With the Cardinal sitting at 4-3 after finishing the fall quarter, there been a plenty of finger pointing. One of the obvious arenas for discussion has been Stanford's three-point shooting, which has suffered in both percentage and attempts in early losses. But before we fly off the handle at this supposed crisis, we might take a deep breath and take a look back at recent history.
December 15, 2006
As Michigan State moves on to a national semifinal against Tennessee, Stanford too attempts to move on following its 32-3 season, a season that ended with a 76-69 regional final loss to Michigan State. In the end, the Spartans showed too much poise and too much beef inside for the Card to overcome. Here is an exploration of how the disheartening loss unfolded.
March 31, 2005
The emotional impact of Tuesday's loss was most evident at the press conference. Senior guard <b>Kelley Suminski</b> was readily crying and redshirt sophomore center <b>Brooke Smith</b> was fighting back tears. Freshman guard <b>Candice Wiggins</b> and head coach Tara VanDerveer were both visibly disappointed, but the two managed to stay upbeat for the most part.
March 30, 2005
Our favorite Missouri man was in Municipal Auditorium Sunday to watch both Stanford and Michigan State win their regional semifinal games. He now has a long list of observations on both teams, including a heavy theme on the disturbing amount of physical play being allowed by the officials in this NCAA Tournament. Should that continue tonight, the Cardinal could be in trouble...
March 29, 2005
Coming into this game, we talked about how two programs passed each other in prominence and success 10 years ago when UConn defeated Stanford in the Final Four. While the Cardinal still have unfinished business after Sunday night's win over the Huskies, we cannot help but think about this game as another inflection point in the landscape of college women's hoops.
March 28, 2005
Stanford (31-2) won its 22nd consecutive game in convincing fashion Monday evening in Fresno, downing Utah (26-8) by an 88-62 margin in one of the Cardinal's most complete victories this year. The seniors shone the brightest in the 26-point triumph, a victory that gives the Card plenty of reason for optimism as they head into the Sweet 16 against the victor of Tuesday's UConn/Florida State contest.
March 22, 2005