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Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014

Joey Johnston

Tribune Staff

Bulls Beat: UCF rivalry sparks intense ‘dislike’

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For the fourth straight season, the University of South Florida football program will not qualify for a bowl game. But the Bulls (4-7, 3-4 American Athletic Conference) aren&#...

FSU finds ways to win but seeks consistency

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Last season, the Florida State Seminoles were a juggernaut, registering one of the most dominant seasons in college football history.

USF’s Dunkley makes most of second chance

- After nearly crashing out of the sport, USF senior cornerback Chris Dunkley has set himself up for a bright future.

Bulls notes: USF football has ample incentive

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TAMPA – Despite a 31-20 defeat at Memphis that eliminated the chance to qualify for the program’s first bowl game since 2010, University of South Florida coach Willie Taggart said the Bulls (4-7, 3-4 Americ...

USF’s White puts passion, precision on display

- USF quarterback Mike White is showing a flair for the dramatic, not to mention redemption. The Bulls are at Memphis this afternoon.

USF notes: Bowl is a key goal for Bulls

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TAMPA — If the University of South Florida Bulls (4-6, 3-3 American Athletic Conference) can pull the road upset on Saturday afternoon against the first-place Memphis Tigers (7-3, 5-1), they will play for bowl eli...

USF’s drive for ages lasted an eternity

- Had it not been for USF’s 21-play, 75-yard touchdown drive against SMU, culminated by Mike White’s fourth-and-goal 4-yard touchdown pass to Andre Davis with four seconds remaining, the Bulls would be playing out...

Bulls notes: USF-UCF kickoff set for noon Nov. 28

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The University of South Florida’s football rivalry game against the Central Florida Knights at Raymond James Stadium – set for Nov. 28, Black Friday – wil...

FSU comes back again, beats Miami to stay unbeaten

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— Once upon a time, Miami was the place where Florida State's football dreams went to die.

FSU heads to Miami hoping to keep title hopes alive

- The Seminoles, winners of 25 straight games, recent dominators of the football rivalry with the Hurricanes, will arrive at Sun Life Stadium tonight in search of ... respect? Yes, it's true.

USF beats Flagler in Antigua’s coaching debut

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— There were pleasing moments that put a smile on Orlando Antigua’s face. There were areas of concern that indicated more work was needed.

Brother of USF QB Flowers killed in Miami

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The older brother of University of South Florida freshman quarterback Quinton Flowers, who earlier in the week was named the starter for tonight’s game at SMU, was killed Thursday night during a drive-by shooting,...

USF notes: Taggart looking for spark

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TAMPA — True freshman Quinton Flowers will be the fifth starting quarterback employed by coach Willie Taggart during his 22 games at the University of South Florida when the Bulls (3-6, 2-3 American Athletic Confe...

Spurrier returns for what may be final game in Swamp

- For the 10th time, South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier will face the Florida Gators, the program he once elevated to championship status, at a stadium where his statue is outside the front gates.

Women’s Final Four in Tampa could see some surprise teams

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Each day before practice, University of South Florida women’s basketball players witness a tangible reminder of the program’s ultimate goal. Inside each locker, ...

Miami eager for shot at No. 2 FSU

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In the old days, the Orange Bowl would be rocking. The opponent would be wary. And without question, the University of Miami Hurricanes would be in their element.

Bulls Beat: Women’s hoops team focused from start

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After coming so close last season, of course the University of South Florida women’s basketball team has its sights set on earning the third NCAA tournament bid in the ...

Redskins’ Jay Gruden not a carbon copy of Jon

- When your name is Gruden, certain assumptions are made. People expect the Chucky-like scowl and an insane work ethic. But Jay Gruden is a different guy.

Freshman Flowers new USF quarterback

- The USF quarterback carousel revolved again when Bulls coach Willie Taggart announced that dual-threat true freshman Quinton Flowers would start Saturday night’s road game against the winless SMU Mustangs.

Season preview: USF enters era of run and gun

- Instead of milking the shot clock and working each possession into near-strangulation, new coach Orlando Antigua has the Bulls billing themselves as a crowd-pleasing offense-friendly operation.

Bulls notes: QBs competing for starter’s job

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TAMPA – Following an open week, the University of South Florida Bulls (3-6, 2-3 American Athletic Conference) began preparations for Saturday night’s road game against the last-place SMU Mustangs (0-8, 0-4)...

Bulls Beat: Women’s soccer advances in AAC tourney

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TAMPA – For University of South Florida women’s soccer coach Denise Schilte-Brown, it was a combination of excitement and relief.

Bulls notes: USF will concentrate on improvement

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— The University of South Florida Bulls (3-6, 2-3 American Athletic Conference) will have a lengthy to-do list during their bye week as they have extra preparation for the Nov. ...

Second-half swoon sinks Bulls against Houston

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— It was another disheartening defeat on the field — and another significant challenge afterward.

Bulls look for aggression against Houston

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On paper, it looked like an athletic, swarm-to-the-ball unit, one that would force turnovers and create havoc.

Bulls notes: USF football to play Georgia Tech

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The University of South Florida football program announced a two-game series against Georgia Tech. The Bulls travel to Atlanta on Sept. 11, 2021 and the Yellow Jackets come to...

Bulls Beat: USF’s bowl hopes coming down to wire

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Coaches set it as a preseason goal. Players, particularly the seniors, spoke about its importance. For a tangible sign of progress, the University of South Florida football pr...

FSU crashes SEC party in first playoff rankings

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If the college football season ended today, the Florida State Seminoles would play the Auburn Tigers in a national semifinal on New Year's Day. Meanwhile, the Mississippi State Bulldogs would face the Ole Miss Rebels in ...

USF notes: Taggart will wait to name starting QB

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— University of South Florida coach Willie Taggart said Monday he won’t immediately name a starting quarterback for Saturday after...

Bulls Beat: QB White had fiery look Taggart likes

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For University of South Florida sophomore QB Mike White, it was probably a low point in his relatively brief career. Saturday afternoon, the Bulls were being routed, down by 2...

Bulls notes: WR Davis earns weekly AAC honor

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University of South Florida senior WR Andre Davis was named American Athletic Conference offensive player of the week Monday after his six-catch, 154-yard, three-touchdown per...

Bulls Notes: Taggart says team trying to ‘define’ how to win

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TAMPA – University of South Florida players have described Saturday afternoon as a “must-win situation) when the Bulls (2-4, 1-1 American Athletic Conference) travel to Tulsa (1-5, 1-1). Bulls coach ...

Bulls Beat: Basketball ‘madness’ set to begin

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Midnight Madness?

Bulls QB White still young, but gaining experience

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When University of South Florida sophomore quarterback Mike White is on, he’s often spectacular. In six games, White has delivered 13 passing plays of 20-plus yards, in...

USF Bulls notes: Team ‘mentally fatigued’ in loss

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TAMPA – For the University of South Florida Bulls, Saturday night’s performance wasn’t half bad. But then it wasn’t half good, either.

USF can’t get signature win despite strong start

- Just when USF fans began to consider the magnitude of their potential accomplishment, the Bulls were flattened.

Win against No. 19 E. Carolina would give USF buzz back

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— The University of South Florida Bulls have endured three consecutive losing seasons. The program hasn’t played in a bowl game since 2010. Since opening 2011 at 4-0, the...

Bulls notes: USF QB White playing without brace

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University of South Florida sophomore QB Mike White, who suffered a compression fracture in his left wrist during the first play of a Sept. 6 game against Maryland, is now pla...

Bulls Beat: USF opens door to transfer Gibbons

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TAMPA – Even with an open date, the University of South Florida football program made significant news last week when former St. Petersburg Catholic offensive tackle Reilly Gibbons said he was leaving Stanford Uni...

Melaynna’s miracle: USF lineman’s daughter can see

- The daughter of USF offensive lineman Quinterrius Eatmon was blind at birth, but is gaining her sight in a development that has doctors amazed.

Bulls notes: USF football takes on No. 19 ECU

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TAMPA – Since beating Notre Dame to begin the 2011 season, the University of South Florida Bulls are 0-7 against ranked opponents. So, when the Bulls (2-3, 1-0) meet the No. 19-ranked East Carolina Pirates (4-1, 1...

Bulls Beat: Football rides roller coaster of youth

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The University of South Florida Bulls have looked crisp and precise. They have also looked awful.