Synchronized swimming, also known as artistic swimming, requires perfect team harmony. In each of the four types of routines at collegiate meets — solos, duets, trios and teams — the key is choreography in sync with music, which plays throughout each performance as the swimmers slice through the water.
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.
Beginning today, Stanford football student-athletes are now able to return to the Farm. While voluntary training for all sports has been underway since June 17, no other entire team has been welcomed back to campus yet due to COVID-19 concerns.
Stanford extended its lead for most NCAA championships with 126 to enter the new decade. UCLA checks in at second place with 118, and USC has 107.
With colleges across the country determining their best paths forward amid the COVID-19 pandemic, NCAA president Mark Emmert announced on Tuesday there will be no official start time for collegiate athletics. Local and state health guidelines and university student policies will dictate to what capacity of NCAA athletics will take place at each school.
After a successful 2019-20 season was cut short before a potential NCAA tournament bid, head coach Jerod Haase and the Stanford’s men’s basketball program hinted at a promising future. Now, having secured one of the top recruiting classes in the Pac-12, the Cardinal have put the conference on notice.
Former Stanford Cardinal Christian McCaffrey '16 agreed to a 4-year, $64 million contract extension with the Carolina Panthers on Monday. This extension, which won’t officially kick in until after the final year of his rookie contract, makes him the highest-paid running back in the NFL and will keep him in Panthers blue through the 2025 season.
"To be able to line up against a team from the Pac-12 means everything to us," head coach Derek Byrnes said following No. 2 Stanford’s women rowing duel against Oregon State. "Everything, all the training in the fall and the winter, it all starts to mean something."
The Cardinal scored 12 straight goals to enter halftime with a commanding 12-1 lead. Stanford maintained pace in the second half and cruised to a 17-6 win, the team’s largest margin of victory all year.
Stanford dropped a hard-fought game against No. 8 USC, 13-12. Senior midfielder Daniella McMahon and junior attack Galen Lew paced the No. 25 Cardinal with three goals apiece in the losing effort.
It was the veterans Stanford baseball who got the job done when needed on Tuesday against No. 16 Michigan (6-5, 0-0 Big-10). Stanford upset the Wolverines, 5-4, in front of the home crowd at Sunken Diamond.
Junior attack Ali Baiocco tied her career high with six goals, but her efforts were not enough for the No. 24 Cardinal (2-3, 0-0 Pac-12), as Stanford dropped a high-scoring match to No. 6 Northwestern (4-2, 0-0 Big-10), 25-18 on Sunday in Evanston.
These two games finished off a three-game series at the Round Rock Classic. The first contest came on Friday against Houston. 25 runs allowed, nine errors and three losses later, the team will look to regroup and reset back on the West Coast. Following a quick day trip to face Cal on Tuesday, Stanford’s next eleven games will be at Sunken Diamond.
Junior pitcher Brendan Beck lasted just 3.2 innings in his second start of the season for Stanford (1-4, 0-0 Pac-12) in a 11-4 loss to Houston (2-2, 0-0 AAC) at the Round Rock Classic in Texas on Friday.
No. 20 Stanford (1-2, 0-0 Pac-12) defeated San Diego State (0-1, 0-0 MPSF) 15-7 on Sunday at Cagan Stadium. The win represents not only the first of Stanford’s young season, but also the first under new coach Danielle Spencer.
No. 20 Stanford (0-2, 0-0 Pac-12) fell 12-11 to No. 8 Virginia (2-0, 0-0 ACC) in head coach Danielle Spencer’s debut at Stanford’s Cagan Stadium.
No. 8 Stanford women's basketball (22-3, 11-2 Pac-12) jumped out to a 23-13 lead in the first quarter against Utah (12-12, 5-8 Pac-12) and didn’t look back, dominating the contest and securing a 97-64 victory in Salt Lake City on Friday.
Backed by impressive scores across the board, synchronized swimming finished in a close second in Gainesville, Fla., last weekend. The Cardinal’s score of 81.0 came just three points short of first-place Incarnate Word’s 84.0, but well ahead of the University of Florida (49.0) and Lindenwood University (11.0).
Under Allister's direction, Stanford softball (5-1, 0-0 Pac-12) finished the GCU Kickoff Tournament in Phoenix, AZ with a 5-1 record. Wins came in a variety of ways — from a walk-off to multiple shutouts — highlighting the versatility of the team.
“We’re excited to be on the field,” Coach Jessica Allister said, following the softball team’s (1-0, 0-0 Pac-12) season-opening 3-0 victory against Grand Canyon University (0-1, 0-0 WAC) on Thursday.
For the second straight week, No. 2 women’s water polo (7-0, 0-0 MPSF) faced off against three top-15 teams, and for the second straight week, Stanford finished the weekend with a perfect 3-0 record.
Following an impressive showing at the Cal Cup last weekend, No. 2 women’s water polo (5-0, 0-0 MPSF) will host a trio of games this weekend at the Avery Aquatic Center.