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Stars and Scrubs Episode 06: Footballin’ and Big Ballin’

In the first episode of 2018, Jeffrey, Mike and Big Mike ring in the new year with discussions and debates on the NFL Playoffs, LaVar Ball and whether UCF is a star or a scrub. Also, stay tuned at the end of the episode for Mike Moore’s spoiler-filled take on “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”

Stars and Scrubs Episode 5: Christmas favorites and Willie Taggart’s return to Florida

In the final episode of the semester, Mike Moore make a comeback–joining Jeffrey and Big Mike to talk about FSU hiring Willie Taggart, Heisman picks, reforming the college football playoffs and the best Christmas movie of all time. Also, make sure to tune in to hear Jeffrey explain his beef with holiday cheer, as well […]

Stars and Scrubs Episode 4: College Football Coaching Roulette

After two weeks off, the “Stars and Scrubs” podcast is back. Jeffrey Waitkevich and “Big Mike,” aka Michael Fergusson, talk about the USF vs. UCF showdown, the NCAA football coaching shakeups, the end of the Orlando Summer League and the future of the NBA. Also, make sure to tune in to get a rundown of […]

Stars and Scrubs Episode 3: NBA Beef and Justice League

In this week’s episode of the “Stars and Scrubs” podcast, Jeffrey Waitkevich and “Big Mike,” aka Michael Fergusson, talk about the Eric Bledsoe trade, DeAndre Ayton and the return of college basketball, Tennessee firing Butch Jones and the new USF Football Center. Also, make sure to tune in to see what Jeffrey and Big Mike […]

Stars and Scrubs Episode 2: Basketball and Chris Pratt

In the second installment of the “Stars and Scrubs” podcast, Editor-in-Chief Michael Moore Jr. sits down with co-hosts Jeffrey Waitkevich and “Big Mike,” aka Michael Fergusson, to talk about the Orlando Magic, the trouble brewing in Cleveland and Tom Brady’s superb health for his age. Also, make sure to tune in to find out who […]

Stars and Scrubs Episode I: The worst football week in recent memory

In the inaugural episode of The Crow’s Nest Sports Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Michael Moore Jr. joins Jeffrey Waitkevich and Michael Fergusson to talk about one of the worst football weeks in recent memory in the Sunshine State, including the USF Bulls’ imperfect season and UF’s football woes. The Orlando Magic and the release of the new horror flick […]

Tumult at the top: Leadership changes at USFSP over the years

This report is based on the work of university historian and former librarian James Anthony Schnur. Information from USFSP websites and the Tampa Bay Times was also used. Bill Heller had been dean and chief executive of the St. Petersburg campus for a decade when he got a jolt. His boss, USF President Judy Genshaft, wanted him […]

Through turmoil, Martin Tadlock tries to bring campus back together

Editor’s note: This week, the newly appointed interim regional chancellor Martin Tadlock hosted two forums for faculty and staff, and on Monday, he met with students. The following statements were sent to campus employees and students. Message to Faculty Good afternoon. I’m glad to see you all here and that you and your families are […]

Genshaft and Wisniewska sparred before forced departure of regional chancellor

Here are some of the key documents released by the USF system on Sept. 18 in response to a public records request by The Crow’s Nest. This is the draft of an undated letter from USF system President Judy Genshaft to USFSP Regional Chancellor Sophia Wisniewska. It is titled Termination for Cause: Dear Dr. Wisniewska: […]

Wondering about your new campus? We’ve got answers to (some of) your questions

Compiled from Crow’s Nest files; the work of historian James Anthony Schnur, the former special collections librarian at the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library; websites of USF St. Petersburg; the Tampa Bay Times; the Tampa Tribune; and “From Mangroves to Major League: A Timeline of St. Petersburg, Florida,” by Rick Baker. Hi, freshmen and other newcomers. […]