January 23, 2008

Thoughts on the Big Game

Bay Area journalists are writing about the Stanford/Cal women's basketball rivalry:
  • Defining meeting between, yes, equals by Ray Ratto (San Francisco Chronicle)

    Saturday's game between the two sides at Maples Pavilion offers a chance for both the Fightin' Boyles and the Snarlin' VanDerveers to consolidate their newfound equality on the floor with a packed house of fully invested fans. A great game is therefore mandatory. Some nasty postgame controversy would be even better.

  • A big game week like no other by Michelle Smith (San Francisco Chronicle)

    This article is all about Candice, who said, "This is obviously a big game for us, but every game is a big game for us. We have to play our game and set the tone right away. It's going be a battle, we know that. But our best games have been against our biggest challengers."

  • Let's tip off a doubleheader by Jon Wilner, Mercury News

    The Cal and Stanford men's and women's basketball teams collide Saturday in two big games featuring three ranked teams with four combined records of 59-14.

    But the games are on different sides of the bay at conflicting times: the women at Stanford at 2 p.m. and the men at Cal at 4 p.m.

    Short of helicopter transport, there's no way to catch both games. And that got us thinking here at the Mercury News sport department:

    Why not have all four teams play at the same site on the same day - not on campus, at neutral sites.

    This is certainly an interesting idea. Voice your opinion in the poll included in the article: Would you attend a Cal-Stanford basketball doubleheader?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

For those who follow both mens and womens basketball, what a great idea!