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Brian Lamb selected chair of USF Board of Trustees

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Brian Lamb, whose name may be familiar to University of South Florida basketball fans, was elected chair of USF’s Board of Trustees earlier this month. “It’s a privilege to assume this leadership role during a transformational time in USF history,” Lamb said in a statement. “I will remain focused on the university’s primary goal of student success and preparing them for the competitive global workplace.” Lamb currently is regional president for Fifth Third Bank in the Tampa Bay region. He…

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Miami, FGCU make NCAA field; Gators, Seminoles, Ospreys to NIT

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Only two teams from Florida are participating in this year’s NCAA Tournament. By the time the “Big Dance” begins in full on Thursday, there may only be one remaining. The Miami Hurricanes will continue their outstanding season on Thursday in Providence, Rhode Island. Miami earned a No. 3 seed in the South Region and will take on the 14th-seeded Buffalo Bulls, champions of the Mid-America Conference. As far as Miami goes, they could face the No. 6 seed Arizona Wildcats…

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Gators come up short against Texas A&M

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The Florida Gators willed themselves to a victory over Arkansas in the first round of the SEC Tournament in Nashville. They gave top-seeded Texas A&M all they could handle, but finally fell to the Aggies 72-66. Injured center John Egbunu again tried to lead his team to victory, but his effort, and that of his team, fell short. Egbunu, who tore a ligament in his right thumb earlier in the week, again gutted it out, but fouled out late in…

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