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Dylan Fugel
Dylan Fugel is a junior from Frankfurt, Germany, by way of London, England, double majoring in English and French, ensuring he is pretentious in multiple languages. He supports Borussia Dortmund, the Knicks, Mets and Rangers, because nobody told him not to be a loser all his life. The trading of Pablo Prigioni haunts him to this day.

Men’s tennis upsets SoCal squads in dramatic fashion

No words could sum up the elation that Stanford’s men’s tennis team felt at the close of the weekend’s play. Instead, senior John Morrissey let out a guttural roar and slumped down on to the court on which he had just won one the biggest matches of his career. Then he disappeared inside a huge swarm…

Fugel: The Fairytale world of March Madness

Those who know me well will be quite happy to inform readers that I have quite the pottymouth. My upbringing in an all-boys school in London is a testament to the fact that I can describe many unsavory bodily functions and actions in ways which would lead many a civilized parent to cover his or…

Fugel: Transience, trading and the art of flight

The life of a professional athlete is implicitly tied to the knowledge that you are inherently replaceable. Someone younger, hungrier or quicker is always waiting right around the corner to take your spot and to take from you that which makes up your livelihood. As such, sports have fostered a culture of trading and re-trading, in…

Fugel: Absolute power corrupts

FIFA and its president Sepp Blatter, he whose face has seen the greasing of many a palm and the closing of numerous backdoor deals, are in the news again. As usual, it is not for the best of reasons. In the past week, FIFA has elected to double down on the reckless path it chose when…

Fugel: A beginner’s guide to the Six Nations

With rugby’s RBS Six Nations Championship nearing its halfway mark, it seems appropriate now for me to give a beginner’s guide to the state of play so that all you rugby luddites out there can impress that one guy you know who played rugby in college and still tells you about the concussion he received making a…

Fugel: The downward spiral: On momentum and one awful season

I never used to believe in momentum when it came to sports. I always thought of it as a construct created by the sports media in order to have a narrative that more cleanly fit into the ever-quickening news cycle – you know, something Chris Broussard would think up in between breaks citing his sources.…

Fugel: Elegy for a batsman

Watching this Sunday’s Super Bowl, I was shocked by the vehemence of the insults that flew through the room as the game unfolded. “Kill him,” yelled one admittedly hammered Patriots fan as Russell Wilson dropped back to pass. “Break his leg,” he yelled as Marshawn Lynch broke off another five yard rush.

Stanford near the top of Capital One Cup standings

In a testament to the fantastic performance that both Stanford men's and women's teams had during the fall season, the two groups are ranked No.14 and No.2, respectively, in the Capital One Cup standings, an NCAA award that recognizes the top overall athletics program in the country.

A Tale of Two Transfers: Nottingham and Olson

It is often difficult to place oneself in the mindset of someone else, to sit at a distance and make assumptions or judgment on their character and actions. Here, we see how two superficially similar decisions can have such rapidly divergent endings and spiral into having such completely separate consequences. What goes through the mind…

Men’s soccer looks to maintain momentum against Zags

This Friday, No. 24 Stanford (5-1) will look to continue its stellar start to the season as it takes on the Gonzaga Bulldogs (1-5) in a Pac-12/WCC non-conference matchup. The Cardinal’s start, which has seen them rebound from a season-opening loss to No. 3 Creighton by reeling off 5 straight victories, has been marked by a series of impressive performances. Stanford’s forwards have been on a tear to start the year, with senior Eric Verso notching 3 goals and 3 assists, and sophomore Jordan Morris totaling a team-leading 4 assists.

Men’s soccer rebounds with three wins after loss to Creighton

Having started the season with a loss to Creighton (4-0-0) that dropped them out of the top 25, the Stanford men’s soccer team looked to rebound in the rest of its early-season fixtures. Fortunately for the Card, they did exactly that, rattling off three straight victories with a great road win over Nebraska-Omaha (2-2-0) and…

Cardinal soccer takes down Tar Heels to open season

The No. 6 Stanford Cardinal women’s soccer team (2-0) opened its 2014 season with a strong statement of intent over the past week, notching two road non-conference victories over ranked teams at the Carolina Nike Classic. The Cardinal started with a 1-0 overtime win over No. 4 North Carolina (1-1) and followed that impressive victory…

Two preseason victories build momentum for men’s soccer squad

The Stanford men’s soccer team finished up its schedule of preseason friendlies last Saturday, tallying two victories. The squad opened with a 1-0 victory over the CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners before continuing with a 3-1 victory over the St. Mary’s Gaels. The latter victory featured some exciting performances by some players who will be expected to…

Stanford improves to 15-1, readies for USC showdown

The No. 3 Stanford women’s water polo team continued its stellar start to the season over the weekend, sweeping the San Diego schools to improve to 15-1 and maintain its dangerous run of form. This becomes increasingly important with the MPSF season starting in earnest on Sunday with a pivotal matchup against No.1 USC, who defeated the Cardinal in quadruple overtime in last year’s NCAA title game.

Fifth consecutive Stanford Invite win for water polo

The No. 2 Stanford women’s water polo team (4-0) got its season off to a perfect start this weekend, retaining the Stanford Invite title for a fifth straight year by beating No. 3 UCLA 8-4 in the final. Stanford had fought through a very competitive Bracket A in the preliminary round of the tournament, beating out No. 17 UC-Davis 16-3, No. 6 Hawaii 16-5 and No. 5 UC-Irvine 13-9.

No. 2 Card opens season, begins quest for third title in four years

The No. 2 Stanford women’s water polo team will open up what it hopes will be a very successful campaign with the Stanford Invitational, which will bring together a star-studded field to the Avery Aquatic Center. The field consists of Stanford, No. 6 UC-Irvine, No. 7 Hawaii and No. 18 UC-Davis in Bracket A, while Bracket B is formed by No. 3 UCLA, No. 4 Cal, No. 12 San Jose State and No. 16 Michigan.

Fugel: Obscure sports heroes are the best ones

My favorite memory of Todd Pinkston comes from the 2003 NFC Championship Game against the New York Giants. My beloved Eagles were down by four with two minutes to go and facing a perilous third-and-8. Donovan McNabb dropped back, waited a split second and threw a curl route to Pinkston for a first down.

Tennis shines in doubles, struggles in singles at Sherwood Cup

The Stanford Cardinal men’s tennis team (1-0, 0-0 Pac-12) continued its strong start to the season over the weekend in the annual Sherwood Cup in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Two Cardinal players advanced to the round of 16 in singles play while the duo of sophomore Maciek Romanowicz and junior John Morrissey captured the doubles title in what was a superb result for the pair.
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