For a college football team tied with UCLA and Wisconsin for the most tight ends currently on NFL rosters with four, Stanford football utilized its historically talented position very little last season. Stanford’s tight ends made just 10 catches for 69 yards in 2013, and multiple-tight end sets appeared on the field much less often than in previous years — when Zach Ertz ‘13, Coby Fleener ‘12 and Levine Toilolo ‘13 manned the position.
The No. 1 seeded Stanford women’s basketball team was forced to leave Seattle a day earlier than expected when it lost to USC in the semifinals of the Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament. The No. 5 seed, USC, had just upset No. 4 seed Arizona State in the quarterfinals to put itself in a good position to capitalize off of its victory and retain momentum heading into its matchup with the Cardinal — and capitalize it did. USC beat the Cardinal 72-68 in a game that was a battle from the beginning, with seven lead changes and seven tie scores throughout the course of the game.
It was all smiles for Stanford’s baseball team on Sunday afternoon, as freshman Cal Quantrill’s dominant 126-pitch shutout — the Cardinal’s first since Mark Appel ‘13 went the distance on Mar. 28, 2013 — capped off the team’s first series win of the season.
There’s something magical about March Madness.
When else would we closely follow a Butler versus Bucknell matchup? When else would we realize that there’s a school named Florida Gulf Coast? And when else could I convince my mom to join the family in trying to predict the results of 67 basketball games?
For the third time this season, the top-seeded Stanford women’s basketball team (29-2) was able to come back and win from a game in which… Continue Reading »
The No. 4 Stanford women’s basketball team (28-2, 17-1 Pac-12) embarks on its postseason journey today, seeking a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament and its first national championship since 1992, as it takes on Colorado in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 Tournament.
With one regular season game left to play, the 2013-14 rendition of the Stanford men’s basketball team finds itself in an unfamiliar position, as it tries to secure the program’s first NCAA tournament bid since 2008.