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Journal: USF gets support on the road

Journal: USF gets support on the road

NEW ORLEANS — Perhaps it was the chance to witness the first USF-Tulane game ever, or an opportunity to frolic in the French Quarter for a weekend. Or both.Regardless, USF had one of its heartiest fan contingents for a road game in recent memor...
Published: 10/21/17
No. 16 USF hangs on at Tulane, off to first 7-0 start

No. 16 USF hangs on at Tulane, off to first 7-0 start

NEW ORLEANS — After half a season of mismatches, USF found itself in a grudge match Saturday night. But its one-time dark horse Heisman Trophy candidate, whose entire life has been a veritable grudge match, flourished just when nip and tuck con...
Published: 10/21/17
Red-hot Rowdies win playoff opener

Red-hot Rowdies win playoff opener

ST. PETERSBURG — The Rowdies entered Saturday night's United Soccer League playoff opener as the league's hottest team. First-round opponent FC Cincinnati did nothing to cool them down. Veteran midfielder Marcel Schafer scored two first-half go...
Published: 10/21/17

Roger Mooney's takeaways from Saturday's Lightning-Penguins game

Man, is Nikita Kucherov fun to watch. He has a goal in all but one game this season and points in all nine. You have to watch him each time he is on the ice because he is going to do something you do not want to miss: a goal, a shot that requires a t...
Published: 10/21/17
Stroud: Bucs need to stop digging holes on road

Stroud: Bucs need to stop digging holes on road

TAMPA — Okay, all you road scholars, why do the Bucs keep falling behind in games not played at Raymond James Stadium?A year ago, the Bucs were actually a pretty good road team, going 5-3. But slow starts have doomed them of late. In their past...
Published: 10/21/17
Late fumble, field goal send Florida State to another loss

Late fumble, field goal send Florida State to another loss

TALLAHASSEE — Florida State's streak of 35 consecutive bowl appearances is in serious jeopardy after a last-second 31-28 home loss to Louisville on Saturday. The defeat wasn't as shocking as last year's 63-20 throttling by the Cardinals, but it...
Published: 10/21/17
What we've learned from the Bucs' and Bills' playoff droughts

What we've learned from the Bucs' and Bills' playoff droughts

Is it possible for the Buccaneers and Bills to be any farther off the NFL's radar? You get the feeling schedule-makers didn't think twice about putting this one down for 1 p.m. Sunday — the let's-hope-no-one-notices time slot.Who could blame th...
Published: 10/21/17
Florida football has become something to be endured, not enjoyed

Florida football has become something to be endured, not enjoyed

The Jim McElwain era at Florida is something to be endured, not enjoyed.I hear dutiful Florida fans heading to Gainesville, "Well, we'll see."They might as well be going to a dental drilling.That is how far Florida has fallen, how big a hit the Flori...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Little separates McElwain and Muschamp eras of futility at Florida

Little separates McElwain and Muschamp eras of futility at Florida

"His track record on the offensive side of the ball is special. You can look it up, see the records." — Florida then-athletic director Jeremy Foley, December 2014GAINESVILLE — After Will Muschamp led some of the ugliest seasons in modern ...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Bucs journal: LB Kwon Alexander ready to return from injury

Bucs journal: LB Kwon Alexander ready to return from injury

TAMPA — LB Kwon Alexander, sidelined by a hamstring injury since the second quarter of the Bucs' season opener against Chicago, will finally make a healthy return Sunday against the Bills."It's a blessing to be back," Alexander said after Frida...
Published: 10/20/17
Updated: 10/21/17