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Business as usual for Moore and Bulls

After more than 20 years with USF softball, coach Ken Eriksen is taking a break.  But it’s for an important reason: Eriksen is putting his USF coaching duties on hold to lead Team USA in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. “We have some smart people in administration right now that have […]

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Complementing Corrick

It’s one of the big drawbacks of college sports. No matter how good an arsenal you collect, within four years — sometimes sooner, even — those weapons are gone. Saying USF softball’s pitching staff lost some weapons when the 2019 season ended might be an understatement, though Cheyenne Eggens and […]

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NOTEBOOK: Williams heads to WNBA final

Courtney Williams is just three wins away from glory. The former USF women’s basketball standout is heading to the WNBA final after the Connecticut Sun completed a three-game sweep in the semifinal by defeating the Los Angeles Sparks on Sunday night. Williams played for the Bulls from 2012-2016. Williams is […]

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Nevins’ journey to the Hall of Fame

Sara Nevins still plays softball, even after her career with USF and Team USA. ORACLE PHOTO/BRIAN HATTAB When one considers a player like Sara Nevins, who topped the USF softball all-time strikeouts chart in 2014, one would expect her to continue to be slinging 75 mph pitches at unsuspecting batters […]

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More than just a softball game

USF softball coach Ken Eriksen plays catch with U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Tampa) at the USF Softball Stadium on Friday. Castor will be representing “Tenacious” Theresa Jean-Pierre Coy (pictured in background in pink shirt), a one-year survivor of stage 3 breast cancer in this month’s Congressional Women's Softball Game in […]

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NOTEBOOK: Rideau staying at USF for senior season

Laquincy Rideau announced in April he was declaring for the NBA Draft. The AAC Defensive Player of the Year withdrew his name from the draft Tuesday and will remain at USF for his senior season. ORACLE PHOTO/BRIAN HATTAB He’s back — or, rather, he’s not leaving. Laquincy Rideau announced Tuesday night […]

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USF Athletics Hall of Fame inductees announced

Sara Nevins was one of three former Bulls announced as USF Athletics Hall of Fame inductees Tuesday. ORACLE FILE PHOTO The USF Athletics Hall of Fame will have three new names this fall. Shantia Grace (women’s basketball, 2005-09), Sara Nevins (softball, 2011-14) and George Selvie (football, 2006-09) will be the next […]

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What Eriksen’s Olympic job means for USF

Ken Eriksen was named head coach for the 2020 Olympics last week. ORACLE PHOTO/BRIAN HATTAB It may not have been the most surprising announcement in recent memory, but the important thing is it’s official. USF softball coach Ken Eriksen was named head coach of Team USA for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics […]

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Eriksen named Olympic head coach

USF softball coach Ken Eriksen was named head coach of Team USA for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo on Tuesday. ORACLE PHOTO/BRIAN HATTAB In Ken Eriksen’s own words, softball was “dead in the water as a sport.” After it and its sibling sport baseball were cut from both the 2012 and […]