If it weren’t such a witty name, this segment would be rightly called the Weekly Something. It has been a quiet week, but here’s a look at what has been happening.
The Oracle has a column about how the USF baseball team’s schedule is their “biggest enemy”, suggesting that the perceived weakness of that schedule has prevented the team from staying ranked. Then, the team got shutout, 6-0, by Stetston. 32-9 isn’t a bad record, but the problem with staying ranked isn’t the perceived weakness of the schedule, it’s those nine losses, many of which came against teams like Stetson.
Defensive back turned linebacker, Malik Dixon, has announced he will be leaving the USF football program. He hasn’t said why, but he was excluded from one week of spring practice due to a “family issue.”
In what is probably another positive sign about how the football world is viewing USF, the November 18th home game against Tulsa has been moved up to Thursday, November 16th. The Bulls have long struggled on weekdays, but this will guarantee the team national exposure in a year when they should spend the season ranked and have a potential Heisman Trophy candidate.
The USF softball home schedule ends tonight with a double-header against FGCU. USF is 29-21 after starting the season ranked in the top 25.