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A guide to Tampa Bay sports this weekend

It’s homecoming for the Bulls, and the Bucs and Bolts go international.
USF walk-on receiver Bryce Miller (19) celebrates with guard William Atterbury (78) after scoring a touchdown in the fourth quarter at Tampa's Raymond James Stadium on Sept. 28. [OCTAVIO JONES  |  Times]
USF walk-on receiver Bryce Miller (19) celebrates with guard William Atterbury (78) after scoring a touchdown in the fourth quarter at Tampa's Raymond James Stadium on Sept. 28. [OCTAVIO JONES | Times]
Published Oct. 9, 2019


Show your school spirit by getting pumped up for the University of South Florida Bulls’ homecoming game at the Horns Up Rally. Expect Rocky the Bull, the USF Spirit Squads, the Herd of Thunder Marching Band, DJ music, interactive games, a kids zone, promotional giveaways and more. Free. 5 p.m. Friday. University of South Florida, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. (813) 974-4086. ... The game: Brigham Young University vs. USF. Ticket prices vary. 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Raymond James Stadium, 4201 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. TV/radio: CBSSN; 620-AM, 95.3-FM.


Panthers-Bucs: NFC South foe Carolina Panthers come to town — London Town. Have breakfast with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers when they’re the home team for the game in England. 9:30 a.m. Sunday. TV/radio: NFLN; 97.9-FM.

Lightning: Speaking of playing in another country, the Tampa Bay Lightning head to Canada for games in Toronto (7 p.m. Thursday), Ottawa (4 p.m. Saturday) and Montreal (7 p.m. Tuesday). TV/radio: Fox Sun; 970-AM.

UFC Fight Night: A crucial bout in the women’s strawweight division along with major men’s featherweight division bouts. $55-$150. 5 p.m. Saturday. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Toll-free 1-800-745-3000.

The SuperHero Run: The fifth annual 5K run, walk and stroller roll benefits the Guardian ad Litem Foundation of Tampa Bay. $40, 4 and younger free. 8 a.m. Saturday. Safety Harbor Marina, 110 Veterans Memorial Lane.


  1. In this file photo, Bucs coach Bruce Arians and quarterback Jameis Winston walk off the field after a season-opening home loss to San Francisco. [DIRK SHADD  |  Times]
  2. Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu (20) looks to shoot between Stanford's Ashten Prechtel (11) and Lexie Hull, right, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) [BEN MARGOT  |  AP]
  3. In this file photo, XFL commissioner Oliver Luck visits Tampa Bay Vipers players at their Plant City practice facility. [XFL]
  4. Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Charlie Morton (50) pitches at the top of the first inning against Cleveland Indians on Sunday, Sept. 01, 2019 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg.   [Times]
  5. Tampa Bay Lightning center Blake Coleman (20) passes the puck past Arizona Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson (23) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. The Coyotes defeated the Lightning 7-3. [ROSS D. FRANKLIN  |  AP]
  6. Former USF tight end Mitch Wilcox speaks after the 2019 USF spring game. [ALLIE GOULDING  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  7. Imagine what Tropicana Field would be like if fans showed up every day the way they did for Game 4 of the American League Division Series against the Astros last October. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Times]
  8. Florida State running back Cam Akers (3) runs for a touchdown during the first quarter of last season's home opener against Boise State. [MONICA HERNDON  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  9. Jose Altuve and other Astros stars hear it from fans in Lakeland, who aren't shy about reminding them of the sign-signing scandal. [FRANK FRANKLIN II  |  AP]
  10. Earlier today• Florida State Seminoles
    Florida State forward Malik Osborne gets pumped up after making a 3-pointer against Louisville in Tallahassee. [MARK WALLHEISER  |  AP]
  11. Earlier today• Sports
  12. Tampa Bay Rays designated hitter Yoshitomo Tsutsugo (25), left, celebrates his solo home run with Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Willy Adames (1) during the fourth inning of a spring training game against the Boston Red Sox Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 in Port Charlotte. [CHRIS URSO  |  Times]