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Tribune Staff

New $2.5 million Town ’N Country Boys & Girls Club dedicated to help new generation

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TOWN ’N COUNTRY — Hassan Lewis was 11 years old when his family moved from Jersey City, N.J., to Tampa.

"I heard that the area we moved to had too much violence and too many distractions that would keep me from ach...

A 3 a.m. wakeup call re-focuses University of Tampa guard Mekhi Biffle

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TAMPA — He’s on a full scholarship for men’s basketball. His playing time has increased. Last month, he had his most productive college game. He’s on track to earn a degree in human performance.

University of Tampa...

Leap of faith pays off for University of Tampa women’s basketball F Faith Sanders

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TAMPA — At her lowest moments, when she wasn’t happy, when she switched schools, when she wondered if her smile and love of basketball would return, University of Tampa senior Faith Sanders had a singular thought.

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‘Bucified Bert’ turns fanaticism into meaningful message

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TAMPA — Fans attending Monday night’s game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Atlanta Falcons will undoubtedly spot an unforgettable character roaming the Raymond James Stadium stands.

He’ll be the guy wearing da...

Brink Foundation, school district create Town ’N Country STEM hub

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TAMPA — Elementary school students programmed an electronic mouse to make its way through a maze.

Middle school students directed an electronic vehicle to stop on a dime, then use its arms to locate and lift a tiny...

Indiana hoops transplant perfectly at home in Tampa

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TAMPA — Back home in Indiana, he was basketball royalty. He played in his first league at age 2. He lived — and loved — the hardwood life. He was accustomed to performing before more than 10,000 fans for his big games.

Lightning continues to boost community hockey initiative

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TAMPA — Since introducing its "Build The Thunder’’ program three years ago, the Tampa Bay Lightning organization has visited 260 schools to promote hockey and teach the game to students.

How can progress be gauged?...