Category: South Florida Bulls

Tampa’s South Florida Bulls Are About To Make USF History

There is the “company line” practiced by USF’s coaches and even players, which is that every game is important to the team. Privately, some have admitted that the upcoming week for Florida State, which is now ranked only 13th. This is in spite of the reality that the upcoming games could well improve the future of the Bulls.

Keeping the team on a steady weekly routine is probably the best approach for a team in their position. It is true that the conference title is still within the Bulls’ reach, regardless of whether the coming game is won or not. The reality is that the Bulls are about to enter prominence with such prestige that the Power Five could well be in reach. The upcoming game is 230th in the history of the USF, and promises to be the most important game the team has ever won. This will be much bigger for the team and their fans than the big win in 2007 against West Virginia or the triumph in 2009.

The reasons to believe this are simple: game attendance is way up, the team has been greatly expanded, and Florida’s stature in sports has been gaining steadily. Recent games have had more than 36,550 people in attendance. The upcoming FSU game sold over 57,000 tickets. This is expected to be the biggest game in USF history. As long as the FSU game is entertaining, it does not matter if the Bulls actually lose. The win will be in the income for the team from the great, and not traditional, attendance. These days, getting increased attendance is paramount. Who knows how far it could go. The Bulls might even end up in the Big 12.

For the Bulls and all their fans, all games in these trying times are proof of viability of the USF’s Big 12. The team’s past performance, especially in their thrilling win against Notre Dame in the first game of 2011. Nothing will set a bright future so well as the Bulls winning in an upset that might well lead to the Power Five. Read more about this story on Tampa Bay Sports.

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Bucs Receiver Murphy Finds Himself Locked Up

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wide Receiver Louis Murphy is in the headlines. The former Florida Gator and St. Petersburg native was a groomsman in a wedding this past weekend in Palm Beach, FL.

At some point during the reception, Murphy blacked out. When he woke, the Bucs wideout found himself locked inside a building, though he did not know where.

With his cell phone dead, Murphy managed to break a window and access a phone to call 911.

The police eventually arrived and let Murphy out. He promised to pay for any damages and was not charged with any crime. The incident did produce a hilarious 911 call, which is now plastered across the internet.

South Florida Bulls Expected to Compete for Conference Championship

With college football season right around the corner, South Florida Bulls fans have reason to be excited. Entering his fourth season with the program, head coach Willie Taggart believes that his time finally has the quality and depth to compete for the American Conference title.

Coach Taggart will be looking to build on a very strong 2015-16 season that saw the Bulls play in a bowl game for the first time since 2010. The college football world believes that the squad will meet its lofty expectations, with many picking the Bulls to win the American Conference’s East Division.

The team will lean heavily on junior quarterback Quinton Flowers. The Miami native is considered one of the top duel-threat QB’s in the country and has shown himself more than capable of putting the team on his back.

South Florida season kicks off in Raymond James Stadium on September 10th, when the Bulls host Northern Illinois.