The Rays have embraced their St. Petersburg home (along with their mascot Raymond) but that does not mean the team does not need the region-wide support indicated by the Tampa Bay moniker.
John Romano | The City Council is pondering whether a name change should be a condition for approving a stadium deal.
The Glazer family, which owns the Bucs, has never made a head coaching change during the season.
The chance to keep a 99-win squad relatively intact at a record payroll is offset by the potential to make trades that cut salary but keep the team competitive.
Why Seminoles coach Mike Norvell isn’t publicly lobbying for a playoff bid.


  1. Bucs wide receiver Chris Godwin (14) gets sandwiched by Bears defenders back in a September game at Raymond James Stadium.
  2. Todd Bowles says he doesn't feel any more pressure to win this week than any other week in this league.
  3. Florida State football coach Mike Norvell addressed reporters Friday during a news conference before the ACC championship.
  4. Erik Neander, baseball operations president, left, with manager Kevin Cash, says the Rays "have to be prepared for everything" this time of year when it comes to potentially dealing players.
  5. The Rays have embraced their St. Petersburg home (along with their mascot Raymond) but that does not mean the team does not need the region-wide support indicated by the Tampa Bay moniker.
  6. Clearwater Central Catholic quarterback Jershaun Newton rips off a late, dodging, sprinting, spinning 45-yard run during Marauders' 39-32 victory over Jacksonville Trinity Christian on Friday night.
  7. Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr. looks to pass against Oregon during the first half of the Pac-12 championship on Friday night in Las Vegas.
  8. Berkeley Prep is one of four Tampa Bay teams in action Friday night.
  9. A rendering of what a football stadium at the University of South Florida could look like.
  10. FSU football might be down to its third quarterback, Brock Glenn, when the Florida State Seminoles play Louisville in Saturday's ACC championship.
  11. Bucs wide receiver Chris Godwin (14) makes a catch as he is tackled by Colts cornerback Darrell Baker Jr. (39) during the second half of last Sunday's game in Indianapolis.
  12. Bucs tight end Payne Durham (87) pulls in the catch over a Colts defender during the first half of last Sunday's loss in Indianapolis.
  13. The FSU football team will try to beat Louisville for the ACC championship. A Florida State victory would likely send the Seminoles to the College Football Playoff.
  14. Lightning defenseman Calvin de Haan (44) and goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) watch as Pittsburgh Penguins center Jeff Carter (77) scores the go-ahead goal in the third period of Thursday's game at Amalie Arena.
  15. Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) looks away as the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrate Drew O'Connor's tying goal during the second period of Thursday's game at Amalie Arena.
  16. Colts cornerback Jaylon Jones (40) tackles Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans (13) after a catch during Sunday's game in Indianapolis.
  17. Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy leads his team onto the ice for warmups before Thursday's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Amalie Arena.
  18. Bucs offensive coordinator Dave Canales walks back to the locker room after a loss to the Detroit Lions in October at Raymond James Stadium.
  19. Florida Gators quarterback Graham Mertz will be back for another UF football season.
  20. Bucs defensive tackle Calijah Kancey (94) sacks Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud (7) during a game earlier this month in Houston.
  21. Jimmy Donaldson, better known as YouTube star MrBeast  leads the Tampa Bay Buccaneers onto the field for their Oct. 22 game against the Atlanta Falcons.
  22. USF quarterback Byrum Brown was the only freshman in the nation with more than 3,000 passing yards and 700 rushing yards in 2023. His performance has Bulls fans worried that high-profile programs might want to entice Brown into transferring.
  23. Rick Baker, right, served as mayor of St. Petersburg from 2001 to 2010, during which time the Tampa Bay Rays pursued a waterfront ballpark on the Al Lang Stadium site.
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