Welcome to The Daily’s live blog of tonight’s contest between the No. 4 Stanford Cardinal (8-1, 6-1 Pac-12) and the USC Trojans (7-3, 4-2) at the Coliseum. 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.
Though the sport’s origins lie in a fantasy world, Stanford’s Quidditch team draws its success from athletic commitment, not magic.
Survive and advance. As a preseason top-five team, the goal is that simple. Barring the nearly unprecedented scenario of three BCS conference teams all going undefeated, the Stanford Cardinal needs only to win every game to go to the BCS National Championship; style points won’t matter.