All good things must come to an end. Or something like that. For me, college gets to end a second time, which means I get to write a second farewell.
I’ve been at Stanford for five years, and there are few games that I can think of -- in any sport -- that matched the atmosphere and tension at Taube Tennis Center on Saturday.
Stanford was one of 16 schools invited to the NCAA Women’s Rowing Championships yesterday. The No. 3 Cardinal is one of the five Pac-10 schools headed to the championships May 27-29 on Lake Natoma in Gold River, Calif. The other Pac-10 competitors are Cal, USC, Washington and Washington State.
The NCAA honored nine Stanford athletic programs yesterday for their Academic Progress Rates (APR). Stanford’s baseball, football, men’s golf, men’s tennis, men’s water polo, women’s cross country, women’s gymnastics, women’s indoor track and women’s outdoor track teams all placed in the top 10 percent of all teams in their respective sports over a four-year period beginning in 2006-07.
Yesterday’s baseball game against the University of San Francisco was rained out because of inclement weather at Stanford. No makeup date was announced.
The Yankees will always have the ability to spend money to bring in good players, but they won’t necessarily have the continuity and the leadership that the core four previously provided. Put more bluntly -- there seems to be trouble in paradise.