Tag: Jose Fernandez

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Reflections from a Hall of Famer: Shantia Grace

Shantia Grace, now the head coach at Sarasota Booker High, will be inducted into the USF Athletics Hall of Fame in November. ORACLE PHOTO/BRIAN HATTAB SARASOTA — When called to the stage at the Marshall Student Center on Nov. 15, a former USF women’s basketball star may not know how […]

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Bulls’ schedule packs quite the punch

Jose Fernandez will have a reloaded roster when it begins play during a daunting 2019-20 nonconference schedule. SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE/GOUSFBULLS If USF women’s basketball makes a postseason appearance for a ninth consecutive season, it’ll be hard to argue the bid won't be well earned. Coach Jose Fernandez released the Bulls’ […]

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NOTEBOOK: Rideau staying at USF for senior season

Laquincy Rideau announced in April he was declaring for the NBA Draft. The AAC Defensive Player of the Year withdrew his name from the draft Tuesday and will remain at USF for his senior season. ORACLE PHOTO/BRIAN HATTAB He’s back — or, rather, he’s not leaving. Laquincy Rideau announced Tuesday night […]

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NOTEBOOK: Laksa announces departure from USF

Kitija Laksa waves to the crowd on Senior Night at the Yuengling Center. Laksa announced her departure from the program instead of seeking a medical redshirt Thursday. ORACLE PHOTO/BRIAN HATTAB USF women’s basketball wing Kitija Laksa announced her departure from the program Thursday. The now-former Bulls star was eligible for a […]

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NOTEBOOK: Fernandez adds to 2019-20 signing class

USF women's basketball coach Jose Fernandez announced two additions to his roster Thursday. SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE/GOUSFBULLS Following the departure of freshmen Makaela Kestner and Janeta Rozentale, USF women’s basketball coach Jose Fernandez has added to his roster for the 2019-20 season. Kristyna Brabencova, a six-foot wing from the Czech Republic, […]

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Bulls’ season ends in second round of WNIT

USF's season came to an end against James Madison in the second round of the Women's NIT on Sunday night. ORACLE FILE PHOTO/BRIAN HATTAB USF women’s basketball was defeated by James Madison 71-54 on Sunday in Harrisonburg, Virginia, ending the Bulls’ season in the second round of the Women’s NIT. Hot […]

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Pinzan shines as Bulls make statement in WNIT first round

Elisa Pinzan (4) set a new career high for points, field-goals made and 3-pointers made in USF's 84-50 win against Stetson in the first round of the Women's NIT on Thursday night at the Yuengling Center. ORACLE PHOTO/BRIAN HATTAB Shae Leverett opened the scoring 12 seconds into the game with a […]

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NOTEBOOK: Bulls host Stetson in WNIT on Thursday

After a season filled with injuries, USF women's basketball has earned a postseason birth. The Bulls will face Stetson in the first round of the WNIT on Thursday at the Yuengling Center. ORACLE FILE PHOTO/BRIAN HATTAB USF women’s basketball is postseason bound after receiving an at-large bid to the Women’s NIT. […]

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BASKETBALL NOTEBOOK: What you missed over spring break

Laquincy Rideau became the first player in USF men's basketball history to win a conference defensive player of the year award. ORACLE FILE PHOTO/BRIAN HATTAB Men fall to UConn in AAC Tournament As quickly as No.8-seed USF men’s basketball started the AAC Tournament, it was on its way home, losing to […]

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Pehadzic emerges as a leader for USF during injury-filled season

SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE/GOUSFBULLS This wasn’t supposed to be her breakout year. But perhaps it’s only fitting that coming off a second straight season-ending injury, Enna Pehadzic is finally getting her moment in the spotlight. The redshirt sophomore missed all of the 2016-17 season with a knee injury suffered in […]