1:53 PM EST, Mon February 08, 2016

Signing day over, but Bulls likely aren't

After an extended stretch on the road, on the phones and generally on edge, USF's coaches have exhaled. In the wake of another recruiting season generally deemed solid if not spectacular, Willie Taggart and his staff have …
Tampa Tribune 19 hours ago

USF men's basketball team loses 20th game

TAMPA -- The University of South Florida men's basketball plight was explained appropriately Sunday by SMU's Larry Brown, the 75-year-old Hall of Fame coach. "After the game, I shook hands with more (USF) guys in gray warmups instead of green-and-white uniforms than I can
Tampa Tribune Feb 6, 2016

Temple women upset No. 19 USF 68-66

PHILADELPHIA - Erica Covile had 15 points and 10 rebounds, including the game-winning putback with one second left, and Temple upset No. 19 South Florida 68-66 today to move past the Bulls into second place in the American Athletic Conference. Feyonda Fitzgerald's step-back jumper

Bulls rookie Garrett Zech earns preseason honor

Bulls OF Garrett Zech, who makes his collegiate debut two weeks from tonight at home, has been chosen the American Athletic Conference Preseason Freshman of the Year by d1Baseball.com.
Tampa Bay Times Feb 5, 2016

Snell, Adames, Honeywell top Baseball America Rays prospect list

LHP Blake Snell was the obvious selection at the top of Baseball America's list of the Rays top 30 prospects included in the just-released annual Prospect Handbook. SS Willy Adames and RHP Brent Honeywell were also logical choices for the next two slots, but there were some surprises down the rest of the list in the rankings and …
Tampa Bay Times Feb 5, 2016

Rays release details on FanFest

The Rays today released details on the Feb. 27 FanFest, with autograph tickets going on sale next week.  Here is the release from the team:
Tampa Tribune Feb 4, 2016

Cincinnati uses big second half to upend South Florida 88-57

CINCINNATI -- Troy Caupain finished with 18 points and a career-high 10 assists while Gary Clark added 16 points and 13 boards as Cincinnati used a strong second half to beat South Florida 88-57 Thursday night. Clark's collected double digits in rebounds in five of the last nine games.
Tampa Bay Times Feb 4, 2016

Smyly beats Rays in arbitration case, will make $3.75M

LHP Drew Smyly won his arbitration case over the Rays and will make $3.75-million this season, the Tampa Bay Times has confirmed.The Rays offered $3.2-million to Smyly, who made $2.65-million last year while being limited to 12 starts due to shoulder injuries that forced him to the DL twice.
Tampa Bay Times Feb 4, 2016

Rays' trip to Cuba appears set; one game on March 22

The Rays spring trip to Cuba is close to being finalized, the Tampa Bay Times has learned.The expected plan is for the team to play one game against the Cuban National Team on March 22 in Havana.The game may be shown on ESPN.

Did Scott Frost take signing day swipe at USF?

Maybe it's just us, reading too deeply into something. Chances are, we're transforming a benign observation into verbal kindling for a rivalry that's already flammable.Or perhaps our observation is on the mark, and new UCF coach Scott Frost was taking a swipe -- subconsciously or not -- at his rivals down the interstate.
Tampa Tribune Feb 3, 2016

USF Bulls football team lands talented recruiting class

TAMPA -- From coach Willie Taggart's perch at the swank Tampa Club, on the 41st floor of the downtown Bank of America building where he addressed boosters, the view was breathtaking on Wednesday afternoon. Taggart said he felt a similarly spectacular sensation after analyzing the
Tampa Bay Times Feb 3, 2016

Rays add RHP Adam Reifer on minor-league deal

The Rays added another pitcher to their spring training roster, signing RH Adam Reifer to a minor league deal. Reifer, 29, spent last season pitching in Mexico after parts of the previous four at the Triple-A level, most recently with the Giants organization.  He was originally drafted by the Cardinals.  
Tampa Tribune Feb 2, 2016

Bulls focus on the locals on Signing Day

TAMPA -- The University of South Florida's football program has a catchy slogan that illustrates its emphasis on recruiting the Tampa Bay area. BayMade. BayStayed. BayPlayed. "We want guys who take pride in playing in their home area, helping to make this program all it can be,
Tampa Bay Times Feb 2, 2016

Kevin Kiermaier to take on 35-ounce steak for charity

Rays Gold Glove CF Kevin Kiermaier earned the nickname The Outlaw for robbing opponents of hits with his speed, agility and good hands. He will be tested a different way Thursday, trying to eat a 35-ounce smoked ribeye steak, plus two side salads and dessert, to earn a $4,000 donation from the Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill to …
Tampa Bay Times Feb 2, 2016

A-Rod pulls out of Ted Williams event; limited tickets remain

Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez will skip his Saturday induction into the Ted Williams Hitters Hall of Fame at Tropicana Field, pulling out due to a conflict with a Super Bowl-related event in California. Rodriguez, who taped an acceptance speech, is one of six honorees, part of the Dinner with Chris Archer & Friends event, along …