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Ten moments that defined USF athletics in 2015

Coach Willie Taggart orchestrated one of the most memorable mid-season turnarounds in recent history with USF football. ORACLE PHOTO/ADAM MATHIEU As the curtains begin to fall on 2015, the Oracle sports staff has selected the most impactful moments that defined the year in USF athletics.  From the football team’s incredible […]

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Laksa refuses to be defined by age; instead it drives her.

Freshman Kitija Laksa  (33) — the youngest player on the women’s basketball team — is second in scoring with 47 points this season. ORACLE PHOTO/ADAM MATHIEU At 19 years old, Kitija Laksa is the youngest player on the USF women’s basketball team. But this is nothing new for the Latvian […]

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USF football is bowl bound, but where will it land?

Typically used as a baseball stadium, Marlins Park in Miami gets transformed into a gridiron once a year for the Miami Beach Bowl — USF’s favored destination come bowl season. SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE With the regular season complete after Thursday’s 44-3 rout of rival Central Florida, the USF football […]

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Love remains after Antigua-Calipari reunion

USF’s Orlando Antigua spent five years as an assistant at Kentucky. ORACLE PHOTO/ROBERTO ROLDAN MIAMI — As the buzzer sounded one final time Friday night, Orlando Antigua turned away from his bench and began to walk to his right down the side of the court. It was a trip he […]

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USF rolls past rival UCF, but is denied spot in AAC title game

USF linebacker Danny Thomas (left) and coach Willie Taggart celebrate with the fans after the Bulls drubbed rival Central Florida on Thursday night. ORACLE PHOTO/ADAM MATHIEU ORLANDO — For a few fleeting moments, there were probably some collective gasps by the USF faithful that reverberated from Tampa to Cocoa Beach. […]

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As USF football surges forward, winless UCF hobbles toward finish line

USF coach Willie Taggart said his players aren’t overlooking rival UCF despite its winless record through 11 games. ORACLE PHOTO/ADAM MATHIEU In August, the University of Central Florida’s marketing department strategically placed a digital billboard along the stretch of I-275 near Westshore Plaza that highlighted all of its football program’s […]

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USF men’s basketball tops Albany for first win of season

Senior center Jaleel Cousins recorded his second consecutive double-double in USF's 63-61 victory over Albany on Tuesday night at the Sun Dome. ORACLE FILE PHOTO/ADAM MATHIEU The clock was ticking for the Bulls. They had mere seconds to avoid tying their worst start in 28 years — and they managed […]

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Slow start is cause for concern for USF men’s basketball

USF coach Orlando Antigua talks to junior power forward Chris Perry during Saturday's loss to Boston University at the Sun Dome. The Bulls are a loss away from tying the program's worst start at 0-5. ORACLE PHOTO/ROBERTO ROLDAN To say things have been a struggle for the USF men’s basketball […]