Team preview: Stanford

Blue Ribbon Yearbook previews the 2010-11 season, exclusively on Insider

Updated: October 29, 2010, 10:35 AM ET
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(Information in this team report is as of Oct. 1.)

COACH AND PROGRAM

The glass is nearly full for Stanford's optimists, with four starters returning from a team that exceeded expectations merely by avoiding last place in the Pacific 10 and then by reaching the league tournament semifinals and yet another starter coming back after missing last season.