Welcome to The Daily’s live blog of tonight’s contest between the No. 5 Stanford Cardinal (7-1, 5-1 Pac-12) and the No. 3 Oregon Beavers (8-0, 5-0) at Stanford Stadium. We’ll be updating this page all evening with live coverage and analysis. Please also follow us on Twitter @StanfordSports for extended coverage and commentary. All times are Pacific.
It’s funny—except not actually funny—just how much reverence the Southeastern Conference (SEC) commands in the eyes of the college football community.
This is a fairly ridiculous thing to say, seeing as the SEC has won the last seven national championships, but the sort of adulation the SEC gets can be a bit grating. When the Pac-12 eats itself alive in conference play, it’s called mediocrity; when the SEC does so, it’s called depth.
Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott announced Monday that Stanford senior goalkeeper and two-time All-Pac-12 first teamer Emily Oliver had been named the Pac-12 defensive player of the week after a successful opening weekend for the No. 2 Cardinal on the East Coast.
After a tough road series in Eugene, Ore. filled with numerous unfortunate breaks to begin Pac-12 play, Stanford responded in fine form on Thursday night against UCLA. In its Pac-12 home opener, the No. 15 Cardinal (23-8,1-3 Pac-12) scored five unanswered runs in the bottom of the first and second innings to pull away from the No. 12 Bruins (24-7, 1-3 Pac-12), 5-1.
With Saturday night’s 61-47 win over Colorado, the No.4 Stanford women’s basketball team advanced to the finals of the Pac 12 Tournament with the opportunity to bring its seventh consecutive Tournament title back to The Farm.
Junior forward Chiney Ogwumike had another record breaking performance with her 25 points, 19 rebounds and three blocks. Her two game total of 40 rebounds is a Tournament record. Her 48 total points against Washington State and Colorado also makes her the Tournament scoring leader going into tomorrow’s championship game.
No. 4 Stanford women’s basketball is one step closer to winning its seventh consecutive Pac 12 Tournament title and one step closer to earning a number one seed in the NCAA tournament as it took down Washington State 79-60. The Card (29-2, 17-1) will advance to the semi finals of the Pac 12 Tournament and go up against Colorado.
Dwight Powell’s game-tying dunk attempt came a split-second too late as Stanford men’s basketball dropped a close Pac-12 matchup at home against Colorado, 63-65.