Smaller schools are the magic of March Madness

March 18, 2019 Basketball

Monday, 4 a.m. Some people pull for the dogs. I pull for the fleas. It’s my favorite thing about the NCAA basketball tournament. It’s all the no-name schools from no-name states that play in no-name conferences. It’s Wofford. It’s St. Mary’s. It’s Gardner-Webb, which sort of sounds like a law firm. It’s Liberty (I took […]

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Ask Gary: Does Johnson have a future with Bolts?

June 9, 2018 Basketball

Each week, the readers take over and play Ask Gary. They send in a question, or a couple, on Thursday night or Friday morning and we all talk about the world of sports. Think of it as a radio show where you don’t have to be on hold. Join us and ask a question, […]

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USF dominates the boards in win over UCF

January 15, 2018 Basketball

Monday, 2 a.m. The USF women’s basketball team improved its record to 10 games over .500 Sunday, beating their rival UCF. The Bulls used a huge rebounding margin to win a 62-45 game against the Knights. USF had 48 rebounds, including 17 offensive boards. USF allowed the Knights to succeed on only 34 percent of […]

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UConn smothers USF’s women’s’ team

January 7, 2018 Basketball

Sunday, 2 a.m. Already, USF’s women’s basketball team has established itself as pretty good. But, no, it isn’t UConn good. The No 22-ranked Bulls lost to the undefeated Huskies, 100-49 Saturday night. UConn showed the Bulls why they’re ranked No. 1 again. USF fell to 12-4 on the season.  Content beyond this point is for […]

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USF misses a chance to win at the end

January 4, 2018 Basketball

Thursday, 2 a.m. There in the dying seconds, the shot didn’t go their way. Neither did the tip. That, for the USF Bulls, was the story of the night. In the big moments, nothing fell, and the Bulls lost to East Carolina, 67-65. USF had a chance at the end. Terrence Samuel missed a field […]

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Jiggetts leads USF past Bethune-Cookman

December 15, 2017 Basketball

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 […]

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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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A glance back at the Final Four, heaven’s darling

April 4, 2017 Basketball

Wednesday, 4 a.m. It has gotten younger. It has gotten bigger. It has gotten louder. And still, heaven loves the Final Four. The games are so good, and the moments are so plentiful, that most of us don’t notice that, really, the talent isn’t what it once was. How could it be? So many freshmen […]

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