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.
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 the week of May 20-25 in Stanford athletics history.
With NCAA and professional sports currently on hold due to COVID-19, the month of May looks quite different than in years past. As many may reflect on what the 2020 spring sports could have been, here’s a look back on past coverage from the week of May 15-19 in Stanford athletics history.
At the time of his death, Hoffpauir was sheltering in place with his father in Arizona, where he grew up. His father did not share a cause of death with The Arizona Republic.
With NCAA and professional sports currently on hold due to COVID-19, the month of May looks quite different than in years past. As many may reflect on what the 2020 spring sports could have been, here’s a look back on past coverage from the week of May 9-14 in Stanford athletics history.
Now home in the midst of a global pandemic, Jack Golub ’20 and Jet Toner ’20 drafted their newest plan: HNL Collective, a clothing brand that donates 100% of profits to those in need.
A decade ago today, men's volleyball brought home their first national title since 1997. the program currently has two NCAA championships to its name. In 2010, Cardinal won the MPSF regular season title, MPSF Tournament and NCAA Tournament — a trio of accomplishments that had not been done in six years.
With NCAA and professional sports currently on hold due to COVID-19, the month of May looks extremely different than years past. As many may reflect on what the 2020 spring sports could have been, here’s a look back on past coverage from the week of May 1-7 in Stanford sports history.
With the NFL Draft set to begin on Thursday in a new fully virtual format, sports outlets have been flooded with metrics comparing potential prospects. In addition to combine statistics and college tape, one of the most interesting (and contested) means of quantifying NFL talent is the Wonderlic Personnel Test.
On Wednesday, two more high school seniors — defensive end Matthew Merritt and quarterback Beau Nelson — announced their signing to play football at Stanford, adding to the already loaded 2020 signing class that is currently ranked No. 19 by Rivals and No. 21 by ESPN.
Starting with 64 of the school's top athletes, the list was narrowed down to one final athlete over the course of six day and six rounds. Families, teammates, coaches, friends, alumni and even people outside of the greater Stanford community took part in 59 separate polls to select junior all-around gymnast Kyla Bryant as The Stanford Daily's Athlete of the Year.
The Stanford Daily's Sports Twitter published a bracket and corresponding polls in search of the top Stanford athlete of the 2019-20 season. The interactive voting system features 64 Cardinal athletes, half from women's teams and half from men's teams. The finalists were selected by writers and editors from the sports section.
Baseball is one of 13 Stanford spring sports in which athletes will be granted an additional year of eligibility for NCAA play. The decision will not apply to the three non-NCAA-sanctioned Cardinal spring sports: men's rowing, lightweight rowing and sailing.
Despite the 2020 NCAA wrestling season being cut short due to COVID-19, it was a year for the record books. On Thursday, redshirt freshman No. 3 Shane Griffith (165) was named both Pac-12 Wrestler of the Year and Newcomer of the Year, which are the conference’s highest honors. Griffith is the first Stanford athlete to win both awards in a single season.
Stanford Athletics activities including “all competitions, practices, camps, clinics, and in-person recruiting activities are suspended until further notice” due to the rapid spread of coronavirus, Stanford announced on Thursday. The winter and spring seasons have been canceled for all Cardinal teams. On Wednesday night, Stanford men’s basketball fell to California in the Pac-12 Tournament —…
Friday’s away game against No. 7 University of California, Irvine (2-1, 0-0 Big West) will be the biggest challenge yet for No. 9 Stanford men’s volleyball (4-1, 0-0 MPSF). This will be the Cardinal’s first top-ten matchup of the season and final preseason game.
The most decorated women's golfer in program history, senior Andrea Lee became the second athlete to announce her departure in November.
The Evian Resort Golf Club sits among the foothills of the French Alps overlooking picturesque Lake Geneva. The city is best known, however, as host of the annual Evian Championship — one of five majors on the Ladies Professional Golf Association’s (LPGA) tournament circuit. The culture of high caliber golf certainly rubbed off on Stanford senior Albane Valenzuela, who grew up just 45 minutes from the lakeside resort.
On Wednesday the National Football Foundation (NFF) named fifth-year outside linebacker and co-captain Casey Toohill one of 12 finalists for the William V. Campbell Trophy. The trophy recognizes the best scholar-athlete in all of collegiate football and honors academic success, football performance and exemplary leadership.