Lakss hit 11 three-pointers for USF./CARMEN MANDATO

Lakss hit 11 three-pointers for USF./CARMEN MANDATO

Saturday, 1 a.m.

USF's Katija Laksa did everything to pop the corn Friday night. She might even have salted it.

Laksa had one of the most dominant nights in USF history, leading the Bulls to a 108-48 victory over Southern. USF is now 8-2 on the season, trailing UConn by two games and tied with Houston.

Laksa hit 11 of 12 three-pointers and 13 of 16 overall on her way

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Can Jones count on a big game vs. Bucs?

by Gary Shelton on December 15, 2017 · 2 comments

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Julio Jones was electric agains the Bucs last time./TRAVIS PENDERGRASS

Julio Jones (11) was electric against the Bucs last time./TRAVIS PENDERGRASS

Friday, 3 a.m.

You envision Julio Jones. If you are a defensive back for the Tampa Bay Bucs, you probably envision his heels and elbows, and his back growing smaller as he runs away from you and toward the goal line.

You imagine Jones, and you imagine him smiling. This week, Jones gets another shot at the Tampa Bay Bucs, a teach he torched for 12 catches and 253 yards.

He zig-zagged through the Bucs' secondary as if they were slalom poles, dodging and darting and leaving burn marks

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Point moves the puck down the ice in overtime./CARMEN MANDATO

Point has elevated his game this season./CARMEN MANDATO

Friday, 2 a.m.

On his way to becoming a big-time player, the Lightning's Brayden Point made a brief stop Thursday night.

Alongside Gordie Howe.

Oh, no one is prepared to compare Point to Howe in his second year in the NHL. But for a night, Point at least completed the mythological "Gordie Howe Hat Trick." In other words, he scored a goal, had an assist and got into a fight in the team's 4-1 win over Arizona.

While the sight of Point mixing it up was a little odd, there is little that the player does any more that surprises people. In 31 games this season, Point already has 14 goals. He had 18 in 68 games a year ago.

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Jiggetts calls the play for the Bulls./CARMEN MANDATO

Jiggetts calls the play for the Bulls./CARMEN MANDATO

Friday, 1 a.m.

For Stephan Jiggetts, the goal was a big number. For the USF Bulls, it was a small one.

The Bulls won their fifth game of the season (against six losses) Thursday night, pulling away from Bethune-Cookman for an 83-63 victory.

In the victory, Jiggetts passed the 1,000-point margin for the Bulls. He finished the night with 20 points and seven assists.

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Ask the experts: Tim & Jerry

December 14, 2017 general

Here at GarySheltonsports.com, we have doubled our experts with the addition of former Bucs’ personnel director and former Seahawks general manager Tim Ruskell. He joins his old friend and co-worker Jerry Angelo, a former personnel director for the Bucs and former general manager of the Bears. Each week, Angelo and Ruskell answer your questions regarding the NFL. […]

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The Bucs shouldn’t hang up on Gruden

December 14, 2017 general

Thursday, 2 a.m. In 2002, for one season, he was the best coach the Bucs ever had. He landed in town, and he had a new energy and a new drive, and he won a championship. He went from not knowing the players on his roster to orchestrating them without flaw. He won 12 games, […]

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No one has ever done bad like the Bucs

December 13, 2017 general

Wednesday, 3 a.m. Let’s get this straight from the start. The 2008 Detroit Lions would clock the 2017 Cleveland Browns. And those same Browns would turn around and embarrass the 1976 Tampa Bay Bucs. We do not know a lot about excellence here in Tampa Bay except that it lasts about eight minutes. But bad? […]

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Vasilevskiy shines as Bolts beat Blues

December 12, 2017 general

Tuesday, 2 a.m. In a match of NHL titans, Andrei Vasilevskiy was the biggest of them all. Vasilevskiy pitched his third shutout of the season Tuesday night, stopping all 32 shots in a 3-0 victory over the St. Louis Blues. St. Louis had come in tied with the Lighting with wins and points. The Bolts […]

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Looking back at the Bucs’ loss to Detroit

December 12, 2017 general

5 Observations It’s beginning to look a lot like Gerald McCoy will go his entire career without playing in a post-season game (other than the Pro Bowl). McCoy is 29, an age when a lot of defensive tackles start to lose their burst, and he’s reinsured. You’d have to be playing Lotto to expect the […]

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USF drops fourth straight, falls to FIU

December 12, 2017 Basketball

Tuesday, 2 a.m. The USF men’s basketball team lost for the fourth straight time Monday night, falling 65-53 to Florida International. USF, 4-6,shot 33 percent from the field and committed 18 turnovers in the loss. It was the Bulls’ first game in nine days. “Give FIU credit,” said USF coach Brian Gregory. “To start the […]

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