The last time the football team took the field in Stanford Stadium was a loss to Colorado on Nov. 14, 2020. But Stanford hasn’t played in front of home fans since Nov. 30, 2019, when they lost to then No. 15 Notre Dame. Now on a two-game win streak, however, the Cardinal (2-1, 1-0 Pac-12) direct their attention to No. 24 UCLA (2-1, 0-0 Pac-12) — a front-runner for the Pac-12 South title despite the fact that the Bruins have yet to play a conference game.
Tanner McKee was at home in the Coliseum. Quite literally, the sophomore quarterback had the chance to make his first career start just 50 miles from his hometown of Corona. But also metaphorically, McKee found his stride early and looked at home on the field.
Never in the history of the Stanford men’s water polo program has the Cardinal fallen to Santa Clara. The streak continued this week as Stanford defeated the Broncos, 15-9, in the Cardinal’s home opener, extending the men’s team’s win-streak to 21.
No. 14 Southern California enters the 2021 game off of a commanding 30-7 win against San José State in USC’s home opener, while the unranked Cardinal hope to improve upon a lackluster 24-7 loss to Kansas State. That being said, it seems like the Trojans’ game to lose.
No. 4 Stanford has something to prove after losing in last year's NCAA semifinals. And they began this season with vengeance at the Pacific Invite.
Hopes were high as senior quarterback Jack West took the field on Saturday. But after two interceptions, it became clear that West’s first career touchdown would continue to elude him.
The No. 4 Cardinal (0-0, 0-0 MSPF) are set to kick off their season this Saturday with the Pacific Invite at Pacific in Stockton. Stanford will face both San José State at 1:00 p.m. PT and the home team at 4:00 p.m. PT.
Cardinal men’s water polo knows no team better than UCLA. In fact, 40% of Stanford’s games this season were against the Bruins.
Sitting in the Rose Bowl’s press box during the Stanford-UCLA football game on Saturday, I couldn’t help but feel somewhat out of place. One of the first things I noticed as I took my seat pre-game was the fact that I was the only woman in the room.
As the self-proclaimed “Custodians of Stanford Spirit, Tradition and Revelry," the Stanford Axe Committee is arguably the student group most involved in Big Game Week.
Alumni from across sports then joined together to pen a response in Stanford Magazine's December edition, which was published on Friday. The alumni letter — written by the newly formed coalition, 36 Sports Strong — criticized the University's "fundamental shift" and called for "Stanford leaders" to engage "in an effort to remedy this situation."
As expected, Stanford lost its season opener to the defending Rose Bowl champs, 35-14. Less expected was Colorado hanging on for a 48-42 win over UCLA. Before Stanford meets Colorado on Saturday, The Daily’s Cybele Zhang, Jibriel Taha, Ells Boone and Jacob Neidig talk quarterbacks, a safety at quarterback and kicking.
Patience, both on the field and in the White House, is a virtue — especially in a time when there is inherently so little we can control and when progress is often slow.
Nine days after announcing that there will be a 2020 Pac-12 football season, the conference released its schedule on Saturday at 7:30 a.m. The unconventional six-game season caps off an unconventional year, and will be the first time since World War II that Stanford football will not play USC nor UCLA.
The Pac-12 football fall 2020 season has been canceled. Numerous news outlets reported the news Tuesday morning, and the Pac-12 published its official announcement later in the day. The Pac-12 tentatively plans to move the season to the spring instead to avoid COVID-19 concerns.
The new documentary, “Match Point: The Rise of Boys and Men’s Volleyball,” details the recent boom in volleyball both domestically and internationally, and Stanford’s strong presence in the men’s side of the sport is apparent from the film’s opening scene.
In volleyball it’s often hard to distinguish the middle of a game from its end. Three times during the 2020 season, the Stanford men’s team found itself down 0-2 entering the third set, where it was win or go home. Give up 25 points and the Cardinal fall, but often Stanford has rallied to come back from the seeming brink of extinction to leave victorious.
A joint statement released today by University President Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Provost Persis Drell and Director of Athletics Bernard Muir announced that Stanford will discontinue 11 of its 36 varsity sports upon the completion of the 2020-21 academic year. After that, the the affected sports will have the opportunity to transition to club status.
NCAA schools allowed athletes to return to campus for voluntary practices this week for the first time since March. But student-athletes' arrivals quickly turned dangerous at some universities.
With NCAA and professional sports currently on hold due to COVID-19, the month of May looks quite different than it has in years past. As many reflect on the 2020 spring sports that could have been, here’s a look back on past coverage from May 26-31 in Stanford sports history.