After starting the season 7-0, the soaring Bulls were rudely brought back down to Earth by Florida, as the then sixth-ranked Gators defeated the Bulls 92-73 at the Sun Dome Dec. 8. The turning point came during a stifling 16-0 Gators run midway through the second half. Reggie Kohn led USF with 18 points on six three-pointers.
Things didn’t get any easier for the Bulls as they traveled to face then 18th-ranked Syracuse at the Carrier Dome Dec. 20. Propelled by the return of coach Jim Boeheim following a three-game medical absence, the Orangemen cruised to an 80-68 win. Altron Jackson paced the Bulls with 22 points.
But the Bulls bounced back to win the USF Holiday Classic Dec. 28-29 at the Sun Dome after defeating Bucknell 59-56 in the semifinal game and Illinois-Chicago 82-78 in the championship. Jackson scored 21 against Bucknell, but none were bigger than the go-ahead basket with 42 seconds left to play. Against Illinois-Chicago, Jackson (25 points, 10 rebounds) and Waldon (11, 14) each posted double-doubles, earning the pair a spot alongside McDonald on the All-Tournament Team. Jackson was also named the MVP of the Classic.
USF retired former great Radenko Dobras’ jersey during a halftime ceremony, but visiting FSU overcame a 52-45 second-half deficit to upset the Bulls 78-74 Jan. 2 at the Sun Dome. Jackson led USF with 23 points and 10 steals.
At the half, a 14-point lead meant USF was on track to win its first conference game in over a calendar year. That energy was kept up even with under five minutes to go when the Bulls were up 33-20. Then USF watched as its lead went from comfortable, to slim, to nonexistent in the […]
Under normal circumstances, Grant Nolder, president of the USF flag football team would be preparing for the club’s biggest competition of the year, the Swamp Bowl. The annual tournament, hosted at UF, typically takes place during the fall semester and features some of the best club flag football teams in the country. Winners of the […]
Coach Brian Gregory said Tuesday the Bulls didn’t play complete, 40-minute games in their two losses last week. It’s debatable if they did Wednesday night against East Carolina (11-18, 5-11) at the Yuengling Center, but it was more than enough to put up a 73-68 overtime win. “It’s funny. There were stretches where we played […]
Student Government (SG) launched the first-of-its-kind, merit-based scholarship to students Nov. 5 on USF’s Tampa campus. As a part of Student Body President Britney Deas and Student Body Vice President Travis McCloskey’s platform, Bull S.H.I.F.T., — Success, Health, Innovation, Finance and Tradition — the SG’s Student Leadership Scholarship consists of two merit-based scholarships which will […]
A plan drafted on a bar napkin two years ago has now become the USF Jabil Innovation Institute, a multi-million dollar institute combining the College of Engineering and the Muma College of Business. Senior Vice President of Advancement and CEO of the USF Foundation Joel Momberg and Jabil CEO Mark Mondello jotted the idea down […]