On the fence of the Stanford football practice field hangs a banner that reads, “You are either getting better or you are getting worse; you never stay the same.” The Stanford Daily will live by that mantra this volume, even if most of our staffers can’t throw a football that remotely resembles a spiral.
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.
Just last week, I stumbled across a YouTube video of Matt Lottich’s dad cheering on his son at the 2004 Stanford-Arizona game. The clip was only half a minute long, but just five seconds in, something caught my eye in the background: a little kid jumping up to scream about some bad call. Then I looked closer. The little kid was me.
When the Stanford men’s basketball team hosts the top-ranked and undefeated Arizona Wildcats tonight at 6 p.m. at Maples Pavilion, the Cardinal (13-6, 4-3 Pac-12)… Continue Reading »