USF breaks record for student tickets

In terms of student turnout, tonight’s football game is the biggest in USF history. USF surpassed its student section ticket sales record by 500 tickets Wednesday night – and that number could grow, said USF Executive Associate Athletic Director Bill McGillis. To accommodate more than 14,000 students who will attend […]

Student zombies collect donations

Students with decaying skin and tattered clothes crept across campus Wednesday as they grunted, asking for canned goods. Dressed as zombies, students from USF adjunct professor Stanley Deon Blackwell’s Concepts and Practices class collected approximately 50 cans, as well as cash and clothing donations in a “Dead for the Living” […]

Oracle Insight: Three matchups to watch tonight

J. TRESEY vs. J. QUINN Perhaps an overlooked storyline in the buildup to this game is USF defensive coordinator Joe Tresey, who held the same post at Cincinnati for two years prior to being hired by USF in March. Tresey said he was familiar with some of the things the […]

Iraq suspends university for politics

BAGHDAD – Iraq’s prime minister suspended classes and banned political activities at one of Baghdad’s leading universities following student protests on campus, a government spokesman said Wednesday. Iraq also banned the student union at Mustansiriyah University, raising questions over Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s commitment to free speech. The government maintains […]

Tresey: turnovers key USF’s success

USF’s ability to create 16 turnovers might be one of the main reasons for its 5-0 undefeated start. USF defensive coordinator Joe Tresey’s philosophy of creating three turnovers per game has hit home with his players the last two games, with USF forcing seven turnovers against Syracuse and four against […]

New mind-set helps Mitchell make big plays

It was late Sunday around 10 p.m., and USF junior wide receiver Carlton Mitchell was lying in bed watching TV. Everything was normal, he said, as he watched cartoons and drifted off to sleep. Then the phone rang. It was wide receivers coach Phil McGeoghan, who was up late watching […]

Transgendered TV model speaks at ULS

Former America’s Next Top Model contestant Isis King opened her discussion to students Tuesday with two questions: “What is sexuality? What is gender?” King, who was the first Top Model contestant not born physically female, discussed her life story at the fourth University Lecture Series (ULS) of the semester. “I’m […]

Protecting your PC

The H1N1 influenza strain isn’t the only virus spreading throughout the country. Across the Internet, viruses are constantly being programmed and let loose into cyberspace where they hunt for unguarded PCs to infect. Viruses have different effects on computers, ranging from stealing confidential information – a scam called phishing – […]

Questions about campus safety prompt evaluation

The University is trying to address concerns and questions that were raised by students and faculty after the threat of armed intruders on campus last week, said USF spokesman Michael Hoad. Hoad said part of the solution involves better communication with students and faculty on procedures, eliminating cell phone dead […]

Americans should not fear swine flu vaccine

In April, it all started in Mexico – the emergence of the H1N1 virus, the agent that causes swine flu. Since then, nearly 3,000 infections and more than 20 deaths have been reported in Florida. The U.S. is now distributing the much-anticipated H1N1 flu vaccine, but surprisingly, the general public […]