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Florida starter under center still under wraps

Florida starter under center still under wraps

GAINESVILLE — With two weeks before Florida opens its season against Michigan, the Gators' three-way quarterback battle remains wide open. So wide open, coach Jim McElwain said, that he didn't have a frontrunner among Malik Zaire, Feleipe Frank...
Published: 08/18/17
Jones: What Bucs need in final preseason games, more or less

Jones: What Bucs need in final preseason games, more or less

That's it. Let's start the season. Start it right now.Skip the final two preseason games. The Bucs don't need to play them.After watching Tampa Bay's first team kick Jacksonville up and down the field on Thursday, it's clear that all of us, mostly th...
Published: 08/18/17

Barts Mr Peabody the likely favorite in Derby Lane's T.L. Weaver finale

ST. PETERSBURG — Rick and Rhonda Bartley have a date Saturday night. It may turn into a date with destiny.The married couple of 35 years will gather around the residence computer on their 47-acre farm in Abilene, Kansas, watching to see if thei...
Published: 08/18/17
Revisiting the inaugural 1997 USF Bulls football roster

Revisiting the inaugural 1997 USF Bulls football roster

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, y...
Published: 08/18/17
Bucs' Mike Evans motivated by deep ball that got away

Bucs' Mike Evans motivated by deep ball that got away

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 con...
Published: 08/18/17
Is Bucs kicker Nick Folk a significant upgrade over Roberto Aguayo?

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

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. O...
Published: 08/18/17
1997 USF Bulls: Keith Williams proof it's never too late to finish degree

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

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...
Published: 08/18/17
1997 USF Bulls: Cory Porter regains passion for game 10,000 miles away

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

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...
Published: 08/18/17
1997 USF Bulls: Charlie Jackson navigates life's speed bumps

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

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...
Published: 08/18/17
1997 USF Bulls: Jay Mize, a 'relentless, fearless' safety and entrepreneur

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

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...
Published: 08/18/17