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Phenom vs. Master: Dawn Staley and Tara VanDerveer go head-to-head in a Final Four with strong Olympic flavor

Phenom vs. Master: Dawn Staley and Tara VanDerveer go head-to-head in a Final Four with strong Olympic flavor

DALLAS – After beating Florida State in the Elite Eight of this year’s NCAA Tournament, South Carolina’s Dawn Staley described the opportunity to coach in the Final Four along with two former head coaches of the U.S. Women’s Olympic basketball…

Video: Stanford jubilant after win over Notre Dame in Elite Eight

Video: Stanford jubilant after win over Notre Dame in Elite Eight

Stanford (32-5), the No. 2 seed in the Lexington Region of the NCAA Tournament, edged the No. 1 seed Notre Dame 76-75 Sunday  afternoon in the Elite Eight. The Cardinal now head to the Final Four in Dallas while Notre Dame (33-4)…

Stanford unfazed by starting NCAA Tournament play on the road, VanDerveer and Trakh meet again

Stanford unfazed by starting NCAA Tournament play on the road, VanDerveer and Trakh meet again

No. 6 Stanford (28-5) vs. No. 15 vs. New Mexico State (24-6) Saturday, March 18, 1:30 p.m. ET/10:30 a.m. PT TV: ESPN2/ESPN3, Radio: KZSU 90.1FM For 30 straight seasons, Stanford has appeared in the NCAA Tournament. The Cardinal had the…

Battle of the Bay Part I: Cal looks to recover, Stanford aims to continue streak

Battle of the Bay Part I: Cal looks to recover, Stanford aims to continue streak

No. 10 Stanford (22-4, 12-2) at California (17-9, 5-9) Thursday, Feb. 16 • 8 p.m. PT Haas Pavilion, Berkeley, Calif. TV/: Pac-12 Network, Pac-12 Bay Area (Kate Scott, Mary Murphy & Kerith Burke) Radio: KALX 90.7 FM Berkeley History of…

Tara VanDerveer joins the 1,000 career-win club after victory over USC

Tara VanDerveer joins the 1,000 career-win club after victory over USC

Quotes from coaches around the country Jennifer Azzi on VanDerveer’s acccomplishment In her own words Year-by-year record Accolades and accomplishments STANFORD, Calif. – Stanford head coach Tara VanDerveer joined Pat Summitt as the only NCAA women’s basketball coaches with 1,000…

Tara VanDerveer on cusp of 1,000 victories but USC and UCLA stand in the way this weekend

One away.#Tara1K pic.twitter.com/ly4oLc4loC — Stanford Women’s Basketball (@StanfordWBB) January 30, 2017 Stanford (19-3, 9-1) vs. USC (12-9, 3-7) Friday, Feb. 3,  6 p.m. PT Maples Pavilion, Stanford, Calif. Pac-12 Networks/Pac-12.com STANFORD, Calif. – With a long list of accolades under…

Hoopfeed Poll for 1/31/17: SEC and Pac-12 action leads to shifts in top ten

Hoopfeed Poll for 1/31/17: SEC and Pac-12 action leads to shifts in top ten

While unanimous No. 1 UConn continued its historic streak, winning the program’s 95th consecutive game, there were upsets in the SEC and Pac-12 that led to shifts in this week’s Hoopfeed Poll top ten. No. 2 Baylor and No. 3…

Stanford’s 2016-17 non-conference schedule features Texas, Gonzaga, Tenn., GWU and a sister vs. sister exhibition

Stanford’s 2016-17 non-conference schedule features Texas, Gonzaga, Tenn., GWU and a sister vs. sister exhibition

Image: Stanford Athletics. Stanford, Calif. – Stanford’s 2016-17 nonconference schedule features two games against progams that advanced to the Elite Eight a season ago, Texas and Tennessee, plus a sister vs. sister preseason contest. The Cardinal’s season kicks off with…

Stanford’s Erica McCall’s late season improvements serving her team well

When the dad of Stanford junior forward Erica McCall, also the head coach of Cal State Bakersfield, watched the last eight seconds of the NCAA tournament second round game between his daughter’s No. 4-seeded team and No. 12 South Dakota…

Numbers, notes and tweets: Stanford’s defeat of South Dakota State to reach the Sweet 16

Recap || Numbers || Notes || Tweets Recap STANFORD, Calif. – With 9.3 seconds left on the clock in regulation, Stanford junior guard Lili Thompson tied the game between the No. 4 seed Cardinal and underseeded No. 12 South Dakota…

No. 13 Stanford downs No. 7 Oregon State in historic victory, 76-54, program reaches 1,000 wins

No. 13 Stanford downs No. 7 Oregon State in historic victory, 76-54, program reaches 1,000 wins

STANFORD, Calif. – No. 13 Stanford (23-6, 13-4 Pac-12) earned a significant victory over No. 7 Oregon State, 76-54, Friday night. It was the 1,000th win in Cardinal women’s basketball history since the team’s first varsity season in 1975. Stanford…

Third quarter surge helps Stanford put away up-and-coming Utah, 72-52

Third quarter surge helps Stanford put away up-and-coming Utah, 72-52

PALO ALTO, Calif. — No. 9 Stanford (12-3, 2-1 Pac-12) kept visiting Utah (11-3, 2-1 Pac-12) at bay after a close first half to earn a 72-52 win Friday night at Maples Pavilion. Led by four players in double figures,…

Erica McCall leads No. 11 Stanford in 73-30 payback win over Chattanooga

Erica McCall leads No. 11 Stanford in 73-30 payback win over Chattanooga

PALO ALTO, Calif. – No. 11 Stanford (10-2) routed Chattanooga 73-30 Monday night in a payback win led by junior forward Erica McCall. Last season, in the first-ever meeting between the two programs, the Mocs got the best of the…

Balanced effort from No. 15 Stanford holds off  No. 22 George Washington and Jonquel Jones

Balanced effort from No. 15 Stanford holds off No. 22 George Washington and Jonquel Jones

Game tweets PALO ALTO, Calif. – For its home opener, No. 15 Stanford (3-0) withstood a monster performance by one of the best players in the nation and defeated No. 22 George Washington (2-1) 84-63 Saturday at Maples Pavilion. A…

Stanford outlasts Cal 61-60 to win the Pac-12 tournament championship for the 11th time

Stanford outlasts Cal 61-60 to win the Pac-12 tournament championship for the 11th time

  SEATTLE – After coming into the Pac-12 tournament as the underdogs, No. 4 seed Cal and No. 3 seed Stanford put the other conference teams on notice that they are still forces to be reckoned with as league power…

Second half rally and bench spark from Brittany McPhee propel No. 18 Stanford to 59-47 win over Cal

Second half rally and bench spark from Brittany McPhee propel No. 18 Stanford to 59-47 win over Cal

Social Media Recap BERKELEY, Calif. – No. 18 Stanford (20-7, 12-3 Pac-12) overcame a nine-point halftime deficit to defeat Cal 59-47 in the first game of the Battle of the Bay series Wednesday night at Haas Pavilion. “People played within…

Stanford rebounds from back-to-back losses with a new starting lineup to defeat USC, 79-60

Stanford rebounds from back-to-back losses with a new starting lineup to defeat USC, 79-60

PALO ALTO, Calif. – No. 19 Stanford (18-7, 10-3 Pac-12) rebounded from a grim road trip, suffering losses to Arizona State and Arizona last week, to handily defeat Southern California 79-60 at Maples Pavilion Friday night. The Cardinal beat the…

Stanford takes top spot in coaches poll, UConn falls to No. 4

After beating Associated Press No. 1 Connecticut last night in overtime 88-86, Stanford (2-0) moved up to the top spot in the USA Today Coaches Poll. The Cardinal were ranked No. 6 in both the preseason AP and coaches poll.…

Stanford off to the races, Ogwumike-less yet fast and aggressive

Stanford off to the races, Ogwumike-less yet fast and aggressive

When No. 6 Stanford opens its regular season hosting Boston College at Maples Pavilion, Tara VanDerveer’s squad will have two big questions hanging over their performance: How will they fare without an Ogwumike on the team? Will they successfully implement…

Dishin & Swishin 10/30/14 Podcast: Lindsay Gottlieb & Cal look to take the next step

Dishin & Swishin 10/30/14 Podcast: Lindsay Gottlieb & Cal look to take the next step

[display_podcast] It is Halloween time, so we can forgive the members of the Pac-12 for thinking that favorites Stanford and Cal may be playing a trick on them. Stanford is putting their vaunted triangle offense in the closet, going for…

Stanford’s Chiney Ogwumike wins the 2013-14 John R. Wooden Award

Stanford University senior Chiney Ogwumike is the recipient of the 2013-14 John R. Wooden Award presented at the Los Angeles Athletic Club Friday evening. Ogwumike is a two-time Pac-12 Player of the Year and three-time Pac-12 Defensive Player of the…

Dishin & Swishin 04/03/14 Podcast: Breaking down the Final Four with coaches Doug Bruno, Lindsay Gottlieb & Coquese Washington

Dishin & Swishin 04/03/14 Podcast: Breaking down the Final Four with coaches Doug Bruno, Lindsay Gottlieb & Coquese Washington

[display_podcast] The eyes of the women’s basketball world are focused on Nashville this week as the Final Four descends on Music City. Top seeds Connecticut and Notre Dame, second-seeded Stanford, and the party crasher, fourth seeded Maryland will tip-off on…

Dishin & Swishin Q&A looks at the Class of 2014: Chiney Ogwumike leads Stanford into the postseason

Dishin & Swishin Q&A looks at the Class of 2014: Chiney Ogwumike leads Stanford into the postseason

[display_podcast] It is our pleasure to introduce a new feature on Hoopfeed. As we head toward conference tournaments, the NCAA tournament and the WNBA draft, Dishin & Swishin podcast host David Siegel is taking time to chat with some of…

No. 6 Stanford gives Tara VanDerveer her 900th career win with victory over FGCU

No. 6 Stanford (6-1) defeated Florida Gulf Coast 83-59 Wednesday afternoon during their second game of the Hardwood for Hope Tournament in Puerto Vallarta to give head coach Tara VanDerveer her 900th career win. She is just the fifth Division I…

No. 1 Connecticut overcomes loss of Mosqueda-Lewis to defeat No. 3 Stanford 76-57 behind Hartley’s 20

No. 1 Connecticut overcomes loss of Mosqueda-Lewis to defeat No. 3 Stanford 76-57 behind Hartley’s 20

STORRS, Conn. – When two top teams play each other in mid-November there are many ways to look at it if you are a coach. If you win convincingly, it shows your team is pretty strong, a viable contender. If…