South Florida

USF can compare to the best teams USF has had

November 27, 2015 College Sports in Florida

Friday, 6 a.m. He moved across the field slowly, as if to linger, as if to savor the last moments of a season that ended so sweet. The stadium lights, and the ones from the scoreboard, bounced off of Willie Taggart as he milled around the field. Once again, his Bulls had been a dominant […]

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Bulls record a huge upset over Temple

November 14, 2015 College Sports in Florida

Sunday, 12:06 a.m. More and more, Willie Taggart invites you to believe. More and more, he asks you to join in the growth. Taggart won the biggest game of his career Saturday night, upsetting a ranked team for the first time in a stunning 44-23 victory over previously 21st-ranked Temple. It was the fifth win […]

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USF has had bigger wins, but this felt large enough

October 11, 2015 College Sports in Florida

Sunday, 12:05 a.m. There have been bigger days. Just not lately. They have beaten bigger opponents. It’s just been a while. There have been big bigger impacts. Did any of them feel this good? The USF Bulls finally collected a scalp worth keeping Saturday, pulling away from Syracuse to take a 45-24 decision. It was […]

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Offense not good enough in South Florida loss

October 2, 2015 College Sports in Florida

Friday, 11:38 p.m. The defense of the South Florida Bulls played well enough to think about an upset Friday night. The offense? Not so much. The Bulls fell to 1-3 on the season, losing a 24-17 decision to the undefeated Memphis Tigers. USF held Memphis to less than half of the 53.7 points per game […]

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Miami’s Kaaya continues to lead state QBs

September 21, 2015 College Sports in Florida

Quarterbacks are the reason that the powerhouse teams of the state are unbeaten. And quarterbacks are the reason each team has a chance to remain that way. A brief look, then, at the state’s quarterbacks after Week Three. 1. Brad Kaaya, Miami: Kaaya’s value was never more apparent that in Saturday’s overtime victory against Nebraska. […]

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Florida beats Kentucky; what else is new?

September 19, 2015 College Sports in Florida

Saturday, 11:29 p.m. Certain things, you can count on. Sunrises. The sun rising in the East. Noise on the radio. And Florida beating Kentucky. Again. For 29 years, since the year that Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen were born, from the year of the Challenger disaster, since Ronald Reagan was president, Florida has owned the Kentucky Wildcats. Well, it happened again. […]

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Ranking the state’s quarterbacks after week 2

September 14, 2015 College Sports in Florida

Monday, 9:30 a.m. Two weeks in the shallow end of the pool. Most teams haven’t given themselves a chance to lose yet. By the same token, most teams haven’t given their quarterback a chance to fail yet. A brief glance at the top quarterbacks in the state: 1. Brad Kaaya, Miami: Kaaya is like an […]

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Cook makes the difference as FSU holds off USF

September 12, 2015 College Sports in Florida

Saturday, 9:30 p.m. If Dalvin Cook had preferred basketball as a youngster, USF would have won this game. If Cook had chosen to go, oh, to Miami, then USF would have won this game. If the court case of his summertime accuser had been stronger, then USF would have won this game. Instead, Cook is […]

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Looking back, did the Bulls fire Bowden?

September 9, 2015 College Sports in Florida

Wednesday, 6 a.m. Looking back, was it South Florida who slayed the legend? Now that Bobby Bowden is a statue, was it the Bulls who ultimately cast him in bronze? It was Sept. 26, almost six years ago, the last time the Bulls dreamed big enough to go to Tallahassee and take on Bobby Bowden, […]

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