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  1. USF ATHLETICS GoUSFBulls.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: OCT. 26, 2015 MEDIA NOTE: The conference will provide a Satellite Feed of interviews with head coaches and student-athletes from both men’s and women’s basketball media days on Tuesday between 4-4:30 p.m. For women and 4:30-5:00 for men. Video will also be place on FTP. Information is attached. USF Women’s Basketball At American Conference Media Day Head Coach Jose Fernandez, Courtney Williams, Alisia Jenkins and Laura Ferreira will be in Orlando to tipoff season Monday TAMPA, OCT. 26, 2015 – Head coach Jose Fernandez, senior guard Courtney Williams, senior forward Alisia Jenkins and sophomore forward Laura Ferreira will represent the USF women’s basketball team at the American Athletic Conference Media Day on Monday. The annual event takes place at the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Orlando and gets the 2015-16 season rolling for the American Athletic Conference, which boasts the defending national champion and a pair of preseason Top 25 ranked teams, including USF. Media day coverage will begin Monday at 1 p.m. with a live video feed of Commissioner Mike Aresco's opening remarks followed by a panel discussion with the 11 head coaches moderated by ESPN’s LaChina Robinson. The Monday session will be streamed live on The American Digital Network free of charge. The American Digital Network Fans can watch live coverage of Monday’s Coaches panels by visiting theamerican.org/Watch. The ADN will also be producing original video pieces from the event as well as interviews with players and coaches that will appear on its digital channels throughout the basketball season. USF’s Social Media Coverage Be sure to follow USF’s numerous social media accounts for the most up-to-date information and pictures from media day. Follow @USFWBB on Twitter and USF_WBB on Instagram. Relevant Social Handles The American on Twitter: @American_WBB,@American_Conf The American on Facebook: www.FB.com/AmericanConf The American on Instagram: @American_Conf The American on Snapchat: @American_Conf The American on Vine: American_Conf @American_Conf on Snapchat The official American Athletic Conference Snapchat channel will be used throughout the day. Make sure to follow @American_Conf to see behind the scenes action. Preseason Poll The 2015 American Women's Basketball Preseason Poll, as selected by members of the media, will be announced at 1pm ET on Monday, October 26, and will be available on TheAmerican.org and all American social media accounts. Jose Fernandez’s 2015 women’s basketball team returns all five starters, including All-American Candidate Courtney Williams, from a team that posted a 27-8 (15-3 American) record in 2014-15 and finished the season in the top 25 rankings. The squad finished second behind eventual NCAA champion UConn in the American Athletic Conference and made an exciting NCAA Tournament run that saw USF top LSU in front of 5,560 fans in the Sun Dome in the NCAA regional round. In 2015-16, the Bulls will be hosting their toughest schedule yet, including the opening rounds of the Preseason WNIT, along with perennial powers Penn State, Chattanooga, Oklahoma State and UConn making trips to Tampa. Season tickets, starting at just $65, are available for purchase online at USFBullsTix.com, by phone at 1-800-GoBulls or in person at the Gate B ticket office of the Sun Dome, with single game tickets going on sale in late September. USF has made 11 postseason tournament appearances and had three NCAA Tournament berths in Head Coach Jose Fernandez’s 15 seasons. The all-time winningest coach in program history, Fernandez has guided USF to six 20-win seasons, two WNIT final four appearances, the 2009 WNIT championship and won more than 260 games. GoBulls
  2. USF ATHLETICS GoUSFBulls.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: OCT. 26, 2015 Web Release:http://www.gousfbulls.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=7700&ATCLID=210451098 Schedule | Live Stream (9 a.m.) Antigua, Players set for Conference Media Day Tuesday Coach Antigua will be joined by Jaleel Cousins, Nehemias Morillo, Chris Perry and Roddy Peters TAMPA, OCT. 26, 2015 – Head coach Orlando Antigua, Jaleel Cousins, Nehemias Morillo, Chris Perry and Roddy Peters will represent the USF men’s basketball team at the American Athletic Conference Media Day on Tuesday. The annual event takes place at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., site of the 2016 American Athletic Conference Championship to be held March 10-13. Media day coverage will begin Tuesday morning with a live video feed of Commissioner Mike Aresco's opening remarks at 9 a.m. ET followed by a panel discussion with the 11 head coaches moderated by Tim Welsh. The entire morning session will be streamed live on The American Digital Network free of charge. The American Digital Network Fans can watch live coverage of Tuesday's Coaches panels by visitingtheamerican.org/Watch. The ADN will also be producing original video pieces from the event as well as interviews with players and coaches that will appear on its digital channels throughout the basketball season. ESPNU Coverage ESPNU's College Basketball Live episode will coincide with media day and will air at 4-5pm ET Tuesday afternoon on ESPNU. Andy Katz and Seth Greenberg will be reporting from the studio while Tim Welsh and Brooke Weisbrod will be on-site in Orlando. USF’s Social Media Coverage Be sure to follow USF’s numerous social media accounts for the most up-to-date information and pictures from media day. Follow @USFMBB on Twitter and BullsMBB on Instagram. @American_Conf on Snapchat The official American Athletic Conference Snapchat channel will be used throughout the day. Make sure to follow @American_Conf to see behind the scenes action. Preseason Poll The 2015 American Men's Basketball Preseason Poll, as selected by members of the media, will be announced at 9am ET on Tuesday, October 27, and will be available on TheAmerican.org and all American social media accounts. - #GoBulls -
  3. NCAA bans SMU from 2016 postseason, Larry Brown for nine games Excerpt: The NCAA has sanctioned the SMUmen's basketball program for multiple violations, including academic fraud and unethical conduct, a Division I Committee on Infractions panel has ruled. Link
  4. WEEKLY HONOR ROLL Bruce Hector • So. • DT • USF • Tampa, Fla. Had six tackles, including two sacks and three tackles for loss in a 51-3 win against Florida A&M. Led a defense that registered 15 tackles for loss and allowed 182 yards. Full honor roll at the american.org
  5. Regardless of your personal feelings of where you think we "should" be USF is in the AAC which may not be the best but then again it’s not the worse conference we as fans should embrace OUR conference instead of knocking it. It’s like saying your home is nice but you knock it because it’s not in Avila so it stinks. Sure a home in Avila is a goal but will you say to your friends my home is ok for the area but it’s no Avila? Hell no you go out work your ass off to improve both your current home and putting yourself in the best situation to get that home in Avila when the opportunity arises. I’m just sick of hearing BULLS fans saying this year’s class is good for being in the AAC but boy we need to be in the BIG12 or ACC. Simple fact is we are not in the B12 or ACC just as teams in those conferences are not in the PAC12, SEC, or the B10 and in the same way some teams in the CUSA, MAC, MWC, and Sunbelt want to be in the AAC. I don’t recall hearing USF fans ***** and complain (other than Smazza because he complains just to complain) when we got into CUSA or when we arrived to the Big East. We’re happy to first be in a conference with bowl ties and then a BCS conference. We should embrace where we are and work our tails off to get where we want to be. USF vs the college sports world. GO BULLS
  6. If realignment were held today... BYU would be a top pick. However, other AAC schools and even CUSA win a couple of popular votes (in the poll) over USF. No, USF fans commenting on the article, however. http://espn.go.com/blog/ncfnation/post/_/id/101000/byu-voted-most-worthy-in-1qfor128-poll#comments
  7. Preview 2014 – American Athletic Conference In a world of haves and have-nots, the American has officially been relegated to college football's version of Triple-A. After enjoying privileged status throughout the BCS era, the conference formerly known as the Big East watched the clock strike 12 on it after champion UCF shocked Baylor in January's Fiesta Bowl. Goodbye, Power 5. Hello, Group of 5. So long, automatic bid to a lucrative postseason payday. Glad to make your acquaintances, Miami Beach Bowl. With the dust now beginning to settle on realignment, the American has emerged as one of the machination's big losers. The conference that once housed Miami, Virginia Tech, Pitt and West Virginia now looks like some amalgam of Conference USA and a handful of programs bigger leagues didn't want. In a microcosm of the past few years, the American is now adding East Carolina, Tulane and Tulsa to offset the losses of its best draw, Louisville, and its representative from the New York market, Rutgers. Life goes on. And, hey, it's not as if the play in Conference USA hasn't been fun since its inception in 1995. The 2014 season will be marked by a competitive race to the title and terrific performances out of the quarterbacks. The league that was once typified by its defenses and physicality is gradually changing identities with the influx of programs from the South and Southwest. Rest of report
  8. Jeff Odomâ€@ByJeffOdom Here's your answer. RT @LewisAdvocate: AAC will announce FB divisions on Friday - Tulane in west with SMU, Houston, Tulsa, Memphis and Navy. Would mean that UCF, USF, Cincy, E. Carolina, Temple, UCONN in the East..
  9. After seeing what went on this season for USF to get an at large invite we would need to go 25 and 7 or 26 and 6. Our conference doesn't have the respect for anything worse from us.
  10. Welcome to 2013-14 Basketball Prediction Contest The race for the mildly prestigious Bulliever's Cup is on! PLEASE READ THE RULES CAREFULLY - If a rule is broken, your entry will not count. You may appeal any ruling, if you choose, but only Bulliever or his designee can hear appeal. Game 32 South Florida Bulls vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights Congrats to Game 31 winner, DELdaBull! 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. Next...the rules: 1) You must be a registered member of this message board. 2) You must completely answer the contest questions. 3) There can be no modifications to your post after scheduled game start time 4) Your prediction must be part of this original thread 5) Post must be submitted prior to game's published start time. 6) Ties will be decided by Bulliever starting with accuracy on first - last prediction. For additional contest rules, please read the small print below. And now, the contest: For the Bulls 2014 AAC Tournament game vs. Rutgers, March 12, (7:00 pm ET start), please select the following: 1) The winner 2) The margin of victory by your predicted winner 3) Bulls leading scorer and point total 4) Bulls leading rebounder and rebound total 5) Team Free Throw percentage (i.e. 72.9%) Please try to keep in the above format so that it will be easier to manage. Sample response would be: 1) South Florida 2) 22 3) Rudd - 21 4) Egbunu - 11 5) 80% The contest winner will be chosen based on a points system as follows. 1) Correct on winning team - 10 points 2) Correct on Margin of victory - 15 points (subtract one point for each variance in actual and predicted margin - 0 points awarded if actual winner not predicted.) 3a) Correct Leading Scorer - 5 points 3b) Leading Scorer's correct point total -10 points (subtract one point for each variance in actual and predicted total - 0 points awarded if correct leading scorer not predicted.) 4a) Correct Leading Rebounder - 5 points 4b) Leading Rebounder's correct rebound total - 10 points (subtract one point for each variance in actual and predicted total - 0 points awarded if correct leading rebounder not predicted.) 5) Free throw percentage - within 3 percentage points of actual - 10 points; 5 percentage points of actual - 5 points; 10 percentage points -1 point Have Fun and follow the Bulls throughout the 2013-14 season!
  11. 2014 AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE MEN'S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP PRESENTED BY REESE'S PEANUT BUTTER CUPS FEDEXFORUM • MEMPHIS, TENN. Wednesday, March 12 – First Round (ESPNU/ESPN2) 7 p.m. No. 10 USF (12-19) vs. No. 7 Rutgers (11-20) - ESPNU 9:30 p.m. No. 9 UCF (12-17) vs. No. 8 Temple (9-21) ESPN2 Thursday, March 13 – Quarterfinals (ESPNU) 1 p.m. No. 6 Houston (16-15) vs. No. 3 SMU (23-8) 3 p.m. USF/Rutgers winner vs. No. 2 Louisville (26-5) 7 p.m. UCF/Temple winner vs. No. 1 Cincinnati (26-5) 9 p.m. No. 5 Memphis (23-8) vs. 4 UConn (24-7) Friday, March 14 – Semifinals (ESPN or ESPN2) 7 p.m. Thursday afternoon winners 9 p.m. Thursday evening winners Saturday, March 15 – Final (ESPN) 6 p.m. Semifinal winners all times Eastern • Memphis is in the Central time zone
  12. This may have been posted already, but I am letting ya'll know that there is a documentary on NetFlix dealing with the cost of college sports. Going to watch it this evening... http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3057718/
  13. Let’s get to know the new conference mates and each other. Bulls fans and other fans in the “American” are invited to post on each of the teams to include information on the university, its athletic programs (especially football this time of year), what to do in town for a road game, etc. Or, in some cases, reminisce about previous match-ups or times spent together in a previous conference. The intent is to build fun and informative threads that help us get coached up on new conference mates. Please reserve the impulse to mud sling for other threads as the season nears. Everyone is invited to contribute. If you know a fan of one of the other AAC schools, please invite them. Thanks, Brad, aka Bulliever
  14. Shaw Makes American Weekly Honor Roll By TOM ZEBOLD USF Senior Writer TAMPA – USF’s Marcus Shaw has landed a spot on the American Athletic Conference Weekly Honor Roll after putting together a career day against FAU. The senior back rushed for a career-high 153 yards on 21 carries in the Bulls’ 28-10 loss to the Owls on Saturday night at Raymond James Stadium. Shaw, from Arcadia, Fla., currently ranks sixth in the NCAA with 394 rushing yards on 56 carries. Shaw’s big game against FAU marked his second 100-yard performance of the season and his 153 yards were the 14th-most in USF single-game history. The Bulls have a bye this week and return to Raymond James Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 28 to host No. 16/17 Miami. Game time has yet to be determined. GoUSFBulls.com American Athletic Awards Page
  15. Wikipedia may not be the most accurate source. However, when trying to quickly find information about the university; Wikipedia seems to be very out of date (content, photos, sources, etc...). I personally took the liberty to update our academic rankings the moment US News & World Report released the 2012 figures. In conjunction, I fixed a few disconnected links. Another person went ahead and added new photos of the university to the main article. While it was a good effort, many of the photos have just been randomly placed. If you happen to come across Wikipedia pages about another school on the other side of I-4; you will notice that they went to great lengths to detail and document their school and achievements. So, I am just wondering: How does everyone on TBP feel about this? Waste of time, or an endeavor that we should correct? I do envy envy the big 3 (and even UCF) for their pride. Main: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_South_Florida Athletics: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Florida_Bulls Sundome (really needs to be updated): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USF_Sun_Dome
  16. (it's paying off in some pub) The most American brands in college sports There's nothing more American in college sports than the Army-Navy game. By Jon Solomon | jsolomon@al.com Email the author | Follow on Twitter on July 04, 2013 at 5:00 AM, updated July 04, 2013 at 10:18 AM BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- In honor of Independence Day, we present you the most American brands in college sports. Add your list of entities that evoke or sell patriotism in college sports below in the comments section. 5. College World Series No college sporting event sells old-fashioned Americana quite like baseball's College World Series. It's becoming more commercialized with a newer stadium -- that, of course, is also the American way -- but it's not like the BCS or Final Four. A cross-section of average Americans, not corporate sponsors, converge in Omaha every year to watch college baseball's final eight teams play. The College World Series evokes baseball memories from simpler times in sports, even if ESPN constantly reminds you of that feeling. It's an event worth attending at least once. 4. Conference USA Looking for a college sports entity that embodies the American spirit of raising your profile for greater value? That would be Conference USA, which by next year will have had 29 different members from 16 states since it was founded in 1995. The conference stretches from the Atlantic Ocean (Old Dominion) to the Mexican border (UTEP). Once Tulane changes patriotic stripes for the American in 2014, UAB and Southern Mississippi will be C-USA's last founding members still in the league. Even commissioners move on to greener pastures, as evidenced by Mike Slive moving from C-USA to the SEC in 2002. Alas, C-USA fans never chant, "U-S-A! U-S-A!" like the "S-E-C! S-E-C!" battle cry. 3. The American Technically, the old Big East is actually the American Athletic Conference. But the newly-named league, which needs a cheat sheet to keep up with its members, likes to be called the American. If that confuses you with Keri Russell on "The Americans," you're not alone. In the American tradition known as capitalism, the Big East got raided by the ACC so it raided Conference USA and called itself the American. The conference describes itself this way on its web site: "Not entirely unlike the nation that provides its namesake, the American Athletic Conference was born from an ideal in which members with ambitious goals are provided with the means to succeed in their quests for excellence." Who knew South Florida vs. Central Florida could be so patriotic? 2. Small patriotic-themed conferences Conference USA and the American draw the patriotic headlines. But there are others who proudly wave the red, white and blue as a brand name. Patriot League. USA South Athletic Conference. Liberty League (which was founded in 1995 as the Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association and then remembered liberty in 2004). Great-American Conference. Mid-American Conference. Heartland Conference. Yankee Conference and Dixie Conference (as long as they don't fight that battle again) And last but not least, the Great America Rifle Conference. Nothing says America in college sports quite like a conference devoted solely to shooting guns in New York, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Nebraska, Mississippi and West Virginia. 1. Army-Navy game Good luck finding anything more American in college sports than the annual Army-Navy football game. Brothers-in-arms become rivals for one day knowing that they'll eventually be side by side defending America. Back in 1944, President Franklin Roosevelt hoped Army-Navy would boost a war-weary nation. So that year's 70,000 fans were required to buy war bonds with their tickets. After Army beat Navy in '44, Army Gen. Douglas MacArthur sent a cable from his Pacific base to Army coach Earl "Red" Blaik that read: "We have stopped the war to celebrate your magnificent success." There may not be a greater spectacle in sports than the military presentation of the Brigade of Midshipmen and Corps of Cadets marching onto the field before the kickoff. The chants of "Beat Navy" and "Beat Army" reflect the competitive spirit of America that ultimately gets channeled toward defending freedom. Happy Fourth of July. E-mail: jsolomon@al.com. http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2013/07/the_most_american_brands_in_co.html (I'll move after 07/04 )
  17. http://theamerican.org/ Click on thumbnail Intro video: http://theamerican.org/showcase/?Archive=5
  18. Aresco responds to a variety of questions 'We're Going To Be OK': Q&A With AAC Commissioner Mike Aresco By DESMOND CONNER, dconner@courant.com The Hartford Courant 10:42 a.m. EDT, May 19, 2013 The American Athletic Conference spring meetings begin Monday, the first gathering of its kind for the teams that make up the new league. For area basketball fans, one big question is where the men's and women's postseason tournament will take place. For 10 years, the Big East women's tournament has been at the XL Center in Hartford, but there now is serious competition to take it elsewhere, including an in-state location as the Mohegan Sun bids for it. Before taking off for Ponte Vedra, Fla., the site of the meetings, commissioner Mike Aresco sat with The Courant for nearly two hours. Aresco said the league is looking at the XL Center, the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville and the Sun Dome on the University of South Florida campus in Tampa for the women's tournament. For the men's tournament, he mentioned Hartford, Mohegan Sun, The Palestra in Philadelphia, Memphis, Tampa and Atlantic City. "We're undecided on whether we want to rotate it or whether we want to stay in a place for a couple years," Aresco said. "We're getting the bids together now and will have serious discussions at the league meetings, but we won't make a decision then. It will be not too long after that, but we've got good options." On to other business. Q: Let's get this one out of the way now, Mike: The money. There are concerns about whether there's going to be enough for the schools, the conference, to be able to compete while things get off the ground. And when you look at some of the TV contract deals the so-called "power conferences" have, seemingly, it's even more reason for concern. A: We're going to be OK. We got all that money from the Catholic 7 [leaving], and their units [from the NCAA Tournament] left behind, and units from our own teams that they accumulated, and we've amicably, very smoothly, worked out a fair and equitable revenue share that will put UConn, Cincinnati, the incumbents, in good shape, and also help the newcomers. Everybody will get something. .... Our conference has a great TV deal. We don't have the kind of money we would have gotten, obviously, had we not lost the members, but we've got enough and we've got more than those other four conferences (Mountain West, Conference USA, Mid-American, Sun Belt) we've been compared to, and that doesn't count the CBS basketball deal. Unlike other conferences, we have kept our marketing rights with our ESPN deal and that will generate revenue for us with a football [2015] and basketball [2014] championship game. There's the BCS money. Going forward, we're part of the new playoff system, so we'll have a certain amount revenue from that system. Q: You believe the six-year, $130 million deal you signed that begins next season can be renegotiated before it ends. It sounds like you're quite optimistic. Why? A: We expect to renegotiate that deal midway through. I think ESPN knows we'll have value for them. We'll do innovative things. The Thursday-Friday windows [for football] will have real value. We got caught in a perfect storm this past November, December, and we were doing our TV deal at a time of relative instability. We've stabilized very well and I think they recognize that now. Q: Can you quickly explain why it's really six years and not the reported seven years? A: This year was a bridge year because you already had a football deal in place. We have a basketball deal that also covers this year. Q: The money from the contract wasn't great; the exposure you're getting, however, is. You have to make it work for you, right, and win big nonconference games? A: I don't think people have focused enough on how good the exposure is that they're giving us in football and basketball. For instance in basketball, I think it's 113 games of the 170 games in 2014 will be on national ESPN platforms or a few of them sub-licensed to national platforms. In addition, we're going to do our tournament. All the games will be televised. These are great deals for exposure and that is how you build your conference. In football we'll have Thursday, Friday and Saturday. We are unique in terms of doing a lot of Thursdays and Fridays, but we think since every team isn't asked to do it all the time, it works well for us. We'll do an occasional Wednesday. Rest of Report
  19. It's like no one wants to stay, how can that be a good conference? http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20130514/SPT0101/305140145/Bearcats-make-best-new-conference
  20. Top Five Reasons to be a UCF Football Season-Ticket Holder By UCFAthletics.com ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - There are plenty of advantages to be a season-ticket holder for the 2013 UCF football campaign, and UCFAthletics.com provides five of the top reasons to purchase season tickets over the next five months. First up in May is the exciting home schedule. 2013 UCF Football Home Schedule Thursday, Aug. 29 - Akron Saturday, Sept. 28 - South Carolina - Parents and Family Weekend Saturday, Oct. 26 - Connecticut* Saturday, Nov. 9 - Houston* - Homecoming Thursday, Nov. 21 - Rutgers* (ESPN) Friday, Nov. 29 - USF* (ABC, ESPN or ESPN2) Kickoff times will be released when they become available *-American Athletic Conference game http://www.ucfathletics.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/051413aae.html That's sad. I can't wait to see the other four reasons. Maybe they took the chain link fence out of the frying pan.
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