January 26, 2006

Road to Recovery Not an Easy One for Newlin

By: Blair Critchlow, Stanford Daily

January 26, 2006

. . . the coaching staff feels that the days when the rust will come off and Newlin will begin to dominate again are coming sooner rather than later.

“[Her skills are] there, there’s no doubt,” VanDerveer said. “In my mind, it’s like riding a bicycle. You might wobble a little bit at the beginning, but you just get back on there, and once you learn, she can do the things that we need her to do. (More ...)

January 19, 2006

Hard Work Pays Off for Senior Guard

By: Christian Torres, Stanford Daily

January 19, 2006

10:15 a.m., four hours before game-time and senior guard Krista Rappahahn was already on the Maples Pavilion three-point line. She was practicing her shot for Saturday’s match against California, but Rappahahn’s routine of attempting more than 100 three-pointers is nothing unusual for her — she does it almost every day. (More ...)

January 09, 2006

Wonder Wiggins

By: Mike Eubanks, Bootleg.com

January 8, 2006

Just in case you had ideas that Candice Wiggins was in some kind of sophomore slump, guess again. The All-American guard was a one-woman wrecking crew Saturday night in Eugene when she lifted Stanford to a difficult win at Mac Court, where the Cardinal had not won since 2003. Her 37 points and 14 field goals were career highs, and her performance was every bit as big as the numbers suggest. (More ...)

January 08, 2006

Tara's Cardinal Rule

By: Bob Rodman, The Register-Guard, Eugene OR

Janurary 7, 2006

Now and then, in those ever-so-brief moments squashed into her women's basketball world, Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer stops the clock.

Not so much to regroup as to reflect. Even if ever so briefly.

"When I first took this job," she said on Friday, amid preparations for tonight's 7 o'clock Pac-10 Conference collision with Oregon at McArthur Court, "I was told it was a graveyard job."

That was 20 years ago. (More ...)