When USF junior Nick Hicks, a cross country and track and field athlete, opened the box that was sitting in his locker, he found a single role of athletic tape and a pen. These two items did not appear too notable on the surface, but they held a powerful, relevant significance. Inside this box was Hicks’ chance to join an effort to raise awareness of sexual assault against women, and this was not an opportunity he was going to pass up. Continue reading USF Athletes Take Stand Against Sexual Assault with #iAspire for Her Campaign→
Tucker’s arrival at a Division 1 basketball school is clear evidence that size, in fact, does not matter. The five-foot-three point guard is four inches shorter than any other player on the Dons, but boasts a quickness and fearlessness that can make any height disadvantage seem unimpor- tant. Tucker spent her high school days at Brookside Christian and then McNair High School, both of which are in Stockton, Calif. As a junior at Brookside Christian, Tucker fully displayed her offensive explosiveness, averaging 29.6 points per game and scoring a ridiculous 73 points in a sin- gle game. This scoring output was the fourth highest individual point total in high school women’s basketball state history, and for good measure, she had two other games in which she scored over 50 points. Continue reading DONS FRESHMAN PROFILES: THE FUTURE OF USF BASKETBALL→
After the Dons’ two games this past weekend, their 3-0 start to West Coast Conference play is beginning to feel like a distant memory.
In what was their most crucial two- game stretch of the season, USF surren dered late-game goals in a pair of 2-1 losses that came on the road against the Loyola Marymount Lions on Fri- day, Nov. 7, and at Negoesco Stadium against the San Diego Toreros on Sun- day, Nov. 9. With the losses, and with San Diego’s win, the Dons (9-6-2, 3-2- 0 WCC) had their WCC title aspira- tions crushed, and the Toreros (10-4-4, 6-0-0 WCC) clinched a first-place fin- ish in the conference. Continue reading MEN’S SOCCER: LATE GOALS LEAD TO DONS’ DOWNFALL AGAINST SAN DIEGO, LMU→
USF freshman Frankie Ferrari is not the prototypical ultra-athletic, attacking point guard that has become so prevalent in today’s basketball world. Instead, Ferrari’s game is a throwback to earlier smart, sharpshooting floor generals.