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USF’s Laksa erupts for 40 in victory

December 15, 2017 College Sports in Florida

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 […]

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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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Random Thoughts: The Bucs as a dynasty?

December 10, 2017 College Sports in Florida

Sunday, 3 a.m. 49ers’ general manager John Lynch says that if the Bucs had a quarterback like Jimmy Garoppolo, he’d have five rings. Let’s assume he’s correct. Who would have been the dynastic offensive coordinator: Mike Shula, Les Steckel or Clyde Christiansen? – For all the plays in all the parks, did Derek Jeter just […]

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Yes, Taggart is good enough for the FSU job

December 6, 2017 College Sports in Florida

Wednesday, 3 a.m. At the time, it seemed like a good question. Heck, at the time, it seemed like the only question. “Willie, are you good enough for this job?” I asked. For once, I wasn’t trying to be a wise guy. Given what we had just seen, it was the question on everyone’s mind. […]

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Miami squashed by Clemson in ACC title game

December 3, 2017 Clemson

Sunday, 2 a.m. Yay. They got a field goal. For the Miami Hurricanes, that was at least something. After all, the Hurricanes kicked their field goal with 3:29 to play, and it brought them back to within five touchdowns in a 38-3 loss to Clemson. Miami felt it had a puncher’s chance coming into the […]

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Ask Gary: Flowers’ big night improved his status

December 2, 2017 College Sports in Florida

Each week, the readers take over GarySheltonsports.com 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, make a comment […]

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The Predictions: Clemson should handle Miami

December 2, 2017 College Sports in Florida

Saturday, 2 a.m. It’s a bowl game. It’s a big deal, really? Come on, guys. It’ll be fun. Really. They’ll give us watches! They’ll feed us steaks! You can understand, of course, if the prospect of the 36th straight bowl game has lost a little luster for the FSU Seminoles. After all, the Seminoles have […]

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Is Mullen’s task harder than Spurrier’s?

November 29, 2017 College Sports in Florida

Wednesday, 4 a.m. You are Dan Mullen, Boss Gator. And where do you start? You are Mullen, the guy who finally didn’t say no. Chip Kelly is off trying to spell UCLA. Scott Frost will soon be trying to make Nebraska relevant again. But you are here, and as unimpressed as some may be with […]

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The Predictions: Can Miami knock off Notre Dame?

November 10, 2017 College Sports in Florida

Friday, 2 a.m. Twenty years have passed. The volume has not ceased. Want to get up the dander of a University of Miami football fan? Want to hear a Notre Dame fan launch into the Victory March? Then mention the Convicts against the Catholics. In some ways, they’re still playing the game. Now, that’s a […]

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Predictions: USF, UCF need to win to set up their ‘war’

October 20, 2017 College Sports in Florida

Friday, 2 a.m. Already, you can see it coming. Already, they are glaring at each other across I-4. USF. UCF. This time, it really may be a war. Oh, things can still get in the way. UCF plays a pesky Navy team this week. Next week, USF plays a stubborn Houston team. But, really, those […]

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