hired coach Kevin Sumlin.

  • Point guard depth thin as Bulls meet Notre Dame

    For the men's basketball team, beating Villanova in Philadelphia on Thursday was a program milestone. In two prior attempts, the Bulls lost by an average of 19 points.

  • Oracle insight: Top five days of the semester

    As a new semester begins, The Oracle picks the top five days on the athletics calendar:

  • Senior class readies for final home game

    For 17 seniors, tonight's trip through the tunnel and onto the field at Raymond James Stadium will be their last.

  • Veteran Blais leading USF through NCAA tournament

    If the USF men's soccer team is going to punch its ticket to Hoover, Ala., for the NCAA College Cup, the gloves of their veteran goalkeeper will play a big role.

  • Oracle insight: getting ready for WVU

    For the third straight week, the USF football team's defense will line up against a quarterback from Florida.

  • Tough road tests await young Bulls

    The USF men's basketball team has had a bright start to the season, easing to a 5-2 record with an average margin of victory just below 16 points. But now, the Bulls will face premier opposition as they hit the road for a daunting pair of games.

  • Bulls power past Stetson, stay undefeated at home

    There was a moment when the USF women's basketball team's prospects for a win didn't appear strong Monday night.

  • Blais of glory

    USF goalkeeper Chris Blais hadn't found himself in a penalty kick shootout since high school, but that didn't get in his way Sunday evening.

  • USF pays price for mental mistakes

    When the season began, the USF football team seemed to have a bowl game on lock for the seventh consecutive year.

  • Collins provides spark for pair of wins

    If the first two games of his collegiate career are any indication, true freshman point guard Anthony Collins could provide stability at a key position for the USF men's basketball team for years to come.

  • USF prepares for Louisville without Daniels

    If USF is to pick up its sixth win of the seadson and become bowl-eligible Friday against Louisville, it may have to do it without junior quarterback B.J. Daniels.

  • Bulls return home for games at St. Pete Times Forum, UT

    After a pair of losses in their first two true road games of the season, the USF men's basketball team returns "home" for a pair of games this week, beginning with a tilt against Georgia Southern tonight at the St. Pete Times Forum.

  • Charpie heads USF past UCF in OT

    It took longer than the regulation 90 minutes, but the USF men's soccer team lives to play in the third round of the NCAA tournament.

  • Catching up with culture

    Classes are officially back in session for the fall semester, but USF students don't exactly have to board themselves in the Library just yet.

  • To win, Bulls must pressure Harris

    There are a lot of similarities between Notre Dame and Miami. Both are among the most storied programs in college football history, and both have more national championships than USF has bowl wins.

  • USF rolls by Florida Southern in Lakeland

    USF is now unbeaten in three different home venues after it coasted to a 73-43 win over Florida Southern on Wednesday night.

  • USF set to begin NCAA tournament

    Under coach George Kiefer, the USF men's soccer team has become a fixture in the NCAA tournament. This year is no different, as the Bulls host a second-round match against the winner of tonight's Florida Gulf Coast-Central Florida game.

  • Bulls blow out UNF in home debut

    The USF women's basketball team showed no signs of fatigue as it won its home opener in decisive fashion Tuesday night, defeating North Florida 76-41 and having three players score in double figures.

  • USF unveils special uniforms

    USF fans may not recognize the home team Saturday, as the Bulls don special uniforms for their game against Miami in honor of Military Appreciation Day.

  • Rudd Jr. carries Bulls to win over Marist

    Welcome to USF, Victor Rudd Jr.

    USF may have found its next star Monday night against Marist in a comfortable 81-67 victory over the Red Foxes (0-2) at the St. Pete Times Forum.

  • Bulls land in NCAA field as No. 7 seed

    For the USF men's soccer team, the road to the College Cup will begin in the familiar surroundings of Corbett Soccer Stadium.

  • USF grabs win in controversial fashion

    It didn't take long for the flaws of playing away from the Sun Dome to expose themselves — 40 minutes, to be exact.

  • Bulls get back to winning ways at Syracuse

    After losing four straight games, the USF football team finally found a way to win Friday at Syracuse.

  • Point guard play, post depth key for Bulls

    For the USF men's basketball team to make steps toward national competitiveness this season, the level of point guard play must be equal or greater than last season's.

  • Bulls begin season without key players

    The women's basketball team that went 1-2 this weekend is not the team we'll see all season. Coach Jose Fernandez said his lineup will undergo a dramatic shift in January, when guard Andrea Smith is fully healthy and guard

  • Women finish 1-2 in tough opening weekend

    The USF women's basketball team probably had the toughest opening weekend of any team in the country. Playing at the WBI Tip-off Tournament in Daytona Beach, the Bulls were tasked with a gauntlet of three games in as many days, all against teams from the power six basketball conferences.

  • Bulls look to rebound on road against Syracuse

    On the back of four consecutive losses, USF plays at Syracuse on Friday, trying to break the longest losing streak in program history. With a loss, the Bulls would be guaranteed at least a share of last place in the conference.

  • Season tips off Saturday

    By this time next week, the USF men's basketball team will be three games into its season. While all three are listed as home games, they will be held in three different venues.

  • Tough opening weekend awaits USF

    Coming off a season in which the women's basketball team missed the postseason for the first time since 2002-03, the Bulls open this week with a tough stretch at the WBI Tip-Off Tournament in Daytona Beach.

  • Offense excels, defense lags in ‘two-minute drill’

    If USF finds itself in a tight game late in the fourth quarter Friday at Syracuse, Bulls fans should hope the ball is in the hands of B.J. Daniels and the offense.

  • Line leads the way for Orange offense

    As USF tries to break a four-game losing streak Friday against Syracuse, the Bulls' defense will be put to the test by a deep and experienced Orange offense.

  • Bulls fall flat in Big East quarterfinal loss

    Villanova did Sunday what no Big East team had been able to do to the USF men's soccer team this season. A 1-0 victory for the Wildcats in the Big East quarterfinals at Corbett Soccer Stadium ruined the Bulls' previously sterling conference record.

  • USF loses in overtime

    Even after blowing a double-digit, fourth quarter lead for the second consecutive game, the USF football team still had a chance to win Saturday night against Rutgers.

  • Bulls impress in exhibition debut

    In their only public exhibition game prior to the regular season, the USF men's basketball team showed reason to be excited in a 75-43 thrashing of the University of Tampa on Saturday night in the Bob Martinez Sports Center.

  • USF attempts to break losing streak at Rutgers

    If USF is to get its first conference win Saturday, it will have to do so in a stadium it has historically struggled in.

  • No. 4 Bulls set to begin postseason journey

    After arriving at its first goal, an outright Big East Red Division title with an undefeated conference season, USF is ready to take the next step — the Big East Conference tournament.

  • USF prepares for a talented Rutgers defense

    The USF offense faces a tough test Saturday night as it plays on the road against a Rutgers team that, according to USF coach Skip Holtz, has "had their number" in recent years.

  • Nova, Sanu lead RU offense

    USF faces a Rutgers team Saturday that ranks third in the Big East in passing yards, averaging 236 yards per game and more than 28 points per game.

  • With 0-0 draw, Bulls earn first outright Red Division title

    For the first time in the program's history, the USF men's soccer team has finished the Big East regular season undefeated, grabbing the Bulls' first outright Red Division title in the process.

  • In topsy-turvy Big East, ‘anybody can win’

    As USF prepares to return to the field at Rutgers on Saturday, coach Skip Holtz spoke Monday about the unpredictability of the Big East and a Rutgers team that is one win away from becoming bowl eligible.

  • Bulls grounded in winless weekend

    Since beginning conference play a little more than a month ago, the USF volleyball team has emerged as a strong contender — opening with a 5-3 record despite struggling with losses outside of the conference.

  • Snow forces soccer postponement in New Jersey

    Having already clinched a share of the Big East Red Division title last week, the USF men's soccer team plays today for an outright division championship.

  • WVU formalizes departure for Big 12 conference

    This week could be a crucial one for the future of the Big East, as the conference bids farewell to another former member and prepares for the potential arrival of a handful of newcomers.

  • Seniors lead charge toward Red Division title

    Though the USF men's soccer team has had meaningful contributions from young players, the team is led by a pair of senior co-captains — defender Aubrey Perry and midfielder

  • Griffin, Dixon out, Mitchell returns to practice

    The Bulls received some bad news regarding injuries Tuesday, when tests confirmed that redshirt sophomore wide receiver Sterling Griffin will miss six to eight weeks after suffering a fracture to his right ankle during Saturday's game against Cincinnati.

  • Griffin out at least ‘a couple of weeks’ with ankle injury

    USF redshirt sophomore wide receiver Sterling Griffin looks set for an extended spell on the sidelines following an ankle injury sustained in the third quarter against Cincinnati on Saturday.

  • Daniels, Griffiths, El Houssine earn Big East recognition

    B.J. Daniels received a present from the Big East on his 22nd birthday Monday.

  • USF misses opportunities, loses third-straight game

    The challenge was clear. The USF defense lined up 70 yards away from the south end zone at Raymond James Stadium with 1:21 on the clock.

  • Red-hot Bulls rally for win

    For the first 35 minutes of play against Villanova on Saturday night, it looked as if an upset was brewing at Corbett Soccer Stadium. An unranked Villanova squad had a 1-0 lead over No. 8 USF (11-2-2, 6-0-1) by playing a dominating game on both sides of the ball and had the Bulls on their heels.

  • Welch leads receiving corps

    USF quarterback B.J. Daniels used 10 wide receivers in the Bulls' 37-34 loss to Cincinnati on Saturday, with redshirt freshman Deonte Welch standing out. In his second career start, he stepped up in a major way, catching five passes for a team-high 130 yards.

  • Bulls split with DePaul, Notre Dame

    After being swept by Florida Gulf Coast on Oct. 12, the USF volleyball team spent all week preparing for vengeance.

  • Bulls face ‘must win’ game

    The goal for the USF football team at the beginning of the season was to win the school's first Big East championship. Though the Bulls sit winless in the conference at 0-2, coach Skip Holtz said that goal remains a reality.

  • USF plays final game of 2011 season

    The USF women's soccer team plays its final match of the season Saturday, paying a visit to Milwaukee to face No. 10 Marquette at 6 p.m.

  • Division-leading Bulls host Villanova

    The USF men's soccer team hosts Villanova on Saturday as it continues to make its case as the best team in the Big East, having already proven its Red Division supremacy.

  • UConn, ‘Cuse chosen as Big East co-favorites, USF picked 14th

    At the Big East men's basketball media day in New York City on Wednesday, Syracuse and Connecticut were voted co-favorites to wear the conference crown at the end of the season.

  • USF coaches, players continue season preparations at annual media day

    With tipoff of USF basketball season just 23 days away for the women's team and 24 days away for the men's team, coaches Jose Fernandez and Stan Heath travel to New York today for the annual Big East Basketball Media Days.

  • Big East commissioner: ‘stay tuned’ for expansion resolution

    As the current round of conference realignment continues, Big East commissioner John Marinatto recommends fans "stay tuned" as the conference reshapes itself for the long term.

  • Cincinnati offense poses challenges

    In Tuesday's media luncheon press conference, USF coach Skip Holtz praised the job his defense did last week in Connecticut. He credited the open date a week earlier for the defensive improvements.

  • Bulls extend Big East lead with win over UL

    After an impressive comeback at Syracuse, the No. 8 USF men's soccer team (10-2-2, 5-0-1) rolled past No. 13 Louisville in front of a national television audience Tuesday night.

  • Bulls must find another reliable scorer to succeed

    Though the USF men's soccer team (9-2-2) has exceeded expectations for its season up to this point, the Bulls have had a very top-heavy offensive attack.

  • Big test looms in Cincinnati

    USF's 16-10 loss to UConn on Saturday can be blamed on a few factors, including the nine penalties called on the Bulls amounting to 89 yards. As USF coach Skip Holtz pointed out, it was the most penalty yardage his team has accumulated in his time at USF.

  • Big East reportedly ready to issue invites

    The Big East Conference could be preparing for a handful of new members, with the quintet of Central Florida, Houston, Southern Methodist, Air Force and Boise State expected to receive invitations as soon as this week to join the conference.

  • Bulls pick up crucial win over St. John’s

    Just when it looked like USF's hopes of qualifying for the Big East tournament might not be realized, the women's soccer team scored twice in the second half of Sunday's game against St. John's, securing a 3-2 win and remaining in the running for tournament play.

  • Bulls fall behind 2-0, use late rally to slice Orange

    The USF men's soccer team has shown it can win in any possible way. This year, the Bulls have won by dominating their opponent from start to finish and by matching a team blow for blow in a back-and-forth victory. Now, they have a gritty comeback from what looked to be a blowout loss on their resume.

  • USF slumps to second consecutive loss, remains winless in Big East

    By now, the script should be familiar; USF opens the season unranked but with expectations of being a dark horse conference champion, gets a few wins early, then bottoms out when Big East play begins.

  • Rush offense key against UConn

    Having benefited from a week off after playing five games in September, the University of South Florida football team returns to the field Saturday for a Big East road test against Connecticut.

  • USF heads past DePaul

    USF men's soccer coach George Kiefer talked earlier this week about overcoming complacency and defeating a team the Bulls expected to beat.

  • USF heads into ‘must-win’ games

    For the USF women's soccer team to qualify for the Big East tournament, success in this weekend's road trip to New York will be crucial.

  • Bulls swept in Fort Myers

    After coming off a strong two-week homestand, in which the USF volleyball team went 3-1, the Bulls came up short on the road in a nonconference match against Florida Gulf Coast on Wednesday night at Alico Arena.

  • Departure of TCU leaves dark future for Big East, USF

    So long, Texas Christian University. You were gone before we even got to know you. Your departure leaves our conference, once again, picking up the pieces.

  • No. 11 USF hosts DePaul

    Riding an impressive hot streak, the USF men's soccer team will look to continue its recent success tonight at the newly christened Corbett Soccer Stadium.

  • Bulls don’t view Huskies as underdogs

    USF returned to its regular practice schedule Sunday, following an intense bye week that featured three days of afternoon practices.

  • Bulls’ leading scorer earns national recognition

    Thanks to another standout week, USF junior forward Dom Dwyer is finally getting recognition on the national level.

  • Despite rain, Bulls cloud No.8 St. John’s in Saturday match

    Poor weather wasn't enough to slow down the streaking USF men's soccer team Saturday night, as the Bulls brought down No. 8 St. John's 3-2 at the USF Soccer Stadium in a game that saw heavy rain from start to finish.

  • Big East could lose TCU, bid in BCS

     

    It's been less than a year since Texas Christian University (TCU) announced its move to the Big East Conference. However, reports began circulating Thursday that the Horned Frogs may now be joining the Big 12 conference — becoming the third school to leave the Big East in a matter of weeks.

  • Bulls lose third straight set

    USF fought through yet another tough weekend as the women's soccer team lost their third straight game this season in Big East play.

  • USF prevails in back-to-back wins

    After six weeks of Big East play, USF's volleyball team has shown no signs of slowing down after its recent successes.

  • Third-down efficiency a ‘major issue’

    Though most of the criticism of USF's loss to Pittsburgh last week was directed toward the Bulls' defense, players and coaches on the offensive side of the ball said they also made mistakes.

  • Bulls host St. John’s in Red Division clash

    Coming off another short practice week, the USF men's soccer team (6-2-2) faces one of its biggest challenges of the year, the No. 8 St. John's Red Storm (7-2-2), in its third Big East game of the season.

  • USF hosts final two home games of regular season

    With only five matches remaining in the regular season, the USF women's soccer team enters a pair of important Big East home matches this week.

  • USF gets back to practice

    In USF's football team's first practice since last week's 44-17 loss to Pittsburgh, coach Skip Holtz said his team is getting back to fundamentals, especially on the defensive side of the ball, where the Bulls struggled last week.

  • Bulls blank Eagles

    It was a game that had all the ingredients of a letdown for the USF men's soccer team: a Tuesday night road game against a ranked opponent in front of a raucous crowd following a physical draw just three nights earlier.

  • USF anxious to play again after rough Pittsburgh loss

    If you ask coach Skip Holtz or his football players, the first open date of their 2011 season couldn't have come at a worse time.

  • Blais proving key to Bulls’ chances in Big East

    Despite some early offensive success, the defensive line clearly determines the fate of the men's soccer team.

  • USF falls flat in ugly loss to Pittsburgh

    Perhaps it's time for us to readjust our expectations of this USF football team. A 44-17 defeat on the road at Pittsburgh on national television brought the Bulls back down to Earth and out of the rankings.

  • Bulls draw with Friars

    The USF men's soccer team and Providence played out a 1-1 draw Saturday night in a physical game at the USF Soccer Stadium.

  • Overtime streak continues for women's soccer

    Having played five consecutive overtime matches going into the weekend, the USF women's soccer team was forced to play two more on a road trip to Cincinnati and Louisville.

  • USF splits weekend set

    For the second consecutive week, the USF volleyball team came out of Big East play with a split, courtesy of a 3-0 (25-19, 25-10, 25-22) win against Rutgers followed by a 3-1 (21-25, 25-20, 21-25, 21-25) loss to Seton Hall at the Campus Recreation Center.

  • ‘Tyler Trio’ making its mark at USF

    They are known in the Big East as the Tyler Trio.

    Three USF juniors from Texas' Tyler Junior College (TJC) have been joined at the hip since they began playing together at the small school in 2009.

  • USF set for another road test in Pittsburgh

    When the Bulls visit Pittsburgh to face their first Big East opponent of the season Thursday night, they hope their luck away from Raymond James Stadium continues to go in their favor — this time for a nationally televised game on ESPN. The Bulls have won five straight road games, dating back to last season's win at Cincinnati.

  • USF on the road for a pair

    The USF women's soccer team is on the road for a pair of Big East games as it treks to Cincinnati to face off with the Bearcats (5-4-3) Friday night. The Bulls (5-3-3) then travel to Louisville on Sunday to take on the Cardinals (4-4-3).

  • Slowing Graham will be key against Pittsburgh

    The key for the Bulls' defense this week will be to limit Pittsburgh's junior tailback, Ray Graham.

  • Oracle insight: Catching up with the Big East

    With Big East conference play set to begin Thursday night, The Oracle takes a closer look at how each conference team has fared during the first month of the season.

  • Special teams play is USF’s ‘Achilles’ heel’

    While USF's last three wins were decisive, coach Skip Holtz said special teams play is a concern as the Bulls begin the Big East schedule against Pittsburgh on Thursday night.

  • Bulls beat DePaul in second attempt

    The USF women's soccer team overcame difficult circumstances Monday to beat DePaul 1-0 in overtime at the USF Soccer Stadium, courtesy of forward Chelsea Klotz's game-winning goal in the 94th minute.

  • Offense shines, defense struggles in win over UTEP

    In the final tuneup before the Big East schedule begins, then-No. 18 USF completed a less-than-impressive 52-24 win over Texas El-Paso at Raymond James Stadium on Saturday night.

  • Weather forces delay, cancelation

    A one-hour weather delay didn't stop the USF women's soccer team from drawing its third-largest crowd in program history Thursday night, with 1,124 fans in the stands watching it tie defending national champion Notre Dame (4-4-2).

  • Bulls topple WVU, end streak

    Hungry and prepared, the Bulls devoured the "steak sandwich" USF men's soccer coach George Kiefer called West Virginia earlier this week.

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Nelson updates public on Dozier research

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The body of 15-year-old Thomas Curry was found lying next to the railroad tracks one evening in 1925. His skull was bashed in. Twenty-nine days prior, he had been sent from his home state of Pennsylvania — alive — to the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Fla., a school whose odious history has come to mark one of Florida’s darkest chapters.  

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Union, administration inch toward agreement

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Though no resolution was ultimately reached, after the 14th bargaining session since September 2012, the United Faculty of Florida (UFF) faculty union and university administration collective bargaining teams appeared to come closer to reaching an agreement last week after both sides made concessions. 

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Students bring Sinahalese New Year to USF

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As the sun moved out of the house of Pisces and into the house of Aries on Monday, many from the country of Sri Lanka celebrated the Sinhala and Hindu New Year.

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Opinion

  • Students deserve more say in UPenn’s mental health care

    The Counseling Center at USF, which offers psychological services and workshops for students, and Wellness Education, a department of Wellness USF, provide mental health resources for USF students.  

  • Campus safety should factor into college rankings

    When potential students are considering which college is the right choice for them, they may research a school’s graduation rates or financial resources — facts typically calculated in traditional college rankings in
    the U.S. 

  • Dove suggests women cannot feel beautiful on their own

     

    Dove’s “Campaign for Real Beauty,” which advocates for women’s empowerment, is yet again facing widespread criticism after previously being under fire for existing under the company Unilever, which also spawned Axe products’ sexist commercials.

  • Dove ad encourages finding beauty from the self

    Despite showing how some women are too critical of their bodies and that a little positivity goes a long way, the recent Dove ad for its “Campaign for Real Beauty” featuring women wearing a RB-X “beauty patch” has seen major criticism.

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  • Free STD testing on campus today

    One in four college students have an STD, according to Stanford University’s Sexual Health Peer Resource Center, and today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. students can get tested for free at the Student Health Services (SHS) Center as part of an annual event to provide free STD testing. 

  • Students bring Sinahalese New Year to USF

    As the sun moved out of the house of Pisces and into the house of Aries on Monday, many from the country of Sri Lanka celebrated the Sinhala and Hindu New Year.

  • Florida Distillery offers taste of local vodka

     

    Tucked behind a shopping center off Falkenburg Road, the Florida Distillery may be inconspicuous, but is anything but ordinary. 

  • Stepping into spring fashion by visiting the past

     

    Though the Florida winter was longer than normal, scarves and sweaters are no longer needed with spring finally making its arrival.

    This season welcomes pastels, European inspirations, unique hemlines and, surprisingly, overalls. Paired with a brief history are a few trends that have reawakened with a contemporary zest in 2014, possessing the casual flair made just for college students.

  • Local Natives drummer discusses creating band’s unique sound

    After playing nine shows during 2009’s South by Southwest (SXSW), the Local Natives garnered enough attention for their music careers to take off. 

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    Nelson updates public on Dozier research

    The body of 15-year-old Thomas Curry was found lying next to the railroad tracks one evening in 1925. His skull was bashed in. Twenty-nine days prior, he had been sent from his home state of Pennsylvania — alive — to the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Fla., a school whose odious history has come to mark one of Florida’s darkest chapters.  

  • Shakespeare ‘myth’ explored

    While many may celebrate the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth this month, one Shakespearean scholar had  critiques of the poet and his rise from an earthly English bard to a universal icon.

  • Union, administration inch toward agreement

    Though no resolution was ultimately reached, after the 14th bargaining session since September 2012, the United Faculty of Florida (UFF) faculty union and university administration collective bargaining teams appeared to come closer to reaching an agreement last week after both sides made concessions. 

  • Panel demystifies graduate school

    While college is no longer an experience exclusive to a privileged few, graduate school is often shrouded in mystery to even those planning to attend. 

  • EdiBull campaign highlights healthier choices

     

    In recent years, a number of chain restaurants and venues have begun featuring healthier menu items and food marked as “low-calorie” or “low-fat.”

Sports

  • ‘It was all a dream’

    Inga Orekhova was just another passenger on the USF Bull Runner Monday afternoon, returning to her apartment right off campus after a workout. Her final
    season at USF ended two weeks ago against Rutgers. 

  • Bulls find offense, blow out Hatters

     

    Left-handed batters Kyle Teaf, Lawrence Pardo and Luke Maglich led off and produced Tuesday night in the 10-3 win over Stetson, making it the first time the Bulls beat the Hatters this season.

  • A Bronx tale

    When former Kentucky assistant Orlando Antigua was hired to coach USF men’s basketball it was rumored he might bring his younger brother, Oliver, and fellow Kentucky assistant Rod Strickland onto the coaching staff. 

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    Bulls look for pay back against Stetson

     

    When USF and Stetson met earlier in the month, the Bulls (20-15) dropped both games in DeLand. Tonight, the Bulls have a chance for redemption at home, as the teams are scheduled to square off at 7.