September 30, 2015

Candice's quest for a WNBA title

Candice led the New York Liberty with 16 points last night, but fell short of reaching the WNBA Finals as the Indiana Fever won 66-51 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals.

Yesterday, before the game, Sports Illustrated published a story of Candice's quest for a title for her dad: Liberty's Candice Wiggins chasing WNBA title in memory of her father

September 25, 2015

Candice opens up about her father's fight with addiction, AIDS

Candice spoke of her dad, Alan Wiggins to The Recollectors, a project that is collecting oral histories to remember parents lost to AIDS: “He Taught Me Not to Judge”

September 23, 2015

Candice lights up the Garden

Candice wrote recently of her pride in being a defensive-minded player, but she hasn't lost her eye for the basket.

She sank four of four shots from beyond the arc last night at Madison Square Garden as she helped the New York Liberty reach the WNBA Eastern Conference finals with a 79-74 win over the Washington Mystics. Here's the game story.

In Minneapolis, Nneka and the LA Sparks failed to advance to the Western Conference finals as they lost to the Lynx 80-91. Here's the game story.

September 9, 2015

New signs with new Turkish team for 2015-16

Kristen Newlin ('07) has signed with Turkish team Basketbolu Gelistirenler S.K. for next season.

Gelistirenler is not a new team, but it was recently promoted to the premier Turkish professional basketball league – Superleague – which was previously known as the Turkish Basketball League (TKBL). Gelistirenler is one of five Superleague teams located in Istanbul.

This will be New's ninth season as a professional basketball player in Turkey, all but the first in Istanbul. She played for Istanbul Universitesi last season and for Fenerbahce for the six seasons before that. Her husband, Emre Vatansever, returns to Galatasaray next season as an assistant coach.

New, who has Turkish citizenship, has for many years been known as Nevin Nevlin in Turkey. Her professional basketball bio now gives her name as Kristen Nevlin and her full name as Nevin Kristen Vatansever.

New is slated to be the starting center for Gelistirenler. One of her teammates is Lindsey Harding (Duke '07).

September 2, 2015

Catching up with Jennifer Azzi

Jennifer Azzi ('90) guided the Dons to their first postseason appearance in more than a decade last season. Click here for the report from USF Athletics of the Dons' steady improvement under Azzi's guidance.