USF forwards Vince Polakovic and Jay Watkins will not travel with the men’s basketball team to Oklahoma for the 2K Sports Classic after they were declared ineligible. Watkins, a sophomore who was named to the West Coast Conference all-freshman team last season, is academically ineligible while the university is working with the NCAA to determine the eligibility of Polakovic.
Wiggins is named preseason All-America
If being projected to win its eighth straight Pac-10 Conference title doesn’t give the Stanford women’s basketball team enough swagger, the Cardinal have an All-America guard to help them do it this season. Senior Candice Wiggins was named to the preseason All-America team by the Associated Press. It’s the second time Wiggins has been named to the preseason All-America team. Joining her is Former Piedmont High School star Courtney Paris of Oklahoma, Tennessee’s Candace Parker, LSU’s Sylvia Fowles and Maryland’s Crystal Langhorne.