Saturday, November 18, 2017

Sunshine State Report

The latest on college sports in Florida

On the eve of USF-Indiana, what have we learned about the Bulls?

On the eve of USF-Indiana, what have we learned about the Bulls?

The USF men's basketball team (2-1) plays its most prominent non-conference foe — by far — Sunday when it faces struggling Indiana (1-2) at 6 p.m. in Assembly Hall. Presumably, new coach Brian Gregory wishes his team had a few more games ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
USF freshman receiver Kevaughn Dingle arrested

USF freshman receiver Kevaughn Dingle arrested

USF freshman WR Kevaughn Dingle was arrested by campus police late Friday morning on a felony sexual-battery charge.An 18-year-old from Miami being redshirted this season, Dingle remains in jail on no bond, according to Hillsborough County Sheriff's ...
Published: 11/17/17
Here’s how USF still can host the AAC title game.

Here’s how USF still can host the AAC title game.

Now that USF has survived its senior night scare from Tulsa, the Bulls' postseason scenario is fairly clear.But for those still struggling to find the clarity, we're breaking it down for you one last time.First, next Friday's game at UCF (9-0, 6-0) w...
Published: 11/17/17
Florida Gators possible coaching candidate: Mike Norvell

Florida Gators possible coaching candidate: Mike Norvell

No matter what rumors you're seeing on Twitter, we're still days (maybe weeks) away from the Florida Gators naming their next head coach. That gives us plenty of time to examine some potential candidates to replace Jim McElwain. Next u...
Published: 11/16/17
American Athletic Conference power rankings, Week 12

American Athletic Conference power rankings, Week 12

Some clear front-runners have emerged entering the final furlong of the American Athletic Conference division races. Memphis captures the West with a win Saturday at home against SMU, while UCF and USF need only defeat Temple and Tulsa, respectively,...
Published: 11/16/17
USF seniors recall highs, lows of improbable college journey

USF seniors recall highs, lows of improbable college journey

Shortly after 7 p.m. Thursday, more than 20 USF seniors will take one final, tear-inducing trot onto the Raymond James Stadium turf, and into the waiting arms of loved ones.In a sense, that short jog will represent the final steps of a surreal, sober...
Published: 11/15/17
Updated: 11/16/17
Amid criticism, USF’s Sterlin Gilbert says time needed to master offense

Amid criticism, USF’s Sterlin Gilbert says time needed to master offense

Though most coaches prefer to insulate themselves from cyberspace during the season, Bulls offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert clearly has caught wind of the criticism heaped on his power-based, push-the-tempo system.On Wednesday, he responded to i...
Published: 11/15/17
Florida Gators possible coaching candidate: Willie Taggart

Florida Gators possible coaching candidate: Willie Taggart

We're still days (probably weeks) away from the Florida Gators naming their next head coach. That gives us plenty of time to examine some potential candidates to replace Jim McElwain. Next up (ordered by Bovada's betting odds)…Wi...
Published: 11/15/17
USF poised for record-shattering night Thursday

USF poised for record-shattering night Thursday

Roughly 20 minutes prior to Thursday evening's Tulsa-USF game, almost certainly the Bulls' 2017 home finale, 23 senior players will be recognized.By night's end, a few of them could be immortalized.A handful of seniors are the cusp of breaking USF of...
Published: 11/14/17
Florida Gators possible coaching candidate: Chip Kelly

Florida Gators possible coaching candidate: Chip Kelly

We're still days (probably weeks) away from the Florida Gators naming their next head coach. That gives us plenty of time to examine some potential candidates to replace Jim McElwain. I intended to list these all by Bovada's betting od...
Published: 11/14/17