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USF Basketball to Celebrate Hispanic Community Sunday

FLORIDA SPORTS WIRE
In a celebration of the Bay Area and USF Hispanic community, USF’s men’s and women’s basketball teams will wear special uniforms for the doubleheader on Sunday at the Sun Dome.

White uniforms with the words “Los Toros” written in green will be worn by the women’s team in their noon game against Chattanooga and by the men’s team in their 4 p.m. game against NC State.

The theme for the doubleheader is Uniendo Los Toros, which in English reads, Uniting The Bulls, a play on USF’s theme Bulls Unite. It will be a celebration and recognition of community and campus members that have had a significant impact in the Hispanic community. 

Among the recognitions will be the Status of Latinos Committee on campus and the Mayor’s Hispanic Advisory Council in Tampa.

USF is the only NCAA Division I school with a Hispanic-American leading both its men’s and women’s basketball program. 

Orlando Antigua, born in the Dominican Republic, is one of only three Hispanic head coaches in NCAA Division I men’s basketball. Jose Fernandez, born in Cuba, is believed to be the only Hispanic head coach in NCAA Division I women’s basketball.

—MIKE BONTS

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