A Nole Fan’s Unified Theory of Football, Race, Sex, and Love — Part 1

What you are about to read is my surrender. For many years, I have wanted to write the definitive cultural analysis of major college football in the South — our benighted region’s most socially and historically consequential institution that doesn’t involve prison or bondage. Doubt me? Look at the aftermath of the Iron Bowl. Anything […]

Occupy the FHSAA

Let us recap briefly the educational mobility values of our state, as reflected by Polk County’s experience: Perfectly fine: Allowing all the wealthiest students to concentrate in a handful of charter and special schools, regardless of address, and allowing them to move at will between them if they have the right family mobility and circumstances […]

USF Hopes to Squeeze the Orange

USF at Syracuse today:

The first place to go today is Greg Auman at the St. Pete Times. Why is the St. Pete paper doing more for USF than…nevermind. Auman links to stories at the Hartford Courant, “Lakeland Ledger,” ESPN, Syracuse’s NunesMagician, and the Osceola News-Gazette. So I won’t link to them here.

GoBulls has a nice list of where to catch the game on TV & radio. | Here is their GameDay Central for all the stats.

OK, late start today. I’m still getting used to this. Any USF football fans like to compile some links for Fame & (absolutely no) Fortune?

I’ll have a better results post in the morning.

FSU vs USF – The Palindrome Bowl Today

First off, the betting lines:

South Florida Bulls vs. Florida State Seminoles

USF vs. Florida State College Football Picks

Anyone? Picks go decidely against USF upset – USF Sports Bulletin

Stat based:

Comparing USF to Florida’s Big Three college football programs


ACL injury sidelines Grothe for the season – USF Oracle

Game Preview:

FSU – USF Chat with Times Beat Reporters (replay)

Game preview: USF at No. 18 FSU – Tampabay.com

Bowden admires how fast USF built football program – Sporting News

Big Four? USF rising to stand with Florida’s best football programs – Orlando Sentinel

South Florida Bulls Can Upset FSU If… – Bleacher Report

Media Team Pages:

St. Pete Times USF Bulls Section

Ledger USF Bulls Section

Tallahassee Democrat FSU Section


The game will be on ESPNU (cable), 970-AM & 1040-AM (Tampa radio)

On Twitter: USF and GoBulls

USFGameday “If you are at the stadium and on Twitter, include the hashtag #USFGameday and it will automatically integrate into the live chat.” for GoUSFBulls.com


The game today is the first sell-out of the season for Florida State University.