Stanford women's basketball is back home this weekend, hosting an NCAA Regional for the first time since 2003, and playing at a home regional for the first time since 1994. The Cardinal, the No. 2 seed, takes on No. 3 seed Penn State Sunday at 1:34 p.m. on ESPN2.
Today's video recap from The Cardinal Channel features a look at the Samuelson sisters, Bonnie and Karlie. Bonnie, a junior forward who is averaging 14.5 points and shooting 50.0 percent (9-for-18) from behind the arc over the first two rounds of the tournament as well as being a huge fan of the film "Anchorman," puts her reporting chops to the test as she questions Karlie, a freshman guard, on growing up together.
The Cardinal Channel also chats with Stanford's Director of Championships and Regional Tournament Director Jenny Claypool about the conversion of Maples Pavilion for this weekend's event. After a Stanford men's volleyball game ended at 6:40 p.m. Friday night, Claypool helped supervise the changeover, which is displayed thanks to a time-lapse video showing the installation of the new regional court to be used for this weekend's games.
As for the team, it arrived at Maples Pavilion just before 11 a.m. Saturday to prepare for media obligations and practice. During the 35-minute window, Tara VanDerveer, Chiney Ogwumike, Mikaela Ruef and Sara James took questions from the media at the press conference dais, while Amber Orrange joined the group in meeting with ESPN's talent team of play-by-play man Dave Pasch, analyst Debbie Antonelli, and sideline reporter Brooke Weisbrod.
With media obligations completed, the team hit the new court for the first time at 12:20 p.m. and proceeded with a 90-minute workout. This was followed by a team video session in the locker room before breaking for the day and returning to the hotel.