October 17, 2007 |
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 Sportsbook.com'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.
September 29, 2007 |
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 |
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.
December 13, 2001 |
Al Gore returned to Florida to speak at a Democratic fund-raiser Wednesday, the first anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that ended his quest for the White House. It was the former vice president's first visit to South Florida since last year's election debacle unfolded there. Gore was filling in for Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle of South Dakota and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York, who stayed in Washington while the Senate remained in session.
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 |
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 |
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.
December 21, 1994 |
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.
December 24, 2005 |
James Holmes scored 24 points Friday to lead South Florida to a 54-50 victory over Loyola Marymount for seventh place in the Rainbow Classic at Honolulu. Melvin Buckley had 10 points and Solomon Jones added nine points and 13 rebounds for the Bulls (6-5). Holmes' three-point basket from the left wing gave South Florida a 52-50 lead with 30 seconds remaining.
October 18, 2007 |
To relieve stress, Big East Commissioner Mike Tranghese used to sneak out of his Rhode Island office and hit buckets of golf balls. Whack to Miami, whack to Virginia Tech, whack to Boston College. In 2003, Miami led a 'Cane Mutiny to the Atlantic Coast Conference that rocked college football and caused a ripple-effect realignment. Miami and Virginia Tech were gone by 2004, with Boston College joining the ACC a year later.