|FOOTBALL Regular Season|
|Aug 31||vs McNeese State||
|Sept 7||AT Michigan State||12:00pm|
|Sept 14||vs FAU||
|Sept 28||vs Miami||12:00pm|
|Oct 5||vs Cincinnati||
|Oct 12||AT UCONN||TBA|
|Oct 26||vs Louisville||
|Oct 31||AT Houston||TBA|
|Nov 16||vs Memphis||
|Nov 23||vs SMU||TBA|
|Nov 29||AT UCF||
|Dec 7||AT RUTGERS||TBA|
USF head coach Stan Heath earned his 200th career victory as the Bulls won 75-61 at Bowling Green Friday night.
Anthony Collins, expected to play about 10 minutes in his season debut, instead went 26 and his stand-in Corey Allen continued to perform very well.
Allen scored 19 points, nine in the game's last eight minutes including a three-point play after the host Falcons had cut it to 68-60 with 3:44 left. He also hit a 3 as the Bulls closed the first half on an 8-1 run after the game had been tied at 27.
The Bulls are 3-0 on the season while BGSU went to 1-1.
Victor Rudd added 16 points.
Collins missed the first two games with a knee injury. He had seven points and five assists.
"I said I was going to play him about 10 minutes, and the next thing you know I can't get him off the floor," Heath said.
Big 6-10 freshman John Egbunu had 12 points in the first half, grabbed eight rebounds and blocked four shots.
USF shot a tremendous 58.7 per cent from the field while the Falcons only made a 35.9 clip.
(Via USF Basketball Communications) - Top 150 recruit Troy Holston signed a national letter of intent Wednesday to join the University of South Florida men’s basketball team for the 2014-15 season.
The 6-feet-4-inch 187-pound shooting guard from Tampa chose his hometown school over offers from approximately 40 others including Miami (FL), Memphis, Marquette, Kansas State and Alabama.
“We’re excited to land Troy Holston,” said USF head coach Stan Heath. “Troy is one of the best shooters in the country. He has the ability to create his own shot as well as knock down the open ones. He’s really blossomed as a player and has made himself into the player he is right now with the hard work that he’s put in. He’ll come in as a guy that we feel can contribute because of his outside shooting. Troy’s excited to come here and we’re excited to have him.”
Holston, who gave a verbal commitment on Aug. 7, averaged 13.6 points while leading Oldsmar Christian to a 24-4 record last season. He was rated a three-star recruit by Scout, Rivals and ESPN. Holston was ranked the 26th best shooting guard prospect by Scout and an overall ranking of 140.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Corey Allen Jr. had 21 points, seven rebounds and nine assists, leading South Florida to a 91-65 victory against Bethune-Cookman on Tuesday night.
Four other players scored in double figures for the Bulls (2-0). Victor Rudd had 14, Chris Perry 13, Musa Abdul-Aleem 12 and Martino Brock finished with 10.
Clemmye Owens led Bethune-Cookman (1-1) with 14 points. The Wildcats got 13 each from Daquan Brown and Mikel Trapp, and 10 from Tony Kynard.
USF built a 38-20 lead late in the first half with a 22-6 run that included 13 points by Allen.
Bethune-Cookman immediately responded with a 10-0 run that cut the deficit early in the second half.
Victor Rudd scored 23 points, 15 of them coming in the final five minutes, and freshman Chris Perry had 14 points and seven rebounds in USF's 72-62 defeat of Tennessee Tech Saturday.
The visitors from the Ohio Valley Conference threatened to run the Bulls' season opener but Rudd took over with one of his patented flying dunks, followed by a three that made the score 61-50.
Rudd then made his last eight free throws to finish 11-12 at the line.
Perry, the 6-8, 260-pounder from Bartow, scored six of his points including a dunk that put the Bulls up by 11 earlier in the half. Tennessee Tech would get the lead down to four.
USF was without standout point guard Anthony Collins due to a knee injury.
AAC Special Teams Player of the Week for Second Time - Junior kicker leads nation with nine kicks of 40 or more yards
TAMPA, FL (via University of South Florida Communications) - USF junior kicker Marvin Kloss (Naples, FL) has been named one of 20 semifinalists for the 2013 Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award presented by the Orange Bowl Committee. The announcement was made by The Palm Beach County Sports Commission.
Kloss also earned his earned weekly honors from the American Athletic Conference for the third time this season as he was named the AAC Special Teams Player of the Week for the second time. Kloss earned the honor after going 3-of-3 on field goals at Houston, including kicks of 50, 49 and 39 yards. In the game Kloss extended his USF record consecutive field goal streak to 13 games.
In his first season of duty as the Bull’s placekicker, Kloss has been outstanding leading the nation having converted on nine attempts from 40 yards or more and going 4-for-4 on kicks from 50 yards or more. His four field goals of 50 yards or more on the season are the most ever for a career for a USF kicker, and his long of 52 yards in a win over Cincinnati stands as the longest in the American Athletic Conference this season.
Kloss leads the Bulls with 51 points on the season and is tied atop the AAC hitting 92.9 percent (13-14) of his field goals on the year and all 12 of his PAT attempts. Kloss scored all 14 of the Bulls offensive points, hitting 4-of-4 on field goals, in their AAC opening win over Cincinnati to earn AAC Special Teams Player of the Week honors. He also hit field goals of 47 and 44 yards in a win at UConn, the last the game winner with 4:03 to play, as he scored all 21 of the Bulls offensive points in their 2-0 AAC start.
Kloss has made seven field goals of 47 yards or more during his string of 13 straight. The seven field goals of that distance are also a career record for a USF kicker.
Groza Semifinalists will be voted on by FBS Head Coaches and SIDs, past Groza finalists, and national and regional football writers to select the three finalists. These finalists will be announced on November 25th and honored at the 22nd annual Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Awards Banquet on December 10th in West Palm Beach, Florida. The winner will be announced live on ESPN at the Home Depot College Football Awards Show on Thursday, December 12th.
The award is named in honor of one of the all-time great kickers in football history, Lou Groza. Groza played 21 seasons for the Cleveland Browns setting numerous franchise records, including most games played, most points scored, and an amazing 107 consecutive games in which he scored a point. Groza was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1974.
Since the first Lou Groza Award was handed out in 1992, 16 finalists, including 10 winners, have gone on to appear in the NFL, earning eight trips to the Pro Bowl and taking home five Super Bowls. That list includes current NFL kickers Dan Bailey, Randy Bullock, Mason Crosby, Kai Forbath, Graham Gano, Garrett Hartley, Dustin Hopkins, Sebastian Janikowski, Mike Nugent, Caleb Sturgis, and Blair Walsh.