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I know you guys are all Times subscribers, of course, but I'll say it again if somehow some of you are just freeloading on the blog: Today's a great day to find a rack and buy a copy of the Times.

It's hard to pack too much more Bulls coverage into one day: we'll start with Times news writer Rodney Thrash's preview for the front page, headlined "Now nation knows who Bulls are." Columnist Gary Shelton writes about USF's bright future -- my favorite line is that "in Oklahoma, onlookers would suggest he's tough enough to cut his own chicken."

Here's my game preview, starting with a fun anecdote from ESPN2 analyst Chris Spielman. We collected game predictions from some top national writers, many of whom are picking a USF victory. There's our standard scouting report, our history lesson on 10 of the biggest college football games ever played in Tampa, and Terry Tomalin even tracked down the 23-year-old who is West Virginia's proud mascot. Back in Thursday's paper, USF football even made it onto the editorial page.

One more link: here's how to subscribe and get all of this in print, without the hassle of me making rude remarks about the spelling on your blog comments. Lots more to come, so keep checking back, all the way through live blogging during the big game. A commenter pointed out that, more than ever, the people who would be reading this might have something better to do tonight, but we're here for you out-of-towners and anyone else that can't be among the 65,857 at Raymond James Stadium. ...

[Last modified: Thursday, May 27, 2010 11:39am]


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