South Florida Rumors & News

  • Lamar Robbins reinstated at USF

    The Score "After being suspended in October for allegedly firing a gun on campus, South Florida cornerback Lamar Robbins has been reinstated, according to head coach Willie Taggart. "He's back on the team," Taggart said. "He's like all the other guys. He's handled his business. He took care of his..." March 29

  • Former Bucs QB Shaun King tweets he’s joined South Florida staff

    College Football Talk "Shaun King has already made his mark on the Tampa Bay sports scene after serving as the Bucs’ quarterback from 1999-03, including a run to the NFC championship game as a starter in 1999 and a Super Bowl title as a back-up in 2012. But now he’s back in the game, in an entirely different..." February 16

  • South Florida sports fans don't have a way with words, study says

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Attention South Florida sports fans: You need to clean up your language. A study by Grammarly ranked each major North American sports city based on the number of grammatical errors its fans make in the comments sections of league websites, and Miami finished 30th out of 42. According to the..." December 23

  • USF gives coach Willie Taggart a three-year contract extension

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "South Florida coach Willie Taggart started the 2015 season on the hot seat. But just five months later, as Taggart prepares to coach in the Miami Beach Bowl on Monday, he’s doing so with a newly signed three-year contract extension. “We are very excited about the direction of our football..." December 21

  • South Florida's Willie Taggart to buy Bowl tickets for 500 students

    USA Today "Willie Taggart says he appreciates all the fan support at home games this season — South Florida was 5-1 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. And so the Bulls' head coach has decided to put his money where his mouth is. Taggart will cover ticket costs for 500 South Florida students for the..." December 11

  • USF freshman receiver Deangelo Antoine arrested

    Tampa Bay Times "USF freshman WR Deangelo Antoine was arrested early Sunday morning on felony charges of possessing a controlled substance. Antoine, 19, who didn't appear in Saturday's 38-14 victory against SMU, was released late Sunday morning on $2,000 bond, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's..." October 28

  • Another USF football player accused of firing gun on campus

    Tampa Tribune "For the second time in less than a week, a University of South Florida football player has been accused of firing a gun on campus. Junior cornerback Lamar Robbins, 22, of Lutz, was arrested by university police just after 4 p.m. at 13152 Maple St. and has been suspended from all team..." October 16

  • USF LBs Nigel Harris, Tashon Whitehurst suspended two games

    SI - College Football "University of South Florida linebackers Nigel Harris and Tashon Whitehurst have been suspended for the first two games of the season for violating unspecified team rules in the spring, reports Jeff Odom of the Tampa Bay Times. Harris, a 6'0", 220-pound junior from Tampa, was slated to be a..." August 25

  • Cecil Cherry transfers from Texas to USF

    Voodoo Five "After just three practices for the Texas Longhorns, linebacker Cecil Cherry was granted his release from the school last week, and it appears he's about to enroll at USF. The above ESPN report quoted Cherry's Dad as saying Texas wasn't where he should have gone after decomitting from Tennessee." August 19

  • Former Pasco High star Archibald transferring to USF

    Tampa Bay Times "Former Pasco High TE Bowman Archibald, a four-star prospect as a Pirate, has been granted a release from Wake Forest and will transfer to USF. Archibald, who enrolled early at Wake Forest eight months ago, likely will redshirt this season as he recovers from a broken ankle sustained before..." July 22

  • USF lands transfer Marquez Valdes-Scantling

    The Score "The South Florida family is growing. The Bulls announced on Thursday that they have added a Florida native to their roster: wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling from NC State." July 03

  • Nationally heralded QB Asiantii Woulard announces he's transferring to USF

    Tampa Bay Times "Two and a half years after nationally heralded prep QB Asiantii Woulard's turbulent courtship with USF ceased, he has announced his betrothal to the Bulls. Woulard announced via Twitter on Monday he is transferring from UCLA to USF, to whom he committed twice then ultimately spurned following..." June 29

  • Lineman Reilly Gibbons cleared to play immediately

    Tampa Bay Times "USF will receive a much-needed boost on its offensive line this season after all. Stanford transfer Reilly Gibbons, a former four-star recruit out of St. Petersburg Catholic, was declared immediately eligible to play by the NCAA on Friday evening. The decision, which was first reported by..." June 15

  • Ex-Wisconsin DB Austin Hudson says he'll transfer to South Florida

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "After one season at Wisconsin, Austin Hudson is headed back to his hometown. Hudson, a safety from Tampa, Florida, told on Thursday that he’ll transfer to South Florida. “I love being a part of building my hometown team. It’s an exciting next chapter of my career,” Hudson..." May 08

  • Former South Florida QB Mike White says he's going to Western Kentucky

    Yahoo! Sports "Former South Florida quarterback Mike White has found a new place to play — Western Kentucky. White, who was granted his release from USF on March 31, announced his decision on Twitter. White will have to sit out a season, but would still have two years of eligibility remaining. That’s..." April 14

  • QB Mike White to transfer from South Florida

    Tampa Tribune "University of South Florida rising junior quarterback Mike White, who was the primary starter for two seasons, will transfer to another school, USF announced Tuesday. USF granted White a release and he must sit out the 2015 season if he shifts to another Division I program. “Mike and I..." March 31

  • USF hires former Purdue coach Danny Hope as co-OC

    CBS Sports "After two seasons outside of coaching, former Purdue coach Danny Hope has returned to college football as USF's new co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach, the Bulls announced Friday. From the USF statement regarding Hope's hire and the promotion of staff member David Reaves: Hope..." December 19

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  • Brother of USF’s new starting QB shot, killed protecting group of kids

    Miami Herald "Bradley Holt was so concerned about a group of children playing in front of an Allapattah apartment complex Thursday night, that he approached a yellow Ford Mustang circling suspiciously nearby, police said. A few minutes after he yelled at the man, the driver returned and fired a bullet that..." November 15

  • Jozwiak expected back for USF on Friday

    Tampa Tribune "South Florida is coming off a 49-17 blowout loss to North Carolina State and not many positives were taken away from the game. A welcoming sight, though, may be back on the Bulls’ offensive line, as senior guard Thor Jozwiak is expected to make his return to the field. Jozwiak was injured in USF’s..." September 18

  • USF jerseys will have 'THE TEAM' instead of player names

    CBS Sports "You might not be able to identify USF players by their uniforms in 2014, but Bulls coach Willie Taggart wants you to know his guys are all on the same page. Taggart confirmed Monday that instead of player names on the back of the jersey, USF will have "THE TEAM" above the numbers. We've seen..." August 19

  • 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 09

  • USF Adds Delray Beach DE Kevin Bronson To Incoming Class

    Voodoo Five "Here's a weird one for you: It looks like Delray Beach DE Kevin Bronson didn't have the grades to get into Virginia Tech, and instead is heading to USF. Considering USF is the same school that has been denying kids with its infamously difficult academic committee for years now, this is certainly a..." July 04

  • USF CB Kenneth Durden transferring to Youngstown State

    Tampa Bay Times "USF CB Kenneth Durden, arrested in January on a marijuana-possession charge, told the Tampa Bay Times on Sunday evening he's transferring to Division I-AA Youngstown State. A fourth-year junior from Valdosta, Ga., Durden confirmed his departure via text message, adding he will be eligible for..." July 02

  • USF quarterback transfers to South Alabama

    College Football Talk "Former USF quarterback Matt Floyd has found a landing spot for a transfer. South Alabama announced Thursday the program welcomes the transfer quarterback, with two years of eligibility remaining. “We recruited Matt out of high school, he was the No. 1 guy on our board at quarterback,” said..." June 19

  • USF assistant suspended after questioning 49ers' selection of Aaron Lynch

    Sacramento Bee "The University of South 's strength and conditioning coach reportedly has been suspended for a tweet he made about the 49ers' fifth-round selection of former Bulls' defender Aaron Lynch. Read the tweet from Hans Straub, which has since been removed: "Thought an organization with 5 Super Bowl..." May 13

  • USF QB Matt Floyd looking for transfer

    College Football Talk "The spring practices are getting underway for Willie Taggart‘s USF Bulls, but quarterback Matt Floyd is nowhere to be seen. Floyd is not expected to be around in the fall either. According to Joey Knight of Tampa Bay Times, Floyd plans to graduate this spring and will transfer to another..." February 27

  • USF an option for transferring Cincinnati QB

    College Football Talk "After spending the past couple of years up north, Bennie Coney could be headed south back toward more familiar territory. Head coach Tommy Tuberville confirmed Wednesday that the quarterback has decided to take his leave of the Cincinnati football program. The player himself confirmed via..." February 20

  • Bulls' Durden arrested on pot charge

    Tampa Bay Times "USF redshirt sophomore starting CB Kenneth Durden was arrested at his on-campus residence Saturday night for felony marijuana possession. According to a Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office online report, Durden, 21, was arrested at 4230 USF Holly Dr. on one count of cannabis possession, a..." January 20