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USF Spring Practice
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Football NC State Series
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BBall Tonight - Bulls at ECU Info and In game discussion

January 16, 2018
Matchup: USF (7-11, 0-5 The American) at ECU (7-10, 1-5 The American)
Date: Wednesday, Jan. 17
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Greenville, N.C. | Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum (7,100)
TV: ESPN3 (Evan Lepler, Nate Ross)
Radio: AM 820 | USF Bulls Unlimited (Jim Lighthall)
Follow: Listen | Stats | Twitter

TAMPA, FLA., JAN. 16, 2018 – The USF men's basketball team travels to Greenville, N.C. in search of its first American Athletic Conference win of the season. The Bulls have dropped the first five games of the conference season after facing the league's top four teams at the end of nonconference play.

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Quiz: Some Non Revenue Sports
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Some Non Revenue Sports

Considering this is a football centric forum coming up with quizzes not involving football that would not be impossible is a bit tough. This quiz is on some non- revenue sports: cross-country, golf, volleyball, and tennis. I’m not going to get as specific as I was in the football quizzes since I know that most of you have not followed these sports. These questions are drawn from record books of USF sports as published on gousfbulls.com. Soccer, baseball, softball, track and field and sailing are not included.




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QB next year - who's your guy.
Simple question.  Who is your favorite to start next year and blossom into a star.  Don't be wishy washy and pick 2 guys.  Who is THE guy, and why.

Brett Kean

Chris Oladokun

Octavious Battle

Jordan McCloud

Who is the next star QB at USF?
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2017-18 USF Basketball Prediction Contest: Bulls vs. Cincinnati
Welcome to the 2017-18


USF Basketball Prediction Contest

The race for the mildly prestigious Bulliever's Cup is on!

Game 18

South Florida Bulls vs. Cincinnati Bearcats


Saturday, January 13, 7:00 p.m. EST
The Sun Dome    Tampa, FL

The Contest: Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to select winners and leading contributors in each Bulls hoops game this season. Prizes await, as does the respect and admiration of Bulls fans around the globe. The contest is a season-long chase so don't miss a game.
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Bulls at Wichita State - Info and In-game discussion

January 06, 2018
Matchup: USF (7-9, 0-3 The American) at No. 9 Wichita State (12-2, 2-0 The American)
Date: Sunday, Jan. 7
Time: 4 p.m. EST
Location: Wichita, Kan. | Charles Koch Arena (10,506)
TV: CBS Sports Network (Rich Waltz, Bob Wenzel)
Radio: AM 820 | USF Bulls Unlimited (Jim Lighthall, Joey Johnston)
Follow: Listen | Stats | Twitter

TAMPA, FLA., JAN. 6, 2018 – The USF men's basketball team travels to Kansas to take on No. 9 Wichita State in the first-ever meeting between the Bulls and the Shockers. Tip-off is slated for 4 p.m. on Sunday and will be broadcast live on CBS Sports Network.

The game is the first American Athletic Conference meeting between these two schools in basketball after the Shockers joined the conference on July 1, 2017.

The Bulls (7-9, 0-3 AAC) are coming off a tough loss to ECU, 67-65, on Wednesday. It was the third straight loss for USF after winning three straight to close out conference play.

Stephan Jiggetts (Forestville, Md.) led USF in scoring in the game with 18 points. It was the fifth time this season that Jiggetts has led the Bulls in scoring in a game. He added five rebounds and five assists to fill up the stat sheet.

Terrence Samuel (Brooklyn, N.Y.) was the Bulls' second leading scorer in the game, scoring 15 points, all in the second half. The 15 points tied his season high, which he set at Stetson on Nov. 15, and fell one short of his career high.


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UCF is having a National Champions parade
What a time to be alive. 
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Looking forward to 2018 and beyond
I hope we are all done sulking and crying over this past 10 win season in 2017. Hopefully you share my excitement over 2018. We have 4 great QBs, a lot of great receiving talent, running backs, tight ends, and good o-line. Yes, we lose a ton of seniors, but we have the same amount of juniors who will be seniors next year so we will still have leadership. On defense we lose a lot, but the Kelvin BoyZ came in and did great (as I predicted) at DT and should hold the fort down this year. We also have transfers and a crap load of hungry talent ready for the expanded role. Maybe Marlon Gonzales might even wake up and play to his potential.  I have absolute faith that we will win 10 games again this year if not more. Yea we lose Flowers, but just remember, Peyton Manning didn’t take Tennessee to the promise land, Tee Martin did. Manning is still a waaaay better QB, but Tee martin got Tennessee a championship. I feel if we don’t go to the NY6 bowl, then we will go to the liberty bowl. Best chance at a magical season will be 2019. That will be Kean or O’s 2nd year as a starter and a strength of schedule that includes GT and Wisconsin. I love the recruits we have coming in, I love our coaching staff (well except for Gilbert, but hopefully he proves me wrong) and look forward to these next 3-4 years. For all of you that state you don’t care about the rest of the AAC, well if Memphis, UCF, Houston, and Navy play well and stay ranked then we will always have ranked opponents. I’m hoping Tulane, Temple, SMU, Cinci, UCONN and Tulsa can dominate their out of conference and at least have a winning record. The league as a whole will be more respected and yes, while we are a part ...

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USF Women's Basketball
Since the women’s team has had more recent success than the men’s team I thought a look at USF women’s basketball would make an interesting quiz. (2017-18 not included) 
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We keep the BullsUnlimited  tweets to the right, but worth mentioning here
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USF Team Advocates
Looking for USF Fans that want to keep their favorite USF sport in front of other Bulls fans!

Just thinking about how much info and discussion comes forward for football and in some years, MBB.

I continue to bring forward news, stats, contests, etc., for MBB to keep fans "in touch" maybe a little more.  There's a small, but solid core that follows MBB.

We have @Buller64 throwing us some trivia as well.

We need to do more around the other sports, like our very successful WBB program, Baseball (usually can count on @JoeB ), Golf ( @Mama_Bull is active)  and others (we kind of missed out on much around soccer, but volleyball is still going).  I'm not that much into the WBB at this time, and would love someone to take the reigns on helping TBP get more fans into it.  We get new eyes on the site daily, we need to have the info and discussion to make them want to be engaged on a daily basis.

Does anyone wish to take step up and be an advocate or conversation starter for a specific USF sport?  The job is just to get conversation started and members updated... not wanting a bunch of cut and paste but some insights, thoughts, links, excerpts, etc.  Anyone want to take ownership of a particular sport?  We can have more than one covering a sport, but would be nice to have at least one on the more major sports.  Just name a sport you'd like to cover and I'll add you to the group to help build a strategy of including more USF sports in the discussion at TBP.


BASEBALL - @JoeB, @BrassBulls12

BASKETBALL - @Brad, @cophbulls




SOCCER - @&rew Bull






BASKETBALL -  @cophbulls, @Bourbon Bull









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Senat Invited to NFL Combine

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We keep the BullsUnlimited  tweets to the right, but worth mentioning here
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Birmingham Bowl Game Video
Our board member and videomaster has the game ready!

Here is the video of the game. It includes a little bit of stuff pre-game and it also includes the trophy ceremony post-game.

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Great gift for the holidays
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full range of discussion on Publix deli subs

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opportunity to participate in the thread that won't die

and much, much more 

So use the invite system or print this post out and place under the tree or on the table, bar or dresser.  You'll receive thanks, or other feedback, year round.

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Predicting the starters next year
Too early? Predicting the starters next year
Who's up for speculation?


QB: Oladokun

RB: Sands / Mack

WR: Salomon

WR: McCants

WR: Antoine / Bronson

TE: Dillon / Wilcox

OL: skipping


DT: Bronson

DT: Pinkney

DE: Livingstone

DE: Reaves

LB: Sawtelle

LB: Polk

CB: Wilkins

CB: Hoggins

Nickel: Culpepper / Watts

SS: Thomas

FS: McGee / Watts

A few observations:

Every single WR, besides Salomon, that has been remotely productive is graduating next year. Scary.

Big shoes to fill at RB. Everyone knows this. I have faith here.

The situation for the front seven leaves a lot to be desired. Scary.

Overall, I think we lose a slight step on both offense and defense, but there's a chance we find more of the elusive "complete game" with another off-season learning the systems. Continuity is huge. I hope we can fend off poachers.
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Birmingham Bowl - USF Postgame Presser (video)
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Bulls Unlimited
I enjoy listening to Bulls Unlimited much more than watching ESPN and listening to whoever they put out there.

Great service.  Hope it continues.
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Proud of this Class
I know the bar was set high and USF just missed it, but the seniors who committed to this program in its darkest hour gave us fans reason to have such high expectations and finished with back-to-back 10 win seasons, and bowl wins over P5 teams. 

Thank you, SENIORS!
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In Game Thread: Birmingham Bowl - Bulls vs Texas Tech


December 23, 2017  12:00 p.m.

Legion Field            Birmingham, AL


This will serve as our official in game thread for in game discussions and commentary.  Stand alone topics should still be posted in a new thread.

For those preferring the chat room for in game discussion, you can find the chat room link in the above title bar, the mobile menu selection or click here.


Both the board and the chat room function well on mobile phone, tablet or desktop. 

TV: ESPN: Tom Hart (p-by-p), Gene Chizik (analyst) & Lauren Sisler (sideline)

AUDIO: USF Radio Network (820 AM):  Jim Louk, (p-by-p), Mark Robinson, (analyst) and Joey Johnston (sideline)

STREAMING AUDIO: www.GoUSFBulls.com / USF Bulls Unlimited on iheartradio.com




Jim Lighthall, co-host, Rock Riley, co-host


USF/IMG RADIO AFFILIATES:  In Tampa, WWBA 820 AM.  Also in Brooksville (WXJB 99.9 FM), Ft. Meyers/Port Charlotte (WKII 1070 AM) and Sarasota (WSRQ 1220 AM and 106.9 FM)


TheBullsPen.com: Major In Game Twitter Feeds 


USF on Social Media:

Twitter:  @USFFOOTBALL, @CoachStrong_USF, #GoBulls; #USF; #BullStrong; #USFFootball

Instagram:  USFFootball

Facebook:  USF Football


Live Stats


USF Game Notes - USF Depth Chart - USF Stats - USF Roster

Texas Tech Game Notes  - Texas Tech Depth Chart - Texas Tech Stats - Texas Tech Roster


USF Bowl Central - http://usfbowlcentral.com/


Go Bulls!
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2017 USF Bulls Bowl Guide
Game Guide!

2017 Birmingham Bowl 

USF Bulls vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders
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USF Football Prediction Contest: Bowl Edition, Bulls vs. Texas Tech
Welcome to


2017 USF Football Prediction Contest

Bowl Edition

Birmingham Bowl

South Florida Bulls vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders

December 23, 2017


12:00 PM eastern

Legion Field (Birmingham, AL)

The Contest: Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to select the winner for the week's USF football game - as well as make some tie-breaking prognostications. Prizes await, as does the respect and admiration of Bulls fans worldwide.

First...the rules:

1) You must be a registered member of this message board.
2) You must completely answer the contest questions.
3) Post must be submitted prior to published game start time.
4) There can be no modifications to your post after the published game start time.
5) Your prediction must be part of this original thread.

For additional contest rules, please read the small print below.

And now, the contest:

For the Bulls game against Texas Tech in the Birmingham Bowl, please select the following:

1) The winning team
2) The final score
3) Bulls leading rusher
4) Bulls leading receiver
5) Bulls total offensive yards (closest without going over)

This week's prize:

NCAA South Florida Bulls Artisan Pilsner Glass, 23-ounce

By Boetler Brands

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Quiz - Legion Field
The 2017 Birmingham Bowl is the fifth time that USF will be playing at Legion Field (believe it or not). This quiz takes us back to the previous four games. Some of these questions can be a bit on the tough side.
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