Stanford wins championship for all those teams that didn’t

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford’s national title in women’s basketball was especially meaningful to coach Tara VanDerveer and the many talented players who’ve been part of the Cardinal program since its last championship in 1992. The Cardinal made 10 Final Four appearances only to come up empty-handed since their previous championship. VanDerveer and her emotionally spent team returned to Northern California on Monday for a victory parade through campus. The 67-year-old VanDerveer is the all-time winningest women’s coach and she’s not ready to say whether she is pondering retirement. She says she feels like this championship was for all the great players who’ve been part of her program over the past three decades.