Bulls nation one step closer to stadium

It was during last September’s groundbreaking ceremony for the University of South Florida’s practice facility that Will Weatherford discussed the desire to move ahead with an on-campus football stadium. “Frankly, this community, the students and the athletes deserve a stadium on their campus,” said Weatherford, who serves as the chairperson on the university’s board of

Outback Bowl offers intriguing matchup between Penn State and Arkansas

The Outback Bowl is a Tampa tradition and college football fans have the opportunity to ring in 2022 by enjoying, what should be, an outstanding game between Penn State and Arkansas.The New Year’s Day matchup (12 p.m./ESPN) will feature the, first-ever, meeting between the Nittany Lions and Razorbacks.“These are two quality teams that should produce

Gasparilla Bowl gears up for Thursday night game

The circumstances surrounding Thursday night’s Gasparilla Bowl are a far cry from last year. That is a good thing. Last year’s Gasparilla Bowl, between South Carolina and UAB, which would have been the first with title sponsor Union Home Mortgage, was canceled due to virus issues with the Gamecocks. This year, the game between the

Lightning scores partnerships with TGH, Crown Auto, Florida Blue and more

While the Tampa Bay Lightning opened the 2021-22 season by raising another Stanley Cup banner, the team has been busy tending to partnerships and agreements that are visible to fans attending games at Amalie Arena and throughout the community. What many in the sellout crowd — back to the usual 19,092 — likely noticed during

Museum tells the story of Tampa’s rich baseball history (PHOTOS)

Tampa has a rich baseball history and, thanks to the effort of several individuals within the community, the Tampa Baseball Museum at the Al Lopez House in Ybor City will tell the story of that history. In fact, if the walls of the museum itself could talk they would likely reveal many of the game’s

What NIL could mean for USF athletes

University of South Florida sophomore defensive end Le’Vontae Camiel tweeted on the morning of July 1 that he profited from joining Yoke, a gaming company that allows fans to play video games against athletes. Late that afternoon, fellow defensive lineman Thad Mangum announced that he partnered with a company to produce shirts dedicated to his

Fall football is back — baby!

Are you ready for some football? If not, you will be—that’s a promise—by the time Raymond James Stadium rocks and rolls over the course of 48 hours in early September. The fun starts when the Buccaneers open the NFL season with a primetime game against the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday, Sept. 9. Two days later,

USF athletics director speaks on busy spring season and name, image and likeness rights

As Michael Kelly spoke to the media last week about the state of affairs with the University of South Florida athletics and the collegiate athletic landscape in general, he did so among several trophies on either side of him. The collection of hardware highlighted the fact no less than 10 American Athletic Conference team and

Sports roundup: The Lightning and the Bulls charge ahead this week

When the Tampa Bay Lightning celebrated their Stanley Cup win last summer, they did so 2,800 miles away from home in Edmonton’s empty Rogers Place. The way the Lightning have been going about their business so far, in this year’s playoffs, they may get a chance to celebrate a Cup win in a packed Amalie

USF is on a mission to cultivate a strong sense of community through athletics

University of South Florida President Steven Currall made it clear on December 11, 2019, the day Jeff Scott was introduced as the Bulls’ new football coach, that he wanted athletics to be an area of emphasis. Currall, who took office only five months earlier, worked closely with athletics director Michael Kelly in bringing Scott on

Dunedin’s business owners gleeful over baseball’s return

A group of Atlanta Braves fans, sporting the team’s jerseys and caps, were walking along Dunedin’s Douglas Avenue about two hours before their team played the Toronto Blue Jays. One of the fans was overheard saying that he arrived from North Port, home of the Braves’ spring training complex, and was looking forward to spending

Innisbrook set to host Arians Family Foundation Golf Classic after one-year delay

After a one-year delay, the Arians Family Foundation Golf Classic will tee off at Innisbrook on April 18-19. The event, the seventh since the foundation was launched and the 14th the family has hosted, will be the first in Florida after last year’s tournament was canceled due to the pandemic. “Innisbrook really stepped up and