From having to travel 3,000 miles in the early rounds to facing questions over whether it deserved its No. 1 seed, Stanford has answered every challenge.
Mar 26 | By Michelle Smith
After a turbulent start to her career at Duke, Shay Selby has come into her own in her final season.
Mar 27 8:15 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
Duke and Stanford will meet for the first time in an NCAA tournament game in Monday's Elite Eight.
Mar 24 | By Michelle Smith
Not to be outdone by dunks, Duke or Dawn Staley, Nneka Ogwumike's 39 points put Stanford into the Elite Eight.
Mar 24 | By Michelle Smith
Coaches are sometimes reluctant to be completely honest with star players. That, however, was never an issue between Tara VanDerveer and Dawn Staley.
Mar 24 5:01 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
Mar 23 8:50 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
Between games and studying for final exams, there is precious little time for parents to spend with the players during the NCAA tournament, but they all make the most of it.
Mar 23 | By Michelle Smith
Three of the region's top four seeds will clash in the Sweet 16, where St. John's just might be primed for an upset.
Mar 21 | By Michelle Smith
An opponent can push Stanford around for a while, but you have to do a lot to push the Cardinal over in the NCAA tournament.
Mar 20 12:24 AM ET | By Michelle Smith
West Virginia will be the latest team that will have to try to figure out Stanford and the Ogwumike sisters, and Ayana Dunning's veteran experience could be the answer in the second-round clash.
Mar 18 5:07 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
Mar 18 4:44 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
Defense is the name of the game they are playing in Norfolk. West Virginia moved on to the second round of the NCAA tournament because it knows how to dish it, Stanford because it knows how to deal with it.
Mar 17 7:33 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
Stanford's Chiney Ogwumike has a bruised knee and her return is questionable.
Mar 17 6:20 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
Texas' string of first-round losses is now four in a row after the Longhorns fell on Saturday in Norfolk to West Virginia 68-55.
Mar 17 4:52 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
Hampton sent a letter to the NCAA because it was upset with drawing a No. 16 seed.
Mar 16 8:10 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
Texas coach Gail Goestenkors and a group of seniors are looking to break their NCAA tournament slump.
Mar 17 4:09 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
The Cardinal's quest for a national championship takes flight with an 8½-hour, 80-person travel day to Virginia to begin play in the NCAA tournament.
Mar 16 | By Michelle Smith
Stanford's name appeared as the No. 1 seed in the Fresno Region along with No. 16 Hampton as the first two teams officially in the NCAA tournament. The Cardinal locker room -- a family-only affair with players, coaches and staff -- erupted.
Mar 12 | By Michelle Smith
Nneka Ogwumike scored 29 points in a 77-62 win over California that lifted Stanford (31-1) to its ninth title and extended its win streak over Pac-12 foes to 78 games.
Mar 10 8:08 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
Stanford and Cal struggled but earned their places in the Pac-12 final.
Mar 9 11:28 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
The Pac-12 is expected to announce next week new venues for its postseason basketball tournaments.
Mar 9 9:25 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
In what promises to be a hectic few weeks, Stanford senior Nneka Ogwumike will finish her course work, lead her team on an NCAA tournament run and likely become the first pick in the WNBA draft.
Mar 9 | By Michelle Smith
The Cardinal, heavy favorites in the Pac-12 tournament, are gunning for a No. 1 NCAA seed, while Cal and USC hope to make a case for getting in.
Mar 7 10:50 AM ET | By Michelle Smith