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The USF softball team, led by interim coach Jess Moore (center), was 16-9 when its season was halted by mounting concerns over the coronavirus. [DIRK SHADD  |  Times]
The concerns over COVID-19 essentially wiped out the entire spring sports season.
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The cancelations were announced in early March just as the coronavirus spread: No WrestleMania, March Madness, Grand Prix or Valspar Championship.
Mar. 27• Health
The couple’s second child is due in August.
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The longtime USF softball coach empathizes with athletes whose preparation for the once-in-a-lifetime event was impacted by the current pandemic.
Mar. 24• Bucs


  1. The USF softball team, led by interim coach Jess Moore (center), was 16-9 when its season was halted by mounting concerns over the coronavirus. [DIRK SHADD  |  Times]
  2. Miami coach Jim Larranaga says of recruiting: " I feel like one-on-one is better. I want to talk to a young man. I want to have a conversation. I don’t want to be posting, tweeting, Instagramming.” [CARL JUSTE  |  AP]
  3. A January 1970 file photo showing Notre Dame college basketball player Austin Carr. Carr played for Notre Dame in an era when prolific scorers dominated college basketball such as LSU's Pete Maravich, but it's Carr's 61 points against Ohio in the first round in 1970 that still stands to this day as the most in an NCAA Tournament game. [AP]
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  5. In this April 8, 2016, file photo, Villanova's Ryan Arcidiacono holds the trophy during a parade in Philadelphia celebrating the Wildcats' NCAA men's basketball championship. The NCAA and networks across the sports dial have infused fans with a hoops fix by rebroadcasting epic NCAA Tournament games. Coaches and players involved in those games are adding insight and a dash of humor by live tweeting during the replay. [MATT ROURKE  |  AP]
  6. In this Nov. 28, 1968, file photo of the now-defunct ABA, Miami Floridians' Les Hunter (41) is fouled by Oakland Oaks' Jim Eakins (42) while scoring a basket during a game in Miami. Hunter, a star on Loyola Chicago's barrier-breaking 1963 NCAA championship team, died Friday, March 27, 2020, the school said. He was 77 and had been battling cancer. [TOBY MASSEY  |  AP]
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  8. This March 12, 2020, file photo, shows the national office of the NCAA in Indianapolis. The NCAA says it will distribute $225 million to its Division I members in June, $375 million less than had been budgeted this year because the coronavirus outbreak forced the cancellation of the men's basketball tournament. [MICHAEL CONROY  |  AP]
  9. USF football coach Jeff Scott and wife Sara, pictured here with their 4-year-old daughter Savannah, are expecting a baby boy this summer. [OCTAVIO JONES  |  Times]
  10. Will college football, which draws huge crowds (especially in this state), be impacted by the current pandemic? Week 0 of the college season is slated for Aug. 29. [Times]
  11. USF quarterback Jordan McCloud drops back to pass during the Bulls' only spring football practice of 2020 at the Frank Morsani Football Complex in Tampa on March 10. [OCTAVIO JONES  |  Times]
  12. USF receiver Xavier Weaver (84) runs through drills during the Bulls' spring practice at the Frank Morsani Football Complex on March 10. [OCTAVIO JONES  |  Times]
  1. A general view inside the Dayton Arena, Friday, March 13, 2020, in Dayton, Ohio. The coronavirus outbreak has abruptly roused the University of Dayton from its dream of a basketball season. The 29-2 Flyers were rolling into tournament play on a 20-game winning streak that had lifted spirits in an Ohio city battered in the past year by violent deaths and devastation. The NCAA decision to cancel March Madness ended hopes for the small Roman Catholic school's first Final Four appearance in 53 years. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster) [AARON DOSTER  |  AP]
  2. New USF football coach Jeff Scott oversaw one practice before the coronavirus outbreak forced the Bulls to shut things down. [OCTAVIO JONES  |  Times]
  3. FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2018, file photo, former Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino appears during a news conference in New York. Hall of Famer Pitino was named basketball coach at Iona College on Saturday, March 14, 2020. Pitino coached at Louisville from 2001-17 before being fired in a pay-for-play scandal and had been coaching in Greece. He replaces Tim Cluess, who resigned Friday after 10 years and six NCAA Tournament appearances due to health concerns. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File) [SETH WENIG  |  AP]
  4. USF vice-president of athletics Michael Kelly announced Friday no Bulls team practices will be held until at least April 5 in response to coronavirus concerns. [OCTAVIO JONES  |  Times]
  5. Jon Jenney sits alone with no fans in the stands while working in the VIP area overlooking pit lane at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Friday. The event officially was canceled later in the day. [DIRK SHADD  |  Times]
  6. The NCAA, which canceled all winter and spring sports championships Thursday amid coronavirus concerns, is entertaining the idea of granting a season or relief for student-athletes in spring sports such as USF's Georgina Corrick. [USF Athletics]
  7. Florida takes on UCLA during the 2011 NCAA basketball tournament in Tampa. The NCAA announced Thursday that it has canceled its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments. [Times (2011)]
  8. For now, USF spring football practices under new coach Jeff Scott, are on hold due to concerns over the coronavirus. [OCTAVIO JONES  |  Times]
  9. The 2011 NCAA Basketball tournament began in Tampa, FL with Clemson taking on West Virginia. [HANDOUT  |  Times (2011)]
  10. FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2019, file photo, the Golden State Warriors championship banners hang above the seating and basketball court at the Chase Center in San Francisco. The Warriors will play the Brooklyn Nets at home Thursday night, March 12, 2020, in the first NBA game without fans since the outbreak of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File) [ERIC RISBERG  |  AP]
  11. USF 7-foot sophomore Michael Durr (4) has come on strong late in the season for the Bulls, who begin play Thursday in the American Athletic Conference tournament. [OCTAVIO JONES  |  Times]
  12. New USF football coach Jeff Scott runs through drills during spring practice at the Morsani Complex on Tuesday. [OCTAVIO JONES  |  Times]