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Rivalry Week begins on Thanksgiving in Orlando

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This week is billed as “Rivalry Week” in college football with several traditional games taking place. The action begins on Thanksgiving night. The surging South Florida Bulls make the I-4 trip to visit the Central Florida Knights. While the game is a matchup between rivals, Central Florida is not expected to slow down the Bulls. After a 1-3 start, the Bulls have run off six victories in seven games to move to 7-4. The only loss was a 29-17 defeat…

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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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Mitch Perry Report for 5.8.15 –The MOSI-USF Football stadium dilemma

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Hillsborough County Commissioners (and Administrator Mike Merrill) are gung ho on having the folks who run the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) explore an opportunity to move their facility into downtown Tampa, where it could be a part of Jeff Vinik’s grand plans to redevelop the Channelside area, even though there are serious questions about how productive such a move would be. As La Gaceta’s Patrick Manteiga noted last week, there’s the little issue about available parking in the area that has plagued…

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