Up until Wednesday, our sports section was filled with elegant sentences such as, “The Cardinal hosts lowly Cal this Saturday,” and, “The Golden Bears have no shot against the Cardinal and its vaunted defensive front”; now, we’re going with, “The Cardinal host lowly Cal this Saturday,” and, “The Golden Bears have no shot against the Cardinal and their vaunted defensive front.”
No. 4 Stanford women’s basketball (19-1, 8-0 Pac-12) recently faced what some were expecting to be two difficult tests when it took on No. 15 Arizona State last week and played USC on Monday to determine which team would sit atop the Pac-12.
Heading into Arizona for another road trip after two road wins last weekend, the No. 4 Stanford Cardinal (15-1, 4-0 Pac-12) boasts two players that are receiving lots of recognition for their prowess on the court. Senior forward Chiney Ogwumike was named Pac-12 Player of the Week for the sixth time this season, while junior guard Amber Orrange was named to the watch list for the Lieberman Award, awarded to the best point guard in the nation.
The 15th Undergraduate Senate held a two-hour meeting Tuesday night that included an appearance from men’s basketball head coach Johnny Dawkins, who was there to discuss ways to increase support for the basketball program.
The anticipation for Stanford Football’s 2013 season continues to mount as five Stanford players were named in the recently released preseason watch lists for two of college football’s coveted awards – the Bednarik Award and the Maxwell Award.
Stanford men’s basketball might have missed out on the midnight train to Georgia (the Final Four is in Atlanta), but the Cardinal will open the defense of its National Invitational Tournament title on Tuesday night at 8 p.m. at home against Stephen F. Austin.
Stanford men’s basketball team has known for several weeks that the only path to the program’s first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2008 was winning four games in four days to earn an automatic berth at the Pac-12 Tournament. The Cardinal didn’t get past Day One, losing a thrilling overtime game against Arizona State 89-88 on Wednesday afternoon at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Dwight Powell’s game-tying dunk attempt came a split-second too late as Stanford men’s basketball dropped a close Pac-12 matchup at home against Colorado, 63-65.