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Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014

Johnston, Joey

Tribune Staff

USF Bulls notes: Dunkley earns job as starting corner

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University of South Florida converted wide receiver Chris Dunkley is ticketed to start at cornerback in Saturday night’s opener ...

USF Bulls preview: Five things to watch

- A look ahead to the Bulls' season, including a list of Tampa area players on the roster.

USF fans hope baseball prospect White can pitch TDs

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— He’s still a fresh-faced kid, a confident, outgoing, full-of-life 19-year-old who fully expected to be spending his college years on somebody’s pitching mound.

After years of dispute, college playoffs are here

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— It’s finally here.

USF's Jozwiak thrilled to play after heart surgery

- When USF races through the tunnel Aug. 30 before facing Western Carolina, emotions will run high for Bulls players. Particularly for USF junior offensive lineman Thor Jozwiak, who missed last season following surgery to cor...

USF drops plan to put ‘THE TEAM’ on jerseys

- The USF football program has dropped its plan to display “THE TEAM’’ on the back of its jerseys instead of the players’ last names. Instead, the jerseys will remain blank.

No names on back of USF football jerseys

- In an effort to promote unity and teamwork, Coach Willie Taggart said his USF football players will not have their names displayed on the back of their jerseys this season.

USF secondary had on-the-job training as freshmen

- USF's secondary should be one of the team's strongest components. Last season, it helped the Bulls to a No. 21 overall defensive ranking in FBS. If everyone stays healthy and together, it could be nationally recognized in 2...

Plenty of chances for USF running backs

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TAMPA – Opportunities abound in the University of South Florida’s backfield, mostly because it lost 1,018 of the 1,064 net rushing yards from last season. Marcus Shaw (765 yards) exhausted his eligibility. ...

Pensacola’s favorite son carries lessons to Canton

- After leaving Pensacola as a hometown hero, Derrick Brooks used the lessons learned in his youth and applied them throughout his Hall of Fame career.

Before Bucs, Brooks established Garnet and Gold Era

- There’s Deion, of course. There’s Charlie Ward, the program’s first Heisman Trophy winner, and Jameis Winston. But if you’re constructing the Mount Rushmore of Florida State University football, ...

Rays get back into swing, edge Brewers

- Jake Odorizzi was masterful, the bullpen was dominant and the offense produced when necessary as the Rays defeated the Brewers, 2-1

Rays notes: Teammates laud Archer for calling out Ortiz

- One day later, the home run/bat flip/slow trot by Boston’s David Ortiz was still an issue in the Rays’ clubhouse. And it was clear that RHP Chris Archer earned major respect from his teammates.

Tampa’s La Russa enters Hall of Fame at last

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— It was 1989. Tony La Russa, the Oakland Athletics manager, was on the verge of winning his first World Series. At the high-water mark of his career, he visited with a Tampa re...

Former USF soccer coach Fleck dies at 54

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T. Logan Fleck, the former men’s and women’s soccer coach at the University of South Florida, died late Sunday night due to complications from diabetes, said his...

Local minor leaguers wait for call to bigs

- There have been 73 Hillsborough County products to make a major-league roster. Who's next? Several prospects are working their way toward the majors.

Gymnastics now serious business for teen

- Ten years ago, gymnastics was just another activity for Marina Roberts, 13. Now, she has risen to Level Eight, bringing on advanced competition and even thoughts of the Olympics.

Slowball: MLB not happy with Rays’ long games

- Baseball can move at a painfully slow pace, and Tampa Bay followers know that better than anyone this season.