Bulls centerfielder James Ramsay, became the first USF player to be drafted in the 2013 MLB Draft when the Houston Astros selected the junior in the seventh round with the 197th overall pick on Friday.
Ramsay is coming off of his best season this year with the Bulls, putting up career-high numbers. He led the USF team this season, which ranked as high as No. 20 in the nation, batting .337, slugging .449, and with 82 hits and 109 bases total.
The last year for Ramsay earned him All-Big East First Team honors.
The 2013 season followed a year in which Ramsay was the only player on the USF team to play in all 60 games — a season in which Ramsay again led the team in batting average and total bases, while also leading in RBIs, stolen bases, multi-hit games and sacrifice flies.
Former USF receiver signs with Bucs
As of June 4, NFL wide receiver Carlton Mitchell returned to Raymond James Stadium as he signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
A former wide receiver for USF, Mitchell decided to pass on his senior year to enter the 2010 NFL Draft, when he was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the sixth round.
Since then Mitchell has done his fair share of moving around.
During his rookie year as a Brown, Mitchell played in five games with no receptions. In 2011, he saw action in 11 games, catching three passes for 31 yards — those passes still stand as the only receptions of his career.
Mitchell then came to Florida and signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2012, only to be released three days later, likely due to a leg injury he received in training camp earlier that year with Cleveland.
He then became a Dallas Cowboy on Jan. 7, 2013, and was released in May.
While he hasn’t shown much progress in his pro
career so far, Mitchell was a big name around the USF campus during his college days. He set USF career records in receiving with 1,648 yards and broke the single-season record for receiving yards with 706 in 2009.
He also finished his career as a junior as the fifth all-time at USF in both receptions with 105 and touchdown catches with nine.
The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Mitchell now joins the likes of Bucs receivers Vincent Jackson, Mike Williams and Kevin Ogletree.
Game time set for Bulls at Michigan State
While the times may be set for USF’s first two home games of the 2013 football season, the Bulls’ road trip to Michigan State, the second game of the season, remains as the only away game with a set time.
Kickoff is set for Saturday, Sept. 7, as noon as announced by the Big Ten on Friday. The game will be nationally televised on either ESPN2 or
The Spartans will play the Bulls again, in Tampa, on Sept. 22, 2018, making the game this season USF’s first home-and-home series with Michigan State.
Courtney Anderson second in high jump
During the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday, USF junior Courtney Anderson finished in second place in the high jump.
The junior, who already set the USF record earlier in the season with a jump of 6 feet, broke that Saturday with a new record of 6 feet, 1.25 inches.
The record was also a personal best for Anderson, who finished behind senior Brigetta Barrett from Arizona, who cleared 6 feet, 2.25 inches on her first attempt.