Thursday, June 21, 2018

USF Bulls

Rob Higgins says hes not pursuing Bulls AD job

Rob Higgins says hes not pursuing Bulls AD job

One of the most prominent names linked to the USF athletic director vacancy said Friday he has no intentions of pursuing the job.Bulls alumnus Rob Higgins, highly successful executive director of the Tampa Bay Sports Commission, said in a texted stat...
Published: 06/08/18
Latest USF hoops roster makeover nearly complete

Latest USF hoops roster makeover nearly complete

With its recent signing of Bradenton Victory Rock SG Madut Akec, the latest Bulls men's basketball roster overhaul came one step closer to completion.The Bulls currently have 12 scholarship players, leaving them with one more scholarship to give (pre...
Published: 06/08/18
How two radical basketball scheduling ideas could help USF, UCF football

How two radical basketball scheduling ideas could help USF, UCF football

If college football mid-majors like USF and UCF want to get serious about scheduling tougher opponents, they should draw inspiration from two outside-the-box basketball ideas unveiled in the last two weeks by Conference USA and the Sun Belt.Both leag...
Published: 06/07/18
Giants draft USFs David Villar, Rockies take Coco Montes

Giants draft USFs David Villar, Rockies take Coco Montes

Junior 3B David Villar, USF's top hitter this past season, became the first Bulls everyday player to be selected in the 2018 major league draft when the Giants chose him Wednesday in the 11th round.Villar was the 316th overall pick and the second to ...
Updated one month ago
USF lands 6-foot-6 prep school star Madut Akec

USF lands 6-foot-6 prep school star Madut Akec

USF has received an 11th-hour commitment from Madut Akec, a 6-6 wing player from Bradenton's Victory Rock Prep.A South Sudan native, Akec is the younger brother of Louisville SF Deng Adel, the Cardinals' top scorer last season. He becomes the sixth m...
Updated one month ago
White Sox draft USF closer Andrew Perez

White Sox draft USF closer Andrew Perez

Left-handed closer Andrew Perez became the second Bull to go off the big-league draft board Tuesday afternoon when the White Sox selected him in the eighth round with the 228th overall pick.A 20-year-old junior from Orlando, Perez follows 2018 Friday...
Updated one month ago
Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Why USF must get athletic director hire right

Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Why USF must get athletic director hire right

Times sports columnist Tom Jones joins Rick Stroud to discuss USF's search for an athletic director and why it is so important for university president Judy Genshaft to get this hire right.RELATED: Why Judy Genshaft needs to stay away from athletic d...
Updated one month ago
Judy Genshaft needs to stay away from USFs athletic director hire

Judy Genshaft needs to stay away from USFs athletic director hire

Judy Genshaft better get this one right. The future of sports at the University of South Florida depends on it.Genshaft has done a lot of great things in her 18 years as USF president.Hiring athletic directors is not among them.Now she has to hire an...
Updated one month ago
Rays use compensatory pick on USFs Shane McClanahan

Rays use compensatory pick on USFs Shane McClanahan

The enigmatic season of USF left-handed ace Shane McClanahan didn't end with his final pitch Saturday in the NCAA regional.Widely projected to be a first-round pick in the major league draft, McClanahan lasted until the 31st pick, when he was taken b...
Updated one month ago
USF names Scott Kull interim AD, announces it will hire search firm

USF names Scott Kull interim AD, announces it will hire search firm

Scott Kull, USF's deputy athletic director for external operations, has been named interim AD while the school continues its search for Mark Harlan's permanent successor.Harlan stepped down Friday to accept the same job at Utah.A New England native a...
Updated one month ago