Combine notes: USF's Mitchell runs at 11 a.m.
Lots of links and notes from the NFL combine in Indianapolis, where USF receiver Carlton Mitchell is the first of six Bulls players in the 40-yard dash -- his group of receivers and quarterbacks are set to go at 11 a.m., with live streaming video at NFL.com.
Mitchell had a good showing on Saturday -- out of the 44 receivers in attendance, he tied for eighth with 16 reps at 225 pounds in the bench press.
The combine gives the national media a chance to learn about stories we've been writing about for years -- the L.A. Times' Sam Farmer writes about Mitchell's mother, Angela, working as Antonio Tarver's "cutwoman" in his corner. We wrote that story before Mitchell's first game back in 2007.
Speaking of Farmer, the Orlando Sentinel picked up video he took of USF's George Selvie talking about his transition from 215-pound center to All-American defensive end.
-- Former N.C. State receiver Donald Bowens, the St. Petersburg High alum who made an unofficial visit to USF on Friday, left campus without a scholarship offer from the Bulls. He said the visit went well and he thinks USF is interested, but he'll head back to Raleigh today to finish the spring semester and get his degree. Stay tuned to see if USF likes him enough to offer him a scholarship for his last year of college football.
-- Jump over to baseball for a sec -- USF got its first win of the season Saturday, with lots of support for true freshman Ray Delphey in a 12-4 win against Illinois in the Big East/Big Ten Challenge. The Bulls (1-4) close out a a tough weekend with Michigan today in St. Petersburg.
-- More on men's basketball -- here's the game story from the Providence Journal's Kevin McNamara, focusing on how a veteran leader in Sharaud Curry made a costly mistake with his technical foul late in the Bulls' win. McNamara also blogged on Dominique Jones and how his 46-point game in the first meeting with Providence has increased his profile -- on billboards and online as well.
-- Didn't get this in the paper Sunday, but here's a quote from Providence coach Keno Davis about Jones from his postgame, um, Keno address: "Dominique Jones is every bit as good as advertised. I think he'll be not just one of the best players to play at South Florida, but I think he'll have a long, long career at another level."