Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Bucs Report

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Special visitor; Raymond James Stadium's new faces

Training camp

Where: One Buc Place, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, just east of Raymond James Stadium, Tampa

Admission: Free

Et cetera: All practices are weather permitting and subject to change. For updates, go to buccaneers.com.

Schedules

Public practices

Friday: 8:45 to 11:30 a.m.

Saturday: 6:30 to 9 p.m. *

Monday: 8:45 to 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday: 8:45 to 11:30 a.m.

* Intrasquad scrimmage at Raymond James Stadium; free parking, autograph sessions, $1 hot dogs and soft drinks, and fireworks

Preseason games

Aug. 10: at Dolphins, 7:30, Ch. 10

Aug. 17: Titans, 7:30, Ch. 10 *

Aug. 24: Patriots, 7:30, Ch. 10 *

Aug. 29: at Redskins, 7:30, Ch. 10

* Subject to blackout

A dream comes true

Rhonda VanSickle, a Lee's Summit, Mo., physical education teacher, said she watched QB Josh Freeman play in high school and followed him from Kansas State to Tampa Bay. Wednesday, VanSickle, who is battling Stage 4 breast and bone cancer, lived a dream by bringing sons Alex, 20, Austin, 17, and Blake, 15, to practice to meet Freeman and his teammates. VanSickle was granted the wish through the Jack & Jill Late State Cancer Foundation. "It's been amazing; more than we can ever imagine," VanSickle said. "I just don't have words to say about what it means to me to have my boys have this experience. (The Bucs have) been so good to us."

Marquee faces

Each year, the Bucs feature large photos of players on the outside of Raymond James Stadium. This year, there are new faces: rookie S Mark Barron, left, second-year DE Adrian Clayborn and two free agents, WR Vincent Jackson and G Carl Nicks. They join a group that includes CB Ronde Barber, right, and DT Gerald McCoy.

Special guests

The Bucs hosted coaches from USF's staff: Rick Smith (defensive backs), Kevin Patrick (defensive tackles), Vernon Hargreaves (defensive ends), Larry Scott (running backs), Steve Shankweiler (offensive line) and Jerome Pathon (receivers).

Coming up

Today, the Bucs continue their annual tradition of hosting athletes from the Special Olympics. More than 60 athletes from Hills­borough, Pinellas, Pasco and Polk counties will watch practice then participate in drills on the field.

Joe Smith, Times staff writer

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Special visitor; Raymond James Stadium's new faces 08/01/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 1, 2012 7:58pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Sorry, Nebraska, Scott Frost appears interested in staying at UCF

    College
    Scott Frost has UCF undefeated with an important game at Navy next. [Getty Images]
  2. Tampa Bay Downs full of high-paying races this season

    Parimutuels

    OLDSMAR — Tampa Bay Downs is green like never before.

  3. Astros rout Yankees to force Game 7 of AL Championship Series

    Ml

    HOUSTON — Justin Verlander pitched seven shutout innings to outduel Luis Severino for the second time, and the Astros bats came alive in their return home as Houston routed the Yankees 7-1 Friday night and forced a decisive Game 7 in the American League Championship Series.

    The Astros’ Brian McCann, who has struggled during the ALCS, breaks a scoreless tie with an RBI double during the fifth inning off Yankees starter Luis Severino.
  4. Fennelly: What's not to like about Lightning's start?

    Lightning Strikes

    BRANDON — No one is engraving the Stanley Cup. No one has begun stuffing the league MVP ballot box for Nikita Kucherov.

    The Lightning, with a win tonight, would match the best start in franchise history, 7-1-1 in the 2003-04 Cup season.
  5. Quarterback Jameis Winston will start Sunday for the Bucs

    Bucs

    TAMPA — Jameis Winston hadn't thrown in practice since he injured his right shoulder in Sunday's loss at Arizona, and with that uncertainty, a wide line of TV cameras and reporters' cellphones were all out Friday morning, recording the moment as Winston tested his shoulder with his first throws early in …

    Despite a sore shoulder, Jameis Winston will be making his 38th consecutive start since being drafted first overall in 2015.