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December 20, 1985 | CHRIS ELLO
The University of San Diego basketball team, coming off of its first victory over San Diego State last Saturday, will meet South Florida at 4 p.m. today in the first round of the second Longhorn Tournament at Austin, Tex. The Toreros (5-3) have won both of their games on neutral courts this season. USD is led by 7-foot center Scott Thompson, who is averaging 13.0 points per game. Guard Pete Murphy, who scored a career-high 22 points in the 81-64 win over SDSU, is averaging 10.7 points per game.
November 13, 2009 | Associated Press
Instead of getting even with Rutgers, No. 23 South Florida didn't even get on the scoreboard for the first time in a regular-season game in its 13-year history. Tom Savage threw for two touchdowns and Rutgers forced four turnovers, blocked a punt and recorded seven sacks in embarrassing the error-prone Bulls, 31-0, in a nationally televised game on Thursday night. The victory was the fourth straight for Rutgers (7-2, 2-2 Big East) over South Florida (6-3, 2-3), and this one made the Scarlet Knights bowl eligible for the fifth straight season.
October 17, 2007 | Lonnie White, Times Staff Writer
Now that South Florida has climbed to No. 2 behind Ohio State in the initial Bowl Championship Series standings, the Bulls are no longer a quiet secret for bettors. Just look at Thursday night's game at Rutgers that has South Florida listed as 2 1/2 -point favorites. According to's betting trend, the Bulls (6-0) were getting 93% of the bets against the spread as of Tuesday. Big support for a team not too many people knew about two months ago.
May 4, 2013 | By Deborah Netburn, Los Angeles Times
An epic battle is raging in South Florida: man against snail. The state is struggling to contain an invasion of the giant African land snail, a species that thrives in hot and wet tropical climates. These gooey and destructive mollusks grow up to 8.5 inches long, feast on 500 different types of plants and nibble on calcium-rich stucco, which they use to construct their cone-shaped shells. The snails are originally from East Africa but can now be found throughout the world. Aside from destroying plants and buildings, they can also be carriers of a type of meningitis.
September 29, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Matt Grothe upstaged West Virginia standouts Pat White and Steve Slaton, leading rapidly rising No. 18 South Florida to a 21-13 victory over the mistake-prone, fifth-ranked Mountaineers on Friday night at Tampa, Fla. Grothe scrambled to avoid a sack before throwing a 55-yard touchdown pass to Carlton Mitchell, and Ben Moffitt returned one of his two interceptions 26 yards for a touchdown to lead the Bulls (4-0) in the Big East Conference opener.
January 1, 2008 | From the Associated Press
EL PASO -- If anyone forgot how good Oregon looked earlier this season, Jonathan Stewart and Justin Roper offered a reminder. Stewart set a Sun Bowl record with a career-high 253 yards rushing, while Roper, a redshirt freshman, threw four touchdown passes in his first start to help Oregon beat South Florida, 56-21, on Monday. "I knew I was ready to play," Stewart said. "I knew I was ready to run today.
July 26, 1988
The Los Angeles Strings were defeated for the fifth consecutive time Monday night, a 28-23 loss to the South Florida Breakers, in TeamTennis at the Forum. In women's singles, Susan Mascarin defeated the Strings' Elise Burgin, who has lost six straight one-set singles matches.
March 31, 1996 | JASON REID
Coach Seth Greenberg, who led Long Beach State to its first regular-season conference title in 19 years, is a candidate for the University of South Florida job. Greenberg, attending the National Assn. of Basketball Coaches conference here, interviewed with South Florida Athletic Director Paul Griffin before Saturday's Final Four semifinal games at the Meadowlands Arena at East Rutherford, N.J. "I'm just going to have to see what happens," Greenberg said. "I have a lot of questions right now."
August 29, 1985 | Associated Press
A weather system churning across Cuba became Tropical Storm Elena on Wednesday and threatened southern Florida as it moved over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, forecasters said. The storm had sustained winds of 39 m.p.h. and gusts of up to 50 m.p.h. The hurricane center issued a warning for all small craft to remain in port throughout South Florida, and a storm watch was issued for the Bahamas.
Pepperdine couldn't have asked for a better set-up Tuesday night before 685 at Firestone Fieldhouse. With about one minute remaining in the first half, the Waves had an eight-point lead against South Florida, which lost all 14 road games last season. Adding to South Florida's misery was an ankle sprain suffered in the first half by its second-leading scorer, Jesse Salters. But that's when the Bears' Chucky Atkins took over.
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