SOLD OUT . . . That tough ticket to the showdown between the No. 1-ranked Stanford women's basketball team and No. 2 Connecticut on Dec. 29 in Maples Pavilion just became an impossible ticket as the game is sold out. Stanford will put the nation's longest active home winning streak of 82 games on the line against the Huskies at 1 p.m. The contest will be broadcast nationally on ESPNU. The last time the teams met at Maples Pavilion, on Dec. 30, 2010, Stanford defeated Connecticut, 71-59, to snap the Huskies' NCAA-record 90-game winning streak.
The contest will lead off a doubleheader of Cardinal basketball, as the Stanford men will host Lafayette at 7 p.m. Fans can show their Stanford-Connecticut tickets for a $10 general admission ticket to the men's game.
ON THE COURT . . . The 2013 Bank of the West Classic has received an early holiday gift as four-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova and 2011 US Open champ Sam Stosur both have committed to playing in next year's event. With another strong player field in the making, the Bank of the West Classic once again will be the perfect place to see the world's best tennis, July 22-28 at Stanford's Taube Family Tennis Stadium. In recognition of these two early commitments the Bank of the West Classic is offering a special holiday promotion. From December 11 until December 31, fans can purchase individual session tickets for the first and second rounds (sessions 1-8) of the 2013 event at 10 percent off the regular ticket price. Simply use the code HOLIDAY when placing your order. This discount is good only for individual first- and second-round tickets and cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions. The discount does not apply to tournament packages.