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Monday, Dec 22, 2014

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If Bucs lose Sunday, they’ll get No. 1 draft pick

If Bucs lose Sunday, they’ll get No. 1 draft pick

TAMPA — While most everyone at One Buc Place was getting ready for the Green Bay Packers last week, Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht was getting ready for the 2015 NFL draft.
Updated: 2 hours ago
911 calls released in Raymond James Stadium lightning strike

911 calls released in Raymond James Stadium lightning strike

Four people were knocked to the ground, some of them bleeding, according to a 911 call released by Tampa Fire Rescue today following a lightning strike Sunday in a Raymond James Stadium parking lot....
Updated: 8 hours ago
Bolts notes: G Vasilevskiy sets team rookie record

Bolts notes: G Vasilevskiy sets team rookie record

TAMPA — Rookie goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy nearly put together a game for the ages in just his second start in the NHL....
Updated: 14 hours ago
Bucs notes: Injured McCoy stays involved

Bucs notes: Injured McCoy stays involved

With Gerald McCoy again reduced to spectator status, Tampa Bay’s defense played well in a 20-3 loss. McCoy will also miss the season finale against New Orleans because of a knee injury suffered at Carolina.
Updated: 14 hours ago
Another loss keeps top pick in sight
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Another loss keeps top pick in sight

The Bucs continue barreling toward the Mariota and Winston stations, completely unimpeded by winning. Martin Fennelly says another loss makes them king of the mountain, or at least atop a steaming pile of a season that might guarantee the top pick.
Updated: 14 hours ago
Lightning strike injures seven at Raymond James Stadium

Lightning strike injures seven at Raymond James Stadium

A lightning strike that hit in a Raymond James Stadium parking lot shortly after Sunday’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers game ended sent at least seven people to the hospital, according to Tampa Fire Rescue.
Updated: 14 hours ago
Bucs fan wants Bucs to make way for Mariota

Bucs fan wants Bucs to make way for Mariota

TAMPA — Bucs fan Brady Arnsperger had a simple message — draft Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota — that earned him a thumbs-up notice from all corners on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium. ...
Updated: 15 hours ago
Packers fans feel at home in Tampa

Packers fans feel at home in Tampa

TAMPA — The Buccaneers were braced for a green and gold invasion at Raymond James Stadium, and Packer Nation predictably turned out in force.
Updated: 15 hours ago
Ex-USF linebacker Barrington has happy return for Packers

Ex-USF linebacker Barrington has happy return for Packers

TAMPA — Packers second-year linebacker Sam Barrington, a three-year starter at the University of South Florida, was delighted to be back at Raymond James Stadium.
Updated: 15 hours ago
Bucs-Packers: What they’re saying

Bucs-Packers: What they’re saying

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Updated: 15 hours ago