Stanford, Northern Iowa stumble into Bahamas finale

Stanford and Northern Iowa both experienced difficult second halves on Thursday. Because of those struggles, the Cardinal and Panthers will compete for seventh and eighth place on Friday night in the Battle 4 Atlantis in Paradise Island, Bahamas. Stanford (3-3) is trying to get a win in the tournament after dropping close games to No. 20 Arkansas and Michigan. Against the Razorbacks, the Cardinal took a 77-74 double-overtime defeat after blowing a four-point lead in

Michigan bids to bounce back vs. Stanford in Bahamas

Dug McDaniel was missing early and Olivier Nkamhoua was missing late. With Michigan unable to get the best out of its two best players, the Wolverines dropped an opening-round 71-67 loss to Memphis in the Battle 4 Atlantis and fell to the consolation round. The Wolverines (3-2) will hope for more from their top two scorers on Thursday when they face Stanford (3-2) in Paradise Island, Bahamas. Stanford fell 77-74 in double overtime against No.

Stanford trip affords Notre Dame get-right game on the road

The road has been an unfriendly place for Notre Dame in 2023. The 18th-ranked Fighting Irish try to close the regular season on a high note when they visit Stanford on Saturday in Palo Alto, Calif. Notre Dame (8-3) began the season ranked No. 13 and climbed as high as No. 9 after winning its first four games. A loss at home the following week to then-No. 6 Ohio State only dropped the Fighting Irish

Winless Eastern Washington faces tall task at Stanford

Eastern Washington’s brutal season-opening stretch is about to come to a close. At least momentarily. The Eagles (0-3) are scheduled to play at Stanford (2-1) on Friday night before finally getting a home game against NAIA Walla Walla University. After that will be trips to Washington State, Southern California and Air Force before a home date with Portland Bible College. The Eagles will then have games at Cal Poly and Washington before opening Big Sky

Big Game has extra meaning for Cal, host Stanford

Cal has more than just “The Stanford Axe” in mind when it attempts to win the rivalry game against host Stanford on Saturday afternoon in the annual Big Game. It will be the school’s final meeting as members of the Pacific-12 Conference. The Golden Bears (4-6, 2-5 Pac-12) must win at Stanford (3-7, 2-6) and again on Nov. 25 at UCLA in order to get to .500 for the season and become bowl eligible. They

Stanford, Santa Clara put unbeaten marks on line

Two local rivals off to perfect starts will collide Tuesday night when Stanford plays host to Santa Clara in a nonconference game. The Cardinal (2-0) opened their season last week with two wins against California State University programs. They squeaked by Cal State Northridge 88-79 on Nov. 6 and then had a much easier time against Sacramento State on Friday, cruising to a 91-73 victory. “It’s the last year of the (Pac-12) Conference and we

Stanford seeks elusive 2-0 start as it hosts Sacramento St.

Stanford will attempt to accomplish a feat it was unable to complete each of the last three seasons when the Cardinal host Sacramento State in a nonconference game Friday night. The Cardinal (1-0) got a combined 61 points from returners Maxime Raynaud (23), Michael Jones (20) and Brandon Angel (18) when it opened the season with an 88-79 home win over Cal State Northridge on Monday. Raynaud also had a game-high 15 rebounds. But Stanford

No. 12 Oregon St., facing Stanford, aims to stay in Pac-12 race

The addition of Clemson transfer DJ Uiagalelei at quarterback made No. 12 Oregon State a trendy pick to contend for the Pac-12 Conference title this season. And while the Beavers are still in the hunt with three weeks remaining, the offense’s focus has shifted as the year’s progressed. Uiagalelei’s big right arm is still an important part of the game plan, but Oregon State has made more use of a power running game behind Damien

Stanford counts on experience standing out in opener with Northridge

Unless you have access to “one-and-done” players, you win in college basketball by getting old. Stanford coach Jerod Haase can finally make that claim about the Cardinal this season, which is why they’re optimistic heading into Monday night’s season opener against Cal State Northridge in Palo Alto, Calif. Stanford returns three starters from a 14-19 team that when it played its best last year, could beat anyone, as displayed in a late-season upset of Arizona.

No. 5 Washington aims to restore high-octane offense vs. Stanford

After the meekest showing of its undefeated season, No. 5 Washington will seek improvement on offense against host Stanford on Saturday. The Huskies (7-0, 4-0 Pac-12) barely made it past last-place Arizona State 15-7 last week. “It didn’t go the way that you’d expect as far as the night, but there was a lot of grit and there was a lot of guys that just stayed the course and just kept fighting,” Washington coach Kalen