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A different kind of swing

Cole Castro may come from a baseball family, but he's found his swing playing golf. PHOTO COURTSEY OF FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY. Cole Castro didn’t take the typical route in becoming a golfer.  In fact, the Florida Gulf Coast University transfer actually comes from a family of baseball elite. Castro’s […]

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How 5 former Bulls fared in the Women’s World Cup

Demi Stokes (right) was one of five former USF women's soccer players in the Women's World Cup. ORACLE FILE PHOTO The U.S. women’s national team claimed its second consecutive and fourth overall FIFA Women’s World Cup title on Sunday, defeating the Netherlands 2-0 in Lyon, France. Although it’s the Americans on […]

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OPINION: The case for Evelyne Viens

Evelyne Viens had a phenomenal junior season for USF in 2018. Could she see action for the Canadian national team in the future? SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE/GOUSFBULLS Despite being knocked out of the Women’s World Cup in the Round of 16, the Canadian women’s national soccer team is really good. Well, […]

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New cross country/track and field head coach named

Erik Jenkins was named USF's cross country/track and field head coach Thursday. SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE/GOUSFBULLS The first coaching hire of the Michael Kelly era has taken place. Kelly announced the hiring of Erik Jenkins as cross country/track and field head coach Thursday. Jenkins comes to USF from Western Kentucky, where […]

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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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The ‘dog’ days are over for AAC

UConn is on its way out of the AAC. ORACLE PHOTO/BRIAN HATTAB There will soon be one less familiar face in USF's conference. That’s because UConn is leaving the AAC in favor of “returning” to the Big East, though the earliest the move will happen is July 1, 2020. Of […]

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Reflections from a Hall of Famer: Shantia Grace

Shantia Grace, now the head coach at Sarasota Booker High, will be inducted into the USF Athletics Hall of Fame in November. ORACLE PHOTO/BRIAN HATTAB SARASOTA — When called to the stage at the Marshall Student Center on Nov. 15, a former USF women’s basketball star may not know how […]

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NOTEBOOK: New football uniforms unveiled

USF football's 2019 away uniform. USF ATHLETICS/TRAVIS PENDERGRASS Good things come to those who wait. Well, if nothing else, new things come to those who wait. After playing the 2018 season using an old, rather basic line of Adidas uniforms due to time constraints, USF football will play the 2019 […]

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Bulls’ schedule packs quite the punch

Jose Fernandez will have a reloaded roster when it begins play during a daunting 2019-20 nonconference schedule. SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE/GOUSFBULLS If USF women’s basketball makes a postseason appearance for a ninth consecutive season, it’ll be hard to argue the bid won't be well earned. Coach Jose Fernandez released the Bulls’ […]

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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 […]