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Stanford women reach the NCAA Final Four

Original post made on Mar 31, 2008

<I>Wiggins scores 41 in wild 98-87 victory over top-seeded Maryland</I><BR>
It was back on March 17 when it all began. Maryland received the No. 1 seed in the Spokane Regional and Stanford had to settle for No. 2. Maryland cheered and celebrated while the Stanford players sat stonefaced, shocked at the news. Fast forward to Monday night and the NCAA Spokane Regional final. This time it was Stanford celebrating and Maryland shocked following the Cardinal's wild 98-87 victory.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, April 1, 2008, 9:02 AM

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Posted by Danny
a resident of Crescent Park
on Mar 31, 2008 at 9:43 pm

Great win Stanford!! Wiggins' emotion after the game was touching. Keep the drive going ladies -- two more games to go...

But for now: CELEBRATE!!

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Posted by Angela
a resident of another community
on Apr 1, 2008 at 9:49 am

What a great win and the emotion shown by Wiggins after was heartfelt. Stanford could ride this for two more games!

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Posted by SUMD
a resident of Stanford
on Apr 1, 2008 at 2:24 pm

what nobody talks talks about are the high rate of serious injuries these young women suffer, often leading to chronic crippling conditions.

Injuries for male players are much less and they have the option of playing for money after they graduate.

I think it is a waste of opportunities at Stanford for these women to spend so much time playing a game that may cripple them while providing no future economic opportunities.

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Posted by Bill
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Apr 1, 2008 at 3:26 pm


Evidently you are a Stanford MD. You 'may' have some valid points - but then you may not. In the meantime, please don't rain on our parade. Go Stanford.

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Posted by KL
a resident of another community
on Apr 1, 2008 at 4:03 pm

SUMD has just emerged from beneath the rock he crawled under in 1950.

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Posted by sue
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Apr 1, 2008 at 4:28 pm

Web Link

Injury in Females

Women are more susceptible to ACL rupture and new research shows that women may be up to 8 times more likely than men to rupture the ACL. Researchers continue to debate why women are more likely to tear their ACL than men. Most theories center on the "anatomical and hormonal differences among men and women." [3]A few of these differences include the following:

* Hormonal levels
* Size of the intercondylar notch
* Hamstring and quadricep balance
* Posture

This is not a trivial injury

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