This is the time of year when you start seeing a lot of RPI numbers being thrown around. It can be hard to figure out which ones are worth paying attention to. Not to worry. Your resident Hoop Thinker is here to help.
If Google+ wants to be the next Facebook, it has to capture the key demographic that drove Facebook's early growth: college students, who blast out status updates and multimedia messages about as often as they blink.
I hadn't seen much college tennis until the NCAA tournament came to my area (Stanford) last month, and it was a revelation. It struck me that a lot of talented young players have no idea what they're missing, and that current trends on the women's pro tour could affect significant change.
Residents in Lubbock, Texas, say devastating fires moved too quickly to stop. KCBD reports.
Texas firefighters were making significant progress Tuesday against wildfires that have consumed at least 78 homes and, at their peak, were burning the length of a football field every minute.
Amarynth Sichel grills cheese sandwiches and sells them to Columbia University students five nights a week. But Sichel's not just a cook; she's also a college student and social entrepreneur-in-training.
When you think of the world's best business schools, you inevitably think of two great rivals: Harvard and Stanford.
The phones in Stanford University's Business School admissions office aren't ringing as often as they did. The number of applicants showing up at the school's information sessions around the world is down as well. For Derrick Bolton, who racked up 240,000 miles of flying last year as director of admissions, it has meant an even heavier schedule than usual to drum up interest.
Defending champion Marion Bartoli has been beaten in the quarterfinals of the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford, losing in three sets to Belarusian Victoria Azarenka.
This week's Bank of the West Classic in Stanford, California, reaches a notable milestone as the tournament celebrates its 40th year -- the oldest WTA Tour event on the circuit.
I see many articles calling Sam Stosur's victory over Justine Henin an upset. How is it an upset when a seventh seed defeats the 22nd seed? --Karl Sponberg, Bellingham, Wash.
STANFORD, Calif. -- There is a big gap between the No. 2 and No. 3 ranked women's basketball teams in the nation.
That tongue-in-cheek lament was posted after assistant coach Kate Paye put up signs in the Cardinal locker room commanding guards to love their Bigs and get the ball inside! Rosalyn Gold-Onwude went on to detail the hardship, inconvenience and general second-class citizenship suffered by Stanford's Littles (backcourt players, or "peasants," as she also calls them) on a team built around Bigs (frontcourt players, a.k.a. "the czars, the emperors, the queens"): "The Littles endure harder drills and slow delivery of new gear only to tolerate yet another injustice: the plays aren't for us." A fifth-year senior point guard and a Little at 5' 10", Gold-Onwude is resigned to finishing her college career as a member of the Cardinal proletariat. Led by 6' 4" senior All-America center Jayne Appel, Stanford's front line, which goes 6' 4" and 6' 2" at the starting forward spots, and 6' 3", 6' 3" and 6' 5" off the bench, is bigger, deeper and potentially better than it was last year, when the
The women's basketball season begins this week. And if you were judging on the basis of how last season ended the gap between the top two teams is as wide as the distance between Storrs, Conn., and Palo Alto, Calif.
Last season, quarterback Tate Forcier attracted most of the attention at Scripps Ranch (San Diego, Calif.) High. The attention was well-deserved, but some observers said all-purpose running back Brennan Clay deserved credit for much of the team's great success.
We may all know -- or at least we think we know -- what the ultimate outcome will be: UConn hoisting the trophy. But whether or not Connecticut clinches another undefeated season and national championship, the women's NCAA tournament has been well worth watching this year.
Underrated: Eleven-seed Mississippi State. Georgia coach Andy Landers considers the Bulldogs the most dangerous team in the SEC, and for good reason. Bolstered by the addition of three jaycee transfers from the Congo, including 6-5 Chanel Mokango, who averages 10.6 points and 3.0 blocks a game, the Bulldogs won eight games in the SEC (just one fewer than No. 5 seed Tennessee), including two over six-seed LSU and one over four-seed Vanderbilt.
When the March to the Arch has finally played out a few weeks down the road, it probably won't matter all that much how the brackets in the women's 2009 NCAA championship were shaped. When you have a team as dominant as Connecticut sitting at the top of heap (as an ESPN graphic pointed out, the undefeated Huskies have beaten ranked teams by more than 31 points a game), it may seem like the next few weeks are just an exercise in determining who gets the honor of being crushed by UConn in the championship final.
English cricket chiefs have broken off negotiations with Allen Stanford after the Texan tycoon was charged by U.S. regulators over an alleged multibillion dollar fraud.
CNN's Tim Lister reports on allegations of a multi-billion dollar fraud against cricket promoter Allan Stanford.
The Securities and Exchange Commission said Tuesday that it has charged financier R. Allen Stanford and three of his companies with orchestrating a $9.2 billion investment and sales fraud.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has charged businessman Robert Allen Stanford with orchestrating an $8 billion fraudulent investment program.
Video games activate reward the regions of the brain in men more than women, according to a Stanford University study published online in February 2008 in the Journal of Psychiatric Research.
American billionaire Sir Allen Stanford is considering the future of his Twenty20 Super Series cricket competition after apparently losing $20 million in sponsorship deals from October's event in Antigua.
LSU's streak of Top 25 appearances is over while Connecticut became a unanimous choice at No. 1.
My new favorite college football team is Stanford, all of 4-8 last year and 2-2 this season. Surprised? So am I, but there's a good reason. Stanford understands that, in these difficult times, I have a limited budget for sports purchases, unless the government plans to bail me out too.
With players he inherited from predecessor Walt Harris, Jim Harbaugh has turned Stanford into a potential bowl team. But what Harbaugh has done for the Cardinal on the field is only half the story. Between practices and games, Harbaugh has worked to stock Stanford's roster for an even brighter future.
There is a quick-acting miracle cure for weariness that won't cost you a dime. It's called a nap.
Since the Enron scandal, a coterie of corporate-governance firms has emerged as standard-bearers for shareholder rights. In addition to acting as quote machines, the firms - which include the Corporate Library and RiskMetrics Group's ISS Governance Services - are also big businesses that sell, among other things, ratings that say whether a company is well governed or not.
Researchers at Stanford University are finding that the qualities you inhabit online may sneak into your real world
The last time Stanford made it to the women's Final Four, in 1997, the Cardinal's two national titles (won in 1990 and '92) were twice as many as Connecticut's total and half as many as Tennessee's. Since then, those two powers have collected seven more championships between them, while Stanford's program has struggled to keep pace. In 2004, '05 and '06 the Cardinal made it to the Elite Eight, only to be stopped there every year. Last season's exit was even more distressing as Stanford, second-seeded, lost to 10th-seeded Florida State at home in the second round. "It was awful the way we ended last year," says 5' 11 1/2" senior guard Candice Wiggins, the Pac-10's alltime leading scorer.
Underrated: Pittsburgh. The Panthers lost six games between Feb. 2 and March 1; thus their No. 6 seed. But it's worth noting that they have since avenged two of those losses, to Notre Dame and West Virginia, and that their loss to Rutgers in early February was only by four points. With All-America candidates Marcedes Walker and Shavonte Zellous delivering a reliable inside-out attack, the Panthers are dangerous.
There are a few areas in which you challenge Brook and Robin Lopez -- the twin 7-foot sophomores who anchor ninth-ranked Stanford -- at your peril. Take trivia about their hero, Walt Disney. You will not stump them. Where did Walt grow up? "Born in Illinois, moved to Marceline, Missouri," says Brook, as he sits on steps inside Maples Pavilion. Donald Duck's first cartoon? "The Wise Little Hen." When did Steamboat Willie come out? "November 18, 1928," he says, shooting you a withering who-doesn't-know-that? look.
It's been an up-and-down season for Stanford already. A win over Tennessee carried the Cardinal to their highest spot in our rankings in one week -- but losses to USC and UCLA dropped the Cardinal just as quickly. They're not alone. Stanford is one of several teams making big moves in this week's rankings.
You don't always have to beat the best to be No. 1. Sometimes, it just takes someone else helping you out. It worked for Connecticut. In the spirit of the season, Stanford gave the Huskies a gift -- an open road to the No. 1 spot in this week's power rankings. The Cardinal also gave Tennessee its first loss of the season, a 73-69 overtime defeat on Saturday.
Stanford has been a frustrating team for its fans lately because the Cardinal has always been talented but they haven't had the type of success as in recent years. That could change this season. From an opening win at Rutgers to the most recent victory against Baylor on Sunday, Stanford has been on the rise.
How ridiculous was Stanford's upset over USC last weekend? When you look at it from a recruiting perspective, it is akin to the New York Yankees being upset by the Hickory Crawdads.
Students and professors at Stanford University are protesting Donald Rumsfeld's appointment to a campus think tank, saying the former defense secretary does not uphold the "ethical values" of the school.
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Pac-10 teams were hoping some key nonconference wins last year, particularly on the road, would earn the league a little respect.
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Stanford University Medical Center announced Tuesday it is joining a small group of academic medical centers in banning its physicians from accepting industry gifts of any size, including drug samples.
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A vibrating ankle brace designed by a group of Stanford University students may help the elderly from falling.
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At long last, after years of inching out from under a boulder of mortgage debt, my wife and I paid it off earlier this year. That made me wonder: Now that we own our house free and clear, should we...
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BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO -- A son has successfully sued his mother for negligence after he asked her to dance and she fell on him and broke his ankle. Charles Knapp, 29, was awarded $13,000 (U.S. $9,360...
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