Stanford women’s basketball’s senior forward Nnemkadi Ogwumike was named the United States Basketball Writer’s Association National Player of the Week on Tuesday following her career-best performance in a 97-80 win over sixth-ranked Tennessee on Dec. 20.
The award came a day after Ogwumike was also named Bank of the West Pac-12 Conference Player of the Week for the second time this season. Read More
David Shaw gets the same question in a variety of forms: Can Stanford remain a top-tier team once projected No. 1 pick Andrew Luck is long gone for the NFL?Shaw is optimistic he can keep a good thing going when many figure the Cardinal will be down on their Luck.But the ever-positive Luck doesn't foresee a drop-off for the No. 4 Cardinal (11-1).Shaw considers Monday's Fiesta Bowl date with third-ranked Oklahoma State (11-1) not as the program's last hurrah but rather just another great opportunity to build the Stanford name. Read More
Good things have been happening to the Cal football team lately, and coach Jeff Tedford would love to put a capper on that with a win over Texas in the Holiday Bowl.
While the total rebuild of Memorial Stadium is on target to be completed for the 2012 season and Tedford has finally gotten the state-of-the-art training facility he has sought since he’s been coach, the Bears played their best football of the season down the stretch. Read More
New Year’s Eve in San Francisco. There’s no place Angus McClure would rather be.
The UCLA special teams coordinator and San Francisco native returns with his Bruins to face Illinois in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl on Saturday.
His fifth bowl in 20 years of coaching, McClure’s game plan will not vary greatly from preparation for a typical Saturday game. This nationally televised game, however, features a Big Ten Conference opponent that is hungry for a victory after winning its first six games of the season and dropping the last six. Read More
Cal offensive lineman Matt Summers-Gavin hasn’t had the easiest path to success in his three-plus seasons with the Golden Bears, but this year everything seemed to fall into place.
"To be able to play a full season is awesome," Summers-Gavin said. "Just to be in there with the guys, it’s a great feeling."
The former St. Ignatius standout had dealt with injuries, including a concussion, which cost him what would have been his freshman season and most of training camp during his sophomore season. Read More
Coming off a near two-week layoff, the Stanford men’s basketball team rolled to a 75-55 win against San Diego over the weekend. It was the fourth straight win for a Cardinal team that has been the early-season surprise in the Pac-12 Conference.
"I think we’re continuing to take strides forward, but there are still things for us to work on," Stanford forward Josh Owens said. "We’re not satisfied. We know we can get better." Read More
Brett Baer kicked a 50-yard field goal as time ran out, lifting Louisiana-Lafayette to 32-30 victory over San Diego State in the New Orleans Bowl on Saturday night.
Playing in their first bowl game as a Division I FBS team, the Ragin Cajuns (9-4) led most of the way but fell behind 30-29 when Aztecs quarterback Ryan Lindley connected with Colin Lockett on a 12-yard touchdown strike with 35 seconds to go. Read More
Wayne State still had plenty to celebrate after its surprising run to the Division II championship game came up short of a title.
Unranked and unheralded, they navigated four straight road playoff games before losing to Pittsburg State 35-21 on Saturday in a wild game packed with big special teams plays.
"Our goal was to win the national championship," safety Jeremy Jones said. "Obviously that didn't happen but I'm not going to let this one loss taint the whole season." Read More
All-West Coast Conference and University of San Francisco junior guard Michael Williams has missed the past three games, but the Dons have not missed a beat, winning three in a row including a 79-69 win over Pacific on Saturday night.Williams has been out of action due to academic priorities, but is expected to return to play sometime this week.“He’s been working really hard for the last week and a half, but he put himself in the situation where he had to work hard for a week and a half,” USF coach Rex Walters said. “I don’t like that.” Read More
With 47 seconds left in the game and his team hanging onto a 45-42 lead, the City College of San Francisco football team had a dilemma: Kick the field goal and give Mount San Antonio College the ball back with a chance to win the game, or go for the first down and ice the game?
Coach George Rush decided to go for it and the decision paid off as the Rams won the state junior college championship. Read More