USF to host Big East golf, soccer in '08-09
As USF hosts the Big East tennis championships this week, it's worth noting that the Bulls will also serve as hosts for the league's golf and men's soccer tournaments during the 2008-09 season.
USF's proposed soccer stadium isn't expected to be in place by November 2008, but the Bulls will host the men's soccer tournament in their to-be-upgraded soccer and track facility that month. And Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club near Dade City, which hosted the Big East golf tournament last year, will host both golf tournaments in April 2009.
USF has hosted the tennis championships since 2005, before it even joined the league, and the Bulls are slated to continue doing so through 2009, the last year for which the hosts have announced. The Bulls hosted the league's baseball tournament in Clearwater last spring, and while that event will be played in Brooklyn next month, USF is a possibility for 2008 or 2009, with those locations expected to be announced this summer.
USF's tennis teams start play in the league tournament today, with the second-seeded women's team playing at 9 a.m. and the third-seeded men facing sixth-seeded Marquette at noon.