Turning the corner

After Friday’s game, players acknowledged how detrimental another loss would have been for USF’s season, including the perception of a program trying to avoid a third straight year of midseason struggles. After consecutive decisive defeats from Big East opponents – reminding many of USF’s past two seasons of starting strong, […]

NJ mom stabbed son, self over custody fear

BERGENFIELD, N.J. – A New Jersey mother, whose inability to understand English apparently misled her to believe that her children would be taken away, stabbed her 8-year-old son with a steak knife, then tried to kill herself, police said. Elida Marroquin was charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, child endangerment […]

Girl shot dead after school football game

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Police were searching Saturday for a person who shot and killed a 16-year-old girl and wounded two men when firing into a crowd following a football game at a high school in Southern California. The girl, a student at Woodrow Wilson High School, died at a […]

Bulls bottle up one of nation’s best

West Virginia running back Noel Devine’s nifty moves didn’t pose too much of a problem for USF’s defense Friday night. The Bulls, coming off a 41-14 defeat against Pittsburgh the previous week, turned things around in a 30-19 victory over then-No. 20 West Virginia at Raymond James Stadium, neutralizing one […]

Leavitt reaps benefits of two fourth-down gambles

With USF in a close tussle with West Virginia most of Friday night, coach Jim Leavitt elected to go for two fourth downs in his territory, situations where even he acknowledged he might punt more times than not. They turned out to be very beneficial, though, as the Bulls went […]

Man should not be punished for nudity in his home

On Oct. 19, Eric Williamson of Virginia was brewing coffee at home in the early morning hours. Though seemingly harmless, this act would lead to his arrest and make national news because he was doing so in the nude. The 29-year-old man was in his kitchen when an anonymous 45-year-old […]

USF drops regular season finale, gets Big East’s No. 3 seed

It was a sloppy way to end the season for the Bulls – literally. Playing a match in the pouring rain Saturday night at Rutgers, the No. 9 Bulls (12-3-2, 6-3-2) were upset 2-1 in double overtime by the Scarlet Knights (8-9-0, 5-6-0), snapping a five-match winning streak. Rutgers defender […]

Motorcyclists honor fallen sergeant

More than 200 motorcycles lined the USF Sun Dome parking lot Saturday as bikers gathered to honor a fallen police sergeant. University Police (UP) and Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) officers, as well as members of the community, rode in the third annual “Ride for Ron,” in memory of HCSO […]

Metal club about more than music

A group of students is drawn together Thursday evenings by a common interest: heavy metal. The Heavy Metal Enthusiasts Club (HMEC) at USF is an outlet for students who enjoy listening to heavy metal music as well as other sub-genres of metal. William Stone, president of HMEC, said he was […]

Getting the most out of a gallon

Gas prices are unstable in an economic decline, and for students driving to campus five days a week, every little bit of gas saved is worthwhile. There are some basic tips and tricks to save gas mileage on a daily basis – without buying a new hybrid. Steady drivingThe first […]