October 20, 2017

Pac 12 Preview: Stanford

Sue Favor writes all about women's basketball in her blog, They're Playing Basketball, including an annual season preview series of the Pac-12 teams. Here's her take on Stanford:
Pac-12 preview: Stanford University

October 12, 2017

More from Media Day

By Glen Reeves (Palo Alto Online): Stanford women hoopsters have an appetite for Final Four

Brit and Alanna enjoyed every minute of Media Day:

October 11, 2017

News and more from Pac-12 Media Day

The major news each Pac-12 Media Day is the Coaches' Poll. Today Stanford and the University of Oregon were picked to finish second, after UCLA:
UCLA Women's Basketball tops Preseason Poll

Other major news for Cardinal fans is Tara's disclosure that she has a new three-year contract extension that takes her through the 2019-20 season:
Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer receives new 3-year deal

Here are two feature stories from the Pac-12 on media day:
Trips to the outdoors helps team bonding for Stanford
Storylines from Pac-12 Women's Basketball Media Day

And a video featuring Tara, Brittany and Alanna:

October 04, 2017

Italy in Photos

Stanford Athletics has posted a big gallery of photos of the WBB trip to Italy taken by Alexa and Brittany. Many of them have not been posted earlier. Click here.

This is my favorite one:

October 02, 2017

Complete 2017-18 schedule announced

Stanford Women's Basketball announced its complete 2017-18 schedule today.

The Cardinal is scheduled for 30 regular-season games. 22 of them will be televised — 17 on the Pac-12 Networks, three on the ESPN family of networks, one on Fox Sports and one on the Big-10 Network.

In conference play, Stanford plays Oregon and Oregon State only away and Colorado and Utah only at home. It plays the other seven Pac-12 teams both at home and away. As has been the case since the Pac-10 became the Pac=12, traditional rivals meet twice in a single week. Stanford and Cal play each other in the next-to-last week of the regular season.

The conference schedule is more user-friendly than in the past few seasons. All the conference games are scheduled for Friday/Sunday, except for the Cal games which are Thursday/Saturday.

This is the schedule from the FBC. Game information includes links to each opponent's women's basketball website and maps of the venues. Links to other media coverage (away-game radio and live stats) and FBC post-game events will be added as soon as the information is available.

This is the announcement and the schedule from Stanford Athletics.

See the FBC Travel page for information about travelling to the away games.

September 30, 2017

Stanford working to capitalize on experience in Italy

Stanford had its first practice Monday since returning from an invaluable trip to Italy that included five games in 10 days and countless memories off the court ...

Read more from Jacob Rayburn (Cardinal Sports Report).

September 17, 2017

Stanford Athletics new Home of Champions

Dallmar Court in the Arrillaga Family Sports Center has been repurposed to become Stanford Athletics splendid new "Home of Champions".

This article from Advent, the company that designed the Home of Champions, describes some of the interesting technology and displays: Former basketball gym becomes Stanford Athletics ‘Home of Champions’

The Home of Champions is set to open to the public next Saturday, Sep 23,from 11-6. Thereafter, it will be open on weekdays from 10-4 (except closed on Tuesday) and on weekends from 11-4.

September 14, 2017

Cardinal loses game five

The Cardinal led by one at the half (29-28), and the game was tied (54-54) at the end of regulation, but Vigarano won the overtime period (10-3) and the game (64-57).

Alexa was the Cardinal's leading scorer today with 13 points on 5-10 shooting, including 3-7 three-pointers. Kaylee grabbed 11 rebounds, her best performance of the week. And DiJonai had another strong game with eight points and eight rebounds.

Alanna, Brit and Estella did not play.

Karlie made six of her 11 shots, including two of five three-pointers for a total of 16 points. She also had five steals.

Here is the Stanford (and Karlie) box score.