USF quick to lift coach’s Ybor ban, but it could still fuel the historic district’s stigma as dangerous place

University of South Florida football coach Willie Taggart on Monday banned players from partying in Ybor City — a move that was quickly overridden by the university’s athletics director.

Former USF player Elkino Watson died Sunday after he was stabbed near a night club in Ybor City. On Monday, Taggart said on his weekly conference call that players will “have to find other places to go have fun” besides Ybor, the Associated Press reports.

Within hours, Mark Harlan, director of athletics at USF,… …read more