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  • Stanford, Cal women win in tournament opener

    Nadia Fingall scored 24 points and No. 8 Stanford pulled away from Florida Gulf Coast 88-65 on the opening day of the Rainbow Wahine Showdown in Honolulu. The Cardinal (4-0) also got 17 points from Kiana Williams and 16 from DiJonai Carrington. Fingall was 11-for-14 from the field and grabbed eight rebounds. Keri Jewett-Giles scored 17 points and Nasrin Ulel added 13 for the Eagles (2-2). The game was a rematch of an NCAA Tournament second-round game last March, in which Stanford beat FGCU...

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  • Top-ranked Stanford wins NCAA volleyball tournament opener

    Meghan McClure had nine of her team's 40 kills as top-ranked Stanford opened play in the NCAA women's volleyball tournament at Maples Pavilion with a 25-10, 25-17, 25-15 win over Alabama State on Friday night. Stanford will host Loyola Marymount (21-9) in a second-round match Saturday. The Cardinal (29-1) got rolling early against Alabama State (23-18), building a 5-0 lead in the first set and cruising to victory as Kathryn Plummer, Tami Alade and McClure each recorded three kills. Stanford...

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  • Stanford women fall to Gonzaga

    Stanford had won each of its first six games by at least 22 points. That didn't deter Gonzaga. Chandler Smith scored 10 of her 20 points in the final five minutes and the Bulldogs defeated the No. 8 Cardinal 79-73 on Sunday in Spokane, Wash. Gonzaga (8-1) carried a 58-41 lead into the final period, but Stanford pulled to within three on Dijonai Carrington's three-point play with 4:17 remaining. Smith responded with two foul shots with 3:56 left and the Bulldogs, who added seven more free...

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  • Stanford women’s soccer team falls to Florida State in NCAA semis

    CARY, N.C. - The Stanford women's soccer team may have been in a familiar place Friday in the College Cup national semifinals. But it didn't take long for the Cardinal to find itself in an uncomfortable predicament against Florida State. After trailing for 7½ minutes all season, the defending national champions surrendered two first-half goals and never recovered on the way to a 2-0 loss to the Seminoles before a capacity crowd of 10,439 at WakeMed Soccer Park. The result snapped Stanford's...

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  • No. 1 Stanford women, No. 4 St. Mary’s men advance in NCAA soccer

    Jordan DiBiasi headed in a pass from Jaye Boissiere in the 37th minute and the stout Stanford defense held up as the defending national women's NCAA champions defeated beat No. 23 Wisconsin 1-0 on Sunday at Cagan Stadium to make the NCAA quarterfinals for the ninth time in 12 years. No. 1 Stanford (20-0-2) dominated possession in the NCAA third-round match. The match was scoreless until Boissiere first-timed a diagonal ball to DiBiasi between two defenders at close range. Wisconsin goalkeeper...

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  • NCAA president: No sanctions for corrupt programs until after NCAA tournament

    “This whole incident has cast a very bad light on college basketball, and we need to deal with it as effectively as we can,” NCAA President Mark Emmert told reporters.

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  • Open thread for night owls: Violence Against Women Act needs to protect Native women better

    Rebecca Nagle is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation.  At High Country News she writes—What the Violence Against Women Act could do — and one major flaw: The 24-year-old Violence Against Women Act, or VAWA — the largest policy measure addressing sexual assault and domestic violence — comes up for reauthorization every five years. On Dec. 3, Congress passed a resolution extending the landmark legislation for two more weeks, and now the current deadline is Dec. 21. Since its 2013 reauthorization,...

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