In the words of the great Bill Walton: “Every time the Bears tried to climb back up, the tree just shook off another layer.” From… Continue Reading »
With two consecutive wins over then-No. 19 Cal last week, the Stanford women’s basketball team (21-1, 10-0 Pac-12) was finally able to move past the… Continue Reading »
Offseasons for athletes have their ups and downs. Sure, there’s the relaxation time, the opportunity to pursue other endeavors and improve on one’s game. On the other hand, extended time away from competition can be boring and tedious for an athlete. For the No. 9 Stanford men’s golf team, the long wait between the fall and spring seasons is finally over, as the Card is scheduled to compete at the Amer Ari Invitational in Kona, Hawaii starting Thursday.
For the first 16 minutes of the game, it looked like the same old Stanford men’s basketball team. A lesser opponent was hanging around with the Cardinal when it had no business doing so. With about four minutes left to play in the half and the score tied at 27, that all changed. The bench made contributions. The Cardinal didn’t allow any second-chance points. Turnovers were limited. The zone defense was tight. A 13-2 run to end the half ensued, and Stanford never looked back.
The Pac-12 released Stanford football’s full 2014 schedule on Wednesday afternoon, featuring nine conference matchups and six home games. As was the case in 2012, Stanford will have three consecutive home games to open the season before most of the student body arrives on campus for the new school year.
Let’s start with the good: For the fourth straight year, Stanford and Oregon will square off in a November matchup that’s likely to decide the Pac-12 North title. Besides that, well… Crickets.
At first glance, the contortion of the body and the tangle of legs associated with the flip throw-in seems gimmicky, a gymnast’s plaything dragged onto the soccer field. In the right hands, however, this maneuver, designed to launch the ball over huge distances into opposing penalty boxes, can be deadly.