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USF Bulls women's basketball team to open season without coach Jose Fernandez against Florida A&M

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USF women vs. Florida A&M

When/where: 7 tonight; Sun Dome, Tampa

Radio: 1010-AM

Notable: USF will play without coach Jose Fernandez, who has been away from the team since Monday with severe abdominal pain. Fernandez, 37, was admitted to a Tampa hospital Wednesday, and associate coach Jeff Osterman has stepped in as interim coach. The Bulls beat the Rattlers 78-59 in Tampa two years ago. USF will be without F Porche Grant, who was suspended two games for an unspecified violation of NCAA rules. The Bulls have eight newcomers, with junior college guards Leondra Doomes-Stephens and Sequoyah Griffin expected to play significant minutes on the wing. A planned ceremony to unveil a banner commemorating USF's WNIT title has been postponed until Fernandez rejoins the team.

Greg Auman, Times staff writer

USF Bulls women's basketball team to open season without coach Jose Fernandez against Florida A&M 11/12/09 [Last modified: Thursday, November 12, 2009 9:54pm]
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