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USF football player charged with drug possession

USF football player Deangelo Antoine was charged with possession of a controlled substance early Sunday morning, making him the third player to be arrested this month. Special to the Oracle For the third time in two weeks, a USF football player has landed behind bars. Freshman receiver Deangelo Antoine was […]


USF football not fooled by SMU’s 1-5 record

USF’s defense is faced with the difficult task of stopping SMU dual-threat quarterback Matt Davis and redshirt freshman receiver Courtland Sutton. ORACLE PHOTO/ADAM MATHIEU At first glance, it might seem like Southern Methodist isn’t all that menacing as an opponent. In six games, the Mustangs have mustered only one victory […]


Marlon Mack expects to return for USF football against SMU

Coach Willie Taggart, on sophomore tailback Marlon Mack: “As the entire football team gets better, it’s gonna be easier for (Mack) to do some of the things that he’s capable of doing. I think that’s the beauty of it.” ORACLE PHOTO/ROBERTO ROLDAN On the final carry of USF’s 28-20 win […]


Grading USF football at the halfway point of the season

Coach Willie Taggart has had plenty to smile about the last two games. SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE USF has officially reached the halfway point in Year Three of the Willie Taggart era, and to say it has been a roller coaster would be quite an understatement.  From the high points of […]


USF’s Taggart shrugs off bowl projections, keeps focus on SMU

GOOD TO GO?: Tailback Marlon Mack (strained hamstring) did not practice Sunday, but coach Willie Taggart said Monday he should be ready for Saturday’s game. ORACLE PHOTO/ADAM MATHIEU If USF can continue its winning ways for the next six games, it will certainly find something more than another invitation to […]


USF’s Rodney Adams shakes off injury for career day in win at UConn

Junior Rodney Adams became only the third receiver in USF history to catch three touchdown passes in a single game during USF’s 28-20 victory at Connecticut on Saturday. PHOTO PROVIDED BY USF ATHLETICS When Rodney Adams’ left knee collided with a scout-teamer during a practice drill Thursday, it appeared to […]


Syracuse win was nice, but USF football must make it a habit

Coach Willie Taggart (left) reacts after junior receiver Rodney Adams’ fourth-quarter touchdown catch in Saturday’s 45-24 victory over Syracuse. ORACLE PHOTO/ADAM MATHIEU Thirteen days ago, USF’s season was plummeting faster than Jeb Bush’s poll numbers. The Bulls had been walloped on the road at Maryland and returned home two weeks later, […]


For USF volleyball’s Dakota Hampton, winning is the only way

USF junior outside hitter Dakota Hampton Hamptonhas a team-high 169 kills and 167  digs this season. ORACLE PHOTO/ADAM MATHIEU With USF trailing by two sets against Tulane on Oct. 4, a frustrated Dakota Hampton stood up and got her teammates’ attention. “This is ridiculous,” she told her team, which had […]