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  1. USF lands ahead of many Power 5 schools and tops in AAC.... http://www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/best-in-college-sports-florida-state-edges-rival-florida-for-tight-win-in-2016-17/
  2. USF vs. UCF Revenues

    In 2015 "other" for UCF revenue was $3M and 2016 it jumped to $12M. Not sure why it would increase that much in one year - we need Joey to investigate this one.
  3. http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gators/florida-gators-are-top-10-in-revenue-ucf-makes-way-more-than-usf/2329564 How does UCF make $12M more than USF? UCF make $10M more in "other" - what is that? http://sports.usatoday.com/ncaa/finances/
  4. Another validation that the AAC should be a "Power" conference (Power 6). 2017 NFL draft picks by conference Conference Picks Picks per school SEC 53 3.79 ACC 43 3.07 Pac-12 36 3 Big Ten 35 2.5 AAC 15 1.25 Big 12 14 1.4 http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2017/4/29/15489050/nfl-draft-2017-picks-results-college-conference-sec-acc-pac-12-big-ten-big-12
  5. American > Big 12

    The American is within a couple of points of passing the Big 12 conference in RPI ranking. Compared to the G5 the American is closer to a Power 5 conference (bigger index gap). Maybe next week we pass them.
  6. What's this about? Troy Baxter?

    I would not be surprised if Murry Bartow ends up coaching the team this season as it may be part of Harlan's plan. Who knows what is going on behind the scenes http://www.gousfbulls.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=7700&ATCLID=211126892
  7. USF realignment "Rumors" "tweets" "etc"

    Please send this link to the Big 12. This makes the case for the USF - UCF expansion: http://www.livability.com/topics/housing-and-real-estate/this-is-where-us-residents-are-moving-in-2016
  8. USF realignment "Rumors" "tweets" "etc"

    Best options in order: 1. Expand by 4 teams: Cincinnati, Houston, USF, UCF 2. They do not expand and keep AAC intact 3. Expand by 2 and they take Cincinnati and BYU (AAC only loses 1) Worst options: 1. Expand by 4: Cincinnati, Houston, UConn, UCF 2. Expand by 2: Houston, UCF 3. Expand by 2: Cincinnati, UCF Hold your breath until October.
  9. USF realignment "Rumors" "tweets" "etc"

    Hopefully this is a major factor in expansion candidates as adding USF and UCF would dramatically change this: Population base[edit] Like the Southwest Conference, the Big 12 footprint has a small population base. It has the smallest population base by far of the Power Five conferences. Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, West Virginia and Iowa have a combined population of 37.8 million. As of 2013, out of the 115.6 million TV households nationwide there are only 13,427,130 TV households in those states (11.6%)[31][32] The Big 12's share of the nation's TVs is a fraction of that reached by the rest of the Power Five. This likely works against the conference in TV negotiations, but the conference negotiated tier 1 and 2 TV contracts with total payouts similar to those of the other Power Five conferences.[33] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_12_Conference
  10. USF student residential "Village"

    http://tbo.com/news/politics/usf-oks-housing-project-for-2165-students-at-andros-site-20150604/ TAMPA — The University of South Florida is moving ahead with plans for the largest student-housing construction project in school history, razing the well-worn Andros dormitories for a mixed-use residential complex featuring a health and wellness center, outdoor pool and deck, dining center and small-shop retail space. University trustees on Thursday voted to enter into an agreement with Capstone Development Partners and Harrison Street Real Estate Capital to build a $134 million, live-work-play project that will provide 2,165 beds in three buildings on the site of the 50-year-old dorms. The new complex will dwarf the largest existing dorm, the 1,050-student Juniper-Poplar complex. The project “will create a new atmosphere on campus, with the recreation facility, shops and swimming pool,†said USF president Judy Genshaft. “It’s going to liven up the atmosphere on campus.â€
  11. Auburn Tailgating

    I'm taking my family (wife and 3 boys) to the USF - AU game and wanted to know where the USF fans will be tailgating. Does anyone have any suggestions on which parking area we should look for when we arrive (coming from Atlanta)? The game day experience should be incredible and I want to get some tailgating in before the game. Go Bulls!!!
  12. UCF construction

    Good question!! I'm a 86 USF grad and now live in the Atlanta area and usually catch at least one football game a year with some old college buddies (Auburn & UL this upcoming season planned). I was in Orlando last week on business and decided to get a jog in at the UCF track since it was close by (with my USF teeshirt on of course) and was shocked to see how they have progressed with their facilities. New football, basketball, softball, baseball stadiums along with a indoor football practice facility were all very visible surrounded by a bunch of new dorms with a nice downtown college feel. How did UCF get all this money to build these facilities and USF just seems to have a bunch of nice artist renditions? With all the construction around UCF's athletic area you would think they just joined the Big East not USF and it was disturbing to see how they have beat USF to the punch regarding upgrading their facilities. Like many USF alumni I do not like to lose to UCF and we are definitely losing the athletic facilities battle. I believe UCF used some creative financing (bonds etc...) and USF is unwilling to go down this path from my understanding for fear of running into an athletic department deficit. I think we need to change our strategy.
  13. Now maybe we will see some movement in upgrading the athletic facilities.