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Confident Bulls ready for top opponent

If they had their choice, USF players would play one of the nation’s elite every week. The Bulls look to capture their third straight victory against an undefeated opponent Friday night when they travel to No. 6 Connecticut. “When you go up against a team that you know is undefeated, […]

Walk-on Bravo-Brown running with opportunity

USF receiver Stephen Bravo-Brown didn’t describe his improbable four-week ascent from freshman walk-on to impact receiver at a major Division I school as a blur. He’s trying to enjoy every minute of it. “I look at it more like a blessing,” he said. “That’s all I could really say about […]

Holtz, staff tinker with passing game

In preparation for Saturday’s game against Western Kentucky, USF has worked extensively on fine-tuning the passing game, coach Skip Holtz said. To find consistency, Holtz said, he and his offensive staff used the bye week to add a “couple wrinkles” to the playbook “There were some things in the passing […]

Experience is like gold

USF offensive line coach Steve Shankweiler has been around quite a few offensive lines in his 36-year coaching career. And while he said it is hard to rank the one he’s coaching now with all the others, something stands out about his current stable of players. “I think it’s as […]

Anor gets national honors

After his performances over the weekend, USF men’s soccer midfielder Bernardo Anor has compiled an impressive list of honors. Anor, a redshirt junior, earned most valuable player of the Embassy Suites Kickoff Classic at Florida Gulf Coast University and also was named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com National Team of the Week. […]

Bulls get boost in finale

After failing to convert match point in the fourth set, a young USF lineup rallied to beat Jacksonville 3-2 (25-18, 19-25, 25-14, 24-26, 15-11) on Saturday night, salvaging an otherwise disappointing weekend. USF lost to New Mexico and Florida Atlantic in the Hilton Garden Inn Tournament before rallying in Saturday’s […]

Bulls win fourth in a row

USF (4-1-1) continued its hot streak this weekend with its fourth straight win, a 1-0 victory over Drexel, to cap off its play in the Embassy Suites Kickoff Classic tournament in Fort Myers. On Thursday, USF beat No. 9 Ohio State (4-1-0), handing the Buckeyes their first loss of the […]

Bulls getting healthy

Senior Dontavia Bogan, still in a boot nursing a right ankle injury, didn’t practice Sunday but coach Skip Holtz didn’t rule him out for this Saturday’s game against Western Kentucky. Meanwhile, several other Bulls nursing injuries are healing. Senior tackle Jake Sims (knee), senior defensive end Craig Marshall (ankle) and […]

Slow start costs Bulls conference opener

A sluggish start was too much to overcome for USF in its Big East opening 2-1 loss to Marquette on Friday night at the USF Soccer Stadium. On a day in which Marquette’s offense looked more aggressive than USF’s defense, the Bulls weren’t able to capitalize on opportunities throughout the […]

Surging Bulls open Big East play

With one of the best starts in USF women’s soccer history under way, the Bulls hope to avoid starting the Big East season with a letdown. The Bulls (5-1-1) host Marquette (3-3-2) Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the USF Soccer Stadium. “I think as long as our team works hard […]