Study: USF football still cheapest ticket in BCS
Rivals.com has finished its annual research on the cheapest season tickets in college football, and again, USF is listed as being the least expensive program in the six BCS conferences.
USF's $75 season ticket -- available only in two end-zone sections -- is less than half as expensive as the cheapest season ticket for four Big East programs -- West Virginia leads the way at $325, followed by Rutgers ($230), Cincinnati ($185) and Connecticut ($180). There are 18 Division I-A teams with tickets cheaper than USF's, but all are in non-BCS conferences -- two are on USF's schedule this year in Florida Atlantic ($44) and Western Kentucky ($30). The cheapest ticket for Skip Holtz's old school, East Carolina, is twice as much as USF's at $150.
-- Great story from the Boston Herald on former USF linebacker Tyrone McKenzie, who participated in a charity head-shaving to support pediatric cancer patients and their families in Boston.
-- Lots more notes. Former USF receiver Amarri Jackson is back on roster with the CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats, who have a preseason game Sunday against Winnipeg. The Montreal Alouettes confirmed that another former USF receiver, S.J. Green, is back on the Alouettes' roster as well. Rough week for former USF offensive lineman Ryan Schmidt, who injured his knee and went on injured reserve with the Arena league's Orlando Predators.
-- The AJC's Mark Bradley has a good writeup on how former USF coach Robert McCullum is a good match for Paul Hewitt's staff at Georgia Tech.
-- The Morning Journal in Ohio has a feature on former USF receiver Carlton Mitchell, now a rookie with the Cleveland Browns.
-- It's a good time to be Neven Subotic, who spent one spring with USF's soccer team and now is being courted by Manchester United. He's also on Serbia's World Cup team and played every minute of his country's 1-0 upset of Germany.
-- The South Bend Tribune writes about former ECU assistant "Rock" Roggeman, who died this week at age 47 after battling non-Hodgkins lymphoma.
-- Former USF walk-on Nick Schuyler told his survivor's story at his first local public speaking engagement, Wednesday in Clearwater.
-- Tampa Catholic fullback Hunter Joyer, the brother of former USF signee Kamran Joyer (now at Louisville) has committed to Florida, the Times' Ed Encina reports.