September 27, 2013

Aly has retired

After three ACL tears, Aly has decided (or at least, accepted), "Enough!"

@StanfordWBB tweeted yesterday:
Stanford Women's Basketball has announced the medical retirement of redshirt freshman forward Aly Beebe.
So far, that's been the only announcement.

In her Twitter profile, Aly quotes:
If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.
I'm so sorry that Aly never had the chance to Wow! us at Maples, but I'm sure she's capable of far more than that and wish her much joy and success.

September 25, 2013

Tara honored as a "Legend of Coaching"

It was announced today that Tara will receive the John R. Wooden Award’s “Legends of Coaching” honor in 2014.  The award recognizes college basketball coaches who exemplify John Wooden's high standards of coaching and personal integrity.

Wooden's daughter, Nan, says that as a fan of women's basketball, her father would have been honored to present the award to her.

For more information, see the press release.

September 24, 2013

Recommending change

Val Ackerman, former WNBA president, was commissioned by the NCAA to conduct a comprehensive assessment of women's basketball. Her report was released in June. It addressed strategies for the game's continued growth, which range from trying to improve training at the youth level, to how the college game is officiated, to the format of the NCAA tournament.

Yesterday, a group of some of women's basketball top coaches, administrators and NCAA personnel met to discuss the report and move forward with some of the ideas Ackerman proposed. The group voted on several issues. Their recommendations will be passed on to the NCAA committees that govern the sport for possible implementation.

For a comprehensive report of the meeting, see Majority vote made on several ideas, by Mechelle Voepel (espnW).

If you want more information, see The Ackerman Report.

September 10, 2013

Complete 2013-14 schedule announced

Stanford Women's Basketball announced the complete 2013-14 schedule this afternoon.

The Cardinal are scheduled for 30 regular-season games. 22 of them will be televised — 17 on the Pac-12 Networks, three on ESPN2, one on ESPNU and one on Fox Sports.

You'll have to check your calendar carefully this season. Game days and times are less consistent than they have been in the past.

In conference play, Stanford plays Oregon and Oregon State only at home and Utah and Colorado only away. They play the other seven Pac-12 teams both at home and away. As was the case last season, Stanford and Cal play both of their games in the same week, but midway through the season this time.

This is the schedule from the FBC. Game information includes links to each opponent's women's basketball website and maps of the venues. Links to other media coverage (live streams, radio, live stats) and FBC pre-game and post-game events will be added as soon as the information is available.

This is the announcement and the schedule from Stanford Athletics.

September 08, 2013

Sara's Trip Report

Sara James has posted this video:

Stanford women's basketball took a trip to Italy before their 2013-14 season. They visited four cities, including Rome, Siena, Florence, and Venice. They played three games against European teams. The trip began on August 27th 2013 and ended on September 5th 2013. Go card!
Looks like they all had a wonderful time. Thanks for sharing it with us, Sara!