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Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015

Joey Johnston

Tribune Staff

Bulls Beat: Allen suspended, but not forgotten

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TAMPA – It has largely been a bad-news season for the University of South Florida’s men’s basketball team. So when USF’s leading scorer, senior guard Corey Allen Jr., was declared ineligible b...

USF’s Collins pushes ahead during tough season

- Junior point guard Anthony Collins is only player left from USF’s 2012 NCAA run as the Bulls muddle through a disappointing 8-21 season.

Despite lopsided loss, USF earns UConn’s respect

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— The University of South Florida women’s basketball closed out the most successful regular season in program history on Monday night.

USF women get get 2nd shot at UConn

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— It should be quite the buzzworthy occasion when the University of South Florida women’s basketball team hosts the No. 1-ranked Connecticut Huskies, the two-time defendi...

Who’s been No. 1 for the Bucs? A closer look at the picks

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are approaching the 40th NFL draft in the franchise’s history. For the seventh time, they have qualified for the No. 1 overall selection.

USF’s Allen suspended over benefits at previous school

- Corey Allen Jr., the Bulls' leading scorer, has been rendered ineligible after an internal inquiry discovered that he had received impermissible benefits on tuition payments at a previous school.

Tampa prepares to host NCAA Women’s Final Four

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— Six weeks from tonight, the champion of women’s basketball will be crowned to culminate the NCAA Women’s Final Four at Amalie Arena.

USF running back Mack ready for new up-tempo offense

- USF's offense looked different Monday morning when spring football practice began at the Morsani Complex. It’s going to be more spread, less smash-mouth. There’s urgency in the air. The tempo is fast-paced.

At 24, Joey Logano is the second-youngest driver to win the Daytona 500

- With NASCAR amid a youth movement and perhaps transitioning to its next generation, it was only appropriate that a baby-faced champion was crowned at Sunday’s Daytona 500.

Elliott headlines NASCAR’s new era

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— Sunday afternoon’s Daytona 500 is like the blockbuster film everyone has been waiting to see.

Family name source of pride for NASCAR’s Nemechek

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— John Hunter Nemechek carries the name of his uncle, a man he never knew, who was killed on the racetrack months before his birth.

USF Bulls 2015 football schedule set

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TAMPA – The University of South Florida football program will play three Friday games this fall, including two in prime time and the expected Black Friday matchup against the Central Florida Knights in Orlando, ac...

Bulls Beat: Spring football a welcome sight

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TAMPA – If ever a program needed spring football to commence, it’s the University of South Florida Bulls. Monday’s first practice will be a welcome sight. Willie Taggart’s program has undergon...

NASCAR’s Harvick finally settles into happy place

- Kevin Harvick, the 2014 Sprint Cup champion, is focused on the positives and being best father he can be.

USF RB coach Denson leaving for Notre Dame

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TAMPA – With five days remaining until spring football begins, running backs coach Autry Denson is expected to leave the University of South Florida for the same position at his alma mater, Notre Dame, where his h...

Tampa native Almirola hitting his stride on Sprint Cup circuit

- Not long ago, Aric Almirola was just a kart-racing kid, riding in the back seat of his family’s car, maybe stopping by Disney World for a mini-vacation, on the way to Daytona. There were so many visits, they all blend...

Former Tampa Catholic coach Mulry offers timeless lessons

- After winning four state titles as Tampa Catholic’s baseball coach, Pete Mulry is intent on giving back to kids by writing childrens books and creating a baseball character to teach life skills.

Despite early promise, Bulls crumble against Memphis

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— It changed in the blink of an eye. A close game became a rout. Just like that, even as they maintained a school-record pace for losses, the University of South Florida Bulls h...

Danica's just a good ol' girl among Daytona racers

- Danica Patrick has received a level of acceptance — if not respect — as she enters her third full season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series.

Kingston intent on having USF baseball realize full potential

- First-year baseball coach Mark Kingston has high expectations as the Bulls open the season tonight in Clearwater against Cal State-Fullerton.

NCAA Women’s Final Four early seeds announced

- The NCAA Women’s Final Four won’t arrive at Amalie Arena until April 5 and 7. But if the tournament began today, Connecticut, South Carolina, Notre Dame and Tennessee.would be the No. 1 seeds and favorites to ea...

Win remains elusive for injury-depleted Bulls

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— For the University of South Florida Bulls, misery has reached double digits.

Bulls Beat: Women’s hoops cracks Top 25 poll

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Twenty victories before Valentine’s Day?

Bulls’ Allen not willing to let up

- Senior Corey Allen Jr. worked hard in the offseason and gives it all he has, no matter how poorly the tem is performing.

Statement game as top-ranked South Carolina women face No. 2 UConn

- When the No. 1 Gamecocks (22-0) face the No. 2 UConn Huskies (22-1) tonight at Gampel Pavilion, it might indicate that the Tampa field for the NCAA Women's Final Four is due for a few surprises.

Tonight’s USF-Cincinnati men’s basketball game

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WHO: South Florida at Cincinnati

Beleaguered Florida Gators face No. 1 Kentucky

- If Coach Billy Donovan's goal is for his disappointing Gators to learn from adversity, he should get his wish tonight with the unbeaten, top-ranked Wildcats in Gainesville.

Ex-USF coach Leavitt joins Colorado as defensive coordinator

- Jim Leavitt, 58, had been linebackers coach with the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers for four seasons, but he wasn’t retained after Jim Harbaugh jumped to the University of Michigan.

USF adds Ohio QB on productive signing day

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TAMPA – Once again, the University of South Florida football program is hovering near the American Athletic Conference’s pinnacle.

USF softball has new faces, same dreams

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TAMPA – It feels like a new era for the University of South Florida softball program.

Bulls Beat: F Chris Perry out with ‘health issue’

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TAMPA – The University of South Florida men’s basketball program – already reeling while losing 12 of their past 14 games heading into Wednesday night’s contest against the SMU Mustangs ȁ...

Jameis Winston’s accuser goes public in documentary

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The woman who accused former Florida State University quarterback Jameis Winston of rape has gone public with her side of the story in a documentary that debuted on Friday at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah...

USF’s Cousins looks to build off his positive performance against Tulsa

- He is 6-foot-11, 265 pounds. His older brother plays in the NBA. It sounds like the perfect recipe for an impact player. But Jaleel Cousins, a junior center, has had a rather quiet opening season for USF. At times, it has b...

Plant City RB Hargrove wins first Minahan Award

- Plant City High junior running back Markese Hargrove was named winner of the first Bill Minahan Award, given to a Hillsborough County football player who has displayed perseverance, leadership and selflessness.

USF women confident they can compete with No. 2 UConn

- USF is 0-14 all-time against UConn, which is seeking its third straight national title and 10th overall under coach Geno Auriemma. But the Bulls have never been better equipped to pull off the upset.

USF men drop another in conference, 75-58 to Tulsa

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— For the University of South Florida Bulls, recent progress has been measured in incremental moments — someone stepping up, a good stretch of defense, hustle, effort.

USF's Davis eager to get attention at East-West Shrine Game

- While preparing for today’s all-star showcase for NFL draft hopefuls at Tropicana Field, Andre Davis first requested jersey No. 7, the number he wore at Jefferson High and USF, but it was taken. So he grabbed No. 1.

Bulls Beat: Women’s hoops having stellar season

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TAMPA – One of the nation’s best teams.

USF Bulls hire Autry Denson as RB coach

- Autry Denson, Notre Dame’s all-time career rushing leader who once was drafted by the Bucs, was named running backs coach at the University of South Florida, allowing coach Willie Taggart to complete his staff for the...

Winston accuser files federal lawsuit against FSU

- The civil suit claims the woman's rights were violated, that the university failed to properly investigate the incident and created a "hostile educational environment." It also suggests a second woman accused quarterback Ja...

Bulls Beat: Football program undergoes changes

- Last month, after a game at Raymond James Stadium, Green Bay Packers LB Sam Barrington sought out a reporter to chat about the football program at his alma mater, the University of South Florida.

USF starts strong but falters against UConn

- The Bulls hung tough for a while, but were undone by an awful stretch of second-half shooting, which allowed the defending champion Connecticut Huskies to pull away for a 58-44 victory before 6,128 fans.

USF football hires defensive backs coach

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TAMPA – The University of South Florida named Alonzo Hampton, a former NFL player who worked under Willie Taggart at Western Kentucky University, as its defensive backs coach on Tuesday.

UConn has the attention of young and hungry USF

- It’s UConn. For the USF Bulls, trying to keep their heads above water in the American Athletic Conference, not much else needs to be said.