Michelle Wills and Alex Griff share stories of their dad, Dave Wills, Thursday evening on a makeshift stage inside Tropicana Field during a celebration of the life of Wills, who passed away March 5.
Poignance and playfulness converge as the team’s radio play-by-play voice is remembered.
Florida Atlantic, playing in just its second NCAA Tournament, moves within a victory of the Final Four.
Tampa Bay is on a three-game losing streak, having been outscored 15-6 during the stretch.
The linebacker plans to be part of the effort to redeem Tampa Bay from an early playoff exit.


  1. Florida Atlantic guards Bryan Greenlee (4), Brandon Weatherspoon (23) and Alijah Martin (15) react after the Owls defeated Tennessee 62-55 in a Sweet 16 game Thursday at Madison Square Garden in New York.
  2. Ottawa Senators right wing Claude Giroux (28) gets his stick in front of Lightning center Brayden Point (21) to take the puck from him during the first period of Thursday's game in Ottawa.
  3. Michelle Wills and Alex Griff share stories of their dad, Dave Wills, Thursday evening on a makeshift stage inside Tropicana Field during a celebration of the life of Wills, who passed away March 5.
  4. Bucs head coach Todd Bowles, left, and linebacker Lavonte David (54) celebrate after a victory over the Carolina Panthers in January at Raymond James Stadium. David signed a one-year contract worth $7 million to return to Tampa Bay.
  5. Former Bucs quarterback Tom Brady has acquired an ownership stake in the WNBA champion Las Vegas Aces.
  6. Bucs kicker Ryan Succop converted 90.3 percent of his field goal attempts in 2020, but his percentages fell to 83.3 and 81.6 the past two seasons.
  7. Shane McClanahan is the obvious choice to start the Rays' March 30 opener against the Tigers at Tropicana Field.
  8. Head coach Katie Meier celebrates with Destiny Harden after Miami defeated Indiana in a second-round game in the women's NCAA Tournament Monday in Bloomington, Indiana.
  9. The pitch clock is operated in the press box during a spring training game between the San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers earlier this month in Glendale, California.
  10. The Rays' Harold Ramirez, center, is looked at by manager Kevin Cash, right, and a trainer after getting hit in the left pinkie by a pitch from the Philadelphia Phillies' Taijuan Walker during the fourth inning of Wednesday's exhibition game at Tropicana Field.
  11. FAU head coach Dusty May looks on as Michael Forrest, left, prepares to shoot during practice Wednesday in New York in preparation for the Owls' Sweet 16 game against Tennessee.
  12. Rays starting pitcher Jeffrey Springs delivers to the Philadelphia Phillies during the first inning of an exhibition game Wednesday at Tropicana Field.
  13. Florida Gators running back Trevor Etienne had a strong freshman season and scored the go-ahead touchdown against USF.
  14. New USF coach Alex Golesh instructs his team during its first spring practice on March 6.
  15. Florida State will play in Ireland in 2024, just as Northwestern did against Nebraska last season.
  16. Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen. In her first extended interview since news of their divorce, supermodel Gisele Bundchen slammed rumors that she and retired NFL star Tom Brady split over his decision to continue playing as quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
  17. Japan's Shohei Ohtani, center, facing front, celebrates with his teammates after defeating the United States in the World Baseball Classic championship game Tuesday in Miami.
  18. The Canadiens' Jonathan Drouin scores against Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy during the first period Tuesday night's game in Montreal.
  19. Josh Fleming, seen here earlier this spring, got out to too fast of a start against the Twins on Tuesday, but settled down after the first inning.
  20. Bucs quarterback Baker Mayfield, pictured during his introductory news conference Monday in Tampa. Mayfield is hoping to revive his once-promising career after beginning 2022 with Cleveland, being traded to Carolina and ending up in Los Angeles after being waived.
  21. Rays outfielder Randy Arozarena signs autographs for fans before the start of Mexico's semifinal game against Japan at the World Baseball Classic Monday at loanDepot Park in Miami.
  22. Rays relief pitcher Calvin Faucher throws a pitch during an exhibition game against the Minnesota Twins earlier this month at Tropicana Field.
  23. BayCare Ballpark is the spring training facility for the Philadelphia Phillies. The organization has started pitching local officials on a revamped baseball complex — one of the projects that could compete for the same pot of tourist tax dollars likely to be sought for a new Tampa Bay Rays stadium.
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