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  1. Chris Barr=Delonte Welch

    Tough for his size. Glad to see he is still part of USF football. Flashback:
  2. USN&WR USF #140

    These articles are one year old and we have since improved, but they provide some additional details. USF graduation and retention rates garner national recognition | 7/7/2016 TAMPA, Fla. - The University of South Florida ranks as the nation’s top performer in “Overall Student Success” among public research and doctoral universities in the 2016 Eduventures Student Success Ratings. A leading independent higher education research and advisory firm, Eduventures analyzed graduation and first-year retention data—two key indicators of student success—from 2004 to 2014 from more than 1,100 colleges and universities in the United States to develop the ranking. “Over the last ten years, USF has significantly improved its six-year graduation rate from 47 to 67 percent and First Time in College student retention rates from 81 to 89 percent, a rate of growth that few institutions can match,” said Paul Dosal, vice president of Student Affairs and Student Success at USF. “These gains are the result of a thoughtful and deliberate culture change as the university transformed the way we approach the student experience and committed to improve graduation and first-year retention rates. We created a student success movement designed to embed the responsibility of our students’ success in every individual on campus.” “As a result of these efforts, USF also has eliminated the achievement gap between racial and ethnic minorities,” added Dosal. “Black and Hispanic students graduate at rates equal or superior to the rates of white students. The same is true for limited income students.” As part of the institutional focus on student success, USF has implemented numerous programs and initiatives in recent years, including: adding academic advisors with focused assistance to students who may be struggling; redesigned gateway courses; created a SMART Lab and increased library hours, expanded study spaces, writing and tutoring assistance and created Living and Learning Communities. To build on its successes, last year USF began utilizing real-time predictive analytics to identify students who may need immediate support to stay on track and ensure timely graduation. With the help of sophisticated analytics that examines over 300 variables each week, a retention committee made up of staff from student involvement and engagement, first-year experience, residential life and education, financial aid, university data and research, and academic advising review potentially “at-risk” students offering the appropriate interventions needed to ensure timely degree completion. “We are honored to be recognized as the top performer in overall student success by Eduventures. Ensuring that our students achieve timely degree completion and are well-prepared to successfully compete in a global environment remain central to our mission and vision at USF, and aligns with the goals established by the Florida Board of Governors,” said Ralph Wilcox, provost and executive vice president at USF. “While we have made incredible progress over the years, our pursuit of excellence continues.” The University of South Floridais a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success. USF is a Top 25 research university among public institutions nationwide in total research expenditures, according to the National Science Foundation. Serving over 48,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.6 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference. Recently designated as an emerging preeminent research university by the Florida Board of Governors, USF has set a goal to achieve full preeminence in two years, opening the door to further national prominence and eventual eligibility for AAU membership. The Florida Preeminence program, written into state law three years ago, rewards high-performing state research institutions based on 12 metrics. Meeting nine of 12 preeminence benchmarks, USF is only two metrics away from full preeminence – which requires meeting 11 of 12 metrics. 7JUN2016 Eduventures’ Student Success Ratings are Here! By Kim Reid, Principal Analyst ...Additionally, we developed ratings within six broad categories of institutions based on a simplified Carnegie Classification and the control of the institution. Each institution receives a score from 1 to 100 in the four categories, which are equally weighted to derive an overall score. See our methodology to learn more about the regression and scoring model we used to develop the overall ratings. Let’s take a look at some of those public institutions that are driving improvements. Search: University of South Florida-Main Campus 79 75 77 68 95 I found the AAU six year graduation rates for public universities, but it is from 2010. Eleven AAU Public Universities are below the current USF six year graduation rate of 70%. So, we would rank 23 out of 34. 6-Year Graduation Rates AAU Public Universities 24 University of Missouri-Columbia 69.0% 25 Iowa State University 67.4% 26 University of Colorado at Boulder 66.5% 27 University of Iowa 66.0% 28 University of Oregon 65.9% 29 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 65.7% 30 University of Nebraska-Lincoln 63.7% 31 University at Buffalo 62.0% 32 Stony Brook University 61.4% 33 University of Kansas 59.7% 34 University of Arizona 57.2% Source: IPEDS Graduation Rates, May 2010 (cohort 2002)
  3. Chris Barr=Delonte Welch

    I presume that would be the consensus opinion. He is similar in size and speed to both Lindsey Lamar and Derrick Hopkins. Hopkins red shirted, while Lamar played as a true freshman. So, I agree with your assessment about him, but it could still happen.
  4. Bulletin Board Material

    I think it all comes down to being disrespected. If all the USF players believe that Temple disrespected them, then they will play with more intensity. That's why coaches in pregame press conferences always have nice things to say about their opponent, regardless of whether they are true or not.
  5. Men's Golf: Jim Rivers Intercollegiate

    Men's Golf September 19, 2017 By TOM ZEBOLD | USF Senior Writer Bulls Capture Two Titles in Fall Opener By TOM ZEBOLD USF Senior Writer CHOUDRANT, La., SEPT. 19, 2017 – Head coach Steve Bradley's Bulls are bringing two titles back to Tampa after a fantastic start to their fall season. USF (-21) posted a 13-shot team victory while Cristian DiMarco won the individual title in dramatic fashion at the Jim Rivers Intercollegiate on Tuesday. The Bulls started the day with a 10-stroke advantage and finished strong with a 4-under team performance in the final round at Squire Creek Country Club (par 72, 7,070 yards). This marks USF's 12th tournament title victory since Bradley took over the program prior to the 2014-15 season. Under Bradley, USF won multiple titles in each of the past three seasons (2 in 2016-17), (4 in 2015-16), (5 in 2014-15). All five Bulls in the lineup finished in the top 20 and DiMarco used his mental toughness to rise atop the 80-player field. The senior from Longwood, Fla., started the day six shots off the lead and made his move with a 3-under 69 for the second straight round. DiMarco captured the first individual title of his college career by sinking a birdie putt from 12-14 yards out on the final hole of the day to finish at 8-under overall. DiMarco finished one shot ahead of Angelo Leyvani of Stephen F. Austin State. DiMarco's clutch putt put the finishing touches on an impressive debut for USF's new-look lineup. Kyle Flexsenhar (Lake Mary, Fla.) shined in qualifying and stepped up even more with a 4-under final score that tied the sophomore for fifth place. Last season, Jimmy Jones led the team with four top-10 finishes in his first run with the Bulls and he's already a fourth of the way to his 2016-17 total. The senior from Tampa tied for ninth place at 2-under a day after leading the Bulls with a 5-under 67 in the second round. Sophomore Andre Leveque (Windermere, Fla.) posted the fourth top-25 finish of his promising college career by tying for 13th place at even par. Senior Claudio Correa (Santiago, Chile) moved up three spots to a tie for 18th place at 1-over with an even-par final round that featured four birdies. Playing as an individual, senior Priyanshu Singh (Delhi, India) jumped up eight spots to a tie for 18th place by carding a 71, his second straight under-par round. Quotable Head coach Steve Bradley on the team's performance and what it means for the program: "Overall, we got the job done. It wasn't pretty today, but certainly anytime we get a 'W,' we're happy." "All the guys, they all have something different to prove. Collectively as a team, we have something to prove… All in all, you really couldn't ask for a better way to start the season and start the year. They'll have some of their own confidence as we get ready for the rest of the fall." Bradley on Cristian DiMarco's first title victory and his performance down the stretch: "He played well in the spring. He had a chance to win Cabo and didn't quite get the job done. Then he lost in a playoff for the conference championship. When he, my assistant Brad and I met at the beginning of the year, one of his goals was to win at least one college event." "Cristian was behind for the better part of the day and the kid from Stephen F. Austin was playing pretty well. On the 15th hole, the kid made a double and Cristian made a birdie to close the gap to 2. Then he got it to within 1 through 16. Cristian made a birdie on the last hole and the other two guys made a bogey and a double. He kind of slid in there at the very last moment. The only hole he led for the entire 54-hole tournament was the last one. It's certainly good timing." Notables USF led the field in par-4 scoring (3.96, -6), par-5 scoring (4.57, -26) and total birdies (69). Cristian DiMarco led the field in par-4 scoring (3.77, -7) and tied for the tournament lead with 16 total birdies. Claudio Correa and Andre Leveque tied for second in the lineup with 15 birdies apiece. Team, Player Scores Pos. Team/Player (seed) Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total 1 South Florida 282 277 284 843 1 Cristian DiMarco (1) 70 69 69 208 T5 Kyle Flexsenhar (2) 70 71 71 212 T9 Jimmy Jones (5) 74 67 73 214 T13 Andre Leveque (4) 68 76 72 216 T18 Claudio Correa (3) 75 70 72 217 Up Next USF will shoot for another title Oct. 1-3 at the Erin Hills Collegiate in Hartford, Wisc. About USF Men's Golf USF men's golf returns six players from the 2016-17 team that captured the program's third consecutive American Athletic Conference Championship title. Head coach Steve Bradley has been at the helm for all three league championship runs and guided the Bulls back to the final rounds of the NCAA Championship in 2016. Follow @USFMGolf on Twitter for the latest information concerning the program. Print Friendly Version PLAYERS MENTIONED Claudio Correa Senior Cristian DiMarco Senior Kyle Flexsenhar Sophomore Jimmy Jones Senior Andre Leveque Sophomore Priyanshu Singh Senior
  6. Which one (or two) will the Bulls drop?

    2007 @Rutgers! Nothing compares to that loss.
  7. USF vs Illinois TV Rating

    Pretty good.
  8. Week 4 Injury Update

    Yes. He's been getting rave reviews on NFL draft sites.
  9. I could see him enrolling at USF in January and getting a hardship waiver. We can, supposedly, count up to 8 such players towards last year's class. Of course, that would also help him to get acclimated to our team.
  10. Chris Barr=Delonte Welch

    If Barr ends up in the doghouse, I wonder if CCS will decide at some point to burn the redshirt of Chauncy Smart. He has elite speed: was ranked No. 1 in Florida and No. 3 in the nation at 100 meters for the class of 2017…has a 40-inch vertical and timed at 4.37 in the 40, both among the best in the 2017 football signing class nationally.
  11. True enough, but we already have two DL transfers sitting out this year. Brandon Boyce DT 4/24/2017 (Will have to sit out 2017, 2 years of eligibility left) (SIGNED 6/25/2017) Marquies Price DE 4/24/2017 (Will have to sit out 2017, 2 years of eligibility left) (SIGNED 6/25/2017) With 26 verbals, so far, for 2018 I don't know if we would even have room for him. I hope that we do, and that he gets a hardship waiver to play immediately.
  12. Men's Golf: Jim Rivers Intercollegiate

    Off to a great start to the year with a 13 shot (-21) victory. Cristian DiMarco (-8) is the individual champion. Our five starting players all finished in the top 20, as did P. Singh playing as an individual. USF will be tested more in upcoming tourney's against tougher competition. Not that we needed them here, but it's very sad that our two incoming star commits (Niemann & Lee) never made it to USF. So, we have only one new player (Cachon) on the roster, but he didn't play in this event.
  13. USF Men's Golf‏ @USFMGolfhours ago More Lead is back up to 10 shots 0 replies0 retweets2 likes Reply
  14. USF vs Temple Game Line

    Perhaps, you should read what their fans think.