January 07, 2007

Cardinal routs the Bears

Ranked Bears just rank

By: Michelle Smith, San Francisco Chronicle

Cal was hoping for a showdown when Stanford came to Haas Pavilion Saturday afternoon. Instead, the No. 12 Cardinal showed the Bears how to push a team down and keep them there. (More ...)

Still no Bay Area rivalry in women's basketball

By: Gwen Knapp, San Francisco Chronicle

. . . But all disclaimers and excuses aside, Saturday's game was a giant disappointment. Cal's recent progress in the sport promised to do more than humble folks on the Farm. Women's basketball needs a hearty rivalry on the West Coast, something to counter the growing oligarchy in the ACC, which holds the top three spots in the national poll (Maryland, North Carolina and Duke). (More ...)

Cal still can't find a way past Stanford

By: Dylan Hernandez, The Mercury News

A national ranking and a record gate at Haas Pavilion couldn't keep Cal from another blowout at the hands of Stanford. The Cardinal dealt the Bears a crushing defeat Saturday, 69-44, to extend Stanford's win streak in the lopsided series to 14 games. The turnstile count was the only evidence that the rivalry had grown in significance; the 5,027 fans on hand qualified as the most ever at a Cal women's basketball home game. (More ...)

Stanford women put shackles on Bears

By: David Schoen, The Oakland Tribune

As the Cal women's basketball team struggles to find its identity, Stanford's is becoming clear. The Cardinal is turning into a defensive juggernaut. (More ...)

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