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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. Tampa Bay Lightning's Pat Maroon (14) is unable to score past St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington and Mackenzie MacEachern (28) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, in St. Louis. JEFF ROBERSON  |  AP
    Maroon helped the Blues win the Stanley Cup last season. On Tuesday night in St. Louis, they took what is usually a private ceremony and went public for a hometown hero.
  2. Magic, college basketball and more sports on the air.
  3. Utah wide receiver Samson Nacua (45) celebrates their victory over UCLA following their NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) RICK BOWMER  |  AP
    From Power Five newcomer to CFP contender, Utah is living the American (Athletic Conference) dream.
  4. Pat Williams is the former GM of the Orlando Magic basketball team and was involved in unsuccessful efforts to lure an expansion team in the 1990s. JASON DECROW  |  AP
    Longtime sports exec Pat Williams is holding a news conference Wednesday to talk about getting a team.
  5. USF senior tight end Mitch Wilcox has 97 career receptions and 11 touchdown catches. MIKE CARLSON  |  AP
    The Tarpon Springs High alumnus is a prominent 2020 NFL draft prospect.
  6. Lake Wales running back Johnny Richardson races away from Sebring defender Ethan McMillan during a Class 5A region playoff game in Lake Wales on Nov. 8. PIERRE DUCHARME  |  The Ledger
    Armwood, Gaither and Jesuit may have their hands full on Friday night.
  7. Feelings about Colin Kaepernick's decision to kneel during the national anthem three years ago are still running strong. Protesters showed up for a planned workout at the Falcons facility on Saturday. After disagreements with the NFL, the workout was later rescheduled by Kaepernick at a different locaction. TODD KIRKLAND  |  AP
    John Romano: A suggestion that the Bucs should be interested in Kaepernick if he was still an NFL caliber quarterback was met with strong pushback by readers.
  8. Miami Dolphins have released troubled running back Mark Walton (22), saying he had been involved in an unspecified police matter on Tuesday. The announcement came as the second-year player served a four-game suspension for violating NFL conduct and substance abuse policies. BRYNN ANDERSON  |  AP
    The woman told officers she is five weeks pregnant with the couple’s child and had told Walton about the pregnancy on Sunday.
  9. USF placekicker Spencer Shrader (32) watches his missed field goal against the Cincinnati Bearcats during the fourth quarter at Raymond James Stadium on Saturday. OCTAVIO JONES  |  Times
    The Bulls have expressed support for the Newsome High alumnus since his four missed field goals Saturday.
  10. New Jersey Devils' Nico Hischier, right, (13) defends Tampa Bay Lightning's Steven Stamkos (91) during the second period of a game Oct. 30 in Newark, N.J. FRANK FRANKLIN II  |  AP
    Stamkos has not missed a game since April 2017.