Scientists are still puzzled by the contents of the modern basketball and believe it to be filled either with helium or several baseballs. Contemplate this conundrum with today's Groupon: for $12, you get a reserved sideline ticket to a Stanford women's basketball game against the Fresno State Bulldogs at Maples Pavilion on December 12, 2010, at 1 p.m.
Ranked second in the country to start this season, the Stanford Cardinal women's basketball team finished 2010 with a record of 36–2—and the hardwood heroines are out to avenge their ousting from last season's national title game. Head coach Tara VanDerveer helms an experienced roster led by seniors Jeanette Pohlen and Kayla Pedersen. Their fast-paced attacks and cunning stratagems will cut through the Bulldog defense with the cold-blooded precision of scissors through a polyester net or sleeping supervisor's comb-over. From the upper-level sideline seating in sections 2–4 and 10–12, fans can watch the Cardinal dribble, pass, and toe-dunk amid the electrifying atmosphere of the renovated Maples Pavilion while snacking on an item from concessions or doing the wave every time the stadium fills with water.