Tag: USF women’s basketball

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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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USF Athletics Hall of Fame inductees announced

Sara Nevins was one of three former Bulls announced as USF Athletics Hall of Fame inductees Tuesday. ORACLE FILE PHOTO The USF Athletics Hall of Fame will have three new names this fall. Shantia Grace (women’s basketball, 2005-09), Sara Nevins (softball, 2011-14) and George Selvie (football, 2006-09) will be the next […]

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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: Texas pulls out of 2-for-1 with USF

ORACLE PHOTO/BRIAN HATTAB USF football’s future nonconference schedule took a serious blow Friday when it was announced Texas ended its scheduled two-for-one with USF. But the Bulls still walked away with a parting gift. Instead of playing in Austin in 2020, Tampa in 2022 and Austin in 2024 as originally […]

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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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OPINION: Kitija Laksa’s future at USF — Point/Counterpoint

Kitija Laksa waves to the crowd on senior night at the Yuengling Center. Laksa announced March 31 she will not be enterting this year's WNBA Draft, however her future at USF remains unknown. ORACLE PHOTO/BRIAN HATTAB After tearing her ACL and meniscus in the third game of the 2018-19 season, USF […]

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Laksa makes draft decision, but future at USF still unclear

Kitija Laksa waves to the crowd on senior night at the Yuengling Center. Laksa announced Sunday she will not be enterting this year's WNBA Draft, however her future at USF remains unknown. ORACLE PHOTO/BRIAN HATTAB Not much had been known about USF women’s basketball star Kitija Laksa’s future heading into Sunday. […]

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OPINION: Bulls became warriors during injury-filled season

USF women's basketball battled through a lot during the 2018-19 season. The Bulls are better for it, though. SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE/GOUSFBULLS Warriors. No, not literal warriors, but basketball warriors who were battle tested and are the better for it going forward. That’s how history should remember every single member of […]