Lasting images of summer 2012
Summer 2012 was an eventful semester that saw long postseason runs, coaching departures and additions to athletic facilities. With the semester coming to a close and the preparations for fall sports underway, The Oracle takes a look at some of the major stories in USF sports during the summer semester.
The USF baseball team won four of its last six games, en route to the fourth seed in the Big East Tournament. The Bulls made their first ever Big East title game, which they lost to Cincinnati.
Sara Nevins won three games in the Gainesville Regional to send the USF softball team to an NCAA Super Regional in Tampa.
The USF softball team celebrated its first two Super Regional wins in school history, and sealed a spot in its first ever Womens College World Series, where they lost to LSU and Oklahoma.
USF baseball pitchers Andrew Barbosa (pictured), Derrick Stultz and Austin Adams were selected in the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft.
The longest tenured coach in USF history, former mens tennis coach Don Barr, stepped down after 20 years.
Days after Barr resigned, volleyball coach Claire Lessinger stepped down, citing her mothers recent cancer diagnosis.
USF Athletics broke ground on a new facility for the USF golf teams, which will include state-of-the-art amenities for athletes and coaches.
USF finance committee approves $340 million plan for on-campus stadium
USF’s Board of Trustees (BOT) finance committee unanimously approved to incur a $200 million debt for the on-campus stadium in a meeting on Tuesday morning. The project’s total cost, which includes construction, design, contingency and furnishings and equipment, is estimated to be $340 million according to the BOT’s finance agenda. Financing for the stadium […]
Men’s basketball rounds out coaching staff with four new hires
After hiring his assistant coaches and chief of staff earlier this week, coach Amir Abdur-Rahim added four new support staff members on Thursday. Like many hires on Abdur-Rahim’s staff, some held positions at the rookie coach’s previous stops. In contrast, others are notable members with thorough experience in collegiate sports. Griffin McHone Continuing the Kennesaw […]
Catching up with men’s soccer’s new transfers
With a handful of departures from the 2022-23 season, the men’s soccer team has filled in the gaps with nine new transfers announced for this season. So far, the Bulls have reported four new offensive players, three defensive players and two new goalkeepers. Here’s a sneak peek of what the new players could bring to […]
Highly-ranked guard prospect commits to USF
Four-star point guard Jayden Reid announced his decision to commit to USF Wednesday in a May 17 post on his Twitter account. Committed💚!!! Thank You God🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/hTADaaoOaj — jaydenreid0 (@jaydenreid0) May 17, 2023 Reid is one of the top prospects in the 2023 class. He was the No. 124 ranked overall prospect in the Rivals150 […]
Men’s basketball adds three coaches, chief of staff to roster
Three new assistant coaches have been hired to join first year coach Amir Abdur-Rahim, two of whom served on his previous coaching staff at Kennesaw State. USF Athletics announced last week that former Kennesaw State coaches Ben Fletcher and William Small and East Tennessee coach Desmond Oliver will join the Bulls’ coaching staff. Former Bulls […]
Championship week: Softball, track and field, women’s golf
South Florida fell 2-0 to UCF in the AAC tournament semifinals at USF Softball Stadium on Thursday-Saturday. The Bulls’ performance starkly contrasted with the opening round on Thursday where they shut out the Pirates 7-0. Against the Knights, South Florida went hitless through three innings. The Bulls recorded their first hit of the match when […]