Michelle Wie did not go to Stanford to play golf, at least not the game that brought her worldwide fame as a teenager.
''One time, me and a couple of guys played campus golf,'' said Wie, sitting in a coffee house on campus after her longest day of classes. ''You hit tennis balls with a golf club. You start at the frats and end at the fountain, so that's like one hole. We hit cars, we hit some bikers. Just goofy things that you don't usually do.''
These are the goofy times she wouldn't trade for anything.
Moments like tailgating at the Fiesta Bowl before Stanford played Oklahoma State. Sitting -- mostly standing, actually -- in the student section behind the bench at Cardinal basketball games. Spending all day roasting a pig before a Super Bowl party. Catching up with friends at the Coho Cafe, where cartoon figures of famous alumni are painted on the walls.
There's a caricature of Fed chairman Ben Bernanke, and even one of Tiger Woods, who won an NCAA title at Stanford. Wie's fac...