On replacing Taggart, USF’s most popular coach

December 8, 2016 College football

Wednesday, 4 a.m. Once, there was a man named Willie… The first loss was shocking. Had South Florida ever been worse? Had a coach ever had a more rotten debut? It was August 31, 2013, and it’s fair to say that Willie Taggart had just done a particularly wretched job of saying hello. His team […]

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FSU gives USF a reality check in football

September 25, 2016 College Sports in Florida

Saturday, 4 a.m. Promising program, USF. It has possibilities. It has a pretty good team. It can make the numbers climb on the scoreboard. On a late September afternoon, why, they’re capable of putting up 35 against a good FSU team. Excellent program, FSU. It has realities. It has a terrific team. It can run […]

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Ask Gary: Can the Lightning sign Kucherov?

September 17, 2016 College Sports in Florida

(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, make a comment […]

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FSU wins as Winston does a little ‘coaching’

March 8, 2016 College Sports in Florida

Tuesday, 11:46 p.m. FSU’s baseball team didn’t have much of a test from USF, but Bulls’ freshman David Villar had a good night in the loss. Villar went three for five with three RBI in the Bulls’ 12-4 defeat to the 11th-ranked Seminoles. “I saw a player that was ready for the stage,” head coach […]

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USF loses an embarrassing game to Pirates

March 3, 2016 College Sports in Florida

Thursday, 2 p.m. When the disappointment of the USF basketball team is remembered, the loss to East Carolina will help to define it. The Bulls managed only 39 points and lost their 23rd game out of 30 for the season. “It was one of those night where we couldn’t execute and couldn’t find a basket,” […]

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USF falls behind quickly, loses to FGCU

February 24, 2016 Baseball

Wednesday, 6 a.m. The USF Bulls dropped a 13-6 game to Florida Gulf Coast Tuesday. USF fell behind 8-0. “We needed to be better in all areas tonight, not just pitching” said USF head baseball coach Mark Kingston. “Our defense made two errors and I thought we should have scored a lot more than six […]

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USF must use its bowl defeat as fuel for next year

December 22, 2015 College Sports in Florida

Tuesday, 6 a.m. If you are Quinton Flowers, you need to remember that fourth-down pass with 3:15 to go, a wild overthrow intended for A.J. Legree that almost missed the stadium. If you are Marlon Mack, you need to remember your final carry of the game, a two-yard loss with 7:10 to play. If you […]

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USF discovers shooting touch for third win

December 16, 2015 general

Wednesday, 11:02 p.m. The USF Bulls finally found their shooting touch Wednesday night. Jacksonville wished they had to search a little white longer. The Bulls (3-8) had the fourth-best shooting night in school history, and its highest in 11 seasons, on its way to an 88-75 victory over Jacksonville. USF, ranked as the third-worst three-point […]

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USF’s Williams scores 30 in easy win over Penn State

December 6, 2015 general

Sunday, 7 p.m. Courtney Williams is beginning her basketball season as if no one can guard her. Williams, the No. 2 scorer in the nation, scored 30 points to lead the 24th-ranked women’s basketball team to an easy 101-79 victory over Penn State on Sunday. Alisia Jenkins added 21 points and 14 rebounds for the […]

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USF wins its second game over Savannah State

November 29, 2015 College Sports in Florida

Sunday, 7:15 p.m. USF won its second game of the season Sunday by a score of 67-57, closing out Savannah State from the free throw line in the late going. The Bulls led only by three with 1:34 to play, but Roddie Peters hit three of four free throws and Jaleel Cousins hit two of […]

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