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Danny Belch

Belch: Stanford sports on upswing

In any case, there are at least three teams on this campus that are righting their respective ships and turning themselves back into teams that are legitimate contenders for NCAA titles. These are men’s volleyball, women’s tennis and men’s tennis...

Belch: How to win the Director’s Cup

Sweet 16 is in sight. We are about two-thirds of the way through the 2009-10 athletics season and again, Stanford is in the lead for the Directors’ Cup. We currently have 792 points, leading Ohio State (703), Florida (648), Penn State (621.50) and Virginia (610.50)...

Belch: Tiger remains an excellent golfer

He is still one of my favorite athletes. I do not condone his actions and his behavior in his personal life. But I still respect what he does on the golf course and the excellence of his career. What he does on the course is separate from what he does off the course...

Belch: Stanford’s postseason hopes

Stanford only needs three more NCAA championships to get to 100 and move closer to UCLA’s total of 104. Can we make up some ground this winter? It’s postseason time in a lot of sports, where the athletes’ best performances are ready to shine through...

Belch: Pac-10 should not expand

In a statement on Tuesday, Pac-10 Conference commissioner Larry Scott said that the Pac-10 is giving “serious evaluation” to the idea of expanding the conference. By the end of 2010, the Pac-10 could have two more teams enter...

Belch: NCAA scholarship system is unjust

There are national championship winners and contenders and multiple-time All-Americans in equivalency sports that are getting little to no scholarship aid. Yet there are people who may not see playing time, or who are third string, who have full scholarships. Is this fair?...

On My Mind: Texas vs. California, round two

Three years ago, I wrote a column comparing the states of California and Texas in terms of athletic supremacy. Not surprisingly and deservingly, California won. However, there have been some crucial updates to my criteria and I think my rankings deserve a second look. California folks shouldn't be getting too comfortable here...

Belch: Toby the Terrific

Toby Gerhart once was a talented player on the Stanford football team. After 12 games, he is a name and a player that no Stanford fan will forget...
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