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  1. USF MBB NCAA Sanctions Update

    http://www.tampabay.com/sports/basketball/college/usf-basketball-gets-off-lightly-with-ncaa/2337989 TAMPA — The NCAA's 10-month investigation into USF's men's basketball program has ended with the Bulls — proactive in the probe from the start — avoiding major penalties. The NCAA announced Tuesday its Division I Committee on Infractions panel determined former Bulls assistant Oliver Antigua knowingly violated its rules by providing prospects with impermissible housing, transportation and meals, then denying his involvement. As a result, the panel prescribed USF to receive a public reprimand and censure, and accepted the penalties USF already has imposed on itself: of the reduction of one scholarship for 2016-17, withholding one coach from off-campus recruiting for 50 days, and a $5,000 fine. Addtionally, Oliver Antigua, younger brother of former Bulls coach Orlando Antigua, has been leveled with a two-year show-cause penalty from Sept. 19, 2017 to Sept. 18, 2019. During that time, any NCAA school that employs him must prohibit him from all coaching activites during the first year of the show-cause period, and require him to receive regular rules education during that time. Oliver resigned last July, as news of the probe broke. Orlando Antigua was dismissed Jan. 3 USF released the following statement Tuesday: "USF is pleased that the NCAA announced its completion of a 2016 inquiry into its men's basketball program. After conducting a thorough and cooperative process, the NCAA agreed that USF's self-imposed corrective actions implemented during 2016 were sufficient. We are grateful for the professionalism and cooperation shown by the NCAA and we are ready to move forward." This is a developing story. Stay here for updates.
  2. USF ATHLETICS GoUSFBulls.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Web Link: http://bit.ly/2x1iI1Y Ticket Link: http://bit.ly/29CqCmT Full Schedule: http://bit.ly/2wvbPT2 Follow USF Men’s Basketball on Twitter Like USF Men’s Basketball on Facebook The American Announces Men’s Basketball Conference Schedule 18-game conference slate includes home dates with Cincinnati, SMU, and UCF TAMPA, SEPT. 15, 2017 – First-year head coach Brian Gregory and the USF men’s basketball team finalized its 2017-18 schedule on Friday with the announcement of the 18-game American Athletic Conference schedule. The highlights have Bulls hosting 2017 NCAA Tournament teams Cincinnati (Jan. 13) and SMU (March 4) at the Sun Dome. USF will also renew its War on I-4 rivalry with UCF visiting Tampa on Saturday, Jan. 20. The Bulls will have 13 conference games on national television through the league’s partnership with CBS Sports Network and ESPN. Season tickets are now on sale. Click here for more information. USF will alternate home and road games for the first eight conference contests. The Bulls start at home against Houston on Thursday, Dec. 28 and complete the calendar year with a New Year’s Eve road game at SMU on Sunday, Dec. 31. Beginning 2018, the Bulls welcome East Carolina to Tampa on Wednesday, Jan. 3, then visit American Athletic Conference newcomer, Wichita State, on Sunday, Jan 7. It will be the first-ever meeting between USF and the Shockers. Back in the Bay Area, the Bulls will host Cincinnati on Saturday, Jan. 13, before traveling to ECU on Wednesday, Jan. 17. The War on I-4 rivalry continues with UCF coming to Tampa on Saturday, Jan. 20. The month wraps up with USF at Tulane (Thursday, Jan. 25), at Houston (Sunday, Jan. 28) and hosting Memphis (Wednesday, Jan. 31). February features six more conference tilts for the Bulls (three home, three road). USF will welcome Tulsa to the Sun Dome (Saturday, Feb. 4), take a trip up to UConn (Wednesday, Feb 7), and return home to play Temple (Saturday, Feb. 10). The Bulls then have back-to-back road games with a Valentine’s Day match-up at UCF (Wednesday, Feb. 14) and Tulsa (Sunday, Feb 18) before returning to host Tulane (Saturday, Feb. 24). USF will complete conference play in March with a road contest at Memphis (Thursday, March 1) and SMU at home (Sunday, March 4). The Bulls start practicing in two weeks on Friday, Sept. 29 in anticipation of the season opener against FAU on Friday, Nov. 10 at 8 p.m. The Bulls will have 10 newcomers on this year’s roster, including three graduate transfers in guard Stephan Jiggetts (Forestville, Md.), guard Terrence Samuel (Brooklyn, N.Y.), and wing Payton Banks (Orange, Calif.), who are all eligible to play immediately.
  3. Stream all 256 games live throughout the entire season in high definition, including: Preseason, Regular Season, Playoffs, and Super Bowl LII. NFL; NCAA, NBA, NHL, MMA, MLB, TENIS, NASCAR, AND OTHERS. Watch Sports Live Stream In Ultra-HD On Desktops, Laptops, Mac, Tablets, SmatPhones,iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android device, Apple TV and latest browsers. Live Stream In Ultra-HD CLICK HERE TO WATCH EVERY SPORTS LIVE STREAM IN Ultra-HD
  4. Can you pick up the speed of the rebuild? Please? Dear Brad: Congratulations! Your 2018 NCAA® Final Four® ticket application has been selected and you are officially on the Road to the Final Four® at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas! You were selected to receive 2 all-session (Saturday, March 31 and Monday, April 2 games) ticket(s).
  5. Saw this on the Prospects/Recruit board and thought it important enough to duplicate here: Once you get over the disappointment in Vega changing his avatar, it really is a great piece of info to read.
  6. USF ATHLETICS GoUSFBulls.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Web Link: http://bit.ly/2vniJux Follow USF Men’s Basketball on Twitter Like USF Men’s Basketball on Facebook Coach Gregory to Throw Out First Pitch for USF Night at Tampa Bay Rays Game The event will take place on Saturday night at Tropicana Field TAMPA, AUG. 10, 2017 – USF Night at Tropicana Field will be held on Saturday, Aug. 12 and head men's basketball coach Brian Gregory will be on hand to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Coach Gregory, who has posted almost 250 head coaching victories and earned six postseason appearances, will deliver his first pitch at 6 p.m. The Cleveland Indians-Tampa Bay Rays game will follow at 6:10 p.m. The USF Alumni Association has partnered with the Rays to host the annual event. There will be a pregame party at Ferg's from 4 – 5:30 p.m. Bulls fans can enjoy complimentary appetizers, drink specials and giveaways courtesy of GEICO. Door prizes will also be handed out. The special ticket package includes a seat in the lower bowl, plus your choice of a Rays USF Mason Jar, Rays/USF co-branded hat or Rays USF Tumbler for just $38. Tickets can be purchased HERE using the code "USF2" to redeem the special rate. The Alumni Association ticket package deadline is Aug. 10 at 11:59 p.m. ET. The USF men's basketball team begins the 2017-18 season at home against FAU on Nov. 10. Season tickets can be purchased HERE.
  7. LAKELAND — The Lakeland Magic have found their head coach and general manager. Stan Heath has been hired as the inaugural head coach, while Anthony Parker will take over as the team’s general manager. The Magic will introduce both at a press conference at the Simpson Park Community Center in Lakeland on Wednesday. http://www.theledger.com/sports/20170808/lakeland-magic-hire-stan-heath-anthony-parker-as-head-coach-gm
  8. USF ATHLETICS GoUSFBulls.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Web Link: http://bit.ly/2f8x5ek USF Mourns the Loss of Former Standout Center Donzel Rush Rush led the Bulls to the 1995 NIT Elite Eight and posted the fifth-most rebounds in program history (724) TAMPA, AUG. 2, 2017 – Former University of South Florida men’s basketball player Donzel Rush passed away unexpectedly earlier this week. He was 43. A center from Miami, Rush was a four-year starter (1993-96) for USF and helped lead the Bulls to an appearance in the 1995 NIT. Rush posted 15 rebounds in the USF’s NIT opening-round victory over St. John’s and added another 10 rebounds in a win over Coppin State, fueling a USF run to the NIT Elite Eight. “He was an unbelieve teammate,” said USF assistant coach Chad Dollar, who played his final season as a Bull with Rush in 1993. “(Donzel) was a freshman coming in and eager to learn. He was a fun-loving guy who had nothing but positive vibes as a teammate.” Rush’s .476 field goal percentage in 1995-96 was a team-high. He averaged 9.7 points and 7.6 rebounds that season. “He was a guy I enjoyed being around and he was very valued by his teammates,” said Jim Louk, USF Associate Director of Athletics / BullsVision & Broadcasting and former men’s basketball play-by-play announcer. “He did everything he could to help his team win, was a very consistent performer, and really represented the team well during his time here. Everybody liked him.” In his career at USF, Rush compiled 946 points and 724 rebounds, which rank fifth in program history. “The USF family is deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Donzel Rush,” said USF Director of Athletics Mark Harlan. “Bulls fans remember Donzel well as a much-loved former member of our men’s basketball program. We cherish the student-athletes that wear the Green & Gold and it is especially difficult to see one of them pass so young. Our thoughts and prayers are with Donzel’s family.” Following graduation, he started playing professionally in 1996 and competed internationally from 1997-2012. Funeral arrangements are pending.
  9. Bo Zeigler to George Washington University https://www.fanragsports.com/news/south-florida-transfer-bo-zeigler-commits-george-washington/ Having 5 head coaches during his college career, although only playing for 3, has to be close to some sort of a record when considering he only attended 2 schools.
  10. June 08, 2017 by USF USF first year head men's basketball coach Brian Gregory and his staff added nine student-athletes to the program in the class of 2017. The newest Bulls this upcoming season will be Payton Banks, Justin Brown, David Collins, Stephan Jiggetts, T.J. Lang, Laquincy Rideau, Terrence Samuel, Nikola Scekic, and Alexis Yetna. A 6-foot-6 wing from Orange, Calif., Banks is a graduate transfer from Penn State, having made 44 starts over three years for the Nittany Lions. He averaged 10 points per game last season, sinking 36 percent of his shots from beyond the arc. In 2016-17, Banks converted 73 three-pointers and made 82 percent of his free throw attempts. He redshirted his initial season at Penn State in 2013-14 before appearing in 29 games the following year. Banks made 31 starts as a sophomore during the 2014-15 campaign, averaging nine points and four rebounds per game. Coach Gregory on Banks: “Payton impacts our program in such a positive way due to his versatility on the perimeter. Obviously, he is an exceptional three-point shooter, but his versatility and scoring acumen will also be of benefit in our system.” A 6-foot-6 guard/forward from Birmingham, Ala., Brown played his postgraduate year at Hargrave Military Academy (Va.) in 2016-17, where he guided the Tigers to a 43-2 record. The soon-to-be freshman averaged 11 points, seven rebounds and two steals per game last year. He shot nearly 60 percent from the floor and converted on 39 percent of three-pointers. Prior to Hargrave, Brown attended Spain Park High School in Birmingham, where he was an All-State honoree three times and a four-time All-Birmingham Metro selection. Coach Gregory on Brown: “We are very pleased with the addition of Justin Brown to our USF men's basketball program. His size, versatility, skill package and athleticism will put him in a position to make an immediate impact in our program. Justin is also a perfect fit when it comes to character and academic excellence, components that we emphasize greatly in the recruiting process. It is important that we recruit from high-caliber, winning programs and Justin has come from two such programs at Hargrave and Spain Park." A 6-foot-3 guard from Youngstown, Ohio, Collins joins USF from First Love Christian Academy (Pa.), where he posted an 18 point per game average for the 24-win Knights. The incoming freshman is ranked as the 46th guard prospect in the country, according to 247 Sports. Coach Gregory on Collins: “David brings the versatility from the guard spot that is really important in our program. His athleticism and physicality on the perimeter is going to be an asset both offensively and defensively. He fits our mold of a highly talented, high character, hard-working, tough student-athlete.” A 6-foot-1 guard from Forestville, Md., Jiggetts is a graduate transfer from Fairleigh Dickinson. He was named All-Northeast Conference in 2016-17, when he averaged 13 points, four assists and three rebounds per game. Jiggetts posted a team-high 125 assists, shot 31 percent from beyond the arc and tallied a triple-double of 13 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in a win over Lipscomb (11/19). He averaged 11 points per game in his sophomore season at FDU and notched another 98 assists, helping guide the Knights to the 2016 Northeast Conference Championship and a berth in the NCAA Tournament. Coach Gregory on Jiggetts: “Stephan brings the guard skills that were so important for us in this recruiting class. His tremendous physical and mental toughness, along with his skill package allows him to influence the game in transition, half-court sets, and by both scoring and creating scoring opportunities.” A 6-foot-7 guard from Mobile, Ala., Lang is a transfer from Auburn, where he played his first three seasons. Lang averaged five points per game and was regarded as a lockdown defender for the Tigers. He will sit out the 2017-18 season due to NCAA transfer rules but will have one year of eligibility remaining. Coach Gregory on Lang: “We are very pleased to have T.J. join the program at the University of South Florida. His experience and success at the highest level of college basketball will be a great asset to this program over the next two years. As we continue to build our talent-base, a multi-position player like T.J. will give us a lot of flexibility both offensively and defensively. He comes from a great basketball family, and because of that, brings the characteristics we look for in our student-athletes.” A 6-foot-1 guard from West Palm Beach, Fla., Rideau is a transfer from Gardner-Webb, where he was the first player in Big South Conference history to post at least 150 rebounds, 150 assists and 100 steals in a single season. Rideau led the Runnin' Bulldogs with a team-best 14.2 points per game and 171 assists. He was recognized on the All-Big South Conference Second Team and the conference all-tournament team. Rideau will sit out the 2017-18 season due to NCAA transfer rules but will have two years of eligibility remaining. Coach Gregory on Rideau: “Laquincy signifies a very important recruit for our program. To recruit and sign players from the state of Florida is a top priority for us. Laquincy represents USF, as we provide a great opportunity for in-state players to reach their goals and objectives. He is a high level guard that can create scoring opportunities for himself and teammates, and also has a firm command of the game. Laquincy will use his redshirt year to continue his impressive development and will make a tremendous impact for us for two seasons.” A 6-foot-3 guard from Brooklyn, N.Y., Samuel is a graduate transfer from Penn State where he averaged four points and three rebounds per game last season. Samuel netted a career-high 16 points against Colgate (11/23) and appeared in 28 of the team's 33 games. He shot 44 percent in Big Ten conference action. Samuel sat out the 2015-16 season due to NCAA transfer rules. He began his collegiate career at UConn, where Samuel was a part of the Huskies' program during his freshman and sophomore seasons. He appeared in 56 games, making seven starts. Samuel was a member of the 2013-14 NCAA champion UConn men's basketball team, scoring 11 points in the semifinal game over Villanova (3/22). Coach Gregory on Samuel: “Terrence is a highly competitive and versatile guard who has proven his ability to impact a game on both ends of the court. He has the size, strength and toughness to be very effective at both guard spots, creating scoring opportunities for himself and others.” A 7-foot-2 center from Belgrade, Serbia, Scekic won a JuCo National Championship with Hutchinson Community College (Kan.) in 2016-17. He played his freshman season at New Mexico, appearing in 10 games, before transferring. Scekic returns to Florida, where he previously played for MMG Academy in Orlando. He also played for Zemun in his native country of Serbia before arriving in the United States. Coach Gregory on Scekic: “Nik provides us with very important pieces to build our program at USF. His size, skill package, and versatility can impact a game in many different ways. He can score in the post, step out on the perimeter, is an excellent passer, has a high basketball IQ, and will be tremendous in anchoring our defense. What really drove me to Nik was his unbelievable passion for improvement and daily work habits.” A 6-foot-8 forward born in France, Yetna is completing his postgraduate year at Putnam Science Academy (Conn.), where he guided the team to a 34-win season. Yetna played in the Adidas Gauntlet in April, posting double-double averages of 16 points and 11 rebounds per game. A native of Baltimore, Md., Yetna also represented Team USA in the Adidas Euro Camp in India during the summer of 2016. He will be a freshman with USF in 2017-18. Coach Gregory on Yetna: “We are very happy to welcome Alexis Yetna to the Bulls' basketball family. He brings the entire package of what we are looking for from the forward position – athleticism, size, length, explosiveness, and toughness. As an international player, he has been educated at one of the best schools at Putnam Science Academy, and his maturity will allow for an important impact on the program.”
  11. TBT GAME Tonight

    09:00P Live – The Basketball Tournament (Tbt): Super 16 From New York, NY. USA – Tampa Bulls vs. Overseas Elite [ESPN2]
  12. Just to be sure everyone has an idea what is going on... For some time, there has been an ability to put down a non-refundable deposit for USF MBB seats ($50/seat). I thought about it, but didn't. Then, I let a couple weeks pass, thought about it again. Paused. Then did. And within a day, got a call to see what the options were and/or to purchase. So, I didn't want anyone to think that as long as it's just "deposit season" that tickets were not being bought by others, while you considered it. I thought, perhaps, all the deposits would be put down, then there would be some systematic or prioritized method for calling people. I was wrong. **** If you are interested in tickets, put your deposit down today!!! **** Don't sleep on tickets. If you are going to get them for the upcoming season, act today. Put down the deposit within your account and buy your tickets.
  13. USF will also host a total of nine home games, including a test against 20-win Arkansas State. USF will open the home schedule with a pair of games against FAU (Nov. 10) and Morgan State (Nov. 13). The Bulls' first road contest will be at Stetson (Nov. 15). The Hoosier Tip-Off Classic begins on Nov. 19, when the Bulls visit the Hoosiers at Assembly Hall. USF then returns home to play Howard (Nov. 22), Arkansas State (Nov. 24) and Eastern Michigan (Nov. 26) in the final games of the Hoosier Tip-Off Classic. The Bulls will battle Elon (Nov. 30) and Appalachian State (Dec. 2) on the road. USF completes the non-conference slate with four home games – FIU (Dec. 11), Bethune-Cookman (Dec. 14), Northern Arizona (Dec. 18) and Charlotte (Dec. 21). Click here to reserve your season tickets today.
  14. This is too cool to mince words about, so let’s cut to the chase: a handful of the best USF basketball alumni of the past decade have put together a team to enter this year’s TBT (The Basketball Tournament), an annual, five-on-five competition open to any team that can stir up enough fan support and votes. You can read more about it here if you’re unfamiliar, but some key points: fans vote for squads to make the 64-team bracket, the winning team gets $2 million to split amongst themselves, and the whole thing is televised by ESPN affiliates. Of course, I would be remiss not to mention the fact that the top 100 fans who vote for the winning team all receive a cut of the prize ranging from $1,000 to $20,000 if their teams wins. The more voters you recruit, the better chance your team has to qualify, and the bigger your slice of the pie if your team manages to win it all. Full disclosure: I did some work for TBT’s southern regional in Atlanta a couple years back, and I could not be more into this tournament. It’s really awesome seeing the likes of local, YMCA squads compete on national TV against ex-NBA players, and I’ve always wanted to see a USF-centric team get put together. Thanks to former USF graduate assistant Michael Brown, this dream is now a reality: say hello to your Tampa Bulls, a team assembled entirely of former USF basketball standouts. So far, Tampa Bulls consists of the following players*: Corey Allen Jr. Ron Anderson Jr. Anthony Collins Toarlyn Fitzpatrick Augustus Gilchrist Javontae Hawkins Hugh Robertson *There are some big names yet to be announced, but I don’t want to spoil the surprise for Michael and company. Think of the biggest USF stars of the past decade, and you’ve probably already guessed them. This team is absolutely loaded with NCAA Tournament veterans and players who spent time in the NBA D-League. They’ve really, really got a shot to win this thing, but they need your help to make it into the field. Right now, the Bulls have just 61 votes, and the top teams in the South region have hundreds. With the support of the Bulls’ fanbase, however, the Tampa Bulls can make their way into this tournament, and hopefully do a little damage once they’re in it. You’ll get to watch your favorite USF basketball players compete once again on ESPN, and possibly make you thousands of dollars. This is a win-win-win-win. Let’s show TBT what USF nation can do, and throw our wholehearted support behind the members of the best basketball team in USF history. You can vote by following the link below. Don’t forget to spread the word, so that Tampa Bulls have a better chance to qualify (and, yes, so you make more potential money). Vote: https://www.thetournament.com/teams/tampa-bulls-usf-alumni/fan/58eabeae93b94361967264 Article
  15. TAMPA, JUNE 28, 2017 – The University of South Florida men's basketball team will battle one of the most prestigious programs in the country when the Bulls play at Indiana in the 2017 Hoosier Tip-Off Classic. The five-team tournament will begin when USF visits Assembly Hall to take on the Hoosiers on Sunday, Nov .19. The contest will mark the Bulls' first-ever game against the Big Ten program. The Hoosier Tip-Off Classic also includes Arkansas State, Eastern Michigan, and Howard, which will all play at USF in late November. “We are happy to be a part of the Hoosier Tip-Off Classic,” said USF head men's basketball coach Brian Gregory. “This will be a great road challenge I know our guys will embrace. We are also looking forward to hosting some of the Tip-Off Classic games at the Sun Dome and building a strong home environment here in Tampa.” Stay tuned to GoUSFBulls.com for the remainder of USF's non-conference schedule in the coming days. Click here to renew your season tickets or to make new season ticket deposits. To stay up-to-date on the latest USF men's' basketball news, follow the Bulls on social media (Twitter | Facebook | Instagram). About USF Men's Basketball The USF men's basketball team is led by head coach Brian Gregory. On March 22, Gregory was introduced as the 10th head coach in program history. He previously led programs at Georgia Tech (2011-16) and Dayton (2003-11). Gregory spent nearly a decade as an assistant coach under Michigan State's Hall of Fame head coach Tom Izzo and helped the Spartans win the 2000 NCAA National Championship. Gregory brings nearly 250 career head coaching wins and six postseason appearances, including the 2010 NIT Championship, to Tampa. USF has retired three numbers in its 47-year history: Chucky Atkins (12), Charlie Bradley (30) and Radenko Dobras (31). The Bulls have earned three NCAA tournament bids and appeared in the NIT eight times. For tickets, contact the USF Ticket Office at 1-800-Go-Bulls or by going online to USFBullsTix.com. Article
  16. Marching to Madness Episode 137: South Florida head coach Brian Gregory In Podcast by Blake Lovell June 23, 20170 Comments In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in South Florida head coach Brian Gregory. http://collegehoopswatch.com/2017/06/23/marching-to-madness-episode-137-brian-gregory-usf/
  17. Brad, This summer, several of our USF Men's Basketball alumni have put together a team and entered The Basketball Tournament as the Tampa Bulls. The team will compete in Charlotte, N.C. on July 8th when it begins the pursuit of The Basketball Tournament title. The Tampa Bulls will compete in the South Region and the roster is filled with familiar names including: Corey Allen Jr., Ron Anderson Jr., Anthony Collins, Toarlyn Fitzpatrick, Augustus Gilchrist, Dominique Jones, Will McDonald, Hugh Robertson and Victor Rudd. Click here for more information about the tournament. We would like to invite you to join us for a meet and greet with the team on Thursday, July 6th before it departs for Charlotte. The event will take place at the USF Sun Dome Arena Club from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and includes a short practice, a meet and greet with the team members and light hors d’ oeuvres. To RSVP for this event, please click HERE. Please note that since Men's Basketball will be in a recruiting dead period at this time no guests that have started 7th grade through junior college will be permitted to attend. Thank you for your continued support of USF Basketball and we hope to see you on July 6th to support our former USF Basketball players! GO BULLS!!
  18. A Look Back at Some of College Sports’ Best Sponsorship Activations These three activations can serve as motivation for all of us. The University of South Florida and Big Frog T-Shirts partnered to bring Bulls fans this t-shirt cannon during the men’s and women’s basketball season. Photo courtesy of Adam Schemm. Link to story USF Tweet: Somehow I missed this back in March!
  19. USF ATHLETICS GoUSFBulls.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Web Link: http://bit.ly/2qYnzeP Conference Release: http://bit.ly/2sWXFZB Follow USF Men’s Basketball on Twitter Like USF Men’s Basketball on Facebook USF Men’s Basketball Conference Pairings Announced The Bulls single-game pairings include conference runner-up Cincinnati and Temple at home. USF will play UConn and conference newcomer Wichita State, both on the road PROVIDENCE, R.I., JUNE 8, 2017 – The American Athletic Conference announced its men's basketball conference pairings for the upcoming 2017-18 season on Thursday afternoon. With the addition of Wichita State to the league, each team in The American will play seven of its 11 opponents twice, and the other four opponents once each – two at home and two away. USF will play single game match-ups at home against conference runner-up Cincinnati and Temple. The Bulls will also clash with UConn and Wichita State, a perennial top 25 team, both on the road. In 2017-18, USF will host UCF, East Carolina, Houston, Memphis, SMU, Tulane and Tulsa and also visit those schools as well. This will be the Bulls' first season under the direction of head coach Brian Gregory. The USF coaching staff has rebuilt the team's roster with nine new signees, including three graduate transfers. Learn more about USF's 2017 signing class HERE. The Bulls' complete schedule with dates and times will be announced at a later date. Season ticket renewals can be made HERE.
  20. USF Summer Stampede

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    SUMMER STAMPEDE TICKETS (season ticket members, log in to account to see discounted price) Charlie Strong & Brian Gregory to meet Bulls fans in Tampa TAMPA, JUNE 1, 2017 – USF head football coach Charlie Strong and head men's basketball coach Brian Gregory will meet Bulls fans on Wed., June 21 at the USF Summer Stampede held at Ulele (1810 N Highland Ave.) in downtown Tampa. The Bulls' new leaders will headline the ticketed social event on the banks of the Hillsborough River. Tickets for the Summer Stampede, set to begin at 6:30 p.m., will include Ulele food, a program with the coaches, and a social period in which the coaches will be available to meet and greet fans and engage in photo opportunities, which will also include Rocky and the USF cheerleaders. A cash bar will be available. Tickets to the event are $10 for current season ticket members and Bulls Club members and $25 for the general public. All season ticket members in attendance will be entered into a raffle for to win an autographed football and an autographed basketball. Tickets may be purchased by calling 1-800-GoBulls or online at Ticketmaster. Tickets must be reserved in advance and will not be available at the door. USF Iron Bulls will be admitted to the event for free. Iron Bulls are asked to RSVP to Kari Clark in the USF Athletics Development office. Link
  21. Joey Knight, Times Staff Writer Wednesday, May 24, 2017 2:16pm During our hour-plus chat with Brian Gregory in his office last week, the new Bulls basketball coach still wasn't at liberty to discuss incoming graduate-transfers Terrence Samuel (Penn State), Payton Banks (Penn State) or Stephan Jiggetts (Fairleigh Dickinson). But the school finally confirmed their signings on Wednesday, formally adding what is believed to be the final touches to the 2017-18 roster. So now that everyone's on board, what can Bulls fans expect from this overhauled roster? On what will Gregory's inaugural team hang its figurative hat? Still tough to say. Remember, Gregory spent most of his first two months feverishly trying to piece together a team. How this group jells over time, once he gets it on the floor together, remains to be seen. But Gregory does promise his constituents one thing. "We're gonna figure out a way to defend and rebound, I can tell you that," Gregory said. "Or at least die trying." While Gregory sifts through his guard options (prediction: Jiggetts is your opening night point guard), he'll probably build his frontcourt around 7-foot-2, 250-pound Serbian Nikola Scekic and 6-11 USC transfer Malik Martin, who sat out last season after two undistinguished years with the Trojans. Incoming 6-8 freshman Alexis Yetna also could have an immediate impact, bringing the type of length and grit that Gregory helped harvest during his lengthy tenure as a Tom Izzo assistant at Michigan State. "I think the offensive side of things will be a process and a progression as guys get a little more comfortable, not only in their roles but how we're playing," Gregory said. "So initially, obviously we have to be really committed on the defensive end and on the glass." Does that signal a series of low-tempo grudge matches on the Sun Dome floor this winter? Not necessarily, Gregory said, though only one team -- his 2015-16 Georgia Tech squad -- has averaged more than 70 points a game in his 13 seasons as a head coach. "The teams I've been associated with both as a head coach and an assistant coach, we always ran, but we never were 90, 95, 100 (points per game), because we played defense on the other end," Gregory said. "So the other teams' possessions are longer. ... So the better you are defensively and rebounding, that obviously is the first phase of playing with pace."
  22. USF ATHLETICS GoUSFBulls.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Web Link: http://bit.ly/2qat6yu Follow USF Men’s Basketball on Twitter Like USF Men’s Basketball on Facebook Coach Gregory Completes First Signing Class with Three Grad Transfers The Bulls add Terrence Samuel and Payton Banks from Penn State and Stephan Jiggetts of Fairleigh Dickinson TAMPA, MAY 24, 2017 – In the final step of his first recruiting class, University of South Florida head men's basketball coach Brian Gregory and his staff announced the signing of three graduate transfers to financial aid agreements on Wednesday. From Penn State, the Bulls will be adding 6-foot-3 guard Terrence Samuel and 6-foot-6 wing Payton Banks from Penn State. USF also signed Stephan (pronounced STEPH-on) Jiggetts, a 6-foot-1 guard from Farleigh Dickinson University. All three student-athletes will be able to compete for USF in the 2017-18 season and have one year of eligibility remaining. “I'm very happy to have Terrence, Payton and Stephan join our program,” said Gregory. “They are true student-athletes, who have graduated and earned their degrees in four years. They have had tremendous personal and collective success as players, winning championships and competing in postseason tournaments. Now, they are ready to make a positive impact here at USF and provide some important veteran stability. With all the opportunities they had in the recruiting process, their enthusiasm and desire to be a part of our new era at USF was both inspiring and refreshing.” From Brooklyn, N.Y., Samuel averaged four points and three rebounds per game for Penn State last season. He netted a career-high 16 points against Colgate (11/23) and appeared in 28 of the team's 33 games. Samuel shot 44 percent in Big Ten conference action. “Terrence is a highly competitive and versatile guard who has proven his ability to impact a game on both ends of the court,” added Gregory. “He has the size, strength and toughness to be very effective at both guard spots, creating scoring opportunities for himself and others.” Samuel sat out the 2015-16 season due to NCAA transfer rules. He began his collegiate career at UConn, where he was a part of the Huskies' program during his freshman and sophomore seasons. Samuel appeared in 56 games, making seven starts. He was a member of the 2013-14 NCAA champion UConn men's basketball team,scoring 11 points in the semifinal game over Villanova (3/22). A native of Orange, Calif., Banks has made 44 starts over three years for the Nittany Lions. He averaged 10 points per game last season, sinking 36 percent of his shots from beyond the arc. In 2016-17, Banks converted 73 three-pointers and made 82 percent of his free throw attempts. “Payton impacts our program in such a positive way due to his versatility on the perimeter,” said Gregory. “Obviously, he is an exceptional three-point shooter, but his versatility and scoring acumen will also be of benefit in our system.” Banks redshirted his initial season at Penn State in 2013-14 before appearing in 29 games the following year. He made 31 starts as a sophomore during the 2014-15 campaign, averaging nine points and four rebounds per game. From Forestville, Md., Jiggetts was named All-Northeast Conference in 2016-17, when he averaged 13 points, four assists and three rebounds per game. He posted a team-high 125 assists, shot 31 percent from beyond the arc and tallied a triple-double of 13 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in a win over Lipscomb (11/19). “Stephan brings the guard skills that were so important for us in this recruiting class,” added Gregory. “His tremendous physical and mental toughness, along with his skill package allows him to influence the game in transition, half-court sets, and by both scoring and creating scoring opportunities.” Jiggetts averaged 11 points per game in his sophomore season at FDU and notched another 98 assists, helping guide the Knights to the 2016 Northeast Conference Championship and a berth in the NCAA Tournament. Banks, Jiggetts and Samuel will join fellow commits Justin Brown, David Collins , TJ Lang , Laquincy Rideau, Nikola Scekic and Alexis Yetna in Coach Gregory's first signing class at USF. Class of 2017 Signees Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl.-Exp. Hometown [High School/Previous School] Payton Banks F 6-6 223 Gr.-TR Orange, Calif. [Penn State] Justin Brown G/F 6-6 210 Fr.-HS Birmingham, Ala. [Hargrave Military Academy (Va.)] David Collins G 6-3 200 Fr.-HS Youngstown, Ohio [First Love Christian Academy (Pa.)] Stephan Jiggetts G 6-1 195 Gr.-TR Forestville, Md. [Fairleigh Dickinson] TJ Lang* G 6-7 210 Sr.-TR Mobile, Ala. [Auburn] Laquincy Rideau* G 6-1 210 Jr.-TR West Palm Beach, Fla. [Gardner-Webb] Terrence Samuel G 6-3 208 Gr.-TR Brooklyn, N.Y. [Penn State] Nikola Scekic C 7-2 250 Jr.-TR Belgrade, Serbia [Hutchinson CC (Kan.)] Alexis Yetna F 6-8 220 Fr.-HS Baltimore, Md. [Putnam Science Academy (Conn.)] *Sitting out the 2017-18 season due to NCAA Transfer Rules* About USF Men's Basketball
  23. USF men's hoops roster evolving Joey Knight, Times Staff Writer Tuesday, April 18, 2017 10:27am ...It's also worth noting we spotted Troy Holston Jr., Malik Martin, Tulio Da Silva and Isaiah Manderson atMonday night's Stampede of Champions banquet. On Tuesday, the school confirmed all four remain with the program. Unofficial USF 2017-18 Men's Basketball Roster (scholarship players only) G Payton Banks, Gr-Transfer (Penn State)* G/F Justin Brown, Fr. F Tulio Da Silva, R-So. G Troy Holston Jr., R-Jr. PG Stephan Jiggetts, Gr-Transfer (Fairleigh Dickinson)* F Isaiah Manderson, Sr. C Malik Martin, R-Jr. G Terrence Samuel, Gr-Transfer (Penn State)*ELATED NEWS/ARCHIVE *-The transfers of Banks, Jiggetts and Samuel have been widely reported but not yet announced by USF http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/bulls/usf-mens-hoops-roster-evolving/2320667
  24. Hopefully John doesn't catch too much **** about "The Improved USF Men's Basketball Arena Club Experience". Personally, I think it's awesome. As we introduce our new Head Men’s Basketball coach, Brian Gregory, we also introduce a new and exciting way forward for the Arena Club. After surveying our fans, and in order to create the best game day experience possible, we are proud to share the many changes for the upcoming season. The Improved USF Men’s Basketball Arena Club Experience // All season tickets in the Arena Club will now include the all you can eat buffet each game. // Pre-game chalk talks from the MBB coaching staff, including Head Coach Brian Gregory, will make their return. // Plus, interactive games and fun theme nights will help make each game in the Arena Club an event you will remember. On your renewal account you will notice that the $8.00 per game charge for each seat covers the cost for the all you can eat buffet, which will include entrees, desserts, soft drinks, coffee and tea, as well as the amenities listed above. If you would like to hear more details, please reach out to your Bulls Club representative or click here. Click Here to find more information regarding your 2017-18 USF Basketball season ticket and see below for instructions on how you can renew your season ticket today. The basketball priority renewal deadline is Friday, June 30, 2017