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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

Show of strength: USF races out to early lead, dismantles Cincinnati

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Quinton Flowers threw four touchdown passes and Marlon Mack topped 100 yards rushing for the seventh time this season, helping surging South Florida remain in contention for the American Athletic Conference East Division title with a 65-27 rout of Cincinnati on Friday night.USF (7-4, 5-2) won for the sixth time in seven games following a 1-3 start. The second...
Via Associated Press
November 21, 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

VIDEO: FSU Football Releases Hype Piece For Upcoming Game

Florida State’s next football game against the South Florida Bulls shouldn’t, on paper, be much of a challenge. The Seminoles made quick work of their opening opponent, and even many fans of the Bulls would admit there is more talent in Tallahassee. Still, the ‘Noles know not to look past any team as they look to bring home a fourth straight ACC title and a return trip to the...
Via Gamedayr
September 09, 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

The Bulls and Knights will now play on the holiday to avoid playing the same night as the USF basketball team takes on a national power.
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

USF Bulls No. 102 in CBS Sports’ Weekly College Football Rankings

CBS Sports has released its weekly set of college football rankings, and after suffering their second straight loss, the South Florida Bulls came in at No. 102 in the overall rankings. Photo used courtesy of tampabay.com. Obviously, this is not where the Bulls would like to be right now. USF dropped one spot from last week’s rankings after a 27-3 defeat at the hands of Houston...
Via AAC Football Fever
November 05, 2014  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
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...
Via isportsweb.com
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

South Florida Bulls season preview

Entering his second season as head coach of the South Florida Bulls, Willie Taggart has a lot to improve upon after the team had a disappointing 2-10 season in 2013. Taggart will get a reprieve for his first season, but he needs to start showing some progress in year two. The Bulls hope is that sophomore quarterback Mike White can take the reigns of the offense after appearing in...
Via College Football Universe
April 29, 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

Report: USF kills deal with coach Steve Masiello

It was reported earlier today by ESPN, multiple media sources, and this very website that recent Manhattan head coach Steve Masiello was being hired at the University of South Florida. Late Tuesday night however, according to the Tampa Bay Tribune that deal has been killed by the university. The Tampa Bay Tribune, citing sources, is […]
Via Full Scale 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

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

South Florida Mark Joyce NFL Draft Breakdown

Mark Joyce leaves South Florida as one of their top defenders. Joyce appeared in all 13 games, starting on, at safety as a true freshman. Since then, Joyce has improved and built upon his solid freshman season. In 2012, he saw action in all 12 games, starting 11, in the secondary and tallied 74 tackles. During his senior season, Joyce finished second on the team with two inception...
Via College2Pro.com
December 19, 2013  |  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

UCF Knights vs. South Florida Bulls: Betting Odds, Point Spread, Over/Under and tv info

On Friday the UCF Knights and South Florida Bulls will match-up in a game of two teams from the American Athletic Conference. Entering Friday’s game No. 19 UCF (9-1) will be looking to improve to 7-0 in conference play while South Florida is a mere 2-8 on the season. Coverage of the game between South Florida and UCF will air on ESPN beginning at 8:00 pm ET from BH Networks Stadium...
Via Tireball.com
November 29, 2013  |  Discuss
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