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How can the Stars address Sophia Young's absence?

Danielle Adams and Jayne Appel will have to step up their games with additional minutes and perhaps the team needs to make a move to acquire additional post depth.

Silver Stars Will Need Stronger Chemistry Than Normal To Be Successful In 2012

For all of the San Antonio Silver Stars' complementarity on paper and their success early last season, the thing that has held them back in the past figures to continue to be a barrier this season: rebounding.

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Tara-isms: Words of Wisdom From a Hall of Fame Bound Coach

Stanford Women’s Basketball Coach Tara VanDerveer will be inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame this Friday, August 12th. Former and current Stanford players and coaches have been reminiscing on social media, mostly Twitter, about "Tara-isms."

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Ranking the WNBA Sophomores - Week 2

Rookies are often ranked to see their potential progress through a WNBA season to see how well they are playing. They are also ranked to see who has a legitimate chance of becoming the ROY. I...

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Ranking the WNBA Sophomores - Week 1

With teams playing between at least four to six games the past two weeks, I thought it would be a good idea to see how all the sophomores are playing so far and rank them in their progress.

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Ding Dong, the Streak is Dead!

C and R are of course talking about the amazing UConn Huskies women's basketball streak of consecutive wins and Stanford’s small part in it. Stanford was the last team to beat them in March 2008, and the first team to beat them since they got the all-time men’s or women’s streak record of 89, stopping them at 90. This win was so great; let’s savor it minute by minute, shall we?

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Stanford Loses Two in a Row, This Time to Tennessee in OT

So faithful readers of the C and R’s Stanford Women’s Basketball blog will know C and R often give advice to 2-time national championship and Olympic gold medalist Tara VanDerveer. Never mind...

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Stanford vs. Utah (and Former Stanford Player)

Yes, yes, yes, we knew former Stanford women’s basketball player Michelle Harrison is now playing on the Utah women’s basketball team - thanks to all who wrote, it’s just been a busy end of...

World Championships Roster: Augustus, Lawson Not Included

Minnesota Lynx wing Seimone Augustus and Connecticut Sun guard Kara Lawson have not been included on the final USA Basketball roster. From a USA Basketball release: Named to the 2010 USA World Championship squad are two-time Olympic gold medalists Sue Bird (Seattle Storm), Tamika Catchings (Indiana Fever), and Diana Taurasi (Phoenix Mercury); 2008 Olympic gold medalist Sylvia Fowles (Chicago Sky); 2004 Olympic gold medalist Swin Cash (Seattle Storm); as well as top-tier international newcomers Jayne Appel (San Antonio Silver Stars),Tina Charles (Connecticut Sun), Candice Dupree (Phoenix Mercury), Asjha Jones (Connecticut Sun), Angel McCoughtry (Atlanta Dream), Maya Moore (University of Connecticut), and Lindsay Whalen (Minnesota Lynx). In selecting Appel and Jones over Augustus and Lawson, we see pretty much the same reasoning Auriemma offered about Crystal Langhorne previously: they are concerned about size.

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Stanford Releases Schedule: A Perfect Storm of a Schedule

The Stanford Women’s Basketball Team finally announced their schedule. (And what took them so long? Everyone else has had theirs out for weeks?)So let’s just take a peeky weeky at December...

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