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

A Cissy Pierce Suprise

Stanford has one great outside shooter on this team - and nobody else in the same ZIP code. That's what 32 games said this season, but then a funny thing happened in the Cardinal's NCAA opener. Junior Cissy Pierce started raining jumpers with ease. Is it an aberration, or has Pierce finally found the outside shot to complete her offensive game? That could also complete Stanford's offensive puzzle.
March 19, 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

NCAA Reaction: Wiggins, Smith & Newlin

After receiving the good news of a #2 seed in the NCAA Tournament and the chance to play at/close to home through the entire regionals, Stanford players answered questions on Selection Monday. Junior Candice Wiggins updated us on her health. Fifth-year senior Brooke Smith discussed the team's postseason goals. Senior Kristen Newlin assessed the strength of Stanford and offered a message to fans.
March 13, 2007

Pac-10 Finals Post-Game Quotes

Ridding the taste in their mouths of last year's Pac-10 Tournament finals loss, Stanford savored Monday's victory over Arizona State in this year's championship game. Afterward Tara VanDerveer praised her players and discussed the zone defense and jumbo lineup she employed in the game. Also comments from Candice Wiggins, Brooke Smith, Jayne Appel, Kristen Newlin and Jillian Harmon.
March 7, 2007

The View from Press Row: Pac-10 Finals

How should the Cardinal counter-punch the strength of the aggressive and pressuring Sun Devils? In Monday night's Pac-10 Tournament finals, the answer was a jumbo lineup and zone defense by #1 seed Stanford in the 62-55 win over #2 seed Arizona State. We were courtside and have the blow-by-blow account of how Stanford built a 20-point lead, ASU cut it to three, and Stanford survived at the end.
March 5, 2007

Pac-10 Semis Post-Game Quotes

It was a crowded press room Sunday night in San Jose after Stanford's 67-52 win over USC in the Pac-10 Tournament semifinals. Head coach Tara VanDerveer was joined by four players at the podium, with the Cardinal answering questions on the three-point explosion of Candice Wiggins, interior defense, resting players, the Arizona State match-up Monday in the finals and much more.
March 5, 2007