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The USF Oracle Sports Podcast - Soccer Midseason Review
In this episode of the USF Oracle Sports Podcast, Oracle correspondents Leo Santos and Alberto Camargo take charge of the episode and discuss their thoughts on the men's and women's soccer teams at about the midway point of the season.
33:57
April 2, 2021
The USF Oracle Sports Podcast - RBLR Sports
In this episode of the USF Oracle Sports Podcast, Francisco and Richard had the opportunity to sit down with Yurika and Musaab from RBLR Sports to discuss USF women's basketball and the upcoming NCAA tournament.
36:58
March 18, 2021
The USF Oracle Sports Podcast - Women's Basketball Title Reaction with Daniel Shelnutt
In this episode of The USF Oracle Sports Podcast, Francisco and Richard had the opportunity to discuss the accomplishments of the USF women's basketball team this season, and the future accomplishments that may await it in the coming AAC and NCAA tournaments with long-time USF women's basketball fan Daniel Shelnutt. Daniel is an academic advisor at the Zimmerman Mass Communications School at USF, and has been a fan of the Bulls since the early 2000s.
35:49
March 5, 2021
The USF Oracle Sports Podcast - Interview with Quinton Flowers
In this episode of The USF Oracle Sports Podcast, Francisco and Richard had the opportunity to interview one of the most accomplished USF football players of all time, Quinton Flowers. We were able to discuss his early time at USF, his teammates, the new Fan Controlled Football league he is a part of and more.
28:22
February 26, 2021
The USF Oracle News Podcast - USF President Steven Currall
From consolidating all three campuses into one accredited university to leading USF during a global pandemic, Dr. Steven Currall had a challenging first year as USF's 7th president, to say the least. In this episode of The Oracle News Podcast, Editor in Chief Leda Alvim and Assistant News Editor Jorgelina Manna-Rea talk with Currall about his career in education as well as the experiences that helped shape the leader he is today.
37:37
February 19, 2021
The USF Oracle News Podcast - St. Pete Regional Chancellor Martin Tadlock
On this week’s episode of the Oracle News Podcast, Leda and Audra looked back with Dr. Martin Tadlock, the regional chancellor of the USF St. Pete campus, on his career as an educator, from his time as a middle school teacher 40 years ago to now as he prepares to step down from his chancellor position to take on a new role within the College of Education at the St. Pete campus.
33:32
February 17, 2021
The USF Oracle Sports Podcast - Super Bowl Edition
In this edition of the USF Oracle Sports Podcast one of our newest correspondents, Alberto, joins co-hosts Richard and Francisco to discuss this weekend's Super Bowl at Raymond James Stadium.
34:24
February 6, 2021
The USF Oracle News Podcast - Tampa Mayor Jane Castor
Who's ready for the Super Bowl LV in Tampa? Mayor Jane Castor surely is! On this week's episode of The Oracle News Podcast, Editor in Chief Leda Alvim and Assistant News Editor Jorgelina Manna-Rea talk with Castor about how the city of Tampa is preparing to host the Super Bowl on Feb. 7 as well as the COVID-19 pandemic.
27:29
January 29, 2021
The USF Oracle Sports Podcast - Basketball Midseason Review
Both basketball teams are about halfway through with the season. Enjoy this episode of Richard and Francisco discussing some of the more memorable moments and notable players from the season thus far.
42:05
January 23, 2021
The USF Oracle News Podcast - Radio Personality Scott Tavlin
Welcome back, Bulls! To kick off the first news podcast of the spring semester, radio personality Scott Tavlin talked with Editor in Chief Leda Alvim and Assistant News Editor Jorgelina Manna-Rea about how to stay positive and motivated despite the challenges as well as his rising career in radio. 
34:52
January 15, 2021
The USF Oracle News Podcast - Garin Flowers
In this week's episode of The Oracle News Podcast, Jorgelina Manna-Rea and Lauren Pieper talk with USF alumnus and Emmy-nominated journalist Garin Flowers about his life and his experience on the latest season of the Bachelorette.
36:45
December 3, 2020
The USF Oracle Sports Podcast - Basketball Deep Dive
In this hour-long special edition of The Oracle Sports Pod on the eve of the 2020-21 college hoops szn, Nolan and Francisco analyze the ins and outs of both USF basketball teams. Who are the players to watch? What are the games to watch? Where do both teams end up?
58:22
November 25, 2020
The USF Oracle Sports Podcast - Memphis 34, USF 33 thoughts
USF had it. And then the Bulls gave it away. Nolan, Hannah and Richard pick apart USF's 1-point loss in Bluff City and how it might be a sign USF has turned a corner.
26:31
November 9, 2020
The USF Oracle News Podcast - J. Edwin Benton
In this week’s episode of The Oracle News Podcast, Jorgelina Manna-Rea and Audra Nikolajski discuss with Dr. J. Edwin Benton how the presidential election might unfold.
46:14
November 6, 2020
The USF Oracle Opinion Podcast - Election Day Analysis
In this week's episode of The Oracle Opinion Podcast, Tim, Teegan and Haley discuss with Dr. Thompson election results and share their analysis of Tuesday night.
41:30
November 5, 2020
The USF Oracle Sports Podcast - Bye Week Breakdown
Is USF football back on the right track after its bye week? Nolan, Hannah, Richard, Matthew and Trevor discuss what's going on behind the scenes as the final stretch of the season approaches.
31:03
November 2, 2020
The USF Oracle News Podcast - Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Craig Latimer
With less than a week until Election Day, Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Craig Latimer talks to hosts Jorgelina Manna-Rea and Audra Nikolajski about the record-breaking early voting turnout around the county and the preparations for the final week of voting.
31:33
October 27, 2020
The USF Oracle Sports Podcast - Tulsa 42, USF 13 thoughts
Tampa Bay sports teams are riding the ultimate high, but USF gets beaten down badly at home again. Nolan, Hannah and Richard break down the Bulls' big loss on prime-time TV.
24:18
October 25, 2020
The USF Oracle News Podcast - Activist Alaa Massri
In this week’s episode of The Oracle News Podcast, Leda Alvim and Jorgelina Manna-Rea talk to sophomore Alaa Massri about Our Power United, her experiences protesting over the summer as well as what drew her to become active in social justice issues.
30:59
October 20, 2020
The USF Oracle Sports Podcast - USF 37, Temple 39 thoughts
Richard and Matthew break down USF's two-point loss in Philly and what it means for the Bulls going forward.
15:06
October 19, 2020
The USF Oracle Sports Podcast - East Carolina 44, USF 24 thoughts
Arghh, the Bulls really walked the plank on this one. Nolan, Matthew, Richard and new guy Trevor break down the sinking of USF's ship in the Homecoming game.
26:49
October 11, 2020
The USF Oracle Opinion Podcast - Vice Presidential Debate
Haley, Nick and Tim discuss their takeaways from Wednesday's vice presidential debate between Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA).
45:22
October 8, 2020
The USF Oracle Sports Podcast - Cincinnati 28, USF 7 thoughts
At least they scored in this one, right? Nolan, Hannah, Matthew and Richard chat about what went wrong and in USF's conference-opening loss. They also look at what's ahead and give a way-too-early evaluation of where the USF program is after three games under first-year head coach Jeff Scott.
34:09
October 5, 2020
The USF Oracle News Podcast - Executive Director of the Alumni Center Bill McCausland
In the first episode of The Oracle News Podcast, Leda and Jorgelina are joined by the Executive Director of the Alumni Center Bill McCausland to discuss how virtual platforms will impact this year's homecoming festivities.
27:51
October 4, 2020
The USF Oracle Sports Podcast - Herd of Thunder Director Dr. Marc Sosnowchik
Nolan and Hannah are really missing live bands at college football games, so we chatted with the director of the USF Herd of Thunder, Dr. Marc Sosnowchik, to learn how HOT is persisting and adapting in 2020.
28:02
September 30, 2020
The USF Oracle Sports Podcast - Notre Dame 52, USF 0 thoughts
Yikes. That's one word to use to describe this blowout. Nolan, Hannah, Matthew and Richard break down USF football's worst loss in program history and what it means for first-year head coach Jeff Scott going forward.
36:37
September 20, 2020
The USF Oracle Sports Podcast - Emma Humplik
Nolan and Hannah are joined by viral high school softball sensation Emma Humplik to discuss how she committed to USF and what it's like to be the Dinger Queen.
22:02
September 17, 2020
The USF Oracle Sports Podcast - USF 27, The Citadel 6 thoughts
How ya feeling, Bulls fans?! USF and Jeff Scott are 1-0, and pretty much everything went right for the Bulls in Week 1. In this episode, Nolan and Hannah break down all the Game 1 feels and dive into some stats and what they mean going forward. 
22:22
September 13, 2020
The USF Oracle Sports Podcast - Football Edition
Nolan, Hannah and Francisco break down all 11 of USF football's 2020 opponents.
34:20
September 8, 2020
The USF Oracle Sports Podcast - Welcome Back with USF women's golf coach Erika Brennan
Nolan and Hannah are back and better than ever. They're joined by USF women's golf head coach Erika Brennan for an update on how she's keeping her players' spirits up during the coronavirus pandemic. She also shares the inspiration for her own podcast, Leading Beyond Sport, and offers some wise words of encouragement.
39:08
August 23, 2020