Karen Loftus, WFLA NEWS

Karen Loftus


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Past articles by Karen:

Puisis finds new home, key role at USF

Having a great three-point shooter on your team can be a game-changer. For the USF Bulls, they’ve found that in Sammie Puisis. → Read More

Bucs look to finish regular season strong against Falcons

The outcome of Sunday’s game between the Buccaneers and the Falcons may not have any playoff implications, but around the Bucs’ locker room, players shared many reasons why it’s still a meaningful game for them. → Read More

Next man up on Bucs offensive line: Wells ready to step in for Wirfs

The Buccaneers find themselves once again in a situation of replacing one of their top offensive linemen this season. → Read More

Bucs focusing on fundamentals ahead of Rams game

This week, the Buccaneers have an opportunity to snap two losing streaks— one for this season, and one against the Rams. → Read More

Bucs look to take strides forward against Saints in week two

The Bucs’ most recent win over the Saints came on January 17, 2021, a 30-20 Divisional Round Playoff victory in the Superdome. That was two games before they went-on to win the Super Bowl. → Read More

Buccaneers set to open season against Cowboys Sunday

The Buccaneers’ 2022 season kicks-off Sunday evening, as Tampa Bay puts all their preseason practice to the test against the Dallas Cowboys. It’s the first step on a season-long journey to reach their ultimate goal — win another Super Bowl. → Read More

Bucs Rookie Spotlight: Olakunle Fatukasi

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Saturday’s third and final preseason game will be one last opportunity for many players to make their case to be on the Bucs’ 53-man roster, or even the practice squad. One player who’s put together a solid resume already this preseason is rookie linebacker Olakunle Fatukasi. Fatukasi has led the Buccaneers […] → Read More

Bucs and Dolphins hold first joint practice Wednesday

pa Bay Buccaneers and the Miami Dolphins held their first joint practice on Wednesday ahead of their pre-season matchup this weekend. → Read More

‘Putting our stamp in history’: Lightning hungry for rare three-peat

On Wednesday, the puck drops on a third-straight Stanley Cup Final for the Tampa Bay Lightning. → Read More

Tampa Bay Lightning look to close out series with New York Rangers Saturday

After winning three games straight in their series with the New York Rangers, the Tampa Bay Lightning have an opportunity to clinch the Eastern Conference title on home ice Saturday night. → Read More

Bolts look to take two-game lead in series with Panthers

After taking game one 4-1 Tuesday night, the Lightning now look to take the 2-0 series lead over the Panthers on Thursday. → Read More

Road to the Cup: Lightning, Panthers poised for second-round match-up

It may have been the most intense series of the Lightning’s 2021 Stanley Cup title run, and now Tampa Bay is set to face the Florida Panthers again this postseason in a second-round showdown. → Read More

Lightning keep season alive in Game 6 overtime thriller

t was a must-win game for the Lightning Thursday night against the Maple Leafs with their season on the line—and they got the job done. → Read More

Lightning look to stave off elimination in Game 6

The Lightning and Maple Leafs have traded wins and losses through five games of this first round series, and now set the first elimination game Thursday night. → Read More

Lightning look to regroup for game 4

For the third-straight game, special teams has proven to be the difference in the Lightning-Maple Leafs series. → Read More

McClanahan sets tone in Rays Opening Day win

While the numbers were solid, the more impressive thing was the ability to bounce back after a shaky start. Cash had said Thursday that McClanahan does an incredible job being able to adjust in games and overcome any early mistakes and high pitch counts– exactly what we saw Friday. → Read More

Rays wrap-up spring training and set sights on Opening Day

The Major League Baseball lockout was the cause of everything being pushed back and condensed, with less than a month between the end of the lockout to the start of the season. It also caused the first two series to be canceled, meaning the Rays originally scheduled home opener is now their season opener. → Read More

Todd Bowles calls replacing Bruce Arians ‘bittersweet’

Arians joined Bowles at his introductory news conference and learned the Buccaneers will induct him into the team’s Ring of Honor this season. Brady also was in attendance. → Read More

Mason, Ryan reunited with Brady in Tampa

Offensive guard Shaq Mason and defensive back Logan Ryan, who were both teammates of Brady’s in New England, are now reunited with their former quarterback. → Read More

Florida Gators prepare for SEC Tournament opener against Texas A&M

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – A lot is on the line for the Florida Gators this week in the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament as they attempt o solidify their case for an NCAA Tournament bid. First up, the Gators have a rematch with Texas A&M, who they lost to three weeks ago by just a point. […] → Read More