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Santa Clara, San José State and Stanford adjust schedules and travel to comply with county Covid-19 health directives

Santa Clara, San José State and Stanford adjust schedules and travel to comply with county Covid-19 health directives

Updated 12/4/20 With a coronavirus-related contact sports ban issued by the Santa Clara County Public Health early this week, Division I universities in the area scrambled to find accommodations for their winter sports programs outside of the county. The ban, which went…

A young Cal survives test vs. Santa Clara as Kentucky looms on the horizon

A young Cal survives test vs. Santa Clara as Kentucky looms on the horizon

Cal earns seventh straight victory .@CalWBBall freshman forward Evelien Lutje Schipholt, who finished with 19pts/9rebs, on Cal's fight to come from behind and beat Santa Clara: "We just want to fight for every ball and for each other….I think that's…

Cardinal payback: Stanford overcomes Gonzaga in OT, 76-70

Cardinal payback: Stanford overcomes Gonzaga in OT, 76-70

Social media recap STANFORD, Calif. – In a hard-fought overtime battle, No. 3 Stanford overcame Gonzaga 76-70 Sunday night at Maples Pavilion. The down-to-the-wire contest was a defensive battle that saw several players foul out. It was the first time…

Stanford looks to exact revenge vs. Gonzaga

Stanford looks to exact revenge vs. Gonzaga

Gonzaga (2-0) at No. 3 Stanford (3-0) 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET Live stream || Audio Series: Stanford leads the series, 8-2. Gonzaga won the last two regular-season games. STANFORD, Calif. – No. 3 Stanford looks to exact revenge on…

San Francisco and Stanford set to make history, will play the first-ever college game at the Chase Center

San Francisco and Stanford set to make history, will play the first-ever college game at the Chase Center

The University of San Francisco and AP Preseason No. 3 Stanford are set to make history today when they tip off in the first-ever college basketball game at the brand new Chase Center in downtown San Francisco. The arena, also…

Gonzaga tops the West Coast Conference Preseason Poll for the seventh straight season

Gonzaga tops the West Coast Conference Preseason Poll for the seventh straight season

Gonzaga tops the Preseason West Coast Conference Poll for the seventh straight season. The conference’s 10 head coaches voted in the annual preseason rankings tapping the Zags to repeat as WCC Champions in 2020. Gonzaga claimed seven of 10 first-place…

Stanford holds off defensive-minded BYU 72-63 to earn 12th consecutive trip to the Sweet 16

Stanford holds off defensive-minded BYU 72-63 to earn 12th consecutive trip to the Sweet 16

Stanford downs BYU and heads back to the Sweet 16 Notes || Social recap || Stats STANFORD, Calif. – On a rainy night in Northern California, No. 2 seeded- Stanford (30-4) survived a relentless and defensive-minded No. 7 BYU (27-6)…

Stanford subregional: BYU and Stanford to face each other after winning in the first round

Stanford subregional: BYU and Stanford to face each other after winning in the first round

STANFORD, Calif. — BYU and Stanford are set to face off in the second round of the NCAA tournament Monday night at 8 p.m. PT in Maples Pavilion (TV: ESPN2). The teams have only faced each other four times and…

After 22 years of hosting NCAA tournament games, Stanford has a rich history of fascinating women’s basketball connections

After 22 years of hosting NCAA tournament games, Stanford has a rich history of fascinating women’s basketball connections

STANFORD, Calif. – Hosting the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament comes with a plethora of benefits. For Stanford head coach Tara VanDerveer, having those perks is a hard-earned bonus for being in the top 16 of the tournament…

Cal triumphs in overtime thriller at Saint Mary’s, 81-78

Cal triumphs in overtime thriller at Saint Mary’s, 81-78

MORAGA, Calif. – California (8-0) remains undefeated after surviving an overtime thriller at Saint Mary’s ( (5-3) Saturday afternoon, 81-78. Ranked at No. 14 in the STI/Hoopfeed poll and No. 13 in the Associated Press poll, it took the Bears an…

Third-quarter surge powers Cal past Pacific 81-69 in relocated game

Third-quarter surge powers Cal past Pacific 81-69 in relocated game

Team Comparison Stats STANFORD – With many athletic events cancelled around the Bay area over the weekend due to unhealthy air quality as a result of smoke from the catastrophic Camp Fire, California (4-0) and Pacific (1-1) kept their regularly…

Minnesota continues early season success, tops San Diego to move to 3-0

Minnesota continues early season success, tops San Diego to move to 3-0

MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota (3-0) continued its early season success as the Gophers topped San Diego (1-2) 53-48 Saturday night at Williams Arena. However, it was not easy going for the home team. The Toreros night took a seven-point lead, the…

Social media recap: 2018 West Coast Conference Women’s Basketball Media Day

Social media recap: 2018 West Coast Conference Women’s Basketball Media Day

LAS VEGAS – The West Coast Conference held its annual women’s basketball media day Wednesday at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas with the announcement of the league’s preseason poll leading off the event. Coaches tabbed Gonzaga to win the 2019…

Gonzaga tops 2018-19 WCC preseason poll

WCC coaches selected Gonzaga as the favorite to repeat as the 2019 WCC champions in the annual preseason poll. The Bulldogs claimed seven of 10 first place votes while also placing a league-high three student-athletes on the Preseason All-WCC team.…

Gonzaga leading scorer and rebounder Jill Barta leaving program to declare for WNBA draft

Gonzaga leading scorer and rebounder, redshirt junior forward Jill Barta, will forego her senior season and declare for this season’s WNBA draft. “To all the fans, teammates, coaches, friends, family, and Gonzaga University, thank you,” Barta said in a statement.…

WCC commissioner Lynn Holzman named the NCAA vice president of women’s basketball

WCC commissioner Lynn Holzman named the NCAA vice president of women’s basketball

West Coast Conference commissioner and veteran collegiate sports administrator Lynn Holzman has been named the NCAA vice president of women’s basketball. She returns to the NCAA national office in Indianapolis where she previously worked for 16 years. Holzman will serve…

A dominating fast start helps Cal top Santa Clara, 79-41

A dominating fast start helps Cal top Santa Clara, 79-41

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – California (5-2) earned its second straight victory with a 79-41 rout of South Bay foe Santa Clara (2-5) Saturday afternoon. The Golden Bears came into the contest fresh from a high-octane offensive performance against Seattle on…

Santa Clara “plays with a little fire” to defeat UCSB and recover from season-opening loss

Santa Clara “plays with a little fire” to defeat UCSB and recover from season-opening loss

VIDEO | Kyla Martin talks about her career night and #SCUBroncos 68-63 win over @UCSB_WBB Tuesday night in Leavey. #StampedeTogether pic.twitter.com/2kX92uldmt — Santa Clara Women's Basketball (@Santaclarawbb) November 15, 2017 SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Senior guard Kyla Martin and junior…

Cal holds off Saint Mary’s to open season with 87-80 victory

Cal holds off Saint Mary’s to open season with 87-80 victory

BERKELEY, Calif. – With a balanced effort, California outlasted a talented Saint Mary’s squad Friday night 87-80 at Haas Pavilion in a contest that had nine ties and five lead changes. Six Cal players were in double figures led by…

With a challenging schedule, Santa Clara brings a “tough” demeanor into 2017-18

With a challenging schedule, Santa Clara brings a “tough” demeanor into 2017-18

.@SantaClarawbb coach describes this season's team as "tough." Broncos to face 2 Pac-12 teams & a Big Ten squad in non-conf play #WCChoops pic.twitter.com/gJvTgka959 — Hoopfeed.com ? (@hoopfeed) October 18, 2017 For Santa Clara, last season involved head coach Bill…

Gonzaga tops West Coast Conference preseason poll for 5th straight year, All-WCC preseason team announced

Gonzaga tops West Coast Conference preseason poll for 5th straight year, All-WCC preseason team announced

LAS VEGAS – Gonzaga tops the West Conference Preseason Poll of the conference’s 10 head coaches for the fifth straight year with eight first-place votes. The league announced the poll and the preseason All-WCC Team today in Las Vegas at the…

Cal dominates San Francisco, 75-52, moves to 5-0

Cal dominates San Francisco, 75-52, moves to 5-0

BERKELEY, Calif.  – California (5-0) made sure to not repeat last year’s first-game performance in its annual tournament this season after losing in the first round in 2015. The Bears dominated San Francisco (3-2) Friday afternoon for a 75-52 win on…

Cal Classic features Duquesne, Western Carolina and San Francisco, Bears look to go 5-0

Cal Classic features Duquesne, Western Carolina and San Francisco, Bears look to go 5-0

Cal Classic Friday and Saturday, Nov. 25 and 26 Haas Pavilion, Berkeley, CA Live stream BERKELEY, Calif. – While many teams are on the road over Thanksgiving week, Cal is hosting its 38th annual Classic tournament at Haas Pavilion. In…

Gonzaga topples No. 11 Stanford in back-and-forth battle, first-ever win for Zags vs. Cardinal

Gonzaga topples No. 11 Stanford in back-and-forth battle, first-ever win for Zags vs. Cardinal

STANFORD, Calif. – The Gonzaga Bulldogs earned their first-ever win over Stanford Friday night at Maples Pavilion, stunning the 11th-ranked Cardinal 68-63. “I am so proud of our team, we played tough mentally and physically,” said Gonzaga head coach Lisa…

Cal survives tough West Coast Conference team Saint Mary’s, 74-67, crucial prep for another WCC squad

Cal survives tough West Coast Conference team Saint Mary’s, 74-67, crucial prep for another WCC squad

MORAGA, Calif. – California (1-0) capitalized on a chance to exact revenge on Saint Mary’s (0-1) Friday evening with a 74-67 victory over their opponent, a win characterized by key plays committed at crucial moments by first-year Golden Bears. The…