Some call it “The Miracle at Maples”; others, simply “The Shot.” But when Nick Robinson ’04 M.A. ’05 sunk a 35-foot runner as time expired to give No. 2 Stanford an 80-77 win against No. 12 Arizona — sending Musburger and Vitale into hysterics, the Sixth Man Club onto the Maples Pavilion hardwood and the Cardinal to a 20-0 record — there were, in truth, no words to describe what had just happened. Ten years to the day after Robinson’s iconic shot, that has changed.
Catch up on the divergent paths of some of the Cardinal men’s basketball players who made The Miracle at Maples possible.
You better believe that we nerds are only going to keep rising to the top in the next few years. Andrew Luck and Aaron Rodgers will be dominating the NFL for the foreseeable future, Mark Appel is the early favorite to snag baseball’s No. 1 pick this summer and, until further notice, the Linsanity is going to continue in Madison Square Garden.