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USF football players look to go pro

On April 30, the lives of 256 college athletes will change forever # and then some. The NFL draft can do that. Players like Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota, Todd Gurley and Amari Cooper are projected to go in the first round and are expected to bring an immediate impact to the teams that select them. […]

Rowdies Den: Sports bar with a kick

It started as a normal workday. Like the day before, waitress Jessica Armor arrived at Midtown Sundries for her shift. But when she arrived, a closed for business sign hanging on the door told her and the restaurant’s other employees that they were out of a job. Not long after, Tampa Bay Rowdies owner Bill […]

Our thoughts: Show initiative

Note: As the year winds down # and graduation approaches # the editors at The Crow’s Nest want to offer their insight on life at USF St. Petersburg. This is the second in a three-part series. We all have to start somewhere. For me, it was when I transfered into USF St. Petersburg as a […]

UConn’s Stewart makes history in Tampa

She is the only player in women’s basketball history to win three national championships and three Final Four Most Outstanding Player awards.  She was awarded the Associated Press Player of the Year for two consecutive seasons and is 18-0 in NCAA tournament games while wearing a Connecticut Huskies uniform. Yet, Breanna Stewart still hasn’t met […]

Opinion: Bulls losing their best quarterback

In each of his three years as USF’s football head coach, Willie Taggart has changed his offensive scheme and, now, he is losing his best quarterback on the roster, Mike White. The Bulls changed to the spread, a more up-tempo system, which will require a more mobile QB. As a result, White fell behind senior […]

Devoted sports fans flock to Tampa for Final Four

Being a fan of a sports team is a full-time commitment. It is an investment. It can be heart breaking, deceptive and deceitful. It can be cheeky and, yet, as joyous as a wedding day. When fans heard their teams made the NCAA women’s Final Four, they traveled from far and wide, no matter the […]

St. Pete Grand Prix brings mixed feelings

Roads closed down weeks in advance. It was evident that one of the biggest annual events in downtown St. Petersburg was near. Some think it’s the greatest time of the year. Others say it’s a nuisance. It is the Firestone Grand Prix. With the qualifying and tests taking place last Thursday and races lasting until […]

Bulls advance to NCAA tournament second round

For the first time in the program’s history, the USF women’s basketball team was granted home court for the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament and were given their highest seeding to start March Madness. The No. 6 seeded Bulls embarked on their journey to a national championship Saturday night with a 73-64 victory […]

USF Sailing finishes third in home regatta

While USF’s premiere sailors were busy competing in Annapolis, MD., skipper Dean Nixon and Devin Hansen were holding down the fort in St. Petersburg. The Bulls’ sailing team hosted and finished in third place on Saturday in the fourth South Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association (SIASA) South Points race. South Points competitions feature Florida colleges and […]

The Big Mack is back

USF running back Marlon Mack surprised everyone last year when he broke the school’s all-purpose yards record in his first collegiate game. And he didn’t stop there. He went on to have one of the best seasons for a running back in the program’s history. Mack finished his freshman season with 1,041 rushing yards and […]