It's a New Day for NBA's "Center" Position

You don't neccessarily have to be a seven-footer who rarely strays from beyond the low post to be considered a "center" in the NBA these days. That philosophy in reflected in a list of the top post players that will be selected in Wednesday night's NBA Draft.
June 23, 2006

NIT From the Cheap Seats

It is a safe bet: when Stanford shows up in the Show Me State, our columnist in Columbia will be there. He was one of the very few Cardinalmaniacs in the stands Friday night for the season-ending game for Stanford Basketball at Missouri State. Before departing Springfield, he filed this account of the game, with reactions and observerations on a difficult night dominated by the officials.
March 18, 2006

Virginia NIT Photo Gallery

It was Stanford's final game at Maples Pavilion this year, and the Card opened the postseason NIT with their best all-around performance of the year in a 65-49 win over Virginia. Stanford scored, defended and entertained fans in this feel-good game. Revisit the vibes with these photos by Yuji Higaki, capturing good times one last time in 2005-06 at Maples Pavilion.
March 15, 2006

Bootleg Video: Virginia NIT Post-Game

Tuesday night's 65-49 win was an uplifting performance. Stanford had perhaps their most complete game of offense and defense this year, with contributions up and down the roster. The seniors rinsed some of the foul taste from their mouths in their final home game, also keeping their Cardinal careers alive. See the post-game comments from the "Big Three" plus Trent Johnson.
March 15, 2006

If You Play It, Will They Come?

When it was unveiled Sunday night that Stanford and Virginia will meet in the marquee opening round game of the NIT, Cardinal and Cavaliers fans braced for the announced location. Virginia has the burden of traveling three time zones on less than 48 hours notice, but how big will Stanford's homecourt advantage be? NIT single-game tickets sold on short notice can yield a low attendance, which has Stanford slashing prices.
March 13, 2006

Bootleg Video: Pac-10 Tourney Post-Game

At the end of Stanford's third loss this year to Arizona, much of the post-game discussion surrounded the Wildcats' pressure and the Cardinal's inability to take care of the ball - resulting in 23 turnovers. Matt Haryasz again was double-teamed, upon which Lute Olson gave some comments. Chris Hernandez scored 20 points but took the loss upon his shoulders, clearly down and dejected.
March 11, 2006

Basketball News and Notes

You may still be numb from Stanford's terrible performance last Saturday on Senior Day against UCLA, but there is still plenty of news to note for the Cardinal leading up to tomorrow's Pac-10 Tournament opener. We have all the latest, including new comments on the NIT, Stanford's reaction to the suspension of Hassan Adams, Matt Haryasz' shooting woes, and changes again in the starting lineup.
March 8, 2006