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American Athletic Conference football schedules still a work in progress

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Football schedules for major college teams are often set years in advance. This year, they are works in progress with some schools. With the for-more-important human havoc Hurricane Irma caused, it also created chaos with football programs such as the University of Central Florida and the University of South Florida. When both schools were unable to play conference games last week, the American Athletic Conference (AAC) got to work with its member schools to ensure fairness and balance in the…

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Mitch Perry Report for 11.28.16 -While USF football soars, attendance doesn’t

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For the first time time since September of 2011, the University of South Florida’s football program is ranked in the Associated Press Top 25. This comes after the Bulls defeated cross I-4 rival UCF at Raymond James Stadium. They’re tied at 24, and have finished their regular season at 10-2, their most impressive record since beginning their program 20 years ago. It’s good times on Fowler Avenue, particularly for those folks who have hopes of building a new stadium on…

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Mitch Perry Report for 9.9.15 — Another Democrat to enter Hillsborough County District 6 race?

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Rumor du jour is that there will be another candidate getting into the wide-open countywide Hillsborough County District 6 seat, but it’s not a Republican taking on Jim Norman. The rumor that percolated over the Labor Day weekend is that John Dicks, the 62-year-old former Plant City mayor and commissioner, is contemplating entering the Democratic primary, which already includes Thomas Scott, Brian Willis and Pat Kemp. Plant has been dormant in local politics since losing the Democratic primary race for…

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Mitch Perry Report for 9.8.15 — USF Athletics audibilizes on Ybor ban

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The biggest news on Labor Day in Tampa was the report that, in the wake of the tragic stabbing death of former USF student and football player  Elkino Watson early Sunday morning outside an Ybor City nightclub, head coach Willie Taggart was banning his players from visiting the historic entertainment district. The biggest story this morning is how Taggart’s boss, Athletic Director Mark Harlan, has overruled him. In a statement, Harlan says that contrary to Taggart’s proclamation, USF players can party there or…

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