No. 24 Stanford And No. 7 Texas Renew Rivarly Saturday And Sunday

Feb. 17, 2006

No. 7 Texas Longhorns (4-4, 0-0 Big 12)
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No. 24 Stanford Cardinal (4-2, 0-0 Pac-10)

Friday, February 17
Postponed, Wet Weather

Saturday, February 18 (1 pm, PT)
RHP Adrian Alaniz (1-0, 1.69) vs. RHP Greg Reynolds (0-0, 2.13)
Live Game Coverage: Webcast | Audio Broadcast (Sean Bruich, Alex Gyr, Lee-Ming Zen) | Gametracker

*Sunday, February 19 (1 pm, PT)
RHP Kyle McCulloch (0-1, 1.74) vs. RHP Matt Manship (0-1, 9.95)
Live Game Coverage: Webcast | Audio Broadcast (Sean Bruich, Alex Gyr, Lee-Ming Zen) | Gametracker
*DH Game 1

^Sunday, February 19 (1 pm, PT)
RHP Randy Boone (0-1, 4.15) vs. TBA
Live Game Coverage: Webcast | Audio Broadcast (Sean Bruich, Alex Gyr, Lee-Ming Zen) | Gametracker
*DH Game 2

STANFORD-TEXAS SERIES HISTORY
All-Time Series: Stanford 17-16-1
2005 Results: Series - Texas 3-0 (at Texas, February 18-20) Texas 6-4, Texas 8-7, Texas 5-4
Series Notes: Stanford has won four of the last five regular season series between the teams but will be looking to avenge a sweep at the hands of the Longhorns in Austin last year when Texas won a pair of one-run games and the other by two runs • Of the 34 all-time meetings between the clubs, 10 have come in the postseason with each team winning five • In 2003, Texas ended Stanford's season with a pair of victories over the Cardinal at the College World Series • Stanford sent Texas home on a dramatic day in 2001, sweeping the Longhorns with a pair of one-run victories in a doubleheader on the final day of a Regional at Stanford • Other prominent postseason meetings have included Stanford defeating Texas twice on its way to its first CWS title in 1987, while Texas defeated the Cardinal in the 1982 CWS

STANFORD SNAPSHOT
•Stanford sits at 4-2 after sweeping then No. 5 Cal State Fullerton in its season-opening series (February 3-5) and then dropping 2-of-3 to unranked Kansas last Friday-Sunday as the Cardinal avoided being swept in a regular-season three-game home series for the first time since 1997 (a span of 63 consecutive regular season three-game home series) with an 8-3 victory in Sunday's series finale versus the Jayhawks
• Stanford dropped five spots to No. 24 in the most recent Baseball America poll after dropping 2-of-3 to Kansas ... Stanford's three-game sweep of Cal State Fullerton in the first series of the season had moved the Cardinal back into the Baseball America poll at No. 19 after Stanford had not been ranked in the preseason poll for the first time since the publication started the rankings in 1981 ... In addition, Stanford was in the rankings for 227 consecutive weeks from 1994-2005 before dropping out on May 16, 2005
• Stanford has struggled offensively to this point in the 2006 season, ranking last in the Pac-10 with a .222 team batting average but did manage a season-high-tying 10 hits in its most recent game versus Kansas
• Stanford has made a school-record run of 12 straight appearances in the NCAA Championship
• Stanford was picked to finish tied for third in the Pac-10 in the annual preseason poll of the conference coaches
• Michael Taylor (Baseball America Third-Team Preseason All-American, Wallace Award Watch List) and Chris Minaker (Wallace Award Watch List) have received 2006 preseason honors but the Cardinal does not have a returning All-Pac-10 player on its roster for the first time since 1994
• Stanford has captured two national titles (1987, '88) and advanced to the College World Series 15 times, including 13 appearances in the last 24 years and a school record five consecutive seasons from 1999-2003
• Stanford has captured 20 conference titles (includes shared titles and Southern Division crowns), including six in the past nine seasons
• Stanford has posted 12 consecutive winning seasons, as well as 40 in the last 41 years and 57 in the past 59

2006 STANFORD-KANSAS SERIES RECAPS
• FEBRUARY 10, 2006 (Kansas 8, Stanford 2)
• FEBRUARY 11, 2006 (Kansas 5, Stanford 4)
• FEBRUARY 12, 2006 (Stanford 8, Kansas 3)

2005 STANFORD-TEXAS SERIES RECAPS
• FEBRUARY 18, 2005 (at Texas 6, Stanford 4)
• FEBRUARY 19, 2005 (at Texas 8, Stanford 7)
• FEBRUARY 20, 2005 (at Texas 8, Stanford 7)

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