A Penny for Their Thoughts

There's a certain amount of tension in the Valley of the Sun these days. The Phoenix Mercury aren't overly deflated about Lauren Jackson's decision to stay with the Seattle Storm, but the franchise that claimed the 2007 league championship is waiting for Penny Taylor to decide on her future.
May 7, 2009

Finding Her Way

Special Correspondent Steve Hunt checks in with one-time Cardinal center and fan favorite Brooke Smith, bringing us up to date with one of the most talented talls in the Stanford history as she hangs tough in the early days of her pro hoops career both in Italy and in the fierce, formidable and fast-moving WNBA!
June 6, 2008

Florida State Photo Gallery

The final result was disappointing, but the team and season were one to celebrate for Stanford Women's Basketball. For a final time, take a look at the Cardinal in action with these sensational 28 courtside photos (courtesy Mark Godi) of the NCAA Tournament game versus Florida State. All your favorites in action: Candice Wiggins, Brooke Smith, Jayne Appel, Jillian Harmon and more.
March 23, 2007

FSU Post-Game Quotes: Wiggins & Smith

Anyone who has closely followed the Cardinal the last three years knows the tearful and difficult post-game interviews for Brooke Smith after rare defeats. Monday night was the ultimate hammer, ending Smith's career with an early exit in the NCAAs, so Candice Wiggins took most of the questions on what happened offensively, defensively and emotionally in the 68-61 upset loss to Florida State.
March 20, 2007

ISU Post-Game Quotes: Tara VanDerveer

As expected, Stanford head coach Tara VanDerveer was pleased with her team's play in the NCAA Tournament opener against Idaho State. She talked afterward about the shooting of Cissy Pierce and Brooke Smith against the Bengals' zone, historical comparisons of Stanford's frontline, the passing of Jayne Appel, the NCAA debut of Melanie Murphy and more.
March 18, 2007

ISU Post-Game Quotes: Smith, Wiggins & Pierce

There were few tough questions to answer for the Cardinal after they blew out the Bengals on Saturday afternoon. Stanford romped in their 96-58 NCAA first round win, with a particularly hot start offensively for Cissy Pierce and Brooke Smith. They talked about taking what the Idaho State zone defense gave them, while Candice Wiggins discussed what her teammates hitting does for her and Stanford.
March 18, 2007

The View from Press Row: Idaho State

As bad as things went in Lexington 48 hours earlier for the men, the Stanford women enjoyed an equal magnitude of success in their NCAA opener Saturday at Maples Pavilion. Cissy Pierce got it started, and Brooke Smith kept it going... and going. Stanford smoked Idaho State in every aspect of the 96-58 first round victory, which we enjoyed from the sideline. Relive it with us, blow by blow.
March 17, 2007

Stanford, Idaho State NCAA Pre-Game Quotes

In advance of today's NCAA Tournament first round game at Maples Pavilion, Stanford and Idaho State players and head coaches took the podium on Friday to address the assembled media. The Cardinal answered questions about the advantage and necessity of playing well at home, while the Bengals discussed using their perimeter play and shooting to counteract Stanford's size.
March 17, 2007