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Revisiting the inaugural 1997 USF Bulls football roster

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:47:05 -0400

Eighty-one players were listed on the USF roster the night of the program's inaugural game against Kentucky Wesleyan on Sept. 6, 1997. We tracked down 74 of them. Here's what they've been up to for the past couple decades. (Jersey number, position, year and hometown from USF days; current hometown(image)


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Bucs' Mike Evans motivated by deep ball that got away

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:34:31 -0400

JACKSONVILLE — Bucs receiver Mike Evans had an efficient half of football Thursday night, with six balls thrown his way and five catches for 57 yards in Tampa Bay's 12-8 preseason win over the Jaguars. But the one that got away is what will continue to motivate him in the three weeks before(image)


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Is Bucs kicker Nick Folk a significant upgrade over Roberto Aguayo?

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:33:48 -0400

Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter made it clear. And he used some Hard Knocks language. Nick Folk was the team's bleeping kicker. With that, the Roberto Aguayo saga ended Saturday, less than 16 months after it started. It's Folk's job, at least for now. On Thursday against the Jaguars ­— his(image)


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1997 USF Bulls: Keith Williams proof it's never too late to finish degree

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:30:28 -0400

More than two decades after the University of Tampa played its last game, the city returned to the Saturday football stratosphere when USF played its inaugural contest on Sept. 6, 1997. That 80-3 rout of Kentucky Wesleyan, before a Houlihan's Stadium crowd of 49,212, occurred nearly two years to(image)


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1997 USF Bulls: Cory Porter regains passion for game 10,000 miles away

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:29:15 -0400

More than two decades after the University of Tampa played its last game, the city returned to the Saturday football stratosphere when USF played its inaugural contest on Sept. 6, 1997. That 80-3 rout of Kentucky Wesleyan, before a Houlihan's Stadium crowd of 49,212, occurred nearly two years to(image)


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1997 USF Bulls: Scott McCready trades green and gold for black belts

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:25:47 -0400

More than two decades after the University of Tampa played its last game, the city returned to the Saturday football stratosphere when USF played its inaugural contest on Sept. 6, 1997. That 80-3 rout of Kentucky Wesleyan, before a Houlihan's Stadium crowd of 49,212, occurred nearly two years to(image)


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1997 USF Bulls: Charlie Jackson navigates life's speed bumps

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:23:58 -0400

More than two decades after the University of Tampa played its last game, the city returned to the Saturday football stratosphere when USF played its inaugural contest on Sept. 6, 1997. That 80-3 rout of Kentucky Wesleyan, before a Houlihan's Stadium crowd of 49,212, occurred nearly two years to(image)


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1997 USF Bulls: Jay Mize, a 'relentless, fearless' safety and entrepreneur

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:18:05 -0400

More than two decades after the University of Tampa played its last game, the city returned to the Saturday football stratosphere when USF played its inaugural contest on Sept. 6, 1997. That 80-3 rout of Kentucky Wesleyan, before a Houlihan's Stadium crowd of 49,212, occurred nearly two years to(image)


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Gerald McCoy: Bucs defense wanted to 'set the tone' vs. Jaguars

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:17:02 -0400

JACKSONVILLE - The Bucs' starting defense held the Jaguars to a total of 1 rushing yard on 7 carries in the first half of Thursday's 12-8 win.And they were disappointed."We want them to have negative-90, negative-80. We don't care," defensive tackle Gerald McCoy said. "We want to keep it(image)


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Confederate statue: Why Bucs, Lightning, Rays took a stand

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:52:29 -0400

They didn't want another Charlottesville. They didn't want to wake up to the horrible news that someone was dead. They didn't want to see riots in their streets broadcast on CNN. They didn't want to live with the guilt of knowing their failure to act led to more hatred, more divisiveness and more(image)


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Tim Tebow Week: 12 stories from his Tampa Bay tour

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:34:54 -0400

Alas, Tim Tebow Week - eight baseball games in eight nights that reunited Tebow with his Tampa Bay friends and admirers - is over. The fun ended Thursday night.Ten years after his Heisman Trophy season at Florida, Tebow is giving professional baseball a whirl in the New York Mets system.(image)


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Rays journal: Archer has strong outing, with two mistakes

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:56:11 -0400

TORONTO - Two pitches RHP Chris Archer didn't execute are the ones that stood out Thursday as Josh Donaldson hit them out of the park. But the two solo home runs aside, Archer turned in a sterling outing that went atop the pile of good pitching the Rays keep wasting."He gave us more than(image)


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Tim Tebow continues wowing fans as he wraps up bay area games

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:40:06 -0400

CLEARWATER - Tracey Fritzinger has seen Tim Tebow play baseball a few times this year. The 40-year-old St. Petersburg resident went to two of his games against the Tampa Yankees, along with Joy, her little sister from Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.Joy was looking to get an autograph(image)


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Rays vs. Mariners, 7:10 Friday, Tropicana Field

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:36:14 -0400

Tonight: vs. Mariners7:10, Tropicana FieldTV/radio: Fox Sports Sun, 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)Tickets: $15-275; available at Tropicana Field box office, raysbaseball.com; surcharge of up to $5 within five hours of game.Promotion: $7.11 upper level seats with coupon from 7-11 stores.Rays info: Toll-(image)


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The Florida Gators' case for QB Luke Del Rio

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:14:36 -0400

GAINESVILLE - It took three years and two transfers for Florida's Luke Del Rio to become a starting quarterback.When he finally earned that title a year ago Friday, he wasn't going to let it go easily. "It's kind of hard to be like, 'Hey, I'm in pain, I don't want to play,' " Del Rio said.But(image)


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Rays, Bucs and Lightning join Dungy in donating to move Confederate monument

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:00:00 -0400

The Tampa Bay area's three major league sports teams have pledged their financial support in moving a Confederate monument out of downtown Tampa.A joint statement released by the Tampa Bay Rays, Buccaneers and Lightning says that "this monument does not reflect the values of our community" and that(image)


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Volleyball powers Berkeley Prep, Plant enter season with new coaches

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:08:50 -0400

TAMPA - Two perennial local volleyball powerhouses, Berkeley Prep and Plant, have made significant changes this year at the most significant position possible.The helm.Berkeley Prep is now led by Mackenzie Dagostino, replacing her legendary father, Randy Dagostino, who has - and, yes,(image)


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The legacy of Tim Tebow's baseball summer

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:44:39 -0400

CLEARWATER — It was about three weeks ago. A Saturday night. I sat behind home plate at a Charlotte Stone Crabs game at Charlotte Sports Park. There was a professional baseball scout sitting just behind me with a speed gun in his hand. He had seen the whole thing. Tim Tebow walked over from(image)


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Ouch: Red Sox first pitch hits cameraman in the groin (w/video)

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:49:38 -0400

Ceremonial first pitches at baseball games are often painful to watch, but this one turned out to be literally painful for a cameraman.The New York Post identified the cameraman as the Eagle Tribune's Tony Capobianco, who doubled over in pain after the pitch from a fan sailed wide right, and right(image)


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Jerseys worn by Tim Tebow fans commemorate the various phases of his athletic career

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:02:37 -0400

CLEARWATER - His fans have come out in droves during Tim Tebow Week in Tampa Bay, more than doubling the average in Clearwater and Tampa Bay. And they've come adorned with jerseys commemorating the many phases of Tebow's athletic career - including at least one phase that happened only(image)


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Tim Tebow's slump continues, as does fan support

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:58:31 -0400

CLEARWATER — On July 29, playing against the Charlotte Stone Crabs, Tim Tebow smacked a mammoth three-run homer, helping the St. Lucie Mets cruise to a 10-3 victory at Charlotte Sports Park. Since then, the hits haven't been coming for the 2007 UF Heisman winner. He's just 6-for-58 in his(image)


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We knew Aguayo was a goner, and 'Hard Knocks' still delivers

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:56:30 -0400

Tuesday night's second installment of Hard Knocks, the HBO show that is going behind the scenes at training camp with the Bucs, had plenty of interesting tidbits, revelations and insights. But two things stood out. One was the awkward, yet compelling story line of kicker Roberto Aguayo getting cut.(image)


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Bucs-Jaguars: Five things to watch tonight in Jacksonville

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:53:39 -0400

JACKSONVILLE — The Bucs have their second preseason game here Thursday against the Jaguars, and here are five things to keep an eye on as Tampa Bay moves closer to paring its roster from 90 players to 53 by Sept. 3. 1. AVOIDING BIG PLAYS ON DEFENSE The Jaguars won 31-24 at New England last(image)


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Rays have their chances, but end up with another loss (w/video)

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:51:18 -0400

TORONTO — The litany of games the Rays have given away this season is long enough, arguably too lengthy. So the only way to get to the postseason is make up for some of those losses by grabbing some wins when the opportunity is presented, especially at this time of year when the margin is(image)


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Rays journal: Chris Archer eager for eventful final stretch

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:53:23 -0400

TORONTO - RHP Chris Archer takes the mound today for the Rays as they head into the final 40 games of the season with little margin for error as they battle for an American League playoff spot.And he couldn't be more eager for the opportunity to lead the staff down the stretch pitching in big(image)


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