• December 2, 2021

Defending national champion Stanford announces stacked non-conference schedule

SAN ANTONIO, TX - APRIL 2: Stanford Cardinal players celebrate their win over the South Carolina Gamecocks in the semifinals of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament at Alamodome on April 2, 2021 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Justin Tafoya via Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO, TX – APRIL 2: Stanford Cardinal players celebrate their win over the South Carolina Gamecocks in the semifinals of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament at Alamodome on April 2, 2021 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Justin Tafoya via Getty Images)

True to form, defending national champion Stanford will have a competitive non-conference schedule this upcoming 2021-22 season. The Cardinal will compete against eight teams that saw NCAA Tournament action last season. The schedule features a rematch of its Final Four matchup against South Carolina and Elite Eight participants Texas and Indiana.

“Each year, we set out to design a schedule that will prepare us to compete for championships as the season goes on, and we’ve done just that. You’d be hard pressed to find a tougher schedule in the nation,” said head coach Tara VanDerveer. “We are excited for the challenge ahead, and can’t wait to see fans back in the stands soon.”

Stanford returns all players from its national championship squad except for Kiana Williams, selected by Seattle Storm in the WNBA draft. The team adds the nation’s No. 6 recruiting class

TV times will be released at a later date.

Date Time At Opponent Location
Nov. 6, 2021 (Saturday) TBD Home Clarke (Exhibition) Stanford, CA
Nov. 11, 2021 (Thursday) TBD Home Morgan State Stanford, CA
Nov. 14, 2021 (Sunday) TBD Home Texas Stanford, CA
Nov. 16, 2021 (Tuesday) TBD Home Portland Stanford, CA
Nov. 21, 2021 (Sunday) TBD Away Gonzaga Spokane, WA
Baha Mar Hoops Pink Flamingo Championship, Bahamas
Nov. 25, 2021 (Thursday) 10:30 AM PT   Indiana Nassau, Bahamas
Nov. 26, 2021 (Friday) 9:00 AM PT   South Florida Nassau, Bahamas
Nov. 27, 2021 (Saturday) 12:00 PM PT   Maryland Nassau, Bahamas
Dec. 12, 2021 (Sunday) TBD Home Pacific Stanford, CA
Dec. 15, 2021 (Wednesday) TBD Home UC Davis Stanford, CA
Dec. 18, 2021 (Saturday) TBD Away Tennessee Knoxville, TN
Dec. 21, 2021 (Tuesday) TBD Away South Carolina Columbia, SC

 

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