USF coach Stan Heath has suspended sophomores Mike Burwell and Toarlyn Fitzpatrick for the first game of the Pan American University Championships in Brazil in August as punishment for their misdemeanor arrests for obtaining food with intent to defraud.
The players, who police said walked out on a $29.91 food bill at the Village Inn located at 215 N. Dale Mabry Highway on May 13, had their case resolved in court Monday. Each had to pay $245 in court fees and must perform community service as part of a pre-trial intervention program to have the charges dropped, Heath said Wednesday.
“They’re embarrassed they let me down,” Heath said. “I understand they’re kids and make mistakes, (but) you have a responsibility as a USF student-athlete.”
Fitzpatrick, a 6-foot-8 forward from King High School in Tampa, started 22 games last year, averaging 4.5 points and 4.3 rebounds and hit the game-tying 3 as time expired in USF’s overtime win against Providence on Jan. 23. Both are expected to be a part of USF’s regular rotation next year.
Campus Activities Board (CAB) is now hosting one University Lecture Series (ULS) speaker – instead of the usual two – each semester this academic year in order to bring more recognizable names to USF, CAB coordinator Hannah Sutherland said. Sutherland said low ULS attendance last year sparked the decision to make a change. She said […]
The relocation plan for the various student recreational facilities that will be displaced by the construction of the planned on-campus football stadium will be completed by August 2024. The stadium, which does not have an established construction date, will be built on what is currently the Sycamore Fields in the northeast corner of campus in […]
Sophomore business analytics major Ashley Meinhold uses Sycamore fields to play soccer with her friends on the weekends. Meinhold, who lives in the Village, would have to walk an additional half mile to exercise when the field is relocated due to the construction of the on-campus stadium. She said the extra 10-minute-walk would deter her […]
The Feed-a-Bull pantry is experiencing an increase in demand from students compared to previous years, according to Program Director Katie Webster. The organization serves as supplemental food assistance to offset grocery expenses, Webster said. The pantry is already close to reaching the total number of visits typically seen in one school year. From academic year […]
Student Government Computer Services (SGCS) will introduce updated equipment at a “reinauguration” event on Tuesday after the lab went through renovations funded by USF’s Information Technology Management Council (ITMC). A total of 45 new computers were added to the lab, each with new CPUs, mouses and keyboards, SGCS Director Varennyam Joshi said. There are also […]
USF has begun work on renovations to the plumbing and roofing of five non-residential Holly buildings on the Tampa campus. The buildings that are being worked on include Holly K, Holly M, Holly L, Holly J and Holly H. The Holly K, Holly J and Holly H buildings have some of the dorms’ laundry facilities, […]