April 05, 2014

Nashville minus one

6:00am PT

Heading for Nashville. Surfing the web for Cardinal news at San Jose Airport while waiting for flight to Las Vegas, I found:

Chiney has earned two more honors. She's one of five nominees for the 2014 Honda Sports Award for basketball , and she has been named to the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award First Team (Stefanie Dolson won the award).

Tara's smart leadership abilities have been praised in Smart Like VanDerveer: Four Lessons Leaders Can Learn from the Coach of Stanford’s Women’s Basketball Team

Amber's abilities have again been recognized in: Soft-spoken Stanford point guard Orrange excels in tourney by Tom FitzGerald (San Francisco Chronicle)

8:30am PT

0.4-mile walk through Las Vegas airport, past oxygen bars and slot machines, to connecting flight to Nashville.

10:50am PT

Via SouthWest's inflight wifi:

ESPN analyst touts Ogwumike’s pro potential by Tom FitzGerald (San Francisco Chronicle)

NCAA Women's Final Four could mean $25M for Nashville by Nate Rau (The Tennesseean)

Rebecca Lobo: UConn is beatable by Mike Organ (The Tennesseean)

A look back at some Final Four moments before Sunday’s 2014 semifinals (Video) by Jayda Evans (Seattle Times)

7:30pm CT

Touched down in Nashville several hours ago. It's a lovely sunny afternoon with trees leafing out and/or blossoming — great improvement over Ames.

Checked into our hotel, which turns out to be the UConn team hotel! Haven't seen any Huskies yet. Walked down to the Stanford team hotel and picked up our tickets for tomorrow's games.

Walked back to our hotel along the Cumberland River and found that the media has been very active the past few hours:

Stanford Athletics posted five videos ‐ the press conference, two more episodes of RLOM and some extra line-dancing bits. You can view all of them, beginning with the most recent one, HERE.

Nhat V. Meyer (Bay Area News Group) posted a gallery of photos of this afternoon's open practice and autograph session: Stanford prepares for the Final Four

Suddenly the 2014 National Championship is Up for Grabs: Stanford, Maryland peaking, Notre Dame hobbled, UConn shooting poorly by Jim Clark (Full Court Press)

VanDerveer thinks this team might be the most improved she has had at Stanford by Tom FitzGerald (San Francisco Chronicle)

UConn will try to limit Ogwumike again by Jeff Lockridge (The Tennesseean)

UConn ignoring pressure as 40-0 season looms by Nick Cole (The Tennesseean)

Reimer replaces Achonwa in Irish lineup by John Glennon (The Tennesseean)

Maryland’s Brenda Frese: We’re pageant extras by Mike Organ (The Tennesseean)

Stanford press conference transcript

Connecticut press conference transcript

That's it for today ‐ see you tomorrow!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Have a wonderful time! Go Stanford