Posts Tagged ‘Stanford Cardinal’

On this gorgeous Monday in the Bay Area, Kate and Nick are talking MLB’s opening weekend, Stanford’s heartbreak, Cal baseball’s latest hope and most importantly, the proper way to apply a congratulatory butt slap. Click here to listen to today’s show!

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Kate and Nick can barely contain their excitement. Sure, no Bay Area men’s team made it to the dance this year, but the Stanford women are in the Elite Eight, the Santa Clara men are in the CIT Championship, and opening day is just three days away! So put down that busted bracket and get excited, dammit.

It’s time for another edition of That’s What She Said! Click here to listen.

I’m smiling this morning, thanks to two former Bay Area athletes with the courage to stand up for what is right. Full disclosure, I’m gay, so hearing about the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network’s (GLSEN) new “Changing the Game” project hits close to home. The project’s mission is as follows:

To assist K-12 schools in creating and maintaining an athletic and physical education climate that is based on the core principles of respect, safety and equal access for all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

Though I didn’t come out until college, I had friends who I believe would have in high school, if the support and respect that this new project aims to bring had already been in place. So while I know it’ll take time for this campaign to make a difference, I’m hopeful that eventually it will help create a positive environment in which numerous young LGBT athletes – who may shy away from sports fraught with homophobia today – are able to excel.

In addition to Fujita and Wiggins, other supporters and members of the Project’s advisory board include: Hall of Fame tennis players Billie Jean King and Martina Navratilova; ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com columnist LZ Granderson; Olympic softball medalists Jessica Mendoza and Lauren Lappin; Toronto Maple Leafs President and General Manager Brian Burke; three-time All-American wrestler Hudson Taylor; Rugby player Ben Cohen; former MLB player Billy Bean; and former NBA player John Amaechi.

For a full write-up on the project, click here.

March Madness is upon us and Kate and Nick are talking the Saint Mary’s snub, the Stanford women’s chances of taking it all, as well as a tease of their soon-to-be-completed brackets. Then it’s a quick NASCAR update, some Sharks and Warriors gossip, the latest NFL rule changes, and the countdown continues … MLB opening day is just two weeks away!

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And for those of you doing a bracket this year, we’d love to get you onto our Monday show! All you’ve gotta do is call the TWSS voicemail box at 415-413-7316 and leave your name, the two teams you’ve got in the final and who you think is gonna win. Easy, right? So call today!

Kate and Nick are talking NFL labor negotiations, JaMarcus Russell’s latest misstep, Oregon’s possibly paid recruiter, the countdown to March Madness, Sharks hockey, Warriors basketball, how the Giants and A’s are lookin’ down in Arizona, and much more on today’s That’s What She Said! Click here to listen.

With the 2011 NFL Combine getting underway on Thursday, it was time to catch up with former Stanford and Cal standouts, Owen Marecic and Shane Vereen.

Say it with me now, Muh-ree-sick, made headlines during the fall for starting at both fullback and linebacker for the Cardinal, not to mention sporting a mass of hair that made even Clay Matthews jealous. Sadly – or thankfully, depending on how you see it – the long blond ponytail is gone, donated to Locks of Love. And Marecic has also given up playing both ways, choosing instead to focus on the fullback position.


Vereen flew under the radar in 2010, due to Cal’s less than stellar season, but is expected to have little trouble following in the footsteps of former Cal runners Jahvid Best, Marshawn Lynch, and J.J. Arrington in making a name for himself at the next level.

Kate and Nick are stoked! The Giants opened Cactus League play today and the A’s follow suit on Sunday. Needless to say, the duo is talking baseball. After that, it’s a quick breakdown of the NFL labor negotiations, a Sharks and Warriors update, a WCC and PAC-10 basketball check-in, and a NASCAR wrap. And hey … did you hear? Cal Tech won a game! For the first time in 26 years! Yeah, and you thought the Cavs were bad. That’s all ahead on today’s That’s What She Said.

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