Anatomy of the End

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

Tara Talks Post-Game

Many coaches retreat into a shell after a loss, but <b>Tara VanDerveer</b> is not one of them. Stanford's head coach had plenty of insight and analysis following Stanford's 76-69 loss to Michigan State.
March 30, 2005

From the Cheap Seats

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

Changing of the Guard?

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

VanDerveer Breaks Down Victory

You saw her masterful halftime adjustments Sunday night in Kansas City. Now hear what <b>Tara VanDerveer</b> had to say immediately after Stanford's 76-59 Sweet 16 victory over the UConn Huskies in her post-game press conference.
March 28, 2005

Sweet 16 Photo Gallery

Cardinalmaniacs are still celebrating Sunday night's momentous win over the three-time defending national champion UConn Huskies. To help the party, here are photos from Kansas City of Stanford's 76-59 win to advance to the NCAA Regional Finals.
March 28, 2005

Pre-UConn Quotes

On the eve of the most highly anticipated Sweet 16 possibly in the history of college women's basketball, both Stanford and Connecticut faced the media yesterday in Kansas City. Read what Tara VanDerveer and Geno Auriemma had to say, along with players from both schools - including Stanford senior T'Nae Thiel talking about her return to action.
March 27, 2005

Tables Turned

Much has been made this week about the longstanding feud between Tara VanDerveer and Geno Auriemma. But something bigger is at stake tonight when Stanford and UConn meet in Kansas City, when the "team of the 1990s" meets the team of this decade. The Card relinquished their torch when they lost to the Huskies a decade ago in the NCAAs, and they have a clear challenge if they don't want a repeat loss tonight.
March 27, 2005