Cal's Mikayla Lyles and Stanford's Toni Kokenis teamed up for five months to plan a program of events to connect their schools in support of LGBT inclusion in sports.
Their contributions don't always show up in the box score. But Sara James and Mikaela Ruef could have a big impact on how far Stanford goes this season.
Stanford was outrebounded and outplayed at times Tuesday in its Pac-12 showdown with Cal. But when it mattered most, the Cardinal were tough enough to pull out the win and remain unbeaten in conference play.
The game was a blowout, a 61-35 shellacking of No. 1 Stanford, but UConn coach Geno Auriemma and Cardinal coach Tara VanDerveer learned plenty about their teams.
For the third time in four years, Stanford and Connecticut clash in a battle of the top two ranked teams in the country.
Seeking a sixth straight Final Four, Stanford will adopt an up-tempo attack led by Chiney Ogwumike and wait to see who else emerges.
In this week's installment of our behind-the-scenes look at the Cardinal, we witness a lot of sleeping on a Stanford bus ride and a prank or two, too.
In Part IV of our behind-the-scenes look at the Stanford Cardinal, the point guard fits right in with the school's wacky marching band.