Roundup: Candice Wiggins says she was bullied in the WNBA
In an interview with The San Diego Union-Tribune, former Stanford basketball player Candice Wiggins said she was bullied during her WNBA career in large part for her being openly heterosexual. Wiggins recently retired from the WNBA after wrapping up her eighth season in the league (she didn’t have a lot of good stuff to say about the W and hasn’t backed down from those comments since).
Interesting article from Christian Caple on Markelle Fultz deserving better at Washington. His team is losing and critics have called him soft and noted that his body language isn’t to their liking, but those around the program say he’s been a joy to work with.
Matt Norlander of CBS Sports ranks Lonzo Ball the No. 1 freshman in the country, with Markelle Fultz at No. 2, T.J. Leaf at No. 7 and Lauri Markkanen at No. 8.
And keeping along with the freshman theme, read this Sports Illustrated feature on Arizona’s Lauri Markkanen, courtesy of Brian Hamilton. The dude has certainly put in the work to be as good as he is now.
Tim Casey of The New York Times writes about Dylan Ennis’ path to six years of NCAA eligibility. Northeastern’s Alex Murphy is also featured as a sixth-year player, and the two have developed a friendship as a result.
USC’s Anika Apostalon was named the Pac-12 Women’s Swimming and Diving Scholar-Athlete of the Year. The 2017 co-captain is a psychology major with a 3.92 GPA; not too shabby.
Jon Wilner writes that the loss to Stanford has Cal men’s basketball on the verge of NCAA tournament extinction. It’s always a tough road to hoe in Maples for the Golden Bears, no matter how good they may be.
Jacob Thorpe looks at Ernie Kent’s history of developing point guards and how that may help current Cougar point guards Malachi Flynn and Milan Acquaah.
Interesting read from Kurt Kragthorpe of The Salt Lake Tribune on Chris Hill getting the start to his path as Utah AD as a high school teacher.
Fabian Ardaya of Cronkite News tells us about the new cameras at Arizona State baseball’s ballpark. The Sun Devils have a new video system at Phoenix Municipal Stadium, so click on the link to learn more.
Chantel Jennings examines the must-win and trap games of the 2017 season for Colorado football. The Buffs absolutely gotta have that Nov. 4 tilt at Arizona State, Jennings opines.
Listen to the latest Beaver Banter podcast to learn how the Oregon State quarterback competition is going (The Oregonian/OregonLive).