Looking Back at college football’s weekend

October 4, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Thursday, 4 a.m. 5 Observations 1. Here’s a stunner. College football really doesn’t change from one season to the next. Take last year’s four playoff teams: Alabama, Georgia, Clemson and Oklahoma. They’re all undefeated and ranked in the top seven nationally. Next year, I’ll wager that they’re all firmly in the top 10, too. And the […]

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Looking back on the college football weekend

September 27, 2018 College Sports in Florida

5 Observations 1. Bully for the Bulls, being 4-0 and all. But, frankly, it was easier to think bad of them than ever as they squeaked past East Carolina. No, ECU will not have a good year. South Florida has work to do in its week off. 2. At FSU, there is no fish that […]

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USF rallies once again to knock off Illinois

September 16, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Sunday, 3 a.m. Before they could overcome Illinois, the USF Bulls first had to overcome themselves. Yeah, it took them most of the day to get it done. The Bulls, for the second straight week, came from a double-digit deficit to beat the Illini Saturday afternoon, hanging on for a last-second 25-19 victory. It was […]

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Looking back on the weekend’s college games

September 12, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Wednesday, 2 a.m. 5 Observations 1. All of USF’s problems on defense Saturday weren’t because of Georgia Tech’s offense. There were plays that made it look like USF had never seen a simple pitch before. The Bulls are fast, and they can score. But will every game go to the final reel? 2. It’s hard […]

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Bulls come from behind to top high-powered Tech

September 9, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Sunday, 4 a.m. When the smoke had cleared, when someone had finally turned off the scoreboard before it exploded, when the yardage had been chewed up by the acre, there was one question to ask about USF’s latest football game. How in the world did the Bulls win this one? For so long, USF’s defenders had […]

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Predictions: Bucs lose opener to New Orleans

September 8, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Saturday, 2 a.m. The odds are that Jameis Winston, watching at home, reaches for the potato chips before he reaches for the chicken wings. The odds are that Drew Brees hits his first eight passes before the Bucs force an incompletion, although that might be conservative. The odds are that Gerald McCoy records his first […]

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Barnett sizzles in first start for USF

September 2, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Sunday, 3:30 a.m. For so  long , he waited. For so many miles, he had wondered. For an eternity, it seemed, Blake Barnett waited for college football to come to him. Understand, then, that Barnett didn’t simply make his debut for South Florida Saturday night. Barnett kicked in the doors and shouted his arrival. Barnett, […]

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USF falls again despite Collins’ streak

February 25, 2018 general

Sunday, 2 a.m. The last time USF beat Tulane, it felt good enough that the Bulls wanted to do it again. Instead, USF lost a 79-68 game to Tulane. The Green Wave had been the last team that USF had beaten, and its only victory in its last 15 games. USF is now 8-21 on […]

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Bulls do the little things well in win over Houston

February 22, 2018 general

Thursday, 1 a.m. The 17th-ranked USF women’s team did all of the little things right in their latest victory. The Bulls (23-5) scored more than 80 points for the third time in five games to beat Houston (20-8). The Bulls scored 21 points at the end of the first half and the start of the second. […]

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Jespersen leads USF to victory over SMU

February 15, 2018 general

Thursday, 2 a.m. More than ever, the USF women’s basketball team is in the pink. The Bulls, ranked 22nd in the country, honored breast cancer awareness, cruised to their 21st victory over the season, beating SMU 65-54. Maria Jesperson had 28 points and 10 rebounds for the Bulls.  Content beyond this point is for members […]

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