October 20, 2016

Pac-12 Media Day

Pac-12 Media Day was hosted by Kate Scott, who was joined by Mary Murphy and Ros Gold-Onwude. The televised show consisted mainly of interviews of each team's coach and representative players.

Mary Murphy interviewed Stanford's representatives, Bird and Karlie.

Bird and Karlie enjoyed their day in San Francisco:

Karlie will be wearing that cast for another week (she fractured her left, non-shooting wrist three weeks ago).

Ros interviewed Tara. If you have a Pac-12 provider account, click here to view that segment of the broadcast.

The major news of the day was the Coaches' Poll. Stanford was picked to finish second, after UCLA. Click here for a complete account of the poll.

Tom FitzGerald's report: Stanford 2nd in Pac-12 women’s preseason poll; Cal 6th

October 14, 2016

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 11, 2016

Open practice, chalk talks, and behind-the-bench sessions

Open practice and pre- and post-game events have been scheduled.

There will be an open practice session in Maples Pavilion on Monday, October 24 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. After an hour or so of informal practice, Tara will introduce all the players and staff. Enter through the NW or SW doors at Maples, pick up a roster, and help yourself to open seating.

Pre-game chalk talks will be held in Kissick Auditorium before every regular season home game, from November 11 thru February 12. The scouting film is projected starting 45 minutes before the game, then Kate or Tempie gives a brief preview and answers questions.

Two "Behind the Bench" sessions, at which new players are introduced and Tara discusses the game and answers questions, have been scheduled:

  • In Maples on November 4 after the exhibition game against UC San Diego.
  • In Dallmar Court on December 4 after the UC Davis game.
Additional sessions are to be determined.

October 06, 2016

Listen to Kate

In Women's Basketball Offseason Update, posted to the Cardinal Sports Report, Kate Paye talks about the Cardinal's offseason, recruiting and style of play.

The article was published several months ago, but is still timely as the 2016-17 season is about to begin.

October 05, 2016

All about clear tote bags

Stanford has implemented a clear bag policy to provide a safer environment for the public and expedite fan entry into Stanford Stadium and Maples Pavilion. This policy does not change what you can bring in, only how it can be brought into the facility. Fans may continue to bring in items such as blankets, jackets, permitted food and beverages. The policy limits the size and types of bags permitted. Almost all bags, including any purse larger than a tiny clutch bag (4.5" x 6.5"), are prohibited.

If you have more stuff than you can carry, you have to bring it in a clear bag no larger than 12" x 12" x 6". Any clear bag, including a one gallon plastic freezer bag is permissible.

If you want a Stanford clear tote bag, you can buy one at the Stanford Bookstore or the Track House. Well, you can't actually buy one now because they sold out for the first football game. Delivery of more is back-ordered and not expected until November.

Here's the good news: If you're a Stanford Women's Basketball season ticket member, you'll be gifted with a Stanford clear tote bag. Information about picking it up will be available soon.

October 04, 2016

First practice

The team held its first official practice of the 2016-17 season yesterday.

It will play its first game of the season exactly one month from today — an exhibition game against UC Diego on Friday November 4 at 6:00 pm in Maples.

Here are photos of the first practice from Stanford Women's Basketball facebook.

September 24, 2016

Presenting the 2016-17 team

Do you know which 13 players are on the 2016-17 team?

Do you know what the four freshman look like?

Here they are, as they appear in the banner that heads every page of the FBC website (click to enlarge):

There are lots more photos of the team here and of all the team members here.

September 21, 2016

Complete 2016-17 schedule announced

Stanford Women's Basketball announced its complete 2016-17 schedule today.

The Cardinal is scheduled for 30 regular-season games. 22 of them will be televised — 16 on the Pac-12 Networks, two on ESPN2 and one on SEC

In conference play, Stanford plays Washington and Washington State only away and USC and UCLA 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 season.

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 (radio and live stats) and FBC pre-game and post-game events will be added as soon as the information is available.

This is the announcement and the schedule from Stanford Athletics.

September 16, 2016

They're all ready to go

September 02, 2016

Kailee will graduate early

Kailee has decided to forego her final season of eligibility to "focus on jumpstarting her professional business career".

She's just seven units shy of earning her degree in Science, Technology and Society. She plans to graduate two quarters early at the conclusion of the fall session and pursue a career in real estate investment.

Here's a report from the Stanford Daily: Kailee Johnson to forego senior season with women’s basketball team