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This Week in Stanford Sports -- Nov. 7-13

Wednesday, November 9
Cal_pac-12_medium Men's Swimming & Diving -- @ Cal, 2PM PST, Berkeley, CA
Freshman phenom Kristian Ipsen leads the Cardinal across the Bay for a conference showdown against the Bears.

Friday, November 11
Cal_pac-12_medium Men's Soccer -- @ Cal, 2PM PST, Berkeley, CA
The men end their season with a daylight match against Cal, hoping to finish on a positive note for the year.

Women's Basketball -- @ Texas, 5PM PST, Austin, TX
It's here!  Basketball season officially kicks off with the women traveling to Austin to take on the Longhorns in their first official game of the season.

Ncaa_medium Women's Soccer -- vs. Montana, 7PM, Cagan Stadium
The first round of the NCAA tournament kicks off with Stanford hosting Montana in their quest to make it to the College Cup.

Washington_pac-12_medium Women's Volleyball -- @ Washington, 7PM PST, Seattle, WA
The Huskies hope to exact revenge on the Cardinal as Stanford begins its weekend with a trip to Seattle before heading off to Pullman.

Men's Basketball -- vs. Central Arkansas, 7PM, Maples Pavilion
The men open the '11-'12 season hosting the Bears of Central Arkansas in Maples.  Central Arkansas is probably best known for this.

Saturday, November 12
Stanford_pac-12_inverse_medium Stanford Athletics -- ESPN GameDay, 6AM PST, The Oval
Stanford hosts ESPN GameDay for the first time in school history as Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard, Lee Corso, and Erin Andrews head west to open up the day's national college football games.

Ncaa_medium Cross Country -- NCAA Regional Championships, 10AM, Stanford Golf Course
While both the men and the women couldn't grab the conference championship, Stanford hosts the regional championships in the hopes that it can have the chance to compete for Stanford's 102nd national championship.

Men's Water Polo -- vs. Santa Clara, 12:30PM, Avery Aquatic Center
Muscle Milk Athlete of the Week Forrest Watkins and the water polo host the Broncos coming off of a fantastic 14-7 win in Irvine.  The game will be followed by the annual Alumni game.

Sailing -- Dinghy Pacific Coast Championships, TBA, Santa Barbara, CA
Only a few days removed from Stanford's best finish since 2006 under Mateo Vargas' fourth place finish in the Singlehanded Nationals, Stanford begins the first day of the conference championships.

Ncaa_medium Field Hockey -- vs. #6 Duke, TBA, Norfolk, VA
Despite a disappointing loss to Cal at home in the NorPac tournament, #7 Stanford received an at-large bid for the NCAA tournament and will travel to Virginia to take on the sixth ranked Duke.

Oregon_pac-12_inverse_medium Football -- vs. #8 Oregon, 5PM, Stanford Stadium
The day's events culminate in a national marquee game against the Ducks as Andrew Luck and the Cardinal hope to extend the nation's longest winning streak for Stanford's first 10-0 start in school history.  Stanford and Oregon will also take part in the conference's salute to veterans with a commemorative patch, pregame ceremony, and stadium flyover.

Sunday, November 13
Men's Water Polo -- vs. UC Davis, 12PM, Avery Aquatic Center
The weekend doesn't end with the football game as the Cardinal take on the Aggies in the pool in a non-conference game.

Wrestling -- vs. Cal State Bakersfield/Menlo College, 2PM/4PM, Ford Center
Stanford wrestling has its first home matches of the season against Bakersfield and Menlo after Stanford went 2-0 in Northern Illinois last weekend that saw six wrestlers win both of their matches.

Washingtonstate_pac-12_medium Women's Volleyball -- @ Washington State, 12:30PM PST, Pullman, WA
The Cardinal close out their weekend in Washington by taking on the Cougars, hoping to still be in the hunt for the Pac-12 title.

Women's Basketball -- vs. Gonzaga, 2PM, Maples Pavilion
Stanford returns home for a rematch of last year's Elite Eight matchup against Kelly Graves' Bulldog squad.

Ncaa_medium Field Hockey -- NCAA Round of 8, TBA, TBA
Should Stanford defeat the Blue Devils on Saturday, Stanford will play in the Round of 8 on Sunday.

Sailing -- Dinghy Pacific Coast Championships, TBA, Santa Barbara, CA
Stanford hopes to return home with a Pacific Coast championship title in hand as it prepares for the Big Sail and ICSA Sloop Nationals next week.

Men's Crew -- Head of the Lagoon, All Day, Foster City, CA
Women's Crew -- Head of the Lagoon, All Day, Foster City, CA
The men's and women's crew teams drive up 101 for the Head of the Lagoon regatta.  It will close the fall season for the women while the men will face Cal in the Big Game Row later next week.

Apart from the monumental football game on campus, as well as the massive crush of people that will be on campus Saturday for the various affiliated activities, Stanford has several events happening this week, including the official opening of basketball and three teams beginning NCAA postseason play.  If you're in the area for any of these events, come out and support the Cardinal!