Tuesday, October 23, 2018
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Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Matt Baker on why he didn’t rank USF

Times college football beat reporter Matt Baker joins Rick Stroud on today's podcast to explain why he left unbeaten USF off of his AP top 25 ballot.

Plus, they discuss how Florida will follow up its upset victory over LSU. And, is the glass half full or half empty at Florida State?

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Fantasy football: Grab former USF star Marlon Mack before it’s too late

Fantasy football: Grab former USF star Marlon Mack before it’s too late

It’s encouraging to still find viable running backs on the waiver wire heading into Week 8. When it comes to such a precious commodity, the cupboard is usually bare by this time, so finding an RB1 is a minor miracle.1. Marlon Mack, RB, ColtsMack, a f...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Know the Foe: Houston

Know the Foe: Houston

A look at Houston, which hosts USF on Saturday at TDECU StadiumNickame: CougarsRecord: 6-1 (3-0 AAC)Wins: at Rice, 45-27; Arizona, 45-18; Texas Southern, 70-14; Tulsa, 41-26; at East Carolina, 42-20; at Navy, 49-36Loss: at Texas Tech, 63-49Coach: Maj...
Updated: 12 hours ago
Houston star Ed Oliver questionable for USF game

Houston star Ed Oliver questionable for USF game

For those who scoff at any team-of-destiny talk surrounding the No. 21 Bulls, we present this little news nugget that surfaced Monday.USF might — might — catch Houston this weekend without its top defensive player.Joseph Duarte ...
Published: 10/22/18
USF journal: Jordan Cronkrite makes another run into the record book

USF journal: Jordan Cronkrite makes another run into the record book

TAMPA — It was just a 6-yard run in a game that was already all but over; USF was running out the clock in its 38-30 victory against Connecticut on Saturday when the carry pushed RB Jordan Cronkrite over the 100-yard rushing mark.But for Cronkr...
Published: 10/20/18
Updated: 10/21/18
No. 21 USF escapes with 38-30 win over UConn

No. 21 USF escapes with 38-30 win over UConn

TAMPA — USF entered Saturday's homecoming contest against Connecticut needing not so much a statement game as a satisfying one, just a feel-good effort following a sequence of close, concerning ones.Problem is, these Bulls never can follow a se...
Published: 10/20/18
Joey Knight’s takeaways from USF-UConn

Joey Knight’s takeaways from USF-UConn

The offensive procrastination must end for USF — now. The Bulls have totaled 26 first-quarter points in their past five games, lowlighted by a scoreless opening period Saturday. That won't cut it against the Houstons and Temples (or even Tulane...
Published: 10/20/18
USF’s messy, at times ugly, but still perfect

USF’s messy, at times ugly, but still perfect

TAMPA — They're not Alabama. Oh, are they not Alabama.They might not even be UCF.The USF Bulls are the least-respected unbeaten team in Division I-A, and they're also second banana in the AAC to those perfect scoundrels 80 miles down I-4.And th...
Published: 10/20/18
Nico Sawtelle joins USF injury list

Nico Sawtelle joins USF injury list

The Bulls, who haven't had their full complement of tailbacks all season, entered Saturday's game down a tackler also.MLB Nico Sawtelle, nursing an upper-body injury, was not suited up for the Bulls' homecoming game Saturday against Connecticut. The ...
Published: 10/20/18
USF kicker Coby Weiss  emerges as clutch ‘cast’ mate

USF kicker Coby Weiss emerges as clutch ‘cast’ mate

TAMPA — There's no skirting the laws of physics and gravity. All kickers, regardless of the amount of horsepower harnessed in their respective quads and calves, have a ceiling.For most, it's a sobering reality. For USF walk-on Coby Weiss, ...
Published: 10/19/18
USF hoops journal: Women’s rookies shining, Yetna on mend for men

USF hoops journal: Women’s rookies shining, Yetna on mend for men

Heralded Bulls 6-foot-8 sophomore Alexis Yetna, whose collegiate debut already has been delayed one year by the NCAA, potentially faces another brief postponement.Second-year men's coach Brian Gregory said Yetna, who played on France's under-20 natio...
Published: 10/19/18