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Joseph Beyda
Joseph Beyda is the editor in chief of The Stanford Daily. Previously he has worked as the executive editor, webmaster, football editor, a sports desk editor, the paper's summer managing editor and a beat reporter for football, baseball and women's soccer. He co-authored The Daily's recent football book, "Rags to Roses," and covered the soccer team's national title run for the New York Times. Joseph is a senior from Cupertino, Calif. majoring in Electrical Engineering. To contact him, please email jbeyda "at"

Stanford softball in shambles after infighting, controversial resignation

Stanford softball's collapse first became evident at the end of the 2014 season, when a faction of the team presented athletic director Bernard Muir with sweeping allegations against 18-year head coach John Rittman -- allegations that have since been disputed by at least half of the team. A group of parents and former players supported those allegations, which also implicated Rittman’s assistants and the team’s trainers. Just 18 days after that contingent met with Muir, Rittman resigned.

Lyons reportedly confirms Michigan transfer

Senior corner Wayne Lyons plans to transfer to Michigan for his fifth year of eligibility, Rivals reported on Tuesday. Though speculation surrounding Lyons has been swirling for some time, he reportedly texted Rivals that “there is some truth to the rumors” and that he will take a visit to Ann Arbor. There has yet to…

Letter from the editor: The conversations that matter

Above all else, we’re rethinking how we reach you, our readers. For most of our organization’s long history, it was enough to drop off stacks of papers across campus each morning. Even more recently, it was enough to post our articles online and let readers stumble upon them. We recognize that media doesn’t work that way anymore, especially not for an audience as busy as the Stanford student body.

Stanford in the NFL: Sherman sounds off on Deflategate

With Super Bowl week officially here, Seahawks corner Richard Sherman ’10 is once again at the center of the NFL media circus. In his first media session of the week on Jan. 25, Sherman said that he didn’t think the New England Patriots — the Seahawks’ Super Bowl opponent — would be punished for using…

Wednesday roundtable: Takeaways from the 2014 season

Reflecting on the Cardinal’s 8-5 season and the recent news of Andrus Peat’s and Alex Carter’s early declarations for the 2015 NFL Draft, we asked football writers Joseph Beyda, George Chen and David Cohn: What were the biggest takeaways from the 2014 Cardinal football team and how does the team look heading into 2015?

Beyda: On the road with Stanford football

“WHOOOOO’S GOOOOOT MYYYYY BACK?” I heard booming from underneath my feet last Friday afternoon, as the players in the Stanford tunnel prepared to make their entrance into the Rose Bowl Stadium. I replied with a couple of stomps on the metal bleachers, and at that moment, I had a feeling that it would be a…

Whistleblowers: AxeComm defends the Big Game rivalry

There are 109 hours before Big Game, and my ribcage is already rattling as if it were on the receiving end of a Patrick Skov hit. I’m standing a few feet from a Trancos freshman holding a cord attached to the valve of the Axe Committee’s train whistle as he yanks on it three times,…

Seniors near end of their Cardinal careers as Senior Day approaches

With Senior Day approaching, the two-week stretch between Stanford’s loss to Oregon and Saturday’s showdown with Utah has given the Cardinal’s elder statesmen a chance to reflect and prepare to finish out their careers on a positive note. “It’s kind of surreal. Looking back at the whole career, it really flew by,” said fifth-year senior…

Hoffpauir out, Parry questionable for critical showdown with Ducks

Head coach David Shaw confirmed on Tuesday that junior safety/nickelback Zach Hoffpauir will miss this Saturday’s game at No. 5 Oregon, while fifth-year senior nose tackle David Parry remains questionable. Hoffpauir left the second quarter of the Cardinal’s 38-14 win against Oregon State with an injury. If Parry, who hurt his leg the previous week…

Practice Notes: Bloomgren comments on O-line play against ASU

Despite head coach David Shaw’s insistence in Tuesday’s press conference that senior quarterback Kevin Hogan was not responsible for most of Stanford’s offensive struggles against Arizona State, and that better pass protection, in particular, was needed, offensive coordinator Mike Bloomgren defended the play of the Cardinal offensive line later that same day. “In pass protection,…

Beyda: A lifetime of Giant memories

On April 13, two weeks after the start of the MLB season, I drove down to Monterey to visit my grandma’s grave. The last four months had been rough; I hadn’t known how to deal with the passing of a close family member for the first time.
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