South Florida Rumors & News

  • USC transfer Malik Martin headed to South Florida

    The Score "USC transfer Malik Martin is headed closer to home after committing to join South Florida. "After I finish up this semester of school I will be finishing my last two years of eligibility at the University of South Florida," the 6-foot-11 forward tweeted. The Miami native suffered through a..." May 03

  • Chris Perry, team's No. 2 scorer, kicked off USF

    The Ledger "Veteran South Florida power forward Chris Perry, whose college career has been impeded by health and discipline issues the last two years, has been dismissed for an unspecified rules violation. Perry, a former Bartow High standout, had not participated in any of USF's offseason individual..." April 15

  • Temple 79, South Florida 62

    The Sports Xchange "Jaylen Bond scored 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds, leading top-seed Temple to a 79-62 rout of South Florida on Friday in the American Championship tournament in Orlando, Fla. Temple (21-10) will face the Connecticut-Cincinnati winner in a semifinal at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday. The..." March 11

  • Tulsa 84, South Florida 74

    The Sports Xchange "Brandon Swannegan finished with 21 points and seven rebounds to help Tulsa overcome an early deficit in an 84-74 win over South Florida on Saturday at the Reynolds Center in Tulsa, Okla. Swannegan was one of four double-digit scorers for the Golden Hurricane (20-10, 12-6 American Athletic..." March 05

  • East Carolina 52, South Florida 39

    The Sports Xchange "Caleb White scored 12 points and East Carolina picked up just its second win in nine games, 52-39, over South Florida on Wednesday night. White, a junior guard was one of three Pirates in double-figures, joined by sophomore guards Lane Tejada (11 points) and B.J. Tyson (10 points). The win..." March 03

  • Connecticut 81, USF 51

    The Sports Xchange "Guard Rodney Purvis scored 18 points as Connecticut crushed USF 81-51 on Thursday in Tampa, Fla. Forward Shonn Miller recorded 16 points and seven rebounds for the Huskies (20-8, 10-5 American Athletic), who are tied for third in the conference - one game behind Temple and SMU. Freshman..." February 25

  • South Florida 80, Memphis 71

    The Sports Xchange "Nehemias Morillo scored 19 points and South Florida pulled away from Memphis for a 80-71 win Saturday afternoon at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Fla. Morillo, a senior guard, went 6-for-9 from the field and scored another six points from the foul line, while the Bulls also got 17 points from..." February 20

  • South Florida 69, East Carolina 52

    The Sports Xchange "Freshman guard Jahmal McMurray scored 21 points to help South Florida snap a four-game losing streak with a 69-52 victory over East Carolina on Tuesday in American Athletic Conference play at Greenville, N.C. Senior guard Nehemias Morillo added 18 points for the Bulls (6-21, 3-11 American),..." February 16

  • Temple 77, USF 65

    The Sports Xchange "Temple took over sole possession of first place in the American Athletic Conference with a 77-65 victory over visiting University of South Florida on Sunday afternoon at the Liacouras Center. Temple, which won for a season-high fifth-straight time and for the eighth time in its last nine..." February 14

  • 2016 SF Malik Fitts commits to South Florida

    Scout "Malik Fitts ended his recruitment on Tuesday, as the 6-foot-6, 205-pound small forward from Wolfeboro (N.H.) Brewster Academy committed to South Florida. Originally a 2015 prospect from La Verne (Calif.) Damien, Fitts reclassified to 2016 and enrolled at Brewster, which ended up being a..." September 30

  • South Florida lands commitment from leading scorer in U19 World Championships

    College Basketball Talk "South Florida has landed a commitment from Andres Feliz, one of the stars of the recent U19 World Championships. He will enroll at the university for the 2016-17 season. “I have decided to commit to coach Orlando Antigua and the University of South Florida. Go bulls!!!” Feliz tweeted. Feliz..." July 14

  • Report: South Florida lands Penn State transfer Geno Thorpe

    The Score "Geno Thorpe may be taking his talents to South Florida. The former Penn State sophomore guard has reportedly pledged to join the Bulls, according to the Recruit Scoop's Alex Kline." June 29

  • South Florida lands a graduate transfer from Gonzaga

    College Basketball Talk "South Florida landed a graduate transfer for next season as former Gonzaga forward Angel Nunez committed to the Bulls. Since the 6-foot-8 Nunez is graduating, he is immediately eligible to play next season. A source confirmed Nunez to heading to the AAC and he took a visit to the South Florida..." April 20

  • USF guard Anthony Collins, forward Dre Clayton transferring out

    CBS Sports "South Florida point guard Anthony Collins and forward Dre Clayton are planning to transfer out of the school, according to Jeff Goodman of ESPN. Collins averaged 7.1 points and team-leading 5.2 assists per game last season while Clayton played sparingly, averaging 0.9 points and 1.5 rebounds..." March 24

  • Mystery surrounds illness of USF's Chris Perry

    Tampa Bay Times "With nary a warning, a team besieged by mediocrity now also finds itself steeped in mystery. Suddenly, the short- and long-term status of Chris Perry, the men's basketball team's only low-post veteran, is unknown. Nearly three full days after being stricken by chest pains during a Saturday..." January 28

  • Chest pains experienced Saturday lead to USF forward missing Sunday’s game

    College Basketball Talk "Already facing an uphill battle against UConn Sunday afternoon, USF had to play the game without its best front court player in Chris Perry. According to multiple reports Perry experienced chest pains during the team’s workout on Saturday and was hospitalized. Perry did join his teammates on the..." January 26

  • JuCo guard commits to South Florida

    College Basketball Talk "Luis Montero, a sophomore guard at Westchester Community College, has committed to Orlando Antigua and South Florida. Evan Daniels of first reported the commitment with Montero telling him, “I know he’s going to take me to the next level. “We got a good relationship. I know we are..." November 18

  • NCAA Approves Anthony Collins' Medical Redshirt

    Voodoo Five "The NCAA gave the USF men's basketball team some rare good news today, as Joey Knight tweeted out that Anthony Collins' medical hardship waiver for last season has been approved. Collins, who would otherwise have been a senior for the 2014-15 season, will now have two more years of eligibility as..." September 10

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • South Florida adds to its front court depth with 2015 verbal commitment

    College Basketball Talk "New USF head coach Orlando Antigua has done a good job on the recruiting trail during his short time at the helm. The former Kentucky assistant was able to put together a six-member 2014 class, and he also received a commitment from former Maryland guard Roddy Peters. Peters will be eligible to..." August 07

  • Report: South Florida center Jordan Omogbehin to transfer

    College Basketball Talk "South Florida continued its offseason of tremendous turnover this week when rising redshirt junior center Jordan Omogbehin opted to transfer out of the program. The news of Omogbehin’s transfer was first reported by Corey Bender of The 7-foot-3 Omogbehin played sparingly at South..." June 21

  • South Florida transfer Zach LeDay commits to Virginia Tech

    College Basketball Talk "Former South Florida forward Zach LeDay will transfer to Virginia Tech, he announced on Tuesday night. “I’m going to play at Virginia Tech. Thanks to all those who support me and all I believe in!” he tweeted. LeDay was one of six players to transfer this offseason. Stan Heath was fired a..." June 04

  • Report: Maryland transfer Roddy Peters headed to USF

    CSN Baltimore "Maryland guard Roddy Peters has committed to play for head coach Orlando Antigua at South Florida, Jon Rothstein of is reporting. Peters was part of an initial wave of three players who transferred out of the Maryland program following the 2013-14 season. He joined Shaquille..." May 22

  • Reports: South Florida transfer John Egbunu headed to Florida

    College Basketball Talk "South Florida transfer John Egbunu is headed to Florida, according to multiple media reports. Egbunu was one of the most highly-sought after big men on this year’s transfer market after averaging 7.4 points, 6.2 boards and 1.3 blocks this past season. The 6-foot-10 center picked the Gators over..." May 16

  • Marshall transfer Canty commits to USF

    Tampa Bay Times "With the long-term future of USF PG Anthony Collins unclear, the Bulls snagged some heralded backcourt insurance Sunday with the commitment of Marshall transfer Kareem Canty. Canty's commitment was widely reported Sunday afternoon. Shortly thereafter, Canty tweeted: Usf !!!!! Barring the..." May 13

  • Antigua Names Rouco Assistant Coach

    GoUSFBulls "USF men’s basketball head coach Orlando Antigua has hired former FIU head coach and Ole Miss assistant Sergio Rouco as an assistant coach on his staff. “Sergio has over 25 years of coaching experience at the Division I level,” Antigua said. “He has great recruiting connections not just in the..." May 08

  • John Egbunu granted his release from USF's basketball team

    Tampa Bay Times "USF 6-foot-10 center John Egbunu, who set a school freshman rebounding record and made the American Athletic Conference's All-Rookie team, has been granted his release. The cornerstone of a nationally-lauded 2013 signing class, Egbunu becomes the fifth scholarship player to exit since coach..." April 23

  • USF Bulls add Mercurius as 2 more depart

    Tampa Bay Times "The roster overhaul at USF continued Saturday with the Bulls' new coaching staff adding a signee as two more letter winners departed. Veteran guards Javontae Hawkins and Musa Abdul-Aleem have left the program, becoming the third and fourth players to depart since the dismissal of Coach Stan..." April 21

  • Kareem Canty will also visit USF

    ESPN "Marshall transfer Kareem Canty, hours after giving coach Bruce Pearl and Auburn a verbal commitment, has decided to visit South Florida before making a decision. "After speaking with my family, I need to really consider where I'm going to spend the next three years," Canty told on..." April 20

  • Rod Strickland joining staff at USF

    CBS Sports "Rod Strickland will join Orlando Antigua's staff at South Florida as an assistant coach, multiple sources told An official announcement is expected before the weekend. Strickland, best known for his 17-year NBA playing career that included an NBA assists title with the Wizards..." April 10

  • USF to hire Kentucky's Orlando Antigua as next head coach

    CBS Sports "South Florida will hire Kentucky assistant Orlando Antigua as its next head basketball coach, multiple sources told A press conference is expected Tuesday afternoon, and Antigua is expected to remain with UK through the team's Final Four run. Antigua has been on John..." April 01

  • Kentucky assistant Orlando Antigua hired to lead South Florida Bulls

    Lexington Herald-Leader "Kentucky basketball assistant coach and recruiter Orlando Antigua has been hired by the University of South Florida, the school announced Monday. Antigua started with head Kentucky coach John Calipari at Memphis in 2008. He came to work for Calipari at Kentucky after Calipari was hired five..." April 01

  • UNLV’s Rice offered head coaching job at South Florida

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "It appears Dave Rice has what every basketball coach desires. He’s in a no-lose situation. Soon enough, Rice either will have a new and improved deal to remain at UNLV or he will accept a contract offer from South Florida worth close to $8 million. A decision is expected today. Rice is..." March 29

  • New Mexico's Craig Neal emerges as legitimate target at South Florida

    CBS Sports "New Mexico's Craig Neal has emerged as a legitimate target of South Florida's ongoing coaching search, multiple sources told on Thursday. No offer has been extended, the sources said. But it's not hard to connect the dots. USF's new athletic director, Mark Harlan, is a..." March 28

  • UNLV’s Rice offered head coaching job at South Florida

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "Already facing an intriguing offseason, UNLV basketball coach Dave Rice is in the middle of more drama. Rice is considering accepting the coaching position at South Florida, which has offered a five-year contract for $1.2 million per year. According to sources, the offer was extended within the..." March 28

  • Source: USF deal with Masiello falls through

    Tampa Tribune "The University of South Florida’s search for a new men’s basketball coach hit a major snag late Tuesday night when USF learned that the man it was set to hire, Manhattan College coach Steve Masiello, had a previously undetected discrepancy in his background check, a source close to the coaching..." March 26

  • Manhattan's Steve Masiello will replace Stan Heath at USF

    CBS Sports "Manhattan coach Steve Masiello will be introduced as the next head coach at USF later this week, multiple sources told The deal is for five years and worth more than $1 million per year. The 36-year-old former Rick Pitino assistant took the Jaspers to this year's NCAA..." March 25

  • USF fires Stan Heath

    CBS Sports "South Florida has fired head coach Stan Heath, a source told Heath was informed of the decision on Friday afternoon. Heath was 97-128 in six years with the Bulls and went just 12-19 this season, including 3-15 in American Athletic Conference play." March 14

  • Rutgers 72, South Florida 68

    ProSportsDaily "Kadeem Jack had 14 of his team-high 18 points in the second half as the Scarlet Knights slipped by the Bulls in the opening round of the AAC tournament in Memphis, Tenn. Myles Mack added 16 points and J.J. Moore had 13 points for seventh-seeded Rutgers (12-20), which will play second-seeded..." March 13

  • Temple 66, South Florida 65

    ProSportsDaily "Quenton DeCosey had 18 points, including the game-winning runner as time expired, as the visiting Owls rallied from 12 down in the closing minutes to pull out an improbable victory. Dalton Pepper led the way for Temple (9-21, 4-14 American Athletic Conference) with 20 points after scoring eight..." March 09

  • Houston 78, South Florida 69

    ProSportsDaily "Danuel House had 17 points, nine rebounds and five assists as the host Cougars held off a second-half charge to beat the Bulls. L.J. Rose had 16 points and five assists for Houston (16-14, 8-9 American Athletic Conference), which shot 55.1 percent from the field, including 12-of-23 from 3-point..." March 05

  • Rutgers 74, South Florida 73

    ProSportsDaily "Kadeem Jack finished with 20 points and scored the game-winning basket with 14 seconds to play as the Scarlet Knights turned away the visiting Bulls. J.J. Moore also added 20 points and grabbed a team-high seven rebounds for Rutgers (11-18, 5-11 American Athletic Conference), which snapped a..." March 02

  • Connecticut 61, South Florida 56

    ProSportsDaily "Ryan Boatright scored 11 of his 14 points during an 18-0 second-half surge as the visiting Huskies slipped past the Bulls in American Athletic Conference play. Shabazz Napier added 17 points and seven assists and Niels Giffey scored 11 points as the Huskies (22-6, 10-5) won for the fifth time..." February 27

  • Cards win 9th in 10 games with 26-point victory over South Florida

    Lexington Herald-Leader "Russ Smith scored 19 points and moved into the school's top 10 all-time scorers Tuesday as 11th-ranked Louisville throttled South Florida 80-54 in the KFC Yum Center. Smith passed Billy Thompson and Wes Unseld on U of L's career list and now is three points shy of 1,700 in his career. Luke..." February 19

  • Bearcats beat USF 50-45, extend win streak to 14 games

    Cincinnati Enquirer "It turns out there was more to Sean Kilpatrick’s day off from practice Saturday than an attempt by University of Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin to keep him fresh for the stretch run. “He’s been sick since we got back (from Louisville),” Justin Jackson said. Whatever was ailing Kilpatrick –..." February 02

  • Tigers 80, USF 58

    Memphis Flyer "The path to a high NCAA tournament seed is paved with winning streaks. In beating an undermanned South Florida team Sunday afternoon at FedExForum, the Tigers gained a third consecutive victory in what they hope will be a run that boosts the team back into the nation's top 20, perhaps to the top..." January 26

  • Blackshear leads No. 12 Louisville over USF, 86-47

    Lexington Herald-Leader "Russ Smith got poked in the eye and teammate Montrezl Harrell took a blow to the chin, opening a cut. That was as tough as it got for No. 12 Louisville in Wednesday night's 86-47 rout of cold-shooting South Florida, the fourth straight win for the defending national champions. "We have now..." January 23

  • Bearcats take down USF 61-54, win 10th straight

    Cincinnati Enquirer "University of Cincinnati guard Troy Caupain called it a mental toughness win and that was as good a way as any to describe it. The Bearcats, who hadn’t won in Tampa since 2005, had to scrape and claw to extend their winning streak to 10 with a 61-54 victory over South Florida on Saturday before..." January 19

  • Sources: NCAA reviews John Egbunu

    ESPN "The NCAA is reviewing the eligibility of South Florida freshman center John Egbunu, sources told ESPN's Jeff Goodman and Brett McMurphy. Egbunu's former summer coach, Linzy Davis, confirmed to ESPN that he has been contacted and spoken to the NCAA. USF said in a statement Friday it had been..." January 18