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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]
Published Oct. 9


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. Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota looks on from the sideline during the second half of a loss to the Broncos, during which he is benched in favor of Ryan Tannehill. DAVID ZALUBOWSKI  |  AP
    His status for an Oct. 27 game against the Bucs isn’t clear after he is benched against the Broncos.
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  3. Former Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (93) gestures toward the Tampa Bay bench during the second quarter of Carolina's 37-26 victory over the Buccaneers Sunday at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London. TIM IRELAND  |  AP
    Tampa Bay was without two starters on the right side of its offensive line. Did McCoy and Co. exploit that weakness or simply win one-on-one battles?
  4. Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (22) scores on a second quarter touchdown pass, leaving Devin White and a host of other Bucs in his wake. TIM IRELAND  |  AP
    Bucs journal: In his first game since Week 2, White gets a reminder about the mental aspects of the game
  5. The Bucs' Jameis Winston threw five interceptions and lost a fumble against Carolina Sunday. It's never good when a quarterback's turnover total is twice his jersey number. TIM IRELAND  |  Associated Press
    After suffering a 37-26 beatdown, the team should extend its stay in London, maybe indefinitely. | Thomas Bassinger
  6. Lightning forward Yanni Gourde and the rest of the team have to play with more consistency. The fifth of six consecutive road games takes place Tuesday in Montreal. FRED CHARTRAND  |  AP
    A Stanley Cup favorite beat the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday, but a lackluster group fell to the Ottawa Senators on Saturday.
  7. Florida head coach Dan Mullen walks on the sideline in the first half of an NCAA college football game against LSU in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. LSU won 42-28. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) GERALD HERBERT  |  AP
    UF followed the Georgia loss last year with a bad defeat against Mizzou. It can’t do the same this time.
  8. Carolina Panthers quarterback Kyle Allen (7) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) meet at midfield after playing in an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland) TIM IRELAND  |  AP
    That’s how Bruce Arians tried to explain Winston’s six-turnover performance in London Sunday.
  9. Jameis Winston threw five interceptions and lost a fumble in the Bucs' 37-26 loss to Carolina Sunday at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London.
  10. LSU wide receiver Justin Jefferson (2) carries against Florida defensive back Kaiir Elam (5) during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. LSU won 42-28. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) GERALD HERBERT  |  AP
    Do the one-loss Florida Gators belong ahead of the one-loss Georgia Bulldogs this week?