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Monday, Apr 21, 2014

Johnston, Joey

Tribune Staff

Yankees romp over faltering Rays 10-2

- The Yankees assaulted ace left-hander David Price with six extra-base hits in five innings, including back-to-back home runs, and registered a 10-2 victory against the sliding Rays.

Bulls Beat: P Sara Nevins notches 1,000 strikeouts

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TAMPA – University of South Florida softball LHP Sara Nevins collected the third no-hitter of the season – and seventh of her career – in Saturday’s 4-0 victory against UCF.

Bulls Beat: Women’s hoops losing two seniors

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TAMPA – The University of South Florida’s women’s basketball team (23-13) finished with an outstanding run, reaching the WNIT semifinals. Coach Jose Fernandez predicted prosperity for the Bulls in 20...

WNIT: USF's Williams embracing breakout role

- Courtney Williams, who hit one of the biggest shots in University of South Florida women's basketball history, refuses to take the credit for setting up tonight's WNIT semifinal meeting against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights a...

New USF coach Antigua arrives with lofty goals

- New USF basketball coach Orlando Antigua promised a team that would play as fast as possible, with a commitment with withering defense, with a recruiting approach that would sell the school's assets and attract top-flight p...

USF introduces Antigua as new men’s basketball coach

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TAMPA – The University of South Florida introduced Orlando Antigua, the University of ...

USF hires Kentucky assistant Antigua as coach

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Kentucky assistant coach Orlando Antigua, whose recruiting efforts have resulted in three Final Fours in the past four seasons for the Wildcats, has accepted USF’s offer to be the school’s next men’s ba...

Rays’ Price in control, gets Opening Day win

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After the off-season talk of him leaving, Tampa Bay Ray’s starter David Price throws a gem – including a six-pitch sixth and a seven-pitch seventh inning –to beat the Blue Jays.

Meet new USF basketball coach Antigua

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Here is some background on new USF basketball coach Orlando Antigua.

USF to host Rutgers in WNIT semifinals

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TAMPA – The University of South Florida Bulls will host Rutgers, a familiar rival from the American Athletic Conference, in the WNIT semifinals at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Williams’ late heroics lift USF to WNIT win

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Sophomore guard Courtney Williams raced down the court with an inbounds pass, then buried a 3-pointer at the buzzer on Sunday night, giving the University of South Florida Bulls a heart-stopping 60-58 victory against the...

Musselman emerges at USF coaching candidate

- Arizona State associate head coach Eric Musselman, a former NBA head coach, has emerged as a “legitimate candidate’’ for South Florida’s men’s basketball opening, according to a CBSSports.com r...

USF coaching search shifts focus again

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TAMPA — The University of South Florida’s search for a new men’s basketball coach has changed directions — again.

Taggart sees signs of hope with USF

- The other day, after a particularly pleasing spring practice session, University of South Florida football coach Willie Taggart made some telling statements.

Source: Rice out as USF candidate

- A day after it was reported that UNLV basketball coach Dave Rice had been offered a contract by USF, he's no longer being considered for the job.

USF coach search back at Square One

- The search for a new men's basketball coach headed in a different direction after an inexplicable, incredible and borderline tragic turn of events.

Hire off because Masiello lacks degree

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USF's deal with Manhattan basketball coach Steve Masiello is off because he lied on his résumé about receiving a bachelor’s degree, a school requirement.

Reports: Masiello accepts USF basketball job

- The man reportedly poised to become the University of South Florida’s new men’s basketball coach compares favorably to some of the sport’s biggest names.

Next USF coach might come from Pitino tree

- Whether it's Manhattan coach Steve Masiello, UF assistant John Pelphrey or a handful of others, AD Mark Harlan will have lush options if he investigates those with Rick Pitino ties.

Florida faces familiar foe in UCLA

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After an unpredictable, whacky, roller-coaster opening weekend for the NCAA tournament, Sunday night’s results finally provided some semblance of order.

Gators savor sweet taste of victory, trip to Sweet 16

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ORLANDO — Incredibly, the No. 1-seeded Florida Gators still have some doubters, who are waiting for the trap door to open and justify their belief that Billy Donovan’s team doesn’t have the right stu...

Pelphrey, Masiello emerge in USF coaching search

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ORLANDO — University of Florida assistant John Pelphrey, who led two different programs to NCAA tournament bids during a nine-season head-coaching stint, was endorsed Saturday for the University of South Florida j...

USF spring game moves to campus

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TAMPA — The University of South Florida’s spring football game, set for next Saturday at 4 p.m., has shifted from Raymond James Stadium to the on-campus Corbett Stadium. There is free admission and bleacher...

UF ready to ‘grind’ vs. Pitt

- University of Florida senior center Patric Young described the NCAA tournament as a “grind.’’

WNIT tonight: North Carolina A&T at USF

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WHERE/WHEN: USF Sun Dome, 7 p.m.

Gators do just enough to advance against Albany

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ORLANDO — The University of Florida Gators nearly made some NCAA tournament history Thursday, but it was hardly a memorable performance.

Current Gators play in shadow of repeat champs

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The undefeated Gators basketball team is ranked No. 1 in the nation and the NCAA tournament, but their legacy is measured against the repeat champs from 2006-07.

Bulls Beat: USF men’s basketball job has pluses

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TAMPA – Eleven years ago, when the University of South Florida’s men’s basketball job came open, many coaches were curious, but expressed reservations as they walked the French Quarter during the Fin...

Bulls women’s team not going to the Dance

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TAMPA — In the end, the difference was razor-thin, perhaps the margin of one game, maybe even one possession.

Several big names surfacing in USF coaching search

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TAMPA — University of South Florida athletic director Mark Harlan said there already has been “considerable'' interest shown in the school's

Joey Johnston breaks down the NCAA regions

- Who are the players to watch, and which teams have the best chance to emerge as Cinderellas? Tampa Tribune college sports writer previews the NCAA tournament regions.

USF women ready to learn NCAA fate

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TAMPA — University of South Florida women’s basketball coach Jose Fernandez said he has been in this position before — too many times. USF is hoping for positive news Monday night when the 64-team NC...

Florida ready to put regular season behind

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There was a time when University of Florida men’s basketball coach Billy Donovan questioned the merits of winning a conference tournament.

Bulls Beat: Football the key to USF’s success

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TAMPA – There are some very good aspects to the University of South Florida’s athletic program. Mark Harlan, the new AD hired Monday to replace the retiring Doug Woolard, acknowledged that.

Bulls freshmen offer hope in a lost season

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For the University of South Florida’s sagging men’s basketball program, it’s now about the future.

New USF AD Harlan: Decisions need to be made

- When Mark Harlan embarks on his new job as USF athletic director, he will first utilize an age-old technique for success. " I’m going to listen," he said.

Bulls try to impress scouts at USF Pro Day

- Former USF defensive end Aaron Lynch, a likely NFL draftee, joined 16 other Bulls hopefuls as 19 pro teams ran players through drills.

Reports: UCLA’s Mark Harlan new USF AD

- Mark Harlan, senior associate athletic director at UCLA known for his fundraising and marketing prowess, is the next University of South Florida AD, according to reports.

Bulls’ Rudd has come long way

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TAMPA – He was a guy who seemed to have little interest in school. Now, he’s scheduled to leave the University of South Florida with his degree.

Bulls women want to make most of chance

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TAMPA — The University of South Florida women’s basketball team is on the verge of securing its second straight at-large bid to the NCAA tournament.

Bulls Beat: OL Jozwiak returns after heart ailment

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TAMPA – After a year’s absence, due to an irregular heartbeat, University of South Florida offensive lineman Thor Jozwiak has returned to the practice field.

FSU’s Winston now eyes baseball success

- Relief pitcher Jameis Wintson, who has a Heisman Trophy and national football championship, joins the FSU baseball team as it plays USF.

Bulls spring football camp opens with optimism

- Hard work during the offseason has players ready to compete as USF held its first spring football practice.

Wins hard to come by for Bulls at home

- The Bulls are only one game over .500 since returning to the refurbished Sun Some.

USF offensive coordinator foresees ‘drastic improvement’

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TAMPA — When the University of South Florida opens spring football drills today, there’s an obvious priority for improvement.

Heisman meets baseball as Winston, FSU play Yankees

- George M. Steinbrenner Field, normally the land of pinstripes, was awash in garnet and gold as the Florida State Seminoles – along with Heisman Trophy winner-turned-baseball player Jameis Winston – were in town ...