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  1. Section 109, Row C, Seats 19 & 20 Face value of each ticket is $45. Willing to sell for $50 bcamp10331@aol.com if interested.
  2. I don't frequent the UCif rivals board that often. Found this post on there which I thought was very interesting: I don't know if this is old news or not but UCF will be playing USF twice next season. They will open the renovated sun dome and then USF will come later and play at UCF I'm sure the game will be sold out for sure if there is any truth to this rumor. UCif will have 8k fans in the building!
  3. http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/bulls/content/tennis-coach-barr-retires-after-20-years-bulls
  4. Grothe has landed on his feet... http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/bulls/content/grothe-orlando-qb-signs-predators Here's a transaction rich with irony: Former USF quarterback Matt Grothe, cut loose by the Tampa Bay Storm after playing sparingly this season, has signed with their Arena rival, the Orlando Predators. Bulls fans will remember that few enjoyed the USF-UCF rivalry as much as Grothe, who engineered and one complete rout, got poked " by UCF fans on Facebook and made clear his overall distaste for the Orlando school. And Grothe's pro career got its start -- albeit a short one -- in Orlando in 2010 with the UFL's Florida Tuskers. And to add to the nostalgia, Grothe was signed due to an injury to Predators backup Justin Roper, best known for throwing four touchdown passes for Oregon in the Ducks' drubbing of USF in the 2007 Sun Bowl. Orlando's first game with Grothe on roster is against the San Jose Sabercats, who have former Bulls receivers Huey Whittaker and Taurus Johnson on their roster. ...
  5. I definitely agree blurb doesn't make any sense. Won't we be playing these clowns in bball twice during the regular season??
  6. Head over to campus Monday to help celebrate the Bulls' remarkable 50-14 season, which was capped by USF's first-ever trip to the Women's College World Series. Join players, parents, students and alumni from 5-6 p.m. in the Big East Room of the Lee Roy Selmon Athletic Complex to take a look back on the season with a short highlight video and special speech from Athletic Director Doug Woolard, and hear from head coach Ken Eriksen as he honors the players with their NCAA awards. Stay for food and conversation during this hour-long presentation. All are welcome. http://www.gousfbulls.com//ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=7700&ATCLID=205435870
  7. http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/columnist/story/2012-05-07/Next-Big-East-commissioner-will-have-hands-full/54814790/1 Maybe you saw the list of worst jobs that some outfit called Careercast.com put out about a month ago. Among the bottom five were newspaper reporter and broadcaster. Those guys whiffed. No list of worst jobs is complete without Big East Conference commissioner somewhere near the top. Yesterday, Big East commissioner John Marinatto resigned after being forced out by a conference membership that voted in just about every move it kicked him out for. Used to be, conference commissioner was one of those cushy, get-you-through-to-retirement kinds of jobs. He was a glad-hander. He showed up at the best bowl games and, maybe if things got hairy, soothed a few egos. The biggest decision was making sure he picked the right resort for the summer meetings. Not anymore. Now, conference commissioners are in charge of hostile takeovers, clandestine courtships and assembling the odd college sports cabal. If Marinatto failed, most of it rested in his inability to get a majority of the college presidents in his conference to live in the real world. After something of a coup in landing TCU, Marinatto wanted to solidify the league at 10 teams by adding Central Florida, but South Florida president Judy Genshaft refused, while other established league members still, according to sources, had designs on recruiting Boston College back into the league. Yeah, that was going to happen. In addition to dissent there was subterfuge. Marinatto worked on an 9-year, $1.4 billion TV deal with ESPN, based on TCU in the league, and took it to conference presidents. They voted it down. One school involved in the leadership on that decision then turned around and bolted from the league. If there were steps he could have taken that might've left the Big East on a more solid footing -- and there were, though not all were supported by the conference presidents in a manner timely enough to make a difference -- Marinatto also found himself in a situation where he could not win. After Syracuse and Pitt left, Marinatto told league presidents to increase the exit fee. They wouldn't. Shortly after, TCU walked away. What possible argument or action could've kept a team from leaving the Big East for the Big 12 or Atlantic Coast Conference? Stability might've worked for Syracuse. But once the ESPN deal had been turned down, there was none to offer. Former Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese told The New York Times it was Marinatto's vision that kept the league afloat after Miami, Boston College and Virginia Tech defected. But Marinatto couldn't sell his conference on any vision, if in fact he had one this time around, nor was he given the support to take bold action to make achieving one even a remote possibility. Yes, there is failure, but it is at the very least shared. The question now is whether it can be reversed. The Big East still can cobble together a decent football television package, thanks to its expanded membership. It turns out sports are about the only thing anyone watches on live TV anymore. The bigger challenge for the new commissioner will be lobbying for leverage with the true football power conferences, and remembering to pay attention to the strength of the basketball side. Even so, there's no holding onto programs like Louisville or Connecticut if the league is raided again. And the biggest job of all will be coming up with a vision and identity for a conference that has lost both and holding together a membership that has lost its unity with new members who have to be uneasy. Those job rankings from Careercast ranked lumberjack as the worst job. But for the next Big East Commissioner, an axe may never be very far away. Contact Eric Crawford at (502) 582-4361 or ecrawford@courier-journal.com. Comment on this column or read his blog and past columns at www.courier-journal.com/crawford. For more information about reprints & permissions, visit our FAQ's. To report corrections and clarifications, contact Standards Editor Brent Jones. For publication consideration in the newspaper, send comments to letters@usatoday.com. Include name, phone number, city and state for verification. To view our corrections, go to corrections.usatoday.com.
  8. Virginia Tech has fired men's basketball coach Seth Greenberg after nine seasons with the Hokies, athletic director Jim Weaver announced at a news conference Monday afternoon. CAPTION By Kevin C. Cox, Getty Images "We needed to go another direction in our men's basketball program," Weaver said. "We have terminated Seth Greenberg's contract." Weaver said he and associate athletic director Tom Gabbard made the decision to fire Greenberg last week. Weaver also said that the rest of the athletic department had a "family environment" -- and the basketball program didn't. "One year from now, in 2013, we were not going to extend the contract at all, nor would we extend the contract the year after that," Weaver said. So why wait? Weaver said he expects a lot of interest in the vacant head coaching position because it's in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Greenberg's teams went 167-117 in nine seasons at Virginia Tech. The Hokies made the NCAA tournament once (2006-07) and the NIT five times. Virginia Tech finished ninth in the Atlantic Coast Conference last season. The timing of the announcement is odd, but it does follow the news that two of Greenberg's three assistants have left the program, and the third is expected to do so as well. The director of basketball operations has left, too. "Because we have three vacancies now on our staff, it made all the sense in the world to us to move forward and change the direction of our program and hire a new staff that's going to be here," Weaver said. Weaver was asked if he'd have fired Greenberg if the assistants hadn't left, and Weaver said, "in all likelihood, yes." Weaver said Greenberg was "shocked" when told he was being fired Monday. "There's no good time to make the decision," Gabbard said. "There's no good time." http://content.usatoday.com/communities/campusrivalry/post/2012/04/virginia-tech-seth-greenberg/1
  9. Hate it as it's similiar to design UCif has...Bush league!!
  10. Say it ain't so... NEW YORK -- The New York Times is reporting Syracuse and Pittsburgh are in talks with the Atlantic Coast Conference about leaving the Big East to join the league. The story posted on the newspaper's website Friday night cited an unidentified source with direct knowledge of the talks. If Syracuse and Pittsburgh decide to leave the Big East, it could lead to another dramatic shuffle in college athletics. Texas A&M has announced its intention to join the Southeastern Conference, leaving the future of the Big 12 in doubt. Syracuse is a founding member of the Big East, and Pittsburgh joined the league in 1982. ACC Associate Commissioner Amy Yakola tells the Times "at this point we wouldn't be able to comment on speculation." http://espn.go.com/college-sports/story/_/id/6980076/big-east-members-syracuse-pitt-talks-atlantic-coast-conference
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