Brook Lopez Ineligible for Fall Semester
Stanford received a blow on Friday when Brook Lopez was ruled ineligible for the first semester. Lopez, a Collegehoops.net Preseason All-American, could possibly return for a December 19th game against Santa Clara if he gets everything in order promptly.
Lopez missed the season's first five games last year due to injury, so this is a position that Stanford is used to. In his absence, the Cardinal will simply have to rely more on his brother Robin.
Luckily for Stanford, their early non-conference schedule is pathetically soft. The only mild dangers in the 9 games before December 19th are at Siena and at Colorado. The first real test is December 22nd at Texas Tech.