Tag: USF


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 […]


Leave the drinking to the adults at Raymond James Stadium

ORACLE FILE PHOTO/JACOB HOAG In the life of a college student, alcohol is a huge motivator. Many students make it week to week with the promise of unsupervised, boisterous fun sponsored by one alcohol-fueled event or another. For instance, many students and alumni make a habit of tailgating for sporting […]


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 […]


Delayed alert for campus shooting leaves students apprehensive

ORACLE PHOTO/ADAM MATHIEU Last week, a USF football player fired multiple gunshots at the exterior of the Holly D residence hall. University Police (UP) quickly assessed the situation and arrested offensive lineman Benjamin Knox. However, the university did not notify students of the incident until nearly 12 hours later, causing […]


Three things we learned from USF’s 28-20 win over Connecticut

Junior receiver Rodney Adams became the third player in program history to catch three touchdowns in a game during the Bulls' 28-20 win at Connecticut on Saturday. ORACLE FILE PHOTO/ADAM MATHIEU Behind the resurgence of receiver Rodney Adams, the legs of tailback Marlon Mack and a defensive effort that included […]


Police: USF football players fired gunshots to celebrate Syracuse win

USF football players Lamar Robbins (left) and Benjamin Knox have been suspended indefinitely after they were arrested in connection to a Sunday morning shooting incident outside the Holly D residence hall. SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE Two football players accused of firing gunshots outside a campus residence hall last Sunday morning […]


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, […]


USF receivers being ‘let loose’ with new, relaxed mentality

Junior Rodney Adams (87), freshman Chris Barr (1) and redshirt freshman Tyre McCants are all starting to produce for USF with a new, relaxed mentality. ORACLE PHOTO/ADAM MATHIEU USF has centered its offense around the rushing attack, but it was the passing game that became the difference-maker in Saturday’s 45-24 […]