In advance of Saturday’s football game between Stanford and Arizona State, The Daily’s Do-Hyoung Park chatted with The State Press’s lead football writer Joshua Nacion to get perspective from both camps. Below is the full transcript of their conversation.
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.
One of the paradoxical things about sports is that although the outcome so depends on things outside your control — chance, the weather, whether the opponent has gotten food poisoning — athletes almost never ascribe their victories to dumb luck.
As the first game of the season draws nearer, the Cardinal continues to attract national attention through its strong representation in the preseason college football award watch lists. Only a few days removed from five Cardinal players being named to the Bednarik and Maxwell watch lists, four more watch lists recognized nine more of the boys from The Farm.
Senior shortstop Jenna Rich continued her assault on the Stanford Softball career record book, breaking the all-time record for RBI with a three-run home run on Friday night against Cal.
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Freshman Kelsey Stevens was named Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week after a nearly perfect weekend at the Stanford Nike Invitational–she posted three shutouts as the No. 20 Cardinal swept all six games to win the title.
Stanford’s 2013 football schedule may have been accidentally released Wednesday evening, although not officially by the Pac-12, and it appears as though the road back to Pasadena—the host site for next year’s BCS National Championship Game—will be anything but easy for the Cardinal.