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  1. This will keep media looking for more like when they were feasting on Leach, Mangino and Leavitt.
  2. When Willie, et al, deliver the blue chips, all will be forgotten.
  3. Hello TBP members, Please join me in welcoming LunchboxFL83 to TheBullsPen.com. LunchboxFL83 joined us on the 01/18/2017. View Member Go Bulls!
  4. USF ATHLETICS GoUSFBulls.com WEB LINK: http://bit.ly/2izCr3r FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: January 17, 2017 Follow @USFAthletics On Twitter Like USF Athletics on Facebook Bulls Down Memphis For Fernandez’s 300th Win TAMPA, JAN. 17, 2017 – Prior to University of South Florida head coach Jose Fernandez’s arrival in 2000, the Bulls totaled seven winning seasons in their 28-year history. Since then, Fernandez has guided the Bulls to 12 postseason appearances, seven twenty-win seasons and a perennial power in the national polls. On Tuesday night, the all-time winningest coach in USF basketball history reached another milestone, 300 career wins, in the Bulls’ 79-49 victory over visiting Memphis in Sun Dome Arena. A second half surge pushed USF (15-2, 4-1 The American) to its seventh 25-plus point win this season. The Bulls turned in 25 points in the third quarter and shot 71 percent. Maria Jespersen (Arhus, Denmark) turned in 11 of her 26 points and went a perfect 4-for-4, including 2-for-2 mark from behind the arc. Jespersen finished with eight rebounds, two assists and two steals. Ariadna Pujol (Mataro, Spain), Laia Flores (Mataro, Spain) and Kitija Laksa (Riga, Latvia) all joined Jespersen in double-figures. Pujol turned in 17 points and 10 rebounds in her second career double-double. Flores chipped in 11 points, four assists while Laksa added 10 points. Cheyenne Creighton and Taylor Williams each scored 13 points for Memphis (8-10, 1-3 The American), which stayed within striking distance until the half. The Tigers inched within four in the second quarter, but a 9-0 run by USF in the first two minutes of the second half stretched its lead to 17 and the Bulls never looked back. Quotables Head coach Jose Fernandez on the state of his current team: “I’m really proud of this group for a lot of things. Last Tuesday, we talked about how a loss wasn’t indicative to what this program is and what this team is about. After our last game, we really talked about how they responded and how they responded in practice, that’s what you want to see. We’re 15-2 with four new starters and we’re really young. Tonight we played seven kids, two of them freshman, so three of our top eight are freshman. They’ve overcome a lot. Now we just have to continue to share the ball and defend and close out January and February and head into the conference tournament.” Senior guard Ariadna Pujol on head coach Jose Fernandez’s milestone win: “I’m so happy for him. It’s a big milestone. It’s impressive, it’s super impressive. 300 wins, that’s a lot. We’re proud to be a part of it.” Key Stats 300- Fernandez, USF basketball’s winningest coach, is now 300-228 (.568) in 17 years as head coach of the Bulls. Only two other coaches in the league have reached 300 career wins (Lisa Stockton, Tulane – 536 & Geno Auriema, Connecticut - 972) 42– The Bulls scored 42 points in the paint, a season high. USF known for shooting the three-point shot, was 4-for-15 from behind the arc. The Bulls outscored the Tigers 42-30 in the paint. Notables Head coach Jose Fernandez has reached every career milestone in Sun Dome Arena: 1 – UCF, Nov. 21, 2000 (W, 67-58) 50 – Louisville, Jan. 7, 2005 (W, 67-59) 100 – Coppin State, March 19, 2007 (W, 66-49) 150 – North Carolina Central, Dec. 19, 2009 (W, 79-37) 200 – Detroit, Dec. 31, 2012 (W, 74-60) 250 – Tulane, Jan. 25, 2015 (W, 64-45) 300 – Memphis, Jan. 17, 2017 (W, 79-49) The Bulls extend their home win streak to 14 consecutive games. USF has not dropped a home contest in the Sun Dome Arena since hosting No. 1 UConn Jan. 10, 2016. USF’s home record over the past three seasons improved to 36-4. Up Next No. 23/22 USF hosts No. 9 Louisville for its second top-10 match-up of the year. The Bulls will faceoff with the Cardinals in a noon tip at Sun Dome Arena. The contest is set to air on ESPNU.
  5. USF ATHLETICS GoUSFBulls.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Web Link: http://bit.ly/2k1Yks8 Box Score: http://bit.ly/2jlUE1f Thorpe Matches Career High with 22 Points in War on I-4 Defeat The junior tied his career best with 22 points and also added six assists ORLANDO, Fla., JAN. 17, 2017 – The University of South Florida men’s basketball team (6-11, 0-6 The American) received a career high tying 22 points from junior guard Geno Thorpe (Pittsburgh) but it wasn’t enough to overcome a 38 point performance from redshirt senior guard Matt Williams in an 86-64 loss at UCF (14-4, 5-1) on Tuesday night. The Bulls trailed early on in the War on I-4 game as the Knights tallied the first seven points. UCF hit nine treys in the opening frame, six from Williams, to build a 12 point halftime lead. Thorpe (Pittsburgh) led the Bulls at the break with eight points and four assists. Sophomore guard Troy Holston (Queens, N.Y.) also had seven points early on for USF. The Bulls were unable to cut the deficit down to single digits in the second half despite another 14 points from Thorpe and an additional nine points by Holston. Quotable Interim head coach Murry Bartow on UCF’s perimeter shooting: “When a team makes 14 threes on us, it makes it very difficult (to win)…Matt Williams was obviously the difference in the game.” Key Stat Matt Williams’ career-high 38 points led all players in scoring. His 11 made three-pointers set a school record and conference record. Notables Thorpe has now scored double figures in 13 of the team’s 17 games this season. The three made treys from Thorpe set a career-high. Holston also recorded three treys. Junior guard Jake Bodway (Bloomington, Minn.) registered three steals, a new career-high. The Bulls lost despite shooting 42 percent from the floor and 41 percent from beyond the arc. With the victory, UCF inches ahead of USF 18-15 in the War on I-4 standings. The teams will meet again at USF on March 2 at 7 p.m. Up Next USF returns home to host Tulsa on Jan. 21 at 1 p.m. Reserve your seats at USFBullsTix.com. Fans out of town can catch the game on ESPNU.
  6. 42-30 at the half. Tinmen opening a can on us.
  7. Tucson is such a toilet. How anyone could make it their home is questionable, other than it's the home of a P5 turd. No hot dog environment there.
  8. You guys really know how to make someone feel warm and welcome.
  9. There was an inline form to fill out that you were going, self-reported. And this was just a snapshot, not a final report either. I know you and the Mr. were there, I have proof somewhere!!
  10. Found this in the wayback machine...December 2005 screenshot. Look at all the boar members and the people they were bringing to the first Meineke. Pretty fun flash back on that screenshot, including the TheBullsPenalty Box. Double click on the image to open it full size for viewing.
  11. When the War on I-4 was just a twinkle in the eye of UCF (must be viewed on desktop).
  12. Once dominating, not so much in last several years... USF Vs.
  13. USF ATHLETICS GoUSFBulls.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Web Link: http://bit.ly/2jhHkLB Follow USF Men’s Basketball on Twitter Like USF Men’s Basketball on Facebook Bulls Ready for War on I-4 Matchup This will be the first men’s basketball installment in the War on I-4 rivalry Matchup: USF (6-10, 0-5 The American) at UCF (13-4, 4-1) Date: Tuesday, Jan. 17 Time: 7 p.m. Location: Orlando, Fla. | CFE Arena (10,000) Watch: ESPNEWS (Roy Philpott, Mark Wise) Radio: 820 AM (Jim Lighthall, Jim Louk) Follow: Listen | Stats | Watch TAMPA, JAN. 16, 2017 – The War on I-4 rivalry continues on Tuesday night when the University of South Florida men’s basketball team visits UCF for a midweek conference showdown. The meeting will be the first of two this season between the Bulls and the Knights (USF hosts UCF on March 2).This matchup will also break a 15-15 deadlock in the War on I-4 standings this year. USF enters the contest following a narrow 62-56 defeat at Memphis on Saturday. The Bulls reduced a 16 point second half deficit to just two points before the Tigers held on for the victory. Freshman forward Malik Fitts (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.) matched his career high 12 points, all of which came in the second half. Junior guard Geno Thorpe (Pittsburgh) also compiled 12 points for his 12th double-digit scoring game this year. The Opponent UCF, winners in six of its last seven games, is one of the hottest teams in the American. The Knights knocked off Houston 77-70 on Saturday. All five starters netted double-figure points in the victory. Statistically, the Knights own the conference’s top scoring defense (58.2 ppg) and hold opponents to a lowly .337 shooting percentage. Matt Williams leads the team in scoring (15.5 ppg) and Tacko Fall boasts one of the top shooting percentages in the nation (.800). USF leads the all-time series with UCF 22-11.The Bulls have won 12 of the 16 meetings in Tampa, however, USF is up just 8-7 in games played in Orlando. Notables The Bulls are second in The American in three point shooting percentage (.355). Junior guard Geno Thorpe (Pittsburgh) is first in The American in free throw percentage (.861), fourth in steals (1.6) and seventh in assists (4.1). Redshirt freshman forward Tulio Da Silva(Brazil) has grabbed the fourth-most rebounds in the conference (7.8 per game). Junior center Ruben Guerrero (Spain) has 106 blocks at USF, seventh most in program history. The Bulls have 10 or more steals in back-to-back games for the second time this season. USF has not posted three games in a row with double digit steals this year. The Bulls’ bench outscored Memphis 17-0 in the last game played and own a +64 scoring margin against opponents this season. USF has outscored the opponent by 103 points in the paint this year. This season, the Bulls are one of four NCAA Division I teams with no seniors on its roster. The other three are Bradley, Penn State and UT-Rio Grande Valley. The next USF Basketball Radio Show will be on Monday, Jan. 23 from World of Beer on Fowler Ave. Join interim head coach Murry Bartow and the voice of the Bulls, Jim Lighthall, for the one-hour show starting at 7 p.m. Listen live on 820 AM or online at GoUSFBulls.com.