In the fall of 1993, Kate Starbird arrived on campus to practice with the Stanford women's basketball team. Despite her frail and spindly-appearing 6-foot-2 frame, expectations were high. Starbird had set scoring records with her high school team in Lakewood, Wash., and in the McDonald's High School All-American game that spring, Starbird had scored 12 points and received the MVP award.
September 13, 2010
It was the merry madness of March at Arco Arena. Culminating an outstanding Sacramento regional, Stanford junior point guard Jeanette Pohlen pulled a 'Tyus Edney' on hard-working #4-seed Xavier with a mad length-of-the-court dash and dish that was released just as the clock expired. Bucket! Pure pandemonium then reigned. Jayne no longer felt the "payne". Roz couldn't help the tears. Madness!
March 30, 2010
Andy Drukarev provides the Bootleg faithful the stats, facts, and quotes from Tara VanDerveer and players after Stanford blew out a tight game midway through the first half, posting a 79-47 NCAA Tournament First Round win over the UC Riverside Highlanders on Saturday night at Maples Pavilion. Read how the Cardinal were locked in a two-point battle early before cruising by their Big West opponent.
March 21, 2010
In March 2010, the committee that chooses the Wade Trophy for the Player of the Year in women's college basketball will winnow its list to twelve finalists. Is it possible that a single team could get four of those twelve players?
November 9, 2009
Full Court's Jim Clark previews what many believe will be this year's true National Championship game between first-seeded Connecticut and second-seeded Stanford. Theset two teams, meeting in a rematch of last year's national championship semifinal, are playing the best basketball in the tournament. The winner should have a relatively easy time with the Louisville-Oklahoma victor.
April 4, 2009
Against UC Santa Barbara, Stanford popped out to an early lead with hot outside shooting then dominated thereafter with their inside game to record an easy 74-39 win in the first round of the NCAA tournament in San Diego. We lament deeply that we could not see this shellacking in person, but here are some thoughts from watching through the filter that is TV.
March 22, 2009
The first three games of the PAC-10 women's tournament ended in upsets, as for the first time in tournament history, even the league's bottom seed managed to advance to the quarterfinals. But by the end of the second day of action, all but one of the top seeds were headed to Saturday's semifinals, where they will be joined by sixth-ranked USC, which upset the Number-Three seed, Arizona State.
March 14, 2009
The PAC-10 Women's Conference Tournament moves to Los Angeles this year, in a new time frame. But Stanford once again returns as regular season champ and odds-on favorite to win it all, says Full Court's Christopher Thompson, who previews the brackets and the post-season honorees.
March 12, 2009