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Rowdies get a point with 1-1 draw against Cincinnati on the road

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It’s a hard sport in which to score. Still, one goal will win only so often in the United Soccer League. For the fourth time in five games, the Rowdies scored only one goal Wednesday night, and the team had to settle for a 1-1 draw with the home standing FC Cincinnati FC. This time, Marcel Schaffer scored in the seventh minute for the Rowdies. Harrison Delbridge evened the game on a header in the 36th minute. “We started off…

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Five things to watch for at the Tampa Bay Rowdies-Cincinnati FC match tonight

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The Rowdies play a rare mid-week game tonight when they take on Cincinnati FC in the USL Match of the Week. Five things worth pondering: 1.  On the road again: The Rowdies are 3-0 at home, but they lost their only road match of the year last week when they fell 2-1 to Louisville. Cincinnati is 2-2, but it won its home opener last week in front of 23,144 fans. The Rowdies have never played before more than 13,000. 2.…

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Eight more spots open Sunday for Sweet 16

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A look at some interesting things as we head into Sunday, when the NCAA Tournament will finalize its Sweet 16: — SOMETIMES … Southern Cal‘s De’Anthony Melton got as philosophical as a basketball player can get. When asked about the Trojans’ second-round game with Baylor, he answered: “It doesn’t matter who’s better because sometimes the better team wins, the better team loses. So it just depends on who can play harder and who can get stops at the end of…

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Marlon Mack leads USF Bulls to victory over Cincinnati

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In the history of the USF Bulls, every other running back is now watching Marlon Mack run away. Mack, a junior, became the leading rusher in the history of the school Saturday night in a 45-20 victory over Cincinnati. Mack rushed for 118 yards and two scores, breaking Andre Hall’s old record. Mack broke the record on a 49-yard touchdown run. Quarterback Quinton Flowers had 196 yards passing and 74 yards rushing. “I was really excited about our defense,” said…

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Rowdies’ Matt Pickens shuts out another opponent in team’s 1-0 Cup victory

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One goal was plenty for the Tampa Bay Rowdies Wednesday night. With Matt Pickens in goal, it usually is. The Rowdies beat FC Cincinnati of the USL in the third round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Wednesday night, winning 1-0 behind Pickens. The win means the Rowdies will play the Columbus Crew of the MLS next week. Pickens was strong in net again for the victory, but that shouldn’t surprise anyone. The Rowdies have won four games this season, and Pickens has…

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Rowdies begin Lamar Hunt Cup competition against Cincinnati

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Ten years have passed, but Matt Pickens still remembers the feeling of accomplishment. He was a young man then, in his third year of this profession of soccer goaltender. But his team caught fire. They shut out the Kansas City Wizards. They beat the New England Revolution. They shut out D.C. United. Then they beat the L.A. Galaxy in the finals. Just like that, Pickens was a champion. His team had won the Lamar Hunt Cup, a multi-league tournament. A…

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San Diego State jumps Cincinnati from opening kickoff

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San Diego State didn’t wait very long to establish how the Hawaii Bowl was going to go. Rashaad Penny went 100 yards with the opening kickoff and the Aztecs never looked back in a 42-7 victory over Cincinnati. San Diego State had a 42-0 lead before the Bearcats  finally scored. The Aztecs lost three games in a row early in the season, but they haven’t lost since on their way to an 11-3 record under coach Rocky Long. Donnel Pomphrey…

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