Friday, September 21, 2018

USF Bulls

Saturdayís stakes huge for below-radar Bulls

Saturdayís stakes huge for below-radar Bulls

Two certainties have reared themselves within the USF demographic today. As sure as September precipitation, Bulls fans are snickering toward Tallahassee and sneering at the latest Associated Press rankings.Not surprisingly, the Bulls' 34-14 romp of ...
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Know the Foe: Georgia Tech

Know the Foe: Georgia Tech

A look at Georgia Tech, which faces USF at noon Saturday at Raymond James Stadium (on ABC):Nickame: Yellow JacketsRecord: 1-0 (defeated Alcorn State, 41-0, on Saturday)Coach: Paul Johnson (11th season at Georgia Tech, 76-54; 22nd season overall, 183-...
Updated one month ago
USF morning after: St. Felix shines in Bulls debut

USF morning after: St. Felix shines in Bulls debut

Because he had watched Blake Barnett for fewer than two-dozen practices, Bulls coach Charlie Strong wasn't totally sure what to expect from his new quarterback in Saturday's season opener.The same can't be said for Barnett's top target. Strong sensed...
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USF journal: Missing RBs not an issue in opener

USF journal: Missing RBs not an issue in opener

TAMPA — After sitting out last season, per NCAA rules, following his transfer from the University of Florida, RB Jordan Cronkrite was expected to make his first start for USF in Saturday's game against Elon.He'll have to wait at least one more ...
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Jones: Get excited about USF, a team on the rise

Jones: Get excited about USF, a team on the rise

TAMPA — Welcome to another season of USF football. Hard to believe this is already No. 22 for the Bulls.It seems like just the other day the entire program was made up of nothing more than a dream and a trailer parked out back on campus.These d...
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Joey Knightís takeaways from USF-Elon

Joey Knightís takeaways from USF-Elon

1. With Georgia Tech arriving next weekend with its triple option in tow, Elon's periodic rushing success (192 yards) might give Bulls fans cause for concern. On its second touchdown drive, the Phoenix covered 49 yards — all on the ground. ...
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New QB Barnett picks up where Flowers left off in 34-14 USF win

New QB Barnett picks up where Flowers left off in 34-14 USF win

TAMPA — Unlike his only previous start as a collegian, two Septembers ago for a Tuscaloosa-based team, Blake Barnett didn't have to settle Saturday for a cameo appearance. This was a captivating one.On a warm night devoid of even one lightning ...
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Jordan Cronkrite, Duran Bell not suited up for USF

Jordan Cronkrite, Duran Bell not suited up for USF

The USF debut of RB Jordan Cronkrite has been delayed by at least a week.Cronkrite, a University of Florida transfer who sat out last season, didn't suit up for Saturday's season opener against Elon. A USF spokesman said Cronkrite is sitting out as a...
Updated one month ago
Former USF standout Bruce Hector makes Eaglesí 53-man roster

Former USF standout Bruce Hector makes Eaglesí 53-man roster

Two former Bulls — Eagles DT Bruce Hector and Cardinals CB Deatrick Nichols — have made their respective NFL teams' initial 53-man rosters as undrafted free agents.Not so fortunate was Quinton Flowers. The Bulls' three-year star...
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Strength of schedule? That comes with a whole lot of stress

Strength of schedule? That comes with a whole lot of stress

TAMPA — Mark Harlan had a football scheduling crisis at USF nearly before he had a parking decal.Harlan had been employed as Bulls athletic director only a few days in the spring of 2014 when an executive assistant — rummaging through a s...
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