Boston’s Fenway Park is deceptively small. You can spend four years watching the Red Sox on NESN (or, if they’re playing the Yankees, ESPN), and you’d get the decided impression that Fenway is a typical baseball stadium. Perhaps a low-capacity one, but still built on the gargantuan scale of such behemoths as Dodger Stadium or the Oakland Coliseum — spacious arenas built in a spacious country.
Julie Foudy ’93 was just one year old when the groundbreaking Title IX equality law, passed in the summer of 1972, kick-started a revolution in women’s college sports by enforcing a balance between the funding of men’s and women’s programs. Looking back from the clarity of our position 40 years later, the impact of Title IX is obvious and striking. Over the past two weeks, The Daily has told the story of Title IX and women’s sports at Stanford, from the program’s history to the experiences of both players and coaches. But what is next?
After coming up short in three out of four games over Thanksgiving break, the men’s basketball team desperately needed a win against the Seattle University Redhawks on Wednesday night. That’s exactly what they got, surviving a sloppy first half and coming on strong late to win going away, 68-57.
Coming off an incredible 21-14 victory over USC, the Cardinal will face a different kind of animal tonight against the Washington Huskies: its first road test of the season at CenturyLink Field, one of the loudest stadiums in the nation that boasts a crowd capacity of 67,000.
Ryan Mayfield ’13 has been featured on Sports Illustrated and ESPN’s websites as the football fan of the week. Every Saturday last quarter, he could be found covered in Cardinal gear at Stanford Stadium, and over winter break, he made his national television debut at the Fiesta Bowl. The Daily’s Kimberly Bacon caught up with Mayfield to talk about his life as Stanford’s “superfan.”