USF will have more former players at the NFL Combine than any other Big East team. Pretty impressive for a program still trying to establish itself as an NFL player provider. The Bulls will send wide receiver Carlton Mitchell (an early entry), defensive ends Jason Pierre-Paul (also an early entry) and George Selvie, linebacker Kion Wilson, cornerback Jerome Murphy, and safety Nate Allen to the pre-draft event. Pierre-Paul has a very real chance of being selected in the first round of the NFL Draft in April. A strong showing at the combine will solidify his status.Skip Holtz will drop the puck at Thursday night’s Tampa Bay Lightning game. Of course it’s ceremonial and doesn’t really mean the game begins with the drop. Sports would be a lot more interesting if it did though. Throwing out...

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