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USF Football: Hassan Childs Dismissed After Road Rage Incident

The USF Football program is moving on and Hassan Childs will not be given the opportunity to finish his college career the way he imagined it. Following an instance of road rage that resulted in Childs being shot late on Saturday night, Childs was arrested on Monday and is currently recovering in the hospital. The timing for Childs couldn’t have been worse. As a senior who is fairly...
Via Campus Sports Net
25 days ago

USF suspends DB indefinitely for role in shooting, arrest

University of South Florida cornerback Hassan Childs has been suspended indefinitely for his role in an incident over the weekend that left him hospitalized after being shot. The ordeal, which has been described as a road-rage incident, led to his arrest. Childs is facing three felony aggravated assault charges and one misdemeanor charge of marijuana possession (more on that here...
Via Sportsnaut
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Childs facing aggravated assault, pot possession charges

University of South Florida’s Hassan Childs was shot over the weekend, and now he’s facing charges stemming from that incident.According to Joey Knight of the Tampa Bay Times, Childs is facing three counts of aggravated assault and one count of misdemeanor marijuana possession.Childs was shot three times in the upper arm and torso after what was described as a road-rage incident...
Via Sportsnaut
26 days ago  |  Discuss

South Florida safety in stable condition after being shot three times

South Florida senior safety Hassan Childs is in the hospital after being shot three times on Saturday night. According to the initial accounts, the shooting occurred following a road rage incident, and Childs himself had allegedly brandished a gun first. That’s according to this report from the Tampa Bay Times: About 11:15 p.m. Saturday, police received a call from a man later...
Via The Comeback
27 days ago  |  Discuss

USF football player in stable condition after being shot

University of South Florida defensive back Hassan Childs was hospitalized after being shot Saturday night, though thankfully he’s in stable condition at this time. Childs, a redshirt senior, was reportedly off campus when the shooting occurred.Playing in 20 games for the Bulls since 2013, Childs has accumulated 28 tackles and three interceptions. He missed the entire 2015 season...
Via Sportsnaut
27 days ago  |  Discuss

20 years of Victory: Arizona's 1997 Conquest and Biggie's last verse

Ayo, the sun don’t shine foreverBut as long as we here, we might as well shine togetherBetter now than never… — Puff Daddy, “Victory”Basketball is driven by narratives, adjectives and cliches. It allows us as a country to throw on our old colors and root hard for our alma maters once a year. It allows us to root for teams with whom we never gave a dime the satisfaction...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
March 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Williams, Taylor help UCF slip past South Florida, 59-56

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Matt Williams had 20 points and set UCF's career and single-season records for made 3-pointers, B.J. Taylor scored 17, including four 3s, and the Knights beat South Florida 59-56 on Thursday night for their fifth straight win. Williams hit three 3s to give him 104 this season and 252 in his career - one more than each of the previous program marks - and became...
Via AP on Fox
March 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Could Nick Saban take any Power 5 team to a national championship?

Many people upon learning I cover college football for a living often ask me, what do you during the offseason? I usually tell them, there's no offseason. Not with Signing Day, spring football, conference meetings and the like.I'm not going to lie, though. Late February is about as dead as it gets. I'm just happy that you guys send in mailbag questions to give me the opportunity...
Via FOX Sports
February 22, 2017

South Florida beats E Carolina for first conference win

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Geno Thorpe scored 22 points with three 3-pointers and made eight assists and South Florida beat East Carolina 64-57 on Saturday night to end a 12-game losing streak and win its first American Conference game of the season. Thorpe's 3-pointer gave the Bulls a 48-34 lead with 12:17 left to play. The Pirates closed to 50-46 on a 12-2 run capped by Elijah Hughes...
Via AP on Fox
February 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Memphis earns season sweep of South Florida with 85-75 win

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Dedric Lawson scored 29 points and grabbed nine rebounds and Memphis earned the season sweep of South Florida with an 85-75 win on Thursday night. Lawson, who was named a finalist for the Karl Malone Award given to the nation's top power forward, finished 11 of 18 from the field. K.J. Lawson added 18 points and 10 rebounds while Jeremiah Martin had 15 points...
Via AP on Fox
February 02, 2017  |  Discuss

No. 25 South Florida meets South Carolina in Birmingham Bowl

No. 25 South Florida (10-2, AAC) vs. South Carolina (6-6, SEC), 2 p.m. (ESPN). Line: South Florida by 10. Series Record: South Carolina leads 1-0. WHAT'S AT STAKE South Florida is trying to end its season with a school-record 11th victory. The Bulls lost coach Willie Taggart to Oregon earlier this month, but hired former Texas coach Charlie Strong to replace him. The Bulls'...
Via AP on Fox
December 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois beats South Florida 59-48

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Levi Bradley scored 12 points and Northern Illinois beat South Florida 59-48 on Tuesday night for its third straight win. Bradley was 5 of 12 from the floor. Aaric Armstead and Marshawn Wilson added 11 points apiece for Northern Illinois (7-5). Michael Bibby and Bo Zeigler each had 10 points to lead South Florida (5-5), which shot just 3 of 13 from long range...
Via AP on Fox
December 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Oregon hires Colorado DC Jim Leavitt in same role

When Oregon hired head coach Willie Taggart recently, the biggest question on the minds of fans was how he planned to set about fixing the worst defense in the PAC-12. With the reports surfacing that Colorado defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt, a former USF head coach himself, has taken the same job at Oregon, Taggart may have answered that question. HUGE hire for #Oregon &...
Via Sportsnaut
December 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Way-too-early look at Heisman favorites in 2017

The college football season ended just over a month ago, so why not take a way-too-early look at the Heisman favorites in 2017?
December 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Charlie Strong is a home-run hire for the South Florida Bulls

Charlie Strong is a home-run hire for the South Florida Bulls. Under his leadership, USF will win its first outright conference championship in school history. Make no mistake about it: Strong walks into a great situation in Tampa. Unlike his previous stops at Louisville and Texas, there’s no need to rebuild everything from scratch. Willie Taggart transformed the Bulls into a contender...
Via The Student Section
December 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Charlie Strong has had preliminary discussions with South Florida

Charlie Strong may not be out of work for very long. According to ESPN’s Chris Low, Strong has held preliminary discussions with South Florida officials over the school’s vacant coaching position. Strong was expected to meet with USF officials on Friday for more formal talks. He is reportedly atop the Bulls’ list of potential hires. The former Texas coach knows the state...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: ‘Well has been poisoned’ for Lane Kiffin as USF candidate

It doesn’t sound as if Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin will be a candidate for the vacant USF coaching job. It’s not necessarily because of lack of interest, but rather something significantly more personal. With Willie Taggart leaving the Bulls to take the Oregon job, there was some talk that Kiffin might be a fit to replace him. ESPN reported Wednesday that Kiffin...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Thorpe scores 18, South Florida beats Rider 70-65

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Geno Thorpe scored six of his 18 points in the final 3:45 and tied a career high with five assists to help South Florida beat Rider 70-65 on Saturday night. Redshirt freshman Tulio Da Silva scored a season-high 13 points, including 12 on 4-of-4 shooting in the second half, Malik Fitts added 11 points and Troy Holston scored 10. Holston hit a 3-pointer and then...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Flowers has 5 TDs, leads South Florida over Memphis 49-42

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Quinton Flowers threw two touchdown passes and ran for three more scores, including the go-ahead touchdown with 1:22 to play, and South Florida held on to beat Memphis 49-42 on Saturday night. Flowers ran into running back Marlon Mack, stumbled, and then ran 22 yards into the end zone for the game-winner. On the ensuing series, Riley Ferguson led the Tigers...
Via AP on Fox
November 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Marlon Mack, Quinton Flowers help USF pull away from ECU late

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Marlon Mack rushed for 152 yards and two touchdowns, Quinton Flowers threw for three more and South Florida defeated East Carolina 38-22 on Saturday.East Carolina (2-4, 0-2 American) scored 16 straight points to close within 24-22 with 6:58 remaining before Flowers connected with Rodney Adams on a 62-yard touchdown pass and Mack added a 9-yard scoring run following...
Via AP on Fox
October 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Mack, Flower lead USF over ECU 38-22

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Marlon Mack rushed for 152 yards and two touchdowns, Quinton Flowers threw for three more and South Florida defeated East Carolina 38-22 on Saturday. East Carolina (2-4, 0-2 American) scored 16 straight points to close within 24-22 with 6:58 remaining before Flowers connected with Rodney Adams on a 62-yard touchdown pass and Mack added a 9-yard scoring run following...
Via AP on Fox
October 08, 2016  |  Discuss

USF reels off final 28 points to best Cincinnati

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Quentin Flowers and Marlon Mack ran for two touchdowns apiece and Mack became South Florida's career rushing leader as the Bulls scored the final 28 points to beat Cincinnati 45-20 on Saturday night.Mack finished 118 yards on 20 carries, including a 49-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter that moved him past Andre Hall into first on South Florida's career rushing...
Via AP on Fox
October 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Flowers, Mack help USF pull away, beat Cincinnati 45-20

CINCINNATI (AP) Quentin Flowers and Marlon Mack ran for two touchdowns apiece and Mack became South Florida's career rushing leader as the Bulls scored the final 28 points to beat Cincinnati 45-20 on Saturday night. Mack finished 118 yards on 20 carries, including a 49-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter that moved him past Andre Hall into first on South Florida's career...
Via AP on Fox
October 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Syracuse coach Babers retains an even keel in tough start

Three games into his first season at Syracuse, coach Dino Babers is going through the customary growing pains as he puts his stamp on the program. The offense is grasping his fast-paced style, but the defense is depleted and has been torched for too many big plays in two blowout losses as the Orange prepare to hit the road for the first time this fall. ''I think we're still in stages...
Via AP on Fox
September 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Syracuse braces for USF and another dual-threat QB

Louisville's Lamar Jackson confounded the Syracuse defense in just about every way. Quinton Flowers is ready to keep the ball rolling against the Orange. Flowers leads South Florida (2-0) into the Carrier Dome on Saturday afternoon, a week after Jackson led the No. 10 Cardinals to a 62-28 victory indoors. The Orange (1-1) allowed a school-record 845 yards as Jackson scored four...
Via AP on Fox
September 16, 2016  |  Discuss
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