USF misspells research in pitch to the Big 12 as a research university

South Florida head coach Willie Taggart yells at the referee. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)
South Florida head coach Willie Taggart yells at the referee. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)

The University of South Florida is one of about 20 schools pitching itself to be the next member of the Big 12 Conference and it’s doing so by touting itself a great research university.

However, while making that pitch, the school spelled the word “research” incorrectly.

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There it is, in the paragraph under the bolded paragraph, “reasearch.” Luckily for the school, this copy of the pitch obtained by the Tampa Bay Times had not officially been submitted. The spelling error has since been corrected. But the ever-vigilant internet spelling and grammar police was quick with the screenshot, the criticism and the jokes and there’s no possible way someone in the Big 12 faction didn’t see the blunder.

Will it matter? Probably not. Being able to spell the word research doesn’t help you get into the College Football Playoff, but it’s not exactly the best way to stand out from the pack. Well, in a good way anyway.

And the error is too bad after the university went through all the trouble of making this Nike-esque video to promote the university. Take a look, and be sure to take note of the attractive woman doing ”reasearch.”

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