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Just a note to point out our TBP-initiated drive to raise funds for the Bulls Football IPF - doing our share, and more.  Please consider donating at least $23 to the effort, and passing on to others as well.  You can read more about the project at the link above.  

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  1. Welcome to TheBullsPen.com. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

  2. Hello board members, please join me in welcoming Sebastian Bull to TheBullsPen.com. Sebastian Bull joined on 07/09/2019. View Member
  3. For the two that donated within the first minute, thank you. Also, I just thought to add that this will not be communciated outside the Pen. I do not want confusion between giving to the USF Football effort and the Bulls Pen effort. So this is a family thing.
  4. Bulls Block Party Saturday, August 17, 2019 1:30 PM to 9:00 PM Ybor City - Italian Club Get ready to join fellow USF alumni & friends as we color Tampa’s Ybor City green and gold at one of the largest and most heralded USF alumni events in Florida! We’re excited to announce that the 4th Annual Bulls Block Party will be held Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. Last year over 1,000 USF Bulls attended this event and raised over $25,000. With your help we can make this year even bigger and better. This event features access to special guest speakers, FREE giveaways, and entry to participating locations offering food and drink specials. Money raised goes to support the USF Alumni Association Greater Tampa Area Chapter, USF Athletics, and scholarship endowments. 1:30-4 p.m. - Block Party Check-in 2:30-3 p.m. - Kickoff/Guest Speakers 3-7 p.m. - Block Party at Gaspars, Coyote Ugly, Bad Monkey, Kelly Days, Big Easy, Prana, Brass Tap, First Chance Last Chance, Tequilas, and Zydeco Brew Works 5-9 p.m. - Make sure to eat at Buffalo Wild Wings (15% donated back to the cause!) Hotel Accommodations: Coming in from out of town? Looking to make it a long weekend? Enjoy our room block at the Hilton Garden Inn ---> Click here for more details.
  5. Bulls Block Party, TBP Bar Sponsorship 2019 Bulls Block Party, the 4th annual USF alumni, friends and fans celebration in Ybor City is scheduled for August 17. This is the second year The Bulls Pen would sponsor a bar but we rely on member donations to cover sponsorship. The bar sponsorship is $1,000. More here on main board. New twists for this year's fundraising drive: If we raise $1000 for the Block party, I’ll contribute $200 to the Crowdfund/IPF campaign. I'd like us to raise more than $1,000 to help cover the costs of TBP swag. @BDYZR helped distribute the swag and I heard the coasters went over BIG. The cost to attend is $20 (advance purchase, $25 day of event). With the sponsorship comes six entry tickets. The first six people to donate $75 or more will receive a free ticket. Last year we gained new membership after the Block Party. That has always been the top priority here at TBP - gain more fans and keep them engaged and supporting our Bulls. Please help us grow the herd. I hope you'll contribute and support the board's presence. I also hope you'll attend and help grow this Bulls tradiiton. Donation Goal $1,500.00 Expiration Date 19 days and 22 hours Submitter Brad Submitted 07/16/2019 Category For the Benefit of The Bulls Pen  
  6. Project will expire in 19 days and 1 hour

    2019 Bulls Block Party, the 4th annual USF alumni, friends and fans celebration in Ybor City is scheduled for August 17. This is the second year The Bulls Pen would sponsor a bar but we rely on member donations to cover sponsorship. The bar sponsorship is $1,000. More here on main board. New twists for this year's fundraising drive: If we raise $1000 for the Block party, I’ll contribute $200 to the Crowdfund/IPF campaign. I'd like us to raise more than $1,000 to help cover the costs of TBP swag. @BDYZR helped distribute the swag and I heard the coasters went over BIG. The cost to attend is $20 (advance purchase, $25 day of event). With the sponsorship comes six entry tickets. The first six people to donate $75 or more will receive a free ticket. Last year we gained new membership after the Block Party. That has always been the top priority here at TBP - gain more fans and keep them engaged and supporting our Bulls. Please help us grow the herd. I hope you'll contribute and support the board's presence. I also hope you'll attend and help grow this Bulls tradiiton.
  7. What I recommend is to open a club....now, people say they don't get as much traffic, but either do lightly commented specialty boards. But, we could agree to visit the clubs. This gives the club owner full control of the discussion.
  8. I appreciate your breaking of this news tidbit some two weeks ago...with that inside info, you're like a regular Brett McMurphy except he's a scumbag.
  9. Opposite. I expected @puc86 to be the Yoda-like elder statesman that dispenses wisdom and logic with the ease of a Pez dispenser. NEB I expected to be younger, student-like Bulls fan, learning the way of the NCAA CFB world, yet still blind to history. Just kidding. About Neb.
  10. This comment was for the UConn first place votes. I will never criticize a fellow Bulls fan that puts his team first. Have you guys ever seen @Apis Bull in the Basketball Prediction contest?
  11. Here is the watch list for the O'Brien award: Houston's King and Cincy's Ridder made the list. 2019 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award Watch List Jake Bentley, South Carolina, Sr., 6-4, 220, Opelika, Ala. Ian Book, Notre Dame, Sr., 6-1, 208, El Dorado Hills, Calif. Alan Bowman, Texas Tech, So., 6-3, 210, Grapevine, Texas Charlie Brewer, Baylor, Jr., 6-1, 206, Austin, Texas Joe Burrow, LSU, Sr., 6-4, 216, The Plains, Ohio K.J. Costello, Stanford, Sr., 6-5, 215, Coto de Caza, Calif. J.T. Daniels, USC, So., 6-3, 210, Irvine, Calif. Sam Ehlinger, Texas, Jr. 6-3, 235, Austin, Texas Mason Fine, North Texas, Sr., 5-11, 190, Peggs, Okla. Feleipe Franks, Florida, Jr., 6-6, 240, Crawfordville, Fla. Jake Fromm, Georgia, Jr., 6-2, 220, Warner Robins, Ga. Justin Herbert, Oregon, Sr., 6-6, 233, Eugene, Ore. Kelvin Hopkins Jr., Army West Point, Sr., 5-10, 205, Charlotte, N.C. D’Eriq King, Houston, Sr., 5-11, 195, Manvel, Texas Trevor Lawrence, Clemson, So., 6-6, 215, Cartersville, Ga. Jordan Love, Utah State, Jr., 6-4, 220, Bakersfield, Calif. Adrian Martinez, Nebraska, So., 6-2, 220, Fresno, Calif. Cole McDonald, Hawai’i, Jr., 6-4, 220, La Mirada, Calif. Kellen Mond, Texas A&M, Jr., 6-2, 217, San Antonio, Texas Steven Montez, Colorado, Sr., 6-5, 230, El Paso, Texas James Morgan, FIU, Sr., 6-4, 213, Green Bay, Wis. Shea Patterson, Michigan, Sr., 6-4, 205, Shreveport, La. Bryce Perkins, Virginia, Sr., 6-3, 215, Queen Creek, Ariz. Brock Purdy, Iowa State, So., 6-1, 210, Gilbert, Ariz. Desmond Ridder, Cincinnati, So., 6-4, 212, Louisville, Ky. Nathan Rourke, Ohio, Sr., 6-2, 208, Oakville, Ontario, Canada Nate Stanley, Iowa, Sr., 6-4, 243, Menomonie, Wis. Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama, Jr., 6-1, 218, Ewa Beach, Hawaii Khalil Tate, Arizona, Sr., 6-2, 215, Inglewood, Calif. Zac Thomas, Appalachian State, Jr., 6-1, 200, Trussville, Ala. By Conference: SEC (6), Pac-12 (5), Big 12 (4), Big Ten (3), AAC (2), ACC (2), C-USA (2), MWC (2), Independent (2), MAC (1), Sun Belt (1). By Class: Senior (15), Junior (9), Sophomore (6).
  12. USF ATHLETICS GoUSFBulls.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Web Link: http://bit.ly/30yGkaa Mohl Completes Coaching Staff with Addition of Bo Durkac Durkac recently coached at Miami for a season after nine seasons at Illinois State, four as head coach TAMPA, July 16, 2019 – Head coach Billy Mohl is excited to welcome the final addition to his coaching staff with the hiring of Bo Durkac. Durkac will serve as an assistant coach, working with the infielders and hitters as well as holding the responsibilities of recruiting coordinator. He spent the 2019 season as the volunteer assistant coach at the University of Miami. After missing the NCAA Tournament in 2017 and 2018, the Hurricanes went 41-20 last year, returning to postseason play and winning two games at the Starkville Regional. Durkac aided in the development of Raymond Gil, who was named to the All-ACC Third Team. Miami hit just .231 as a team in 2017 and .257 in 2018. With the help of Durkac instructing the offense, the Hurricanes finished fourth in the ACC with a .291 batting average in 2019. They led the conference and finished 10th nationally with 85 home runs and led the league with a .472 slugging percentage. “I am thrilled to announce our newest assistant coach and recruiting coordinator, Bo Durkac,” said Mohl. “I had the pleasure of working with Bo for five years while we were assistants together under Mark Kingston at Illinois State. He was a large part of turning Illinois State into a premier program in the Midwest during our time there. Bo has a relentless work ethic on the recruiting trail and on the field. There is no doubt in my mind our players will reach their potential working with him every day. More importantly, Bo is a high-character individual and I am looking forward to him, his wife Heather, his son Gabe, and his daughter Dylan joining the Bulls family.” Durkac and Mohl are no strangers to one another, coaching on the same staff while at Illinois State from 2010-14. Durkac spent nine seasons with the Redbirds (2010-2018), including the last four as head coach. Illinois State consistently ranked among the MVC’s top offensive teams during Durkac’s tenure, and 17 student-athletes to play under Durkac were selected in the MLB Draft, including St. Louis Cardinals All-Star shortstop Paul De Jong. “Coach Durkac is a dedicated baseball coach who has professional playing experience and has a strong desire to learn and teach the game at the highest level,” said De Jong. Durkac went 82-124 as head coach at Illinois State. The team made the third-largest jump in DI RPI from 2017-2018, going from No. 268 to No. 118. That team had the 40th best offense nationally and the 40th best fielding percentage. The team went 5-5 against NCAA Tournament at-large opponents in 2018. The 2016 recruiting class was ranked No. 2 in the MVC and the program had five-straight 30-win seasons during his time. The team won its first-ever outright Missouri Valley Conference regular season title, set the MVC record with eight first-team all-conference selections and won a program record 39 games in 2013. Durkac made sure his teams were just as successful off the field, averaging a GPA of 3.26 over his four years as head coach with a high of 3.48 in the spring of 2017. The team was one of only 40 DI programs to earn the ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award in 2016-17. The Redbirds were one of only 34 DI teams to earn the award in 2015-16. “Bo is a great addition for Coach Mohl and USF,” said Kingston, former head coach at USF and current head coach at South Carolina. “He will work tirelessly in all areas of the program, while teaching and developing players at the highest level. He is a true student of the game and will ensure USF reaches its potential.” Prior to his time at Illinois State, Durkac spent seven years as the hitting coach at Charlotte, working with the infielders and assisting in recruiting efforts. Durkac coached or recruited 36 all-conference selections, three All-Americans and three freshman All-Americans at Charlotte. He helped the team to a 232-153-1 overall record from 2003-09. Charlotte was the Atlantic 10 regular season and tournament champion in both 2007 and 2008, earning NCAA Regional appearances. Under Durkac’s guidance, the team set a school record with a .333 batting average in 2008. Charlotte went 49-12 in 2007 and was ranked No. 24 by the NCBWA at the end of the season. Before joining the coaching ranks, Durkac played seven years of professional baseball. He finished his professional career with the Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League in 2001. He also played for Sonoma County in the Western Baseball League that summer and the Taichung Agan of the Taiwan Major Leagues during the spring. Prior to 2001, he played three seasons in the Western Baseball League for the Chico Heat and was named a Western League All-Star in 1999. That fall, he played for Team USA in the XIV International Cup in Sydney, Australia. Durkac spent the 1996 and 1997 seasons with MLB farm teams. In 1996, he hit .298 for the Visalia Oaks (A-Advanced for the Detroit Tigers) of the California League. He spent the 1997 season with the High Desert Mavericks (A-Advanced for the Arizona Diamondbacks), batting .282. In 1995, he split his first pro season between the independent Adirondack Lumberjacks of the Northeast League and the Will County Claws of the North Central League. Before his professional career, Durkac was a two-time All-Metro Conference third baseman at Virginia Tech. During his three seasons with the Hokies, he hit .360 with a school-record 60 doubles. Durkac played all but two innings in his final two collegiate seasons. In 1993, he was the Metro Conference Newcomer of the Year, as he led the conference in hitting with a .423 batting average. The Kittanning, Pa., native graduated with a liberal arts and sciences degree from Virginia Tech in 1995. He has also authored two books about baseball: “2001: A Baseball Odyssey” and “How to Become a Professional Baseball Player.”
  13. I have confirmed it is $1000 again this year. @BDYZR, they are offering a bar sponsor for $1,000 (same as last year) and a new tier (event sponsor, $500). I’ll ask that everyone consider chipping in for a The Bulls Pen bar at the Block Party again. If we raise $1000 for the Block party, I’ll contribute $200 to the Crowdfund/IPF campaign! I’ll post the the crowdfund for the Block Party today. We’ll target $1500 with excess beyond $1000 sponsor fee going to event giveaways. We had just over $400 in Pen giveaways last year. I really appreciate your support in getting The Bulls Pen out into public! There we free admission tickets that the site will give away to first donors to contribute at a certain level, TBD. Thanks! Brad
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