The Stanford football team finished its final spring practice last Saturday with the annual Cardinal and White spring game, held at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco for the second straight year. In a fully live game with 12-minute quarters, the Cardinal team cruised to an easy victory over the White team, 42-3.
ASSU elections season is usually marked by a flurry of campaign events, designed to help candidates for all elected offices meet and connect with students across campus. However, a new website, StanfordHub.com, is helping Executive and Class President slates do that online. Students log into the website to put questions to individual slates using their Facebook accounts, and candidates respond directly to their concerns.
So it appears that the Capital One Cup has completed at least one of its stated missions: prevent Stanford from winning every year by splitting up men’s and women’s sports and creating a tier system to award more points to sports on the basis of “popularity” (i.e. ones arbitrarily chosen by the Cup’s organizers). The other goal—to award schools for being good at football and basketball—seems to be working fairly well, as the two teams atop the men’s standings are Auburn and Connecticut.
For starters, let’s be realistic: the women’s game will not approach the same level of fan passion and interest as the men’s game any time soon, especially when March Madness rolls around. I’m not trying to be sexist or claiming that men’s basketball is somehow intrinsically better than women’s basketball. Auriemma should either quit whining or go where the fans are and coach a men’s team.
ASSU Elections Commissioner Stephen Trusheim ‘13 released the results of the petitioning process, which closed last Friday at 4 p.m., in an e-mail to current ASSU officials, candidates and special fees group officers on Tuesday afternoon. All executive slates, senior and sophomore class president slates and Undergraduate Senate candidates received enough verified signatures to appear on April’s ballot.