Women’s basketball played arguably its worst half of basketball this season against Louisville in the Elite Eight on Tuesday, but stormed back with a 52-25 second half to secure a 15-point victory. The Cardinal will face off against South Carolina in the Final Four on Friday, and a victory would set up either a Pac-12 showdown with Arizona or a battle between the two winningest coaches in Division I women’s basketball history in Geno Auriemma’s UConn Huskies. Do the Cardinal get past the Gamecocks, and if so, does it lift the trophy Sunday afternoon?
Stanford men’s swim and dive finished 14th at this year’s NCAA championships in Greensboro, N.C. to extend a streak of consecutive top-15 finishes that dates back to the 1978-79 season.
No. 9 Stanford wrapped up the shortened 2021 season with another top 10 finish at the four-day NCAA Championships in Greensboro, N.C.
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Senior Ella Donaghu finished 10th overall in 20:26.7 and the fourth-ranked Cardinal women took third at the 2021 NCAA Cross Country Championship. On the men’s side, the team’s fifth place finish marked the seventh year in a row that the Cardinal have finished among the top six.
For the first time since 2010, both the men’s and women’s cross country teams are Pac-12 champions.
Smith earned a scholarship to play tight end at Stanford, spent over 10 years in the NFL and recently won his first Super Bowl as a pro scout with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
In addition to extending Stanford’s streak to four years with a player drafted in the top five, Pickett and Haley were part of a history-making first round that saw a record six Black women drafted.
Senior Brooke Forde won two events for the Cardinal as No. 10 Stanford scored 1,445 points to earn a runner-up finish at the 2021 Pac-12 Championships.
Senior and four-time All American Ella Donaghu picked up right where she left off, winning her second race in as many meets this season with a first place finish on Friday in the 6k at the UNLV Battle Borne Challenge.
Since the teams’ first matchup five weeks ago, Stanford has lost twice while Oregon has played just six games due to numerous COVID-19 related postponements.
The Golden Bears won nine of 16 events at the Avery Aquatic Center on Saturday as No. 10 Stanford fell to their cross-bay rival 178-117 on Saturday.
After a short two-game return to Maples, No. 5 Stanford will travel north to face Oregon State on Saturday and No. 11 Oregon on Monday for the team’s final road trip of an unusual season.
Thursday’s game will be just the second true home game of the season for the Cardinal (10-7, 6-5 Pac-12), who returned to Palo Alto this past week after playing their first 16 games of the season away from Maples Pavilion.
Dodson is the third Cardinal women's basketball player in the last four years to transfer to the Fighting Irish.
Last time the Huskies beat the Cardinal in Seattle was in 2016, the year in which they also defeated the Cardinal in the Elite Eight round of the NCAA tournament.
The Cardinal are playing Washington State in back-to-back games due to multiple postponements of the matchup that was scheduled to be played earlier this season.
Undefeated Stanford (11-0, 8-0 Pac-12) enters Saturday’s game at Colorado (5-6, 3-5 Pac-12) on a roll both offensively and defensively, holding all 11 opponents to 41% field goal shooting or worse.
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Friday’s game will mark the first game of the season in the city 40 miles south of Stanford for the women’s team. And, unfortunately for the Cardinal, the team coming to town is the one to whom the Cardinal has lost three straight and five of the last six matchups.
No. 1 Stanford (7-0, 4-0 Pac-12) has the opportunity to start 2021 with two statement wins that would strengthen their hold on the top spot in the AP Poll, as the team will travel to Arizona for matchups against No. 6 Arizona (7-0, 5-0 Pac-12) and Arizona State (6-2, 2-2 Pac-12).