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‘Challenge of the perception’

Newly hired USF basketball coach Brian Gregory said one of his biggest obstacles will be overcoming how the program is currently viewed. ORACLE PHOTO/JACKIE BENITEZ Brian Gregory knows he’s entering a difficult situation as he takes over as head coach of USF men’s basketball.  The Bulls haven’t had a winning […]

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Report: USF hires Brian Gregory as new men’s basketball coach

Early reports indicate USF will not stick with interim coach Murry Bartow, instead hiring former Dayton and Georgia Tech coach Brian Gregory. ORACLE FILE PHOTO/JACKIE BENITEZ It took USF athletic director Mark Harlan just five days after the conclusion of the Bulls’ 2016-17 season to find a new coach. A […]

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Bulls’ airport fiasco highlights issues with program

USF has gone 1-13 since interim head coach Murry Bartow took over for former coach Orlando Antigua at the beginning of January. ORACLE FILE PHOTO/JACKIE BENITEZ The USF men’s basketball team has exhausted all possible ways to lose on the court this season, as they’ve stumbled to a 7-20 record […]

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Bulls’ losing streak reaches 10 despite career night from Fitts

Freshman guard Michael Bibby earned another start at point guard Thursday night with leading scorer Geno Thorpe out. ORACLE FILE PHOTO/JACKIE BENITEZ The seemingly endless search for a win continues for interim coach Murry Bartow, as the Bulls remain winless under his helm. USF (6-15, 0-10) dropped yet another conference […]

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National Signing Day completes comeback for USF signee

Incoming USF freshman Bentlee Sanders said he wants to start as a true freshman and sees the Bulls going undefeated in 2017.   ORACLE PHOTO/VINNIE PORTELL Bentlee Sanders was distressed.  The defensive back from Tampa Catholic High School spent many nights alone in his room during his sophomore season, crying […]

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USF Signing Day Preview

Charlie Strong has been making a feverish push to quickly add more talent to USF's 2017 recruiting class. ORACLE FILE PHOTO USF commits, according to 247sports.com  3-stars  -Jernard Phillips, receiver, Miami Central (Miami)               Jean Marcellus, offensive lineman, Jefferson (Tampa)           […]

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A pillar of strength

Junior center Ruben Guerrero won the NCAA Sportsmanship of the Year Award in 2016. ORACLE FILE PHOTO/JACKIE BENITEZ USF men’s basketball hasn’t done much winning since Ruben Guerrero arrived in Tampa in the fall of 2014.  Since the then 7-foot, sub-200-pound teenager from Marbella, Spain stepped foot on campus, he’s […]

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Trust the process

Interim coach Murry Bartow is still winless as coach of the Bulls, but he brings a relentless fervor for leading USF. ORACLE FILE PHOTO The obstacles facing Bulls interim coach Murry Bartow are as bountiful as the losses he has taken since assuming control over a USF men’s basketball team […]

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Strong makes late push to bolster 2017 class

Coach Charlie Strong continues to tap into his recruiting connections as National Signing Day draws near. ORACLE FILE PHOTO With National Signing Day just over a week away on Feb. 1, USF coach Charlie Strong and his staff remain focused on locking in a recruiting class that is very much […]

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Report: USF eyes new deal to stay at Raymond James Stadium

USF has made Raymond James Stadium its home since the team's inception in 1997. ORACLE FILE PHOTO Questions over where USF will play its home football games may be put on hold for the time being.  Though USF continues with its feasibility project for an on-campus stadium, the school intends […]