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Nicholas, Selvie say USF a better tackling team

Nicholas, Selvie say USF a better tackling team

We'll learn soon enough -- in about eight days -- whether the tackling of USF's defense has improved from last season.But two significant observers, both of whom know a thing or two about the fundamental, insist the Bulls are better.One of them is Bu...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Florida Gators' Malik Zaire: 'This is everything to me'

Florida Gators' Malik Zaire: 'This is everything to me'

GAINESVILLE — We're two weeks and one day away from the Florida Gators' Sept. 2 season opener against Michigan, and the quarterback position remains unresolved. That's assuming coach Jim McElwain doesn't break some major news when he speaks to ...
Updated: 10 hours ago
New name for St. Petersburg's bowl game: the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl

New name for St. Petersburg's bowl game: the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl

St. Petersburg, a notable contributor to college football's rich history of bizarre bowl sponsorships, might have just outdone itself.The annual contest, held on Tropicana Field's synthetic turf, reportedly will be sponsored by a national lawn mower ...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Rays series preview: Who are the Mariners?

Rays series preview: Who are the Mariners?

The Rays are back home again, duking it out with another club in the American League Wild Card chase — the Mariners, who have a slight advantage over Tampa Bay. Here's the information you need to know about Seattle before the action kicks off. ...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Bucs' Mike Evans motivated by deep ball that got away

Bucs' Mike Evans motivated by deep ball that got away

JACKSONVILLE — Bucs receiver Mike Evans had an efficient half of football Thursday night, with six balls thrown his way and five catches for 57 yards in Tampa Bay's 12-8 preseason win over the Jaguars. But the one that got away is what will con...
Published: 08/18/17
Is Bucs kicker Nick Folk a significant upgrade over Roberto Aguayo?

Is Bucs kicker Nick Folk a significant upgrade over Roberto Aguayo?

Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter made it clear. And he used some Hard Knocks language. Nick Folk was the team's bleeping kicker. With that, the Roberto Aguayo saga ended Saturday, less than 16 months after it started. It's Folk's job, at least for now. O...
Published: 08/18/17
1997 USF Bulls: Keith Williams proof it's never too late to finish degree

1997 USF Bulls: Keith Williams proof it's never too late to finish degree

More than two decades after the University of Tampa played its last game, the city returned to the Saturday football stratosphere when USF played its inaugural contest on Sept. 6, 1997. That 80-3 rout of Kentucky Wesleyan, before a Houlihan's Stadium...
Published: 08/18/17
1997 USF Bulls: Cory Porter regains passion for game 10,000 miles away

1997 USF Bulls: Cory Porter regains passion for game 10,000 miles away

More than two decades after the University of Tampa played its last game, the city returned to the Saturday football stratosphere when USF played its inaugural contest on Sept. 6, 1997. That 80-3 rout of Kentucky Wesleyan, before a Houlihan's Stadium...
Published: 08/18/17
1997 USF Bulls: Scott McCready trades green and gold for black belts

1997 USF Bulls: Scott McCready trades green and gold for black belts

More than two decades after the University of Tampa played its last game, the city returned to the Saturday football stratosphere when USF played its inaugural contest on Sept. 6, 1997. That 80-3 rout of Kentucky Wesleyan, before a Houlihan's Stadium...
Published: 08/18/17
1997 USF Bulls: Charlie Jackson navigates life's speed bumps

1997 USF Bulls: Charlie Jackson navigates life's speed bumps

More than two decades after the University of Tampa played its last game, the city returned to the Saturday football stratosphere when USF played its inaugural contest on Sept. 6, 1997. That 80-3 rout of Kentucky Wesleyan, before a Houlihan's Stadium...
Published: 08/18/17