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USF baseball: Breaking down Bulls' upset of FSU

We understand the pitfalls of overplaying one contest in a 54-game regular season. A couple of key injuries, or one case of off-field malfeasance, can turn a sparkling year sour in an instant. Still, it's hard to understate the significance of the USF baseball team's 4-2 upset of No. 4 FSU on Tuesday in Tallahassee. The …

USF's Lauren Evans named AAC Player of the Week

Bulls junior INF Lauren Evans, who hit .500 in five games this past weekend, has been named American Athletic Conference Player of the Week.A former Academy at the Lakes star, Evans finished 8-of-16 with four runs scored, a stolen base, sacrifice bunt and no strikeouts during the five-game stretch.

ESPN bracketologist says USF not on bubble...yet

Despite USF's unsightly two-game skid, the nation's foremost NCAA women's bracketologist doesn't think the Bulls are sitting precariously on the bubble.As of right now."USF has faded, but I don't think there is danger of missing the tournament, yet," ESPN's Charlie Creme wrote Monday morning in an e-mail to the Tampa …

USF women's rally falls short in costly defeat

With 20 victories and a top-50 RPI, the USF women's tournament resume still looks pretty solid these days.Their seeding is another story.A furious second-half rally by the No. 22 Bulls (20-6, 9-4 American) ended with futility down the stretch in a 77-71 loss Sunday to Temple before a Sun Dome crowd of 2,281. USF has lost …

Speedster Chauncy Smart signs with USF

The Bulls received a significant -- and speedy -- late addition to their 2017 recruiting class when Auburndale High ATH Chauncy Smart signed a letter of intent.One of the nation's top sprinters, Smart (5-foot-8, 160 pounds) announced via social media on Saturday he'll play football and run track for the Bulls. In a follow-up message …

Nine-run inning rallies Bulls past Iowa

On the eve of what could be a nasty storm front in Tampa, USF brandished the art of storming back.Handcuffed most of the night by Iowa right-handed starter Nick Gallagher, the Bulls exploded for nine eighth-inning runs off two Hawkeyes relievers in a 9-4 romp before a USF Baseball Stadium opening-night crowd of 1,113.

Q&A: USF offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert

Though he's set to close on a new home in the area later this month, new Bulls offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert still is living primarily out of boxes. Among the items still stowed: the contents of his Art Briles-influenced offense. Gilbert, 38, didn't offer many specifics (for obvious reasons) during his sit-down Wednesday with the …

USF's Darius Tice granted extra year

Bulls senior RB Darius Tice, whose college career appeared to end when he fractured his right ankle in September against FSU, was granted a medical redshirt by the NCAA and will be eligible in 2017, the school confirmed.One of the team's more popular players, Tice's return helps fortify a running back depth chart that took a …

Gregory, UCF shock No. 22 Bulls

Ten months after former USF scoring dynamo Courtney Williams was taken with the No. 8 overall pick in the WNBA Draft, Bulls fans got a pseudo-sighting of her Tuesday night.Courtesy of UCF junior Aliyah Gregory.In a performance reminiscent of Williams, the Strawberry Crest High alumnus scored a career-high 34 points in …

USF spring game set for April 15

Bulls fans won't get their initial glimpse of Charlie Strong's inaugural Bulls team until April 15, when the Bulls stage their annual spring game.The school confirmed Tuesday morning what was widely expected: Strong's spring practices will be closed until the spring game, which again will be held on campus at Corbett Stadium. …

USF's Kingston up in arms, and it's a good thing

Third-year USF baseball coach Mark Kingston believes the pundits who have offered modest projections for the Bulls in 2017 simply haven't seen a large chunk of his pitching staff.Unless they smuggled a hidden camera inside the Bulls' rehab room last year.Arguably no USF coach this side of Murry Bartow warrants a mulligan …

USF's Laksa, Henshaw honored by AAC

For the third time this season, USF sophomore Kitija Laksa has been named American Athletic Conference Player of the Week.Laksa scored 34 points on the road Wednesday as the Bulls rallied past East Carolina, and scored 21 in Sunday's 66-56 home triumph against Tulane. In those two contests, she shot a collective 50 percent (7-of-14) …

UF's Barnhill handcuffs Bulls in 8-0 romp

An opening weekend rife with drama ended with a drubbing for USF.Florida sophomore right-hander Kelly Barnhill came a hit shy of a six-inning perfect game, striking out 12 in the third-ranked Gators' 8-0 romp of the No. 24 Bulls (3-1) before a standing-room-only crowd of 2,332 Sunday afternoon at USF Softball Stadium.

As ankle throbs, so does Flores' fortitude

The pain in her throbbing right ankle wasn't quite as profound as the agony of helplessly watching her team's NCAA Tournament hopes fracture.USF junior PG Laia Flores hadn't played a minute of that first half at East Carolina, which ended with the Bulls trailing by two. The initial plan was for Flores not to play at all. But …

Bulls' 2017 schedule includes Black Friday date at UCF

After a one-year hiatus, the "War on I-4" is headed back to the earlier part of Thanksgiving weekend.USF's annual showdown with UCF will be played on Black Friday (Nov. 24) in Orlando, the American Athletic Conference announced Thursday. Last season's contest was …

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