July 31, 2011

WUG finalists report for camp

From USA Basketball in Colorado Springs:

More than two months have passed since the 14 finalists for the 2011 USA Women’s World University Games roster were announced, which seems like forever for a group of young athletes who are eager to take the next step in preparing for a gold medal.

Nneka and Chiney are two of the 14.

July 28, 2011

Pac-12 Networks announced

Yesterday Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott announced the creation of Pac-12 Networks, which will include a national network and six regional networks, in conjunction with four of the nation's largest cable operators: Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications and Bright House Networks.

The arrangement, set to begin in August 2012, marks the first time a U.S. collegiate conference or any other programmer has launched a collection of networks across a variety of platforms rather than a sole network. And it includes "TV everywhere" rights, permitting the networks to be viewed outside customers' homes on any digital device, such as smartphones and tablet computers, creating a virtual "Pac-12 Everywhere."

Under the agreement, Pac-12 Networks eventually will telecast a total of 850 live events annually – 350 on the national feed and 500 on the regional feeds -- including every football game and every men's basketball game that isn't carried by national telecast partners. Additional events will include 40 women’s basketball games, as well as the Olympic sports that traditionally have gotten little or no television exposure.

Pac 12 Networks will also feature extensive educational, academic and lifestyle programming from the Pac-12 Institutions, Programming will extend beyond athletics to other subjects of interest to students, faculty, alumni and fans of the Pac-12 universities.

You can find more details here:

July 22, 2011

Stanford players get jump in summer league

Tom FitzGerald (San Francisco Chronicle reports from Kezar Pavilion:

A few dozen fans show up wearing Stanford gear. At times, there are five players on the floor who will be playing basketball for the Cardinal next season. The only thing missing is the Tree.


July 21, 2011

More Texans than the Longhorns?

Stanford Women's Basketball hasn't announced its 2011-2012 schedule yet, but some of its opponents have.

The most recent schedule announcement is from the University of Texas where Stanford will open its season.

Jake Curtis speculates that the Cardinal may have more Texans in its starting lineup than the Longhorns in this article.

July 18, 2011

Taylor looks ahead to Stanford

Taylor's hometown newspaper, The Ames Tribune, has published an article about Taylor's high school career at Ballard, her college recruitment, and what she expects at Stanford.

“I’m always up for a challenge,” she said. “That’s a big reason I chose Stanford. The academics are never going to be easy, the games are never going to be easy. It’s going to be hard but worth it. It was an opportunity I just couldn’t pass up.”


July 17, 2011

Incoming point guards impress at Kezar

There's a new voice from Kezar today to supplement our own Judy and Wally. Nate Parham (Swish Appeal) went to Kezar, "at the behest of a Stanford Cardinal fan who insisted I'd be impressed by the performance of incoming freshmen Jasmine Camp and Amber Orrange. And neither they nor incoming Cal freshman point guard Brittany Boyd disappointed." Read more...

July 14, 2011

Chiney & Nneka at the ESPYs

Here's a video clip of Chiney and Nneka accepting the Capital One cup as representatives of Stanford women's athletics.

July 13, 2011

Bowlsby and Ogwumike sisters to attend ESPY awards

Bob Bowlsby, Nneka and Chiney will accept the inaugural Capital One Cup trophy on behalf of Stanford women’s athletics as part of the ESPY Awards, which will be televised live on ESPN Wednesday evening, July 13 at 6:00 PT. Read more...