9:35 PM EDT, Mon May 25, 2015

Bulls back in NCAAs for first time since 2002

The roar of USF's baseball players, coaches and staffers inside a Selmon Athletics Center conference room just after noon Monday was accompanied by a collective sigh of relief -- 13 years in the making -- elicited by its beleaguered fan base.For the first time since 2002, the Bulls (33-24-1) are headed to the NCAA Tournament.
Tampa Tribune 8 hours ago

USF baseball gets NCAA bid; UF, FSU to host regionals

TAMPA -- The University of South Florida baseball team earned an NCAA at-large bid, its first postseason appearance since 2002, and will face Florida Atlantic on Friday in the Gainesville Regional. The Bulls were 33-24-1 in coach Mark Kingston's first season, although they were

Baseball: Assessing the Bulls' NCAA resume

The Bulls hadn't yet vacated the dugout after Friday's loss in the American Athletic Conference tournament's elimination round when Coach Mark Kingston began defending his club's checkered postseason resume."I feel very good about …
Tampa Bay Times May 23, 2015

For starters, Rays vs. A's, looking to be as easy as 1-2-3

The first-place Rays are looking to make it as easy as 1-2-3 as they face the worst-in-baseball A's today in the third game of the four-game weekend series.

Former Bulls star Shantia Grace arrested

Former USF women's basketball standout Shantia Grace, the Bulls' career assists leader and No. 2 all-time scorer, remains in the Pinellas County Jail following her arrest early Friday evening on a misdemeanor domestic battery charge.Grace, 28, was arrested at 7:46 p.m. Friday at 15616 Avelon Ave. 1 in Clearwater. The …
Tampa Bay Times May 22, 2015

Tim Beckham sent down, Enny Romero to be called up

Rookie INF Tim Beckham hit his fifth homer, and a 453-foot blast at that, but he was sent down to Triple-A Durham after the game so the Rays could add an arm to their bullpen.

Memphis eliminates Bulls at AAC tourney

Its regular season finished, USF now has the rest of the weekend to consider its postseason fate, and the rest of the millenium to contemplate arguably the most critical gaffe of the year.The Bulls (33-24-1) stranded 10 of their own base runners and neglected a heady one for Memphis in Friday's 4-1 loss to the Tigers (37-20) in an …
Tampa Bay Times May 22, 2015

For starters, Rays vs. A's, facing an old friend

DEVELOPING: Sitting alone atop the American League East, the Rays take on the Oakland A's and an old friend tonight in former ace LHP Scott Kazmir.
Tampa Bay Times May 22, 2015

Rays minor-league team hosting "A-Rod Juice Box Night!"

Alex Rodriguez still gets booed in most stadiums, but the novelty of his return to the Yankees from a year-long suspension seems to have worn off.But not in Port Charlotte, where the Rays advanced Class A affiliate is promoting tonight's game against the Tampa Yankees as "A-Rod Juice Box Night!"Per the team web site, the …

Men's hoops schedule taking shape

The 2015-16 USF men's basketball non-conference schedule came into clearer form Thursday, with three modest foes joining the marquee one.The Bulls will host New Jersey Institute of Technology, Boston University and Albany as part of the expansive Basketball Hall of Fame Classic, which culminates with a game against Kentucky at …
Tampa Tribune May 21, 2015

AAC loss puts Bulls in difficult position

CLEARWATER -- For the University of South Florida Bulls, the uphill battle is under way. After a sloppy 7-3 defeat against the Houston Cougars on Thursday at Bright House Field, the fourth-seeded Bulls now must win four games in three days in order to capture the American Athletic Conference
Tampa Bay Times May 21, 2015

Drew Smyly won't have surgery, hopes to return in late July

ST. PETERSBURG - Rays LHP Drew Smyly will try to rehab his torn left labrum instead of undergoing season-ending shoulder surgery, he announced today at Tropicana Field.
Tampa Bay Times May 21, 2015

For starters, Rays vs. A's

DEVELOPING: The Rays are back at Tropicana Field to start a seven-game homestand, which begins with tonight's matchup against Oakland.
Tampa Tribune May 20, 2015

Bulls Beat: USF P Herget faces big decision

TAMPA -- The University of South Florida baseball team (33-22-1) continues its quest for an NCAA Regional bid when it takes on top-seeded Houston (40-17) Thursday in the American Athletic Conference tournament at Clearwater's Bright House Field. It's difficult to predict what
Tampa Bay Times May 20, 2015

For starters, Rays at Braves, at end of the road

The Rays are looking to put a good finish on their five-game roadtrip tonight when they take on the Braves in Atlanta at 7:10.