In the latest release of the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings, the Cardinal retook the top spot by finishing first in women’s tennis, second in… Continue Reading »
Arlene Rusche has dinner reservations, but since this is the last home game of the season for the Stanford women’s basketball team, the cheerful woman in Cardinal attire isn’t leaving Maples Pavilion until the very end of the post-game festivities. Rusche is one of many fans in the arena who has held season tickets for over 20 years, providing an unusually strong fan base for the Stanford women’s basketball team.
When The Daily was deciding how to organize its football beat this September, I made it known early and often that I would not, could not and most definitely should not cover games from the press box. A son of two Stanford alums, my 15 seasons of Cardinal football had made me way too attached to the team for that role. Telling me to shut up and take notes quietly in the press box, smack dab in the middle of Stanford football’s spontaneous heyday–I had seen just two bowl-eligible teams in my first 11 years of fanhood–would be akin to making David Shaw give up the power run or asking Stanford to admit athletes with sub-par GPAs: Some things are just too foundational to give up.