NCAA investigating USF men’s basketball for academic fraud

The South Florida basketball program is under investigation for academic fraud, according to Jeff Goodman of ESPN. Assistant coach Oliver Antigua, the brother of head coach Orlando Antigua, has been told he cannot go out on the road for recruiting this month, probably in response to the investigation. ORlando Antigua took over at South Florida before the 2014 season after spending...
Via The Comeback
July 20, 2016  |  Discuss

TSS Top 50: No. 42 South Florida Bulls

South Florida Bulls2015  Record: 8-5 overall, 6-2 American Athletic (Lost 45-35 to Western Kentucky in Miami Beach Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Can Willie Taggart and USF become a true contender after going 14-23 the last three seasons? If the transformation doesn’t happen this season, then it never will at USF for the former Western Kentucky quarterback and coach. That’s...
Via The Student Section
July 06, 2016  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Stellar Performance By Quarterback Leads WKU To Bowl Win

Western Kentucky got off to a slow start in the Miami Beach Bowl until quarterback Brandon Daughty turned on the power and led his team to victory over the South Florida Bulls. The Hilltoppers were down 14-10 going into halftime, but the third quarter made all the difference. Doughty connected with receivers three different times to outscore the Bulls 28-7 in the third quarter. One...
Via Gamedayr
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

South Florida gives WIllie Taggart extension through 2020

In the AAC this year, most of the focus was on the rise of four teams: Houston, Temple, Memphis, and Navy. All of them had great seasons and were, deservedly so, the talk of many throughout the football world. However, there is one program that certainly had a much better season than anyone would have believed. The South Florida Bulls finished the season 8-4 and were one Owls’...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

South Florida to play in Miami Beach Bowl

There are now six teams in the FBS to accept bowl bids. The South Florida Bulls have turned their season around and were one Temple loss away from playing for the AAC Championship this season. The team will make their first bowl game since 2010 this year. According to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, the Bulls will be staying close to home as they will play in the Miami Beach Bowl. USF...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Case Studies: South Florida

Willie Taggart, welcome back to the list of hot coaching names. Taggart — remember him? — was the artist formerly known as the architect of Western Kentucky football. Taggart, in relatively short order, guided the Hilltoppers from the 0-12 cellar at the end of the 2009 season (under former coach David Elson) to a 7-5 record two seasons later. In 2012, WKU made its first bowl...
Via The Student Section
November 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Quinton Flowers tops 200 rushing yards as USF bests SMU

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Quinton Flowers rushed for a South Florida quarterback-record 201 yards and three touchdowns Saturday, helping the Bulls beat SMU 38-14 for their first three-game winning streak in four years.USF (4-3, 2-1 American Athletic Conference) also matched its victory total for all of last season. SMU (1-6, 0-3) has lost five straight during a stretch in which the Mustangs...
Via Associated Press
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

2nd University of South Florida player accused of firing gun

Lamar Robbins, center, is accused of firing a gun on campus. Joe Murphy Getty Images North AmericaTAMPA, Fla. -- A second University of South Florida football player is now accused of firing a gun on campus.University police arrested junior cornerback Lamar Robbins on Thursday afternoon. He remained in the Hillsborough County Jail early Friday with an $8,000 bond.Police say they...
Via Associated Press
October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

USF OL Benjamin Knox arrested for firing gun at dorm

South Florida Bulls reserve offensive lineman and redshirt freshman Benjamin Knox has been arrested for firing a gun at a campus dorm’s exterior, per a report from local authorities. Allegedly, Knox shot at the dorm from a parking garage early Sunday morning, according to university police. Nobody was injured. Authorities then saw an open gun case and bullets inside Knox’s car...
Via Campus Sports Net
October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: USF Uses Trickery To Get Past Syracuse

Trick plays don’t work all the time, but when they do people can’t help but get hyped! The University of South Florida Bulls decided to test their luck with trick plays against Syracuse. Seeing as the Bulls were already up 17-3 in the third quarter they decided to pull this rabbit out of the hat. What you just saw was a handoff into a reverse flip into a flea flicker. Quinton...
Via Gamedayr
October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Rapper Plies celebrates with USF after victory

The South Florida Bulls weren’t a team many were looking at heading into the 2015 season, but they are officially on the radar now following an epic win to open the season, and with a celebrity fan to boot! After defeating the Florida A&M Rattlers last night by a score of 51-3, rap star Plies headed to the locker room and celebrated with freshman defensive end Vincent Jackson...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 06, 2015  |  Discuss

UCF-USF football game moved to Thanksgiving night

By Jason Parker It’s not Florida State-Florida, Florida State-Miami or even FAMU-Bethune Cookman, but for a segment of the Sunshine State’s population, the annual game between Central Florida and South Florida is the biggest game of the year. In 2015, the “War On I-4″ will be a working holiday for the two teams. Originally scheduled to be played on Friday, Nov. 27, the...
Via Gamedayr
August 12, 2015  |  Discuss

South Florida Adds Former Badger Safety to Roster

The South Florida Bulls added on a piece to their secondary that could greatly help them in the future. Former Wisconsin safety Austin Hudson has finally made a decision on where he would continue his college career and it is in his home state of Florida. According to College Football Talk, Hudson made the decision that he will take his talents to Tampa and USF. The Bulls have not...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

South Florida Football: Bulls force turnovers but lose close one to Terrapins 24-17

After a scare last week against the West Carolina Catamounts in a narrow victory, the South Florida Bulls suffered an even bigger scare early in the contest just after the first play against the Maryland Terrapins. Quarterback Mike White injured his left arm on a play-action pass and left the game and didn’t return. “Right now I don’t know how long he is out,” said head coach...
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

South Florida Football: Bulls avoid upset from Catamounts in 36-31 victory

If the South Florida Bulls were looking to have an easy win to start off the season, playing against the West Carolina Catamounts was the wrong team to play against. After the Catamounts started to gain a little momentum converting two first downs on the opening drive, running back Darius Ramsey fumbled the football away to the swarming Bulls defense. After the Bulls offense stalled...
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

USF coach resigns over tweet blasting former player

Twitter can be a great tool, but also a very dangerous place for someone who lacks a clear social filter.  We’ve seen athletes get in trouble on numerous occasions over tweets that have been posted.  And Twitter doesn’t even hold a candle to the trouble that can be found on Instagram.  Just ask anyone from Donald Sterling to Kenny Britt. But it’s rare that a coach faces...
Via Awful Announcing
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Steve Masiello lied on resume, never earned degree

One of the more bizarre stories of the year came out on Tuesday when it was revealed that South Florida had backed out of a deal to hire Steve Masiello as its next basketball coach because of a discrepancy in his background check. On Wednesday, The Tampa Tribune reported that Masiello lied on his resume […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

COMMIT: 2014 G Dinero Mercurius to South Florida

The South Florida Bulls landed their second recruit for 2014, Dinero Mercurius of Faith Baptist (FL), according to multiple reports. Mercurius is a 6′-4″ shooting guard that is a post-graduate prospect, after playing at University (FL) in Orlando last season. Mercurius is reportedly averaging 17 points and 6 assists per game this year at Faith Baptist. South […]
Via Hoopniks
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

USF has cool new helmets for next season

It looks like the South Florida Bulls have taken some inspiration from the Baylor Bears with their new gold chrome helmet. It’s a good look, but I personally prefer the green one. The matte green with the gold chrome is a pretty awesome look and it will be interesting to see if they add new jerseys to go with the helmets. [@PReinforcement] The post USF has cool new helmets for...
Via Diehardsport
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: South Florida Grad Assistant Tweets Out Two New USF Helmets: Gold Chrome And Matte Green Are Coming

It’s never too early to start thinking about next year’s college football season. This rings especially true for the South Florida Bulls, who are looking to put a 2-10 season firmly in their rearview mirror. Today, USF defensive grad assistant Kurt von Bargen tweeted out a pair of new helmets for the Bulls next season. One of the helmets is matte green with a gold chrome Bulls...
Via College Spun
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

USF comes up short at No. 17 UCF, falling 23-20

South Florida has had setbacks during coach Willie Taggart's first season in Tampa. The Bulls left the field after Friday's 23-20 loss to No. 17 UCF with a few more regrets to dwell on for sure, but it also displayed flashes of the team Taggart has been hoping to see for weeks. UCF's Breshad Perriman caught a 52-yard touchdown pass from Blake Bortles with 4:50 left to give the...
Via Associated Press
November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 17 UCF survives scare from rival USF, 23-20

Breshad Perriman scored on a 52-yard touchdown pass from Blake Bortles with 4:50 left in the fourth quarter to give No. 17 UCF a 23-20 win over South Florida Friday night, keeping the Knights on course for a conference title and BCS bid. UCF (10-1, 7-0 American Athletic Conference) secured at least a share of the conference title. A victory against SMU next week will give the Knights...
Via Associated Press
November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 17 UCF has loftier goals against rival USF

Located just 85 miles apart, South Florida and UCF have on paper always seemed like natural rivals. But in four meetings between 2005 and 2008, the Knights could never break through with a victory. Now as members of the same conference, UCF will be playing for more than its first victory in the series when the teams meet on Friday. With two victories over the final two weeks of...
Via Associated Press
November 28, 2013  |  Discuss

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