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UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 11:23 p.m.

Gonzaga women look to get out of gate quickly in NCAA Tournament opener against Stanford

On Saturday, against a balanced Stanford, that means getting off to a solid start, or at least better than the 13-point hole they found themselves in after one quarter against …


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 11:27 p.m.

Gonzaga respects, looks to emulate long-term success of Stanford

Expectations are a bit different at Stanford University.


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 11:16 p.m.

Gonzaga, Stanford women keep focus on present showdown, not past triumphs

In this game, there is no rearview mirror. But there is film. Gonzaga’s 68-63 nonconference win here 16 months ago has no more relevance than Stanford’s Elite Eight triumph seven …


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018, 5:28 p.m.

Gonzaga faces tough test of stopping Stanford’s Brittany McPhee

And unless Gonzaga do something about it, Brittany McPhee will be in her comfort zone on Saturday afternoon in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, willing her Stanford teammates …


UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018, 9:20 p.m.

Stanford women gained confidence by fighting through early-season adversity

This is what a down year looks like at Stanford: Twenty-two wins against the fifth-toughest schedule in the nation, a 13 RPI, with a runner-up finish in the Pac-12 and …


Tara VanDerveer’s victory total a milestone worth many ‘wows’

Victories make Tara VanDerveer mighty proud, even if she does not say so directly or blatantly. She would rather tell stories. She has many good ones. I ask if she …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 3, 2017, 8:50 p.m.

Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer joins elite 1,000 wins club

Tara VanDerveer became just the second NCAA women’s coach to reach 1,000 career victories Friday night, when No. 8 Stanford beat USC 58-42 to give the Hall of Famer a …


Tara VanDerveer chases more history, 1,000th career win

Once heard, those beloved Tara-isms linger forever. Tara VanDerveer’s sayings are so uniquely her, they stay with all the women she has coached, even years later. Recited and revered, they …


Central Valley Hull twins give Stanford oral commitments

Central Valley twins Lacie and Lexie Hull have dreamed of playing basketball for Stanford University. That dream will be fulfilled. The multitalented Hulls gave Stanford oral commitments during an unofficial …


Lexington Regional women’s final features Pac-12 showdown

Washington coach Mike Neighbors says the possibility of a rematch with Stanford entered his mind as soon as he saw the NCAA tournament bracket.


VanDerveer: No putting triangle into square box

STANFORD, Calif. – Tara VanDerveer took a quick scan of her roster suddenly devoid of a star Ogwumike sister and came to a realization: After Stanford’s latest Final Four run …


VanDerveer nears milestone

STANFORD, Calif. – Tara VanDerveer has never coached for the milestones or anything else that brings attention to her rather than the players she loves to lead. That’s why the …


Spokane Regional notebook: Coaches bring the class

Two legendary women’s college basketball coaches took turns telling stories about each other and expressing their respect for one another’s programs during press conferences Friday at the Arena in preparation …


Spokane Regional notebook: Coaches bring the class

Two legendary women’s college basketball coaches took turns telling stories about each other and expressing their respect for one another’s programs during press conferences Friday at the Arena in preparation …


VanDerveer, Stanford to discuss an extension

STANFORD, Calif. – Stanford women’s basketball coach Tara VanDerveer plans to sit down with athletic director Bernard Muir at the end of the season to begin talks about a contract …


No. 6 Volunteers top Cardinal in OT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee coach Pat Summitt had plenty of strong messages for her players in practice this week following an embarrassing loss at Baylor. After the Lady Vols had …


Marquee team comes to town

Some women’s basketball history will be made when Stanford tips off against Gonzaga at McCarthey Athletic Center on Sunday. Third-ranked Stanford (2-0) will become the highest-ranked women’s team to play …


Stanford’s VanDerveer a changed coach

Tongues were wagging at the NCAA women’s basketball Final Four last March because Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer seemed to be enjoying the moment more than anyone else in Tampa, Fla. …