are beats headphones worth the money bowl hopes coming down to wire
TAMPA Coaches set it as a preseason goal. Players, particularly the seniors, spoke about its importance. For a tangible sign of progress, the University of South Florida football program needed to reach a bowl game for the first time since 2010.
Now that goal is in a precarious position.
After getting blown out at Cincinnati, the Bulls (3 5, 2 2 American Athletic Conference) host the Houston Cougars (4 3, 2 1) on Saturday afternoon at Raymond James Stadium. With six victories as the minimum standard for bowl eligibility, the Bulls must find three wins in their remaining games against Houston (home), SMU (road), Memphis (road) and UCF (home).
is going to say game at a time, but it very hard as a senior, Bulls senior DT Todd Chandler said. have to look one game at a time. These are my last four games. If you look beyond the next one, that when panic sets in.
have to look at Houston as our bowl game, then the next one as our bowl game and so on. If you start looking at the big picture, it hard to focus on the details and you go into the game unprepared. End Global/Templates/Objects/articleParagraph51_5 >
USF coach Willie Taggart won shy away from his preseason goal of making a bowl game,
but he won entertain that conversation right now.
can look ahead and we not good enough to look ahead as a football team, Taggart said. not going to allow anyone to bring it up when they around us. Part of our goals was reaching a bowl game, but we not focusing on that right now. The most important bowl game is Houston. End Global/Templates/Objects/articleParagraph51_7 >Forced into a break
Bulls senior WR Andre Davis, who was ejected for fighting in the second half at Cincinnati, must also miss the first half of Saturday game against Houston. Davis can warm up, but must stay in the locker room during the first half. He can rejoin teammates for the second half.
he be visualizing and coming up with a plan to be Dre, Taggart said. need him to do that. End Global/Templates/Objects/articleParagraph51_10 >Perry, Collins honored
Sophomore forward Chris Perry and junior point guard Anthony Collins were named to the All AAC preseason men basketball second team during the league media day in New York. It great respect for Collins, who missed most of last season due to injury, and Perry, who showed promising flashes during an All Rookie Team campaign.
The NCAA reported that USF athletics had a program record 83 percent graduation rate for scholarship athletes over a six year period, starting with freshmen who entered in 2007. It was a six percent increase over last year. Three teams women basketball, women tennis and softball had a 100 percent graduation rate. The Bulls finished the regular season by winning six of their last seven matches. Kiefer men soccer team (9 6 1), on a two game losing streak for the first time all season, hosts UConn in the final regular season match on Saturday night. The defending champion Bulls are scheduled to host an AAC tournament quarterfinal on Nov. 8. The semifinals and final are in Storrs,