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Stanford women fall in Final Four hoop finale

Original post made on Apr 8, 2008

When Candice Wiggins is slicing her way through the opposition this summer, no one will say 'there goes the best college player never to win a championship.' Wiggins will simply be known as the best who ever played at Stanford.


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Comments (15)

Posted by JSD, a resident of Palo Verde
on Apr 8, 2008 at 9:43 pm

Congrats to the Cardinal (players, coaches, and trainers) on a fabulous, gutsy season. When the disappointment of tonight's game lessens, take pride in what you've accomplished as a team.


Posted by jy, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Apr 8, 2008 at 9:56 pm

I am so proud of this basketball team! They have been exciting to watch and a true inspiration to many adults and children alike in our community.


Posted by Spectator, a resident of Downtown North
on Apr 8, 2008 at 11:26 pm

I seldom watch women's basketball games but caught some of Stanford's game leading up
to the final. Obviously they were very entertaining but this final was pretty ugly.
That was some pretty bad basketball by both teams. How in the world did Stanford come
out so flat for such a big game? Were it not for some very poor shooting by Tennessee
Stanford would have been blown out by a much bigger score. Unfortunately they played
their worst basketball on their biggest stage. Very disappointing.

On the other hand, who couldn't enjoy the play of Candice Wiggins. What a fun athlete to
watch. Her enthusiasm and energy is contagious. Best of luck to her in the Olympics
and WNBA. She is a great representative for Stanford.



Posted by Danny, a resident of Crescent Park
on Apr 9, 2008 at 9:36 am

The team should be proud to finish as the second best team in the entire country. It was exciting to see the women play their way through the competitive NCAA tournament. Great season ladies - thanks for giving us sports fans something to cheer about.


Posted by Bye Bye Tara, a resident of Stanford
on Apr 9, 2008 at 9:56 am

Time for tara to move on--the team has stagnated over the last decade plus. Yesterdays flat performance is the final nail.
Tara can no longer get her team over the hump. Time for new blood on the farm.


Posted by JA3+, a resident of Crescent Park
on Apr 9, 2008 at 10:25 am

Stanford's defeat of favored UConn was quite memorable; Wiggins, Pedersen, Hones, and Appel -- among others -- played fantastic.

What a great run from a very talented group!


Posted by Danny, a resident of Crescent Park
on Apr 9, 2008 at 11:45 am

Bye Bye Tara: Be careful what you ask for. Getting a basketball team to the NCAA championship is no easy task. There's no promise that new head coach would actually get the team to the NCAA final, much less win it. And remember, Tara has won two national titles and consistently recruits some of the best women basketball players to one of the best universities in the world.

As a lifelong 49ers fan, I know how hard it is to replace a good coach. Losing Tara would be a terrible blow to the program and may mean NEVER getting the NCAA Final Four again.


Posted by kate, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Apr 9, 2008 at 12:50 pm

To Bye Bye Tara,

are you kidding? [Portion removed by Palo Alto Online staff.]


Posted by Bye Bye Tara, a resident of Stanford
on Apr 9, 2008 at 1:13 pm

[Post removed by Palo Alto Online staff.]


Posted by bye bye tara, a resident of Stanford
on Apr 9, 2008 at 3:50 pm

Web Link

Maybe Trent can take Tara with him


Posted by looking for poster child, a resident of Crescent Park
on Apr 9, 2008 at 5:38 pm

to bye bye

If your comments are for real vs just getting folks juiced up, then you can serve as a poster child for my postulate that a certain segment of the population views the best team in pro football to be the Super Bowl winner, and the worst team the loser.


Posted by volfan, a resident of another community
on Apr 9, 2008 at 5:39 pm

Commendations to a "class" team and coaches. As they say in Texas,
"there aint a horse that can't be rode...there aint a cowboy that can't be throwed." Sometimes thing go wrong for no apparent reason,
and we fail to execute as we have been coached and practiced. Hope
that the Cardinal/Vols series continue. Best of luck (except when playing the Vols :) in future engagements.


Posted by ally, a resident of Midtown
on Apr 9, 2008 at 6:24 pm

stanford rulezzzz!!!!!!!!!!!!


(who cares if they lost)


Posted by Jules, a resident of Menlo Park
on Apr 10, 2008 at 2:44 pm

ummm... bye bye tara- tara led them to the NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP!!! She is a great coach and i would be very dissapointed to see her go!!! Anways, thanks for a great season Cardinal!! I enjoyed watching all of you play and look forward to next year!!! And Candice- you are truly amazing- you led Stanford back to the Final Four (with the help of some other great players: JJ, Jayne, Ros, Kayla, Jillian, etc.) and nobody can take that away from you, not even Tennesse!!! The mark you left on Stanford basketball history far surpasses winning a national title. Your enthusiasm, effort, and impact on others around you is amazing, not to mention your amazing basketball skills. We love you!!!


Posted by jr, a resident of Professorville
on Apr 10, 2008 at 3:43 pm




I think it is time for a change in coaching leadership for the team.

They are beginning to stagnate not because of lack of talent in the players but because of tired leadership





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