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Sunday, Aug 30, 2015

Joey Johnston

Tribune Staff

Ex-Jefferson star Garcia a cautionary tale for aspiring players

- The Stephen Garcia story didn’t unfold as many people had expected, but the former Jefferson High star is hoping for one more opportunity to play in the NFL.

USF notes: Two key defenders suspended for first two games

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— The University of South Florida Bulls will be without two key defensive playmakers for this season’s first two games.

USF names Quinton Flowers as starting QB

- Sophomore Quinton Flowers, who started one game and attempted only 20 passes in his first season, was named Monday as USF's starting quarterback.

USF Bulls notes: QB competition still too close to call

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Following Saturday morning’s scrimmage that closed fall training camp for the University of South Florida, Bulls coach Willie Taggart said the quarterback race between sen...

Top storylines at state’s college football training camps

- The 2015 college football season is just four weeks away and many of the state’s major programs face critical questions. Here is a look at some of the top storylines heading into fall camps.

USF’s Taggart has optimistic outlook

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The University of South Florida football program has changed its offensive and defensive philosophy. It has changed some assistant coaches. And it might undergo some changes in personnel.

USF athletic director says it’s a big year for football team, Taggart

- USF athletic director Mark Harlan says he is confident in the direction of the football program as the season nears.

USF RB Mack looks to build quietly on stellar freshman season

- The irony isn’t lost on University of South Florida sophomore running back Marlon Mack.

Negro league great and Tampa native Dirk Gibbons dead at 86

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— Walter Lee “Dirk’’ Gibbons, a Tampa native and Negro League pitching legend who was a contemporary of Hall of Famers Jackie Robinson and Larry Doby, died ...

USF unveils new football uniforms

- The Bulls unveiled their new Under Armour-designed uniforms. They reflect the USF-wide branding design, while featuring some color and the bulls-horn “U’’ on the shoulder, plus new striping on the pants.

USF basketball teams will play four games in Spain

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At the University of South Florida, the men’s and women’s basketball teams work in the same facility, which features identical practice courts and training rooms...

Rowdies’ Adu just wants to be himself

- Around the soccer world, maybe well beyond that, his name still attracts attention. Freddy Adu is attempting to resurrect his career — far under the radar — with the North American Soccer League’s Tampa...

Long road to recovery for former USF standout B.B. Waldon

- Several surgeries are still required to correct damage done to B.B. Waldon’s body after an April car crash, and some things might never be the same. Waldon, 35, could be justifiably bitter or depressed, but he has ch...

Dupay’s three-pointer record try falls short, but students still benefit

- He didn’t quit. For former University of Florida basketball great Teddy Dupay, that was the biggest accomplishment during Thursday’s attempt to set a Guinness World Record for most 3-pointers made in a 24-hour...

Former Gator goes for 3-pointer world record to help Ybor students

- Teddy Dupay will attempt to break the Guinness World Records mark for the most 3-point baskets made in a 24-hour period. But he has a greater goal in mind. Dupay hopes to raise $100,000 for Academy Prep, a private middle sc...

Fireworks safety in spotlight after high-profile injuries

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Fireworks safety — usually a dutiful reminder every Fourth of July and New Year’s Eve — has escalated into a grim hot-button issue this week after serious injuries to two NFL players with ties to Tam...

USF grad’s Liguori’s groundbreaking show available for new generation

- Thirty-three years ago, Ann Liguori headed to New York with a love of sports, a fascination with people, not much money and the dream of making her mark in an industry dominated by men. She has parlayed that into a career o...