Looking Back

The Sun Dome holds many memories for long time Bulls’ fans and alumni. The university has started a new chapter in their sports history with the renaming of the dome to the Yuengling Center. While it is not unusual for USF to name buildings after benefactors making large financial contributions, this corporate sponsorship is the biggest of its kind for the school. This seems like a natural fit for both parties, given the close proximity of the Tampa Yuengling plant to the USF campus. Both are relatively young brands in the Florida market, looking for more recognition.

Rivals’ Russ Wood has an interview with forward Rashun Williams, who was the first signee of the men’s basketball team’s 2018 recruiting class. Wood also covered the Bulls Men’s Basketball Camp and shares his observations on potential recruits.

The first Bull ever drafted to the NFL has passed away at the age of 39. Kenyatta Jones was selected by the Patriots in the fourth round of the 2001 draft and received a Super Bowl ring with the team in that same year.

Looking Forward

After two straight seasons of finishing ranked in the top 25 of the AP and Coaches’ poll, the Orlando Sentinel has ranked the Bulls the 72nd best team in the land. They cite the loss of quarterback, Quinton Flowers, which will be a challenge to overcome.

Do not fret, Bull’s fans. The New-Gazette, out of Champaign, Illinois, ranks the bulls 47th.

USF men’s basketball has landed a transfer from LSU in three star forward, Mayan Kir. Kir, 6-9, 220, will have three years of eligibility after sitting out the 2018-19 season due to NCAA transfer rules.

The football team received a pair of commitments from Miami Norland over the weekend. Offensive lineman, Joshua Blanchard, joined teammate and close friend, Darius Williams, in committing to USF. Both rate three stars, with Williams lining up at linebacker.

USF recently landed a commitment from 6-3, 285 lineman, Matt Lee. UCF is trying to flip the Oviedo native in what is a surprisingly rare recruiting battle between the two programs, just 90 miles apart.

Three American Athletic Conference teams make MSN’s Tom Fornelli’s “Group of Five” list of teams with the best shot of playing on New Year’s day. The USF Bulls are not one of those teams.

Minnesota’s Star Tribune lists the best Big Ten West matchups for each team. USF makes the list as the visiting opponent for Illinois on September 15th.

620 WDAE has an interview with Phil Steele, who discusses what he expects from the Bulls football team in 2018. The USF portion begins at 85:50.

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