Bob Putnam, Tampa Bay Times

Bob Putnam

Tampa Bay Times

St. Petersburg, FL, United States

Contact Bob

Discover and connect with journalists and influencers around the world, save time on email research, monitor the news, and more.

Start free trial

  • Unknown
  • Tampa Bay Times

Past articles by Bob:

Jesuit nabs first state soccer title in almost two decades

The Tigers, who had to replace quite a few starters from a year ago, now have seven championships, second-most in the state. → Read More

Megan Curham’s latest Florida conquest? The Gasparilla half-marathon

The former Ivy League distance champion is a regular in state races, often dominating the field — men included. → Read More

Two first-time Gasparilla champions in the half-marathon

Nick Kaleel and Megan Curham have both spent time in Tampa, however, and were somewhat familiar with the course. → Read More

Is ESPN’s college softball tournament already outgrowing its Clearwater roots?

The St. Pete/Clearwater Elite Invitational is a draw in only two years of existence. But the Eddie C. Moore Complex as it currently exists won’t allow for the event to get much larger. → Read More

At long last, Gibbs High unveils the Freddie Dyles Gymnasium

“It’s a tremendous honor for a tremendous man,” says Dan Wright, a Pinellas County boys basketball coaching legend in his own right who played for Dyles. → Read More

Welcome to Lakewood High, Pinellas County’s own version of Dunk City

No matter how tight a game, the green light is always on for the Spartans boys basketball team, a state title contender again, to rattle the rim. → Read More

Tampa Catholic offers a little cultural exchange along with basketball

The Crusaders are the perfect hosts for a Catholic school team from Australia that is enamored of the American game. → Read More

High school boys basketball rankings for Tampa Bay

East Lake, the last remaining unbeaten team in the area, remains in the top spot for the second straight week. → Read More

Six Tampa Bay basketball players who are ball hogs in the best way

When it comes to scoring and rebounding, these three girls and guys are among tops in the state. And word to the wise: Stay out of Kailyn Gilbert’s way. → Read More

Tampa Bay can sweep college football titles with another Clemson win tonight

Every national champion (Division II, III and I-AA) in college football this season has multiple locals dotting the roster. → Read More

Lakewood boys top a streaking Anclote in St. Petersburg Shootout

East Lake, Calvary Christian and the host Green Devils also pick up victories. → Read More

Tampa Catholic finishes strong to beat rival Jesuit

After a timeout, the Crusader boys close out the game by going on a 16-0 run. → Read More

North Dakota State-James Madison title tilt has Tampa Bay ties

The Bison, who can win their eighth Football Championship Subdivision (Division I-AA) crown in nine seasons, have a history of showcasing area talent. → Read More

Chad Walker leaves Land O’ Lakes to take over Cambridge Christian football

After coaching the Gators for two seasons, Chad Walker replaces Bob Dare on a team that has become a playoff regular. → Read More

USF turns attention toward Armwood defensive back, Chamberlain lineman

Ahead of national signing day on Feb. 5, Jalil Core and Cesar Reyes have increased interest from the Bulls. → Read More

Cousins Dean and Nick Gabrelcik stick together, except in chosen sports

Dean is a standout basketball player for East Lake. Nick rakes in the golf accolades at Mitchell and beyond. → Read More

East Lake boys pull away after a tight first half vs. Clearwater

Note to opponents: Don’t guard Dionte Blanch one-on-one. → Read More

High school boys basketball rankings for Tampa Bay

East Lake, the lone remaining undefeated team in the area, takes over the top spot after a strong showing during winter break. → Read More

Ten Tampa Bay basketball players who starred in holiday tournaments

Winter break isn’t much of a respite for area high school teams, and these five girls and five boys ruled the court. → Read More

East Lake nabs Sun Bash title, delivers milestone to coach

Britt Taylor records win No. 100 as the Eagles win their second tournament title over winter break. → Read More